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|Rupert Murdoch faces calls to hand police all his personal emails to senior News International executives amid claims his media empire paid a serving member of the US forces for a photo of Saddam Hussein. Labour MP Chris Bryant told the House of Commons on Monday night that the Sun newspaper paid 'a substantial sum' for the picture of the Iraqi dictator in his underpants while he was an American prisoner of war. A laptop containing the photograph was 'later destroyed,' the Labour front-bencher claimed. Mr Bryant told MPs that Rupert Murdoch and his son James could eventually face corporate charges over the phone hacking scandal.|
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