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James Murdoch quits role as News International chairman

James Murdoch has stepped down as executive chairman of News International, the UK newspaper business that owns the Sun and the Times titles.

The move comes as News International continues to mired in a phone hacking scandal.

This saw it close its former News of the World title in July of last year.

Mr Murdoch will remain as deputy chief operating officer of parent group News Corporation.

Nick Higham reports.

  • 29 Feb 2012
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