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Police arrest ex-Murdoch aide Rebekah Brooks

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Police arrest ex-Murdoch aide Rebekah Brooks


British police arrested Rebekah Brooks the former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s UK newspaper business on Sunday.

The 43 year old was being questioned over allegations of phone hacking and corruption.

Brooks, who resigned on Friday from News International, is the 10th person to be arrested in connection with the scandal.

Her former boss, billionaire Rupert Murdoch, took out adverts in several British newspapers over the weekend to apologise for his newspapers’ “mistakes.”

But opposition politicians still want the media mogul’s empire to be broken up. Labour party leader Ed Miliband thinks Murdoch has “too much power” over British public life. He’s called for new laws governing media ownership.

It was the first weekend without the infamous News of the World, which was until last week, Britain’s best selling Sunday newspaper.

Murdoch’s competitors used the opportunity to try to grab the tabloid’s readers by dishing up more dirt on the 80-year-old’s struggling empire.

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