FILE - This is a Wednesday, July 6, 2011 file photo of a News of the World sign is seen by an entrance at premises of News International in London. James Murdoch News Corporation executive says the News of the World will publish its last issue on Sunday. The focus of the phone hacking scandal shifted Thursday to serious allegations of police corruption as Scotland Yard called for an independent review of reported payoffs by journalists to police. The review announced Thursday by the Independent Press Complaints Commission reflects the seriousness of the corruption charges, which are apparently based on information provided by the embattled News of the World tabloid to police in recent days. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) (AP)

News of the World shutting down amid scandal

News Corp. publication will shutter its doors Sunday after phone hacking revelations

Associated Press
July 7, 2011 7:53PM (UTC)

News International says it is shutting down the News of the World tabloid at the center of 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 advertisers.


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