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Rupert Murdoch lied under oath to inquiry, says Gordon Brown

Former UK prime minister Gordon Brown has lambasted Rupert Murdoch before Britain's media ethics inquiry, claiming the media mogul lied under oath to the inquiry and saying a Murdoch tabloid had...

Gordon Brown in 'bigot' gaffe

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UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown apologises after a microphone catches him attacking a pensioner he had just met on the campaign trail.

Gordon Brown steps down

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Gordon Brown announces his intention to resign in a bid to keep the Labour Party in power.

Gordon Brown visits Afghanistan

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has promised British troops 200 new patrol vehicles during an unannounced visit to southern Afghanistan.

British Labour man Tony Benn dies aged 88

The stalwart of the British left is remembered for renouncing his aristocratic title and winning respect across the political spectrum.

Nelson Mandela's family speaks

South African icon Nelson Mandela.

Aislinn Laing NELSON MANDELA'S family spoke for the first time yesterday of their "grave sadness" at his death, saying they and the world had "lost a great man" who acted as a moral guide and an inspiration to...

Nelson Mandela's memorial service expanded to fit 200,000 people

Paying tribute: Outside the Houghton, Johannesburg, home of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg.

Rene Vollgraaff, Janice Kew, Robert Brand South Africa will expand Nelson Mandela's memorial service to cater for at least 200,000 people as ordinary citizens to heads of state clamor to pay tribute to the former president.

'Giant of history': Quotes from leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial

'Man of the people': Nelson Mandela remembered.

World leaders, family, friends and thousands of mourners who queued for hours to secure a seat in Johannesburg's FNB stadium paid tribute to South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.

Alan Turing, who broke Enigma code in World War II, pardoned by Queen over conviction for homosexuality

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Britain has granted a posthumous pardon to Alan Turing, the World War II code-breaking hero who killed himself after he was convicted of the then crime of homosexuality.

Come in spinner

Alastair Campbell

Michael Shmith Alastair Campbell, the man who helped Tony Blair win three elections, left Downing Street a decade ago. But the master of spin is as busy as ever and never short of an opinion.

Malaysia denies entry to journalist

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak

Gerry Mullany Malaysian authorities have denied entry to a leading opposition journalist who is the sister-in-law of Gordon Brown, the former British prime minister.

Murdoch split: the denial that unleashed the story

News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch filed for divorce from his wife of 14 years, Wendi Deng, seeking to end a marriage that had been irretrievably broken for more than six months, according to his spokesman.

Nick O'Malley As far as denials of burning hot stories go, the first one to come out of Tony Blair's office was not that prudent.

Malala speaks out: Taliban attack 'cowardly'

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Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban for promoting girls' education, has denounced an attack on a bus carrying female students in Quetta as "cowardly".

Murdoch asked Blair to get me off his case: MP

Labour MP Tom Watson.

Karen Kissane Tom Watson tells Leveson inquiry he was told that Rupert Murdoch had asked Tony Blair to 'call him [Watson] off' the phone hacking inquiry.

Murdoch: I never asked a PM for any favours

Rupert Murdoch at the inquiry.

Karen Kissane, London 'I have never asked a prime minister for anything,' Rupert Murdoch tells the Leveson inquiry into press standards.

Rupert's revenge: Ex-PM denies 'war' cry as the hits keep coming at Leveson inquiry

Karen Kissane in London Former British prime minister Gordon Brown last night strongly denied Rupert Murdoch's claims that he had once declared war on the media empire.

Murdoch admits to phone-hacking 'cover-up'

In this image from video, News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch appears at Lord Justice Brian Leveson's inquiry in London, Wednesday April 25, 2012 to answer questions under oath about how much he knew about phone hacking at the News of the World tabloid. Murdoch is being grilled on his relationship with British politicians at the country's media ethics inquiry, while a government minister is battling accusations he gave News Corp. privileged access in its bid to take over a major broadcaster. (AP Photo/Pool)

Karen Kissane THE media magnate Rupert Murdoch last night admitted there had been a ''cover-up'' over phone hacking at News International, that he had failed and that it was a matter of deep regret.

Murdoch admits hacking cover-up

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Karen Kissane, London Media magnate Rupert Murdoch admits there had been a 'cover-up' over phone hacking at News International, that he had failed, and that he deeply regretted it.

Leveson probe 'sham': George Michael

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Singer George Michael claims he was asked to speak to the Leveson Inquiry into press standards but declined, dismissing it as a sham.

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Brooks tells of 'message of sympathy' and 'LOL' from Cameron

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks giving evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into the ethics and practices of the media at the High Court in central London May 11, 2012.

Karen Kissane, London Rebekah Brooks received messages of sympathy ''mostly indirectly'' from the offices of Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne when she resigned during the phone...