Brooks denies knowledge of phone-hack of murdered girl

2014-02-25 18:17

Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World newspaper, has denied knowing anything about the 2002 hacking of the mobile phone of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler.

News Corp's Rebekah Brooks finally testifies

2014-02-20 15:26

The jury trying Rebekah Brooks over phone-hacking charges have been told not to hold her role as a former Rupert Murdoch editor with huge influence against her as she finally takes the stand.

Shocking truth about Jude Law's family member revealed in court

2014-01-28 09:19

Jude Law has revealed he was unaware that a close family member allegedly sold stories about him to the tabloid press until he heard it in court.

UK phone-hacking trial starts

2013-10-28 09:09

Prime Minister David Cameron's former press chief Andy Coulson and one-time Rupert Murdoch sidekick Rebekah Brooks stand accused over the phone-hacking scandal that rocked UK media.

UK police probe phone-hacking at news publisher

2013-09-12 15:02

The publisher of Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper says that it is being investigated for alleged phone-hacking by former staff.

Australia tycoon to sue Murdoch over allegations

2013-09-05 15:05

Flamboyant Australian billionaire Clive Palmer says he plans to sue Rupert Murdoch over unflattering allegations and claimed the media mogul's estranged wife is a Chinese spy.

Aussie press watchdog chides Murdoch media

2013-08-27 13:57

Australia's newspaper regulator has weighed in on a row over bias by Rupert Murdoch's newspapers in the country's election campaign, telling editors to uphold accuracy.

Murdoch says Rudd 'all over the place'

2013-08-20 09:00

Media baron Rupert Murdoch has thrown his support firmly behind the conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott ahead of Australia's upcoming election.

Murdoch doesn't like us: Rudd

2013-08-06 08:57

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says it is clear media mogul Rupert Murdoch is against the Labour government but it is for others to question whether it is for commercial reasons.

Murdoch calls UK police 'disgrace' on tape

2013-07-04 11:01

Media boss Rupert Murdoch has called police investigating his News International journalists a "disgrace" in a secret recording of talks with staff from the Sun newspaper.

Angie's stunt double opens lawsuit gate

2013-06-26 20:22

The lawyer for Angelina Jolie's stuntwoman, who is suing Rupert Murdoch's News Corp over alleged phone hacking, has said more claims are being looked into.

Rupert Murdoch files for divorce

2013-06-14 07:55

News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his wife Wendi, the company has confirmed.

UK media reject watchdog plans

2013-04-25 22:33

British newspapers have rejected government plans for a state-backed press watchdog and published their own proposal for self-regulation.

Murdoch blasts 'racist' Australia on visas

2013-04-02 12:04

Global media baron Rupert Murdoch has accused the government of his native Australia of "disgraceful and racist" language over a crackdown on visas for skilled migrants.

UK reassures bloggers on new press rules

2013-03-20 11:00

The UK government has insisted that bloggers and social media posts would not be caught by the new press regulations, but campaigners have warned the rules could be open to interpretation.

4 UK journalists held in hacking probe

2013-03-14 14:55

Four British journalists and former journalists have been arrested as part of an investigation into illegal phone-hacking, police say.

Australia's Fairfax newspapers go tabloid

2013-03-04 11:03

Australian broadsheet newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age have ditched their century-old format for tabloid in a major overhaul at ailing media giant Fairfax.

Sun journalist charged with bribery

2013-01-22 16:49

The defence editor of Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid The Sun and a former police officer have been charged in connection with the bribing of public officials for information.

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch dies

2012-12-06 11:05

The death of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, a woman almost as old as Australia itself, leaves the nation without its most generous philanthropist and the Murdoch family without its matriarch.

UK lawmakers warn against muzzling press

2012-11-28 15:00

More than 80 British lawmakers have warned against state regulation of newspapers as Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to receive a key report into the phone-hacking scandal.

Ex-Murdoch aide given £7m pay-off

2012-10-16 08:19

Former newspaper chief Rebekah Brooks received a pay-off of more than £7m following her resignation from News International last year, says the Financial Times.

UK phone-hacking trial set for 2013

2012-09-26 15:04

The first trial stemming from the phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World tabloid is to begin in September 2013, a British judge has ruled.

Murdoch supports Harry over nude pics

2012-08-27 08:50

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has come to the defence of Prince Harry, urging critics to "give him a break" over photographs of him frolicking naked in a hotel suite.

Journalist, policeman held in UK hacking

2012-08-07 15:38

British police have arrested a journalist and a policeman for alleged corruption as a result of information provided by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, says Scotland Yard.

UK reporter held over cellphone thefts

2012-08-01 13:02

Police and News International say a 37-old-year reporter for The Sun tabloid has been arrested in an inquiry into the alleged gathering of data from stolen cellphones.


