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News of the World shutting down amid scandal

3 years ago July 07, 2011 Jul 7, 2011 Thursday, July 07 2011 Thursday, July 07, 2011 10:23:12 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

LONDON - News International says it is shutting down the News of the World tabloid that is at the center of Britain's phone hacking scandal.

James Murdoch, who heads the newspaper's European operations, says the 168-year-old newspaper will publish its last edition Sunday. The scandal has cost the paper prestige and prompted dozens of companies to pull their ads.

The Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid is accused of hacking into the cell phone messages of victims ranging from missing schoolgirls to grieving families, celebrities, royals and politicians in a quest for attention-grabbing headlines.

Police say they are examining 4,000 names of people who may have been targeted by the paper.

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