Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World to close [UPDATED]

The London newspaper, which is embroiled in a phone-hacking scandal, said its final edition will be Sunday. UPDATE: A former editor turned PR man will reportedly be arrested as part of the phone-hacking investigation.

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“This Sunday will be the last issue of the News of the World,” James Murdoch, deputy chief operating officer of News Corporation and chairman of News International, told newspaper staff on Thursday.

Media Week has the full statement.

Statements from News Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch, and the News of the World CEO and its top editor are posted on the paper’s website.

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