A former news editor at Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct Sunday tabloid, 'News of the World', was on Friday jailed for eight months for his role in phone hacking, becoming the eighth person from the erstwhile newspaper to be convicted.
The first trial from the phone-hacking scandal that sank Rupert Murdoch`s News of the World opens in Britain on Monday with his key aide Rebekah Brooks and the prime minister`s former media chief Andy Coulson among the defendants.
England soccer star Wayne Rooney and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair`s wife Cherie are among a new group of 46 people suing over alleged phone-hacking by Rupert Murdoch`s News of the World newspaper, court documents showed on Friday.
Former managing editor of the News of
the World, Stuart Kuttner, was on Wednesday apprehended and later
released on bail, marking the 11th arrest in the phone-hacking
scandal at the now-defunct tabloid.