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News International executive James Murdoch testified at a parliamentary hearing that he was unaware of a wider problem of cell phone hacking until a lawsuit in 2010.
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The News Corp.-owned Wall Street Journal blasted critics for double standards and insisted that the phone-tapping scandal in Britain should not tarnish all of Rupert Murdoch's media empire.
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News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch (right), testifying alongside his son James, said his appearance Tuesday before a British parliamentary inquiry in London was "the most humble day of my life."
Demonstrators protest outside the headquarters of News International in London on Friday as Prime Minister David Cameron promised inquiries into a phone hacking scandal.
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A demonstrator dressed in a Rupert Murdoch mask controls puppets of British Prime Minister David Cameron (foreground) and British Minister for Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Hunt (right).
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A News of the World sign is posted by an entrance of its parent company in London. News Corp. executive James Murdoch announced Thursday that News of the World will publish its last issue Sunday. A phone-hacking scandal has cost the weekly paper prestige and prompted dozens of companies to pull their ads.