Life is a computer game to BBC news

The BBC made a real howler when it confused the logo for the United Nations Security Council with the United Nations Space Command.

For those who came in late, the United Nations Space Command is a feature of the Halo computer game.

Needless to say, Auntie was flooded with calls about the logo which appeared in an otherwise serious report about the conflict in Syria.

A BBC spokesman has now responded to the error, telling Eurogamer, that while the Beeb makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of all images broadcast, occasionally mistakes do happen.

The image was not broadcast in later editions of the program, but, thanks to the wonders of the Internet, it has been preserved for posterity on YouTube.

The beeb is not the only one. Eurogamer said that CanAsian Times  is currently using the same Halo logo in its own Syria coverage.