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Labour's Harriet Harman: 'James Murdoch had to go'

James Murdoch is to step down as executive chairman of News International.

The parent company, News Corporation, said the move would allow him to focus on expanding the company's international TV businesses.

Mr Murdoch has faced intense scrutiny in the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, and has given evidence to a committee of MPs on the issue.

Labour's deputy leader, Harriet Harman, said it was right for him to step down.

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