A BBC investigation claims millions of dollars in Western aid donated to the 1984–1985 famine in Ethiopia was stolen by rebels who used it to purchase weapons.
BBC journalist Sarah Rainsford says that Russia is permanently expelling her after authorities told her to leave on Thursday. The expulsion is in response to two reporters from Russian state-run news channel Russia-24 being denied visas in the United Kingdom.
A man and a woman are taken ill after a medical incident in Salisbury, United Kingdom. Police seal off a restaurant as a precautionary measure. According to "The Guardian", tensions are high due to recent Novichok poisonings. According to the BBC, "there's no suggestion that this is connected". According to Sky News, at least one of the individuals who fell ill is a Russian.
The BBC reveals that a secret deal in mid-October allowed hundreds of ISIL fighters and their families, including some of their "most notorious members", escape from Raqqa in a convoy that was between 6 to 7 km long. The United States government confirms that the deal with ISIL was made and that the evacuations took place. The possibility of a deal was previously reported as early as October 14.
The BBC announce the discovery of nine missing episodes of "Doctor Who" starring Patrick Troughton, located in Nigeria, including the remainder of the partially-missing serial "The Enemy of the World" and 4 of the 5 missing episodes of "The Web of Fear".
The BBC is to broadcast its political debate programme "Question Time" from inside a prison for the first time next Thursday. Ten members of staff and ten prisoners from London's Wormwood Scrubs prison are to join 100 other audience members, while panelists are to include Secretary of State for Justice Kenneth Clarke and former Home Secretary Jack Straw.