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Rebekah Brooks to appear in court in September


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Rebekah Brooks, former chief executive of media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News International group, has been formally charged with phone hacking and will appear in court next ... Read more...

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Seven journalists charged over British phone hacking (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Seven senior journalists, including two former editors, have been charged in Britain with conspiring to intercept the voicemails of 600 victims, The Independent reported Tuesday.Rebekah ... Read more...

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British journalists to be charged over phone hacking


July 24th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) Eight people, including newspaper journalists, will be charged over phone hacking in Britain, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday.Rebekah Brooks, an ex-newspaper editor, will face two ... Read more...

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Murdoch quits as News International director (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has stepped down as a director of News International, the group that owns The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun, in ... Read more...

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Why did NoTW spike Arthur C. Clarke paedophile story?


July 8th, 2012 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) The now-defunct News of the World (NoTW) spiked an exclusive story that exposed famous science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke as a paedophile because the author ... Read more...

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Butt calls for fresh trial in Pakistan


June 29th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt, who was released this month from jail in England, is planning to appeal for an open trial against him in Pakistan, ... Read more...

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News Corp to be split into two companies


June 28th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation will be split into two companies for its newspaper business and entertainment operations, it was reported here.News Corp's board voted unanimously to ... Read more...

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British PM’s ex-spokesperson held for perjury


May 30th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron's former spokesman and ex-editor of the News of the World was detained Wednesday over allegations of perjury in court, Xinhua ... Read more...

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News of the World’s former editor charged


May 15th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Rebekah Brooks, former editor of the News of the World (Now), and her husband Charlie were Tuesday formally charged with conspiracy to pervert the course ... Read more...

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Asif released from British jail


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan cricket Mohammed Asif was released from a British jail Thursday after completing half of his 12-month sentence after being found guilty in a spot-fixing scandal.The ... Read more...

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Murdoch not fit to lead News Corp: British MPs


May 1st, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was not fit to "exercise the stewardship" of a major international company like News Corp, British MPs have said.Parliament's culture committee questioned ... Read more...

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Murdoch admits cover-up at News of the World


April 26th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has admitted that "a clever lawyer" at the now-defunct News of the World was involved in a "cover-up" over the phone hacking ... Read more...

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Phone hacking cases against News Corp to be filed in US courts


April 12th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) Law suits will be filed in US courts over alleged phone hacking by media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. One case is reportedly linked to ... Read more...

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Rupert Murdoch urged to quit


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) An influential shareholder has urged Rupert Murdoch to quit as chairman of the US-based News Corp so the company can appoint an independent leader.The Christian Brothers ... Read more...

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I was tricked into spot-fixing: Aamer


March 20th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 20 (IANS) Young Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Aamer, who served a six months jail term after being convicted of spot-fixing, has broken his silence for the first time, ... Read more...

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Sun defence editor arrested


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) The defence editor of Britain's The Sun newspaper was arrested over allegations of corrupt payments made to public officials. She was later released on bail, the ... Read more...

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James Murdoch resigns as News International chairman


February 29th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 29 (IANS) James Murdoch has stepped down as chairman of News International, the company announced Wednesday.The 39-year-old son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch relinquished his newspaper position to ... Read more...

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Murdoch to launch Sun on Sunday next week


February 20th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch will unveil the first issue of Sun on Sunday next week, The Telegraph reported.The widely-anticipated Sunday version of The Sun will ... Read more...

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Five employees of The Sun held in Britain


February 11th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 11 (IANS) Five employees of British newspaper The Sun, a police officer, an employee of the defence ministry and a member of the armed forces were arrested Saturday ... Read more...

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CNN news map locates London in Norfolk


January 31st, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Someone will definitely have to answer some questions to bosses at CNN after the network’s news map placed London at the wrong side. CNN, regarded as ... Read more...

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British journalists arrested for bribery


January 29th, 2012 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Four former or current journalists of a British newspaper have been arrested on charges of bribing police.A 29-year-old police officer was also arrested at the London ... Read more...

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News of the World publisher pays phone-hacking victims


January 19th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Dozens of celebrities and politicians have settled damages claims over the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, the Telegraph reported Thursday.Actor Jude Law, politician Lord ... Read more...

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James Murdoch quits boards of Sun, Times


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Murdoch media empire heir James Murdoch resigned Wednesday from the boards of News International's two newspaper companies -- The Sun and The Times.Murdoch is no longer ... Read more...

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James Murdoch resigns from the board of News Group Newspapers


November 23rd, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) James Murdoch, heir to the Rupert Murdoch media empire, resigned from the board of News Group Newspapers last September, it has now emerged. The company is the ... Read more...

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Hugh Grant to testify in the phone hacking scandal


November 21st, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The UK government is investigating the phone hacking scandal that rocked the country earlier this year. Several people have been lined up to testify in the enquiry. ... Read more...

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28 journalists involved in phone hacking scandal


November 15th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) At least 28 journalists were involved in the News of the World phone hacking scandal that ultimately forced owner Rupert Murdoch to shut down the ... Read more...

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Rupert Murdoch’s son faces MPs over phone hacking


November 10th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) James Murdoch, News International chairman, Thursday appeared for the second time before British MPs regarding phone-hacking at the News of the World (NoW), BBC reported.He had ... Read more...

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Strauss calls ICC’S Anti-Corruption watchdog ‘toothless tiger’


November 5th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) England's Test captain Andrew Strauss has called the world cricket body's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) a "toothless tiger" following the spot-fixing scandal that resulted in ... Read more...

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Judge tells Butt he was the ‘orchestrator’ of spot-fixing


November 3rd, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) The judge at the Southwark Crown Court while punishing the three Pakistani cricketers for their role in spot-fixing said Thursday that he had reserved the harshest ... Read more...

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Sad time for Pakistan cricket: Daily


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 3 (IANS) It is a sad time for Pakistan cricket with a London court finding former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and fast bowler Muhammad Asif guilty of corruption, ... Read more...

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Pakistani players return to court for sentencing


November 2nd, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) The three Pakistan players found guilty of spot-fixing returned to court Wednesday ahead of their sentences.Salman Butt, the disgraced former Pakistan captain, and fast bowler Mohammad ... Read more...

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Butt, Asif found guilty, face jail


November 1st, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Pakistan's tainted crickters Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif face jail as the Southwark Crown Court here Tuesday found them guilty of conspiracy to cheat and accept ... Read more...

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WSJ Europe faces new probe


October 15th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Dow Jones & Co. has faced fresh probe over an alleged deal to boost the circulation numbers of The Wall Street Journal Europe, a media report ... Read more...

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Salman never pressurised me to bowl no-balls: Asif


October 14th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Pakistan fast bowler Mohammed Asif, who is being tried for the spot-fixing scandal, Friday said his former captain Salman Butt had never pressurised him to bowl ... Read more...

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Watson asks fellow players to clear their names


October 12th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 12 (IANS) All-rounder Shane Watson feels his countrymen Nathan Bracken and Ricky Ponting must clear their name at the earliest following bookie Mazhar Majeed's startling claim that Australian ... Read more...

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