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High-profile British phone-hacking trial commences

Updated: 2013-10-29 07:20
By Michael Holden and Kate Holton in London ( China Daily)

Rupert Murdoch's former British newspaper chief and Prime Minister David Cameron's ex-media head went on trial for phone hacking on Monday at the start of one of Britain's most high profile court cases in years.

Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, both former editors of Murdoch's now defunct News of the World tabloid, are accused of conspiring to illegally access voice-mail messages on mobile phones belonging to politicians, the rich and famous, victims of crime and ordinary people, to obtain exclusive news.

The two, who face trial with six others, deny all charges.

High-profile British phone-hacking trial commences