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Brooks 'baffled' by charges

The former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie have criticised the decision by prosecutors to charge them with perverting the course of justice over the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

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News International spends £53m on own hacking probe

Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group has spent more than £53 million on its own investigation of the phone-hacking and illegal payments scandal, figures reveal.

Most of the £53.2 million figure has been accrued through legal and professional fees.

Accounts for NI Group Limited - which incorporates the Sun, the Times and the Sunday Times - show that the internal management and standards committee (MSC) has racked up the cost since last July, when it was launched.

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