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Six Former News Corp. Employees Arrested in England

Police in London on Wednesday arrested six former employees of News Corp.'s now-closed News of the World tabloid in connection with what authorities described as a new line of inquiry in their probe of phone-hacking at the paper.

London's Metropolitan Police said detectives have identified a "further suspected conspiracy," alleged to have primarily taken place in 2005 and 2006, in the long-running investigation into illegal interception of telephone voice mails by the News of the World's staff.

Police didn't identify the three men and three women arrested. They range in age from 33 to 46. But a spokesman for News International, News Corp.'s U.K. newspaper unit, said two of the six arrested are current employees of News Corp.'s tabloid the Sun. News Corp. had no further comment.

Source: Wall Street Journal. Read full article. (link)

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