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    Update: News of the World to Close Amid Phone Hacking Allegations

    There are numerous charges of widespread hacking by British tabloid News of the World of numerous victims’ telecommunications services. Now, there’s an announcement that the newspaper will close after Sunday’s edition. BBC News reports:

    This Sunday’s edition of The News of the World will be its last, News International chairman James Murdoch has said, after days of increasingly damaging allegations against the paper. The weekly tabloid is accused of hacking into the mobile phones of crime victims, celebrities and politicians.

    On Thursday, the Met Police said it was seeking to contact 4,000 possible targets named in seized documents. The UK’s biggest selling paper has been in circulation for 168 years.

    Poynter has a roundup of all the information, including links to the Guardian (UK) blog of the announcement and the New York Times timeline of the hacking allegations.

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