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BBC World News wins two Emmy Awards

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Media captionTerror and danger are part of everyday life in Syria. Reports by Jeremy Bowen, Lyse Doucet, Ian Pannell and Paul Wood first broadcast in 2013

BBC World News America has won two Emmy awards for its coverage of the conflicts in Syria and the Central African Republic (CAR).

Reports from Syria by correspondents Lyse Doucet, Ian Pannell, Paul Wood and Jeremy Bowen won outstanding continuing coverage in a regular newscast.

The BBC's Africa correspondent Andrew Harding won outstanding feature story in a regular newscast.

PBS led the overall winners at the News and Documentary Emmys with 11 triumphs.

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Media captionThe violence gripping the Central African Republic is now the worst it has ever been, reports Andrew Harding. First broadcast on 6 December 2013

Four PBS prizes came for its hard-hitting documentary series Frontline, which won for tackling rape in Pakistan, life in Syria and the state of retirement savings in the US.

The network also won three awards for its Independent Lens strand, including best documentary and best long-form investigative journalism for The Invisible War, about rape and sexual assault within the US military.

CBS won 10 trophies in total, including five for its 60 Minutes show.

The programme was recognised for covering subjects ranging from China's real estate bubble to people in Paraguay who make musical instruments from items on their town's rubbish heap.

ABC's Nightline, meanwhile, won three awards.

The Guardian won a prize for new approaches to news and documentary programming for an online feature explaining the leak by Edward Snowden of files from the US National Security Agency.

Speaking about the BBC's awards, the corporation's director of news James Harding said they were "a proud achievement".

"These two Emmys are well-deserved recognition for the brilliance of our international reporting and the bravery not just of our journalists but the teams who help them get the news out from some of the most dangerous places on earth."

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