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News Of The World To Close After Sunday’s Last Edition

news of the world1 News Of The World To Close After Sundays Last Edition

News Of The World, the UK’s biggest-selling newspaper, will publish its final edition this Sunday amid a huge amount of controversy resulting from revelations regarding a phone hacking scandal. News Corp International, the parent company, has decided to stop publishing the newspaper.

The newspaper has been embroiled in a scandal recently which has revealed that News Of The World staff members hacked phone voicemail messages. These people who allegedly had their phones hacked included Ryan Giggs, John Terry, Andy Gray and many others.

The straw that broke the camel’s back happened this week when claims that the paper hacked into mobile phones of a 13-year-old murdered schoolgirl as well as families of bombing victims from the 7/7/2005 bombings in London.

The newspaper, which is owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, has come under intense criticism and scrutiny due to the scandal. News Corp International also owns Sky Sports, FOX Soccer and tons of other subsidiaries.

The News Of The World, which is the Sunday sister paper of The Sun, was founded in 1843. The Sunday tabloid has often featured extensive English football coverage especially regarding transfer gossip and saucy affairs involving footballers.

Labour MP Tom Watson told Sky News that the end of the newspaper was “a victory for decent people up and down the land, and I say good riddance to the News of the World.”


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