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     Print Edition: Apr 15, 2012

1. 2005-07
Police investigations show News of the World reporters hacked the mobile phones of several British celebrities, politicians and royal family members

2. Early July 2011
Probe reveals the reporters also hacked the phone of schoolgirl Milly Dowler after she was murdered in March 2002

3. July 10, 2011
Folowing a public outcry owner Rupert Murdoch shuts down the tabloid, ending 168 years of publication

4. July 15-17, 2011

Rebekah Mary Brooks resigns as chief executive of the newspaper, is briefly arrested for her alleged involvement in the hacking

5. March 15-17, 2011
Rebekah Mary Brooks resigns as chief executive of the newspaper, is briefly arrested for her alleged involvement in the hacking

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