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    Hacking Victims to Be Revealed

    Reporters on Britain's biggest-selling Sunday newspaper paid private investigators to hack into the mobile phones of thousands of high-profile figures.  Government ministers, actors, singers, football stars, models and novelists were among those targeted by the News of the World, a keystone of media baron Rupert Murdoch's global empire, it said. AFP Government ministers, actors, singers, football stars, models and novelists were among those targeted by the News of the World, a keystone of media baron Rupert Murdoch's global empire, it said.

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    The names of up to 600 victims of phone hacking are expected to be released in the next few weeks, Britain’s The Independent reported on Wednesday. About 200 names have already been released, including some of the most high-profile victims, such as Sir Paul McCartney, Sienna Miller, and murder victim Milly Dowler, and there are more public figures expected to be named. The news comes as the publishing division is being spun off of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. empire, and the headlines are likely to generate some negative publicity for his British newspapers, the well-respected Times, the well-read Sun, and the now-defunct News of the World.

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