Rebekah Brooks tells of intimate relations

2014-02-21 19:34

Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers, denied having a six-year affair with fellow editor Andy Coulson but said they did have periods of physical intimacy.

News bosses warned could 'end up in jail'

2013-11-21 23:08

The former royal reporter on Rupert Murdoch's defunct News of the World had warned that senior figures on the paper would end up in jail if payments to police officers were discovered.

Britain faces up to Muslim veil ban debate

2013-09-17 14:03

Britain has been dragged into a debate on Muslim women wearing full-face veils in public, with its biggest selling newspaper lobbying for it to be banned as in other European countries.

Australia wants to re-boot mining boom

2013-09-08 13:30

Australia's incoming government has promised to re-boot a stalled mining boom and revive an appetite for investment as the country battles rising unemployment.

Australian PM Rudd battles Murdoch press

2013-09-03 11:01

Rupert Murdoch's clout in the UK and US might have diminished, but in Australia he dominates the media landscape, playing a prominent role in undermining Kevin Rudd, analysts say.

Australia adamant boatpeople policy works

2013-08-21 08:59

Australia is adamant that its asylum-seeker policy works despite another boat sinking and nearly 3 000 arrivals since the Labor party announced a new hardline stance last month.

Abbott hits back at Rudd over Murdoch

2013-08-08 12:00

Kevin Rudd's election rival Tony Abbott has played down links to Rupert Murdoch as the mogul's key tabloid depicted the Australian leader as bumbling Nazi TV character Colonel Klink.

Rudd faces battle as election campaign begins

2013-08-05 09:33

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has launched into the first day of Australia's election campaign faced with a poll showing his personal support has slumped.

Murdoch, Abu Dhabi group eye FT - report

2013-06-28 11:32

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Abu Dhabi's state media group are in talks to acquire the Financial Times Group for about $1.2bn, according to a report.

Angelina Jolie's stunt double sues

2013-06-19 13:47

A stunt double for Angelina Jolie has sued Rupert Murdoch's News Corp in LA, claiming she's a victim of a phone hacking scheme to obtain information about the actress.

Bodyguard charged in phone-hacking probe

2013-05-03 20:24

A security guard for former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks is to be charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice, England's state prosecutors say.

3 charged in UK over royal stories

2013-04-24 21:11

British prosecutors have charged The Sun tabloid's royal editor and two former staff at the military academy where Princes William and Harry trained, over the sale of stories for thousands of pounds.

UK jails two officers for selling stories

2013-03-28 10:06

A former policeman and a prison officer have been jailed for selling information to Britain's biggest-circulation newspaper The Sun.

UK press to 'scrutinise' new regulations

2013-03-19 12:16

Britain's newspapers have vowed to closely scrutinise a deal struck by the main political parties for a tough new press regulator, which they warned threatens 318 years of press freedom.

$2.6bn start for New News Corp

2013-03-10 13:30

The newspaper and publishing unit being spun off by media giant News Corp will begin operations with $2.6bn in cash, according to regulatory documents.

UK police arrest 6 in new hacking probe

2013-02-14 19:52

British police have arrested six former News of the World journalists in a new probe into alleged phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's now-closed tabloid, Scotland Yard said.

UK detective on trial over phone hacking

2013-01-07 22:03

A senior British counter-terrorism detective has committed a "gross breach" of public trust by trying to sell information to Rupert Murdoch's News of the World.

Murdoch iPad daily fails

2012-12-03 22:11

The failure of Rupert Murdoch's pioneering iPad newspaper The Daily underscores the problems of the news industry as it seeks a paid model for the digital age.

Rebekah Brooks given £7m pay-off - report

2012-10-16 10:00

Former newspaper executive Rebekah Brooks received a pay-off totalling more than £7m following her resignation from Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group, says a report.

UK top cop offered secrets to tabloid

2012-10-01 22:23

The UK hacking scandal's chief suspects were being offered the inside track from the police force that would eventually arrest them.

Brooks in court over phone hacking

2012-09-03 13:00

Rebekah Brooks, a former Rupert Murdoch executive, has appeared in court accused of conspiring to hack the phones of a murdered schoolgirl and hundreds of other high-profile victims.

Murdoch daughter urges morality in media

2012-08-24 08:00

Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of Australian-born tycoon Rupert, has urged the media to concentrate on morals as well as profit during a speech to television executives.

Murdoch digital 'newspaper' cuts staff

2012-08-01 14:01

The Daily, a digital-only news publication championed by News Corporation founder Rupert Murdoch, is laying off nearly a third of its staff.

Phone hacking: Cameron ex-aide charged

2012-07-24 14:03

British prosecutors have charged Prime Minister David Cameron's ex-media chief Andy Coulson and former tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks with phone hacking.

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