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Rupert Murdoch testifies in UK phone hacking inquiry

 

Rupert Murdoch has begun giving evidence to the Leveson Inquiry where he is expected to be questioned about his regular meetings with Britain's top politicians.

The 81-year-old's appearance comes after his son James' testimony on Tuesday led to calls for the resignation of Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

The press standards inquiry heard claims that Mr. Hunt backed News Corporation's bid to take over BSkyB and leaked inside information to the media giant.

It follows the release of a 163-page dossier of emails detailing contacts between his office and senior News Corporation executive Frederic Michel.

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