Q&A: News of the World phone-hacking scandal

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British tabloid the News of the World closed in July 2011 after 168 years in circulation

The row over phone-hacking by journalists has led to the closure of the News of the World newspaper, the establishment of the Leveson Inquiry, an MPs' inquiry and the launch of three police investigations.

The BBC takes a look at the key questions it poses.

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Claims that Milly Dowler's phone was hacked were described as "truly dreadful" by the prime minister
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Sir Paul Stephenson quit as Met chief amid criticism for hiring an ex-NoW executive as an advisor
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Andy Coulson blamed coverage of the hacking story for his resignation

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