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  1. Queen Elizabeth II

    BBC Journo Prompts Queen Death Scare

    What a royal pain. Yesterday during a “Category One obituary rehearsal” — a routine technical test for major breaking news — BBC Urdu reporter Ahmen Khawaja tweeted “Queen Elizabrth has died [sic].” The false alarm sent global media into a panic over the wellbeing of the 89-year-old monarch, who happened to be in the hospital for an annual checkup at the time, but is alive and well. Khawaja, who wasn’t part of the drill, is facing disciplinary action, though she claims somebody else posted the updates as a prank.

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