News of the World publishes final issue

12:01, July 10, 2011      

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Staff from the News of The World newspaper leave the offices of the newspaper in Wapping, London July 9, 2011. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

No scandal, no royal drug bust, no shock revelation of match fixing. In what must be one of the lowest-key headlines in News of the World's 168-year history, Sunday's last ever newspaper simply read "Thank You & Goodbye". Rupert Murdoch, head of News Corp which owns News of the World as well as the Sun, Times and Sunday Times newspapers, flies to London this weekend to try to contain the fallout of a phone-hack crisis, fearing it could jeopardise his bid to buy British broadcaster BSkyB.
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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