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British Tabloid to Close in Wake of Hacking Charges

Britain's embattled News of the World, one of the world's top-selling English-language newspapers, will shut down after Sunday's edition, after allegations that it hacked into phones for scoops.

Owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., the tab has been at the center of phone hacking charges, in which victims (including a teenage murder victim), celebrities, royalty and at least one man killed in the 2005 London bombing had their phones hacked via PIN numbers, allowing access to voicemails.

Murdoch has condemned the allegations against News of the World as "deplorable and unacceptable." Murdoch's media empire extends to the U.S., including FOX News and the Wall Street Journal.