December 14, 2017

California fire burns Bel-Air mansions as spread continues

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From BBC Residents of Los Angeles’ wealthy Bel-Air neighbourhood have found their homes under threat after another wildfire erupted in California. The so-called Skirball Fire destroyed several homes in the exclusive area, quickly spreading over 150 acres. It is the latest eruption of wildfire in the state, which has already seen widespread destruction from a […]

James Murdoch becomes chairman of Sky

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS From Mashable James Murdoch will be taking over as chairman of the board for European broadcaster Sky, a move that will renew speculation that his family’s media empire will try to take over the company, in which it already has a stake. The 43-year-old is the second son of tycoon Rupert […]

Tony Blair says he gave ‘Informal advice’ to Rebekah Brooks

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From the Daily Beast The former prime minister confirms a U.K. trial’s allegation he spoke to the News International executive. Tony Blair secretly offered to become an unofficial adviser to Rupert Murdoch and his media empire at the height of the phone hacking scandal, according to an email published by a London court today. A […]