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Murdoch son quits

MEDIA mogul heir James Murdoch has resigned from the boards of the publishing units within News Corp's British newspaper arm.

Murdoch, son of media mogul Rupert and deputy chief operating officer of News Corp, remains chairman of News International, the News Corp unit that houses its British newspapers, and a member of the Times editorial board. He no longer sits on the boards of News Group Newspapers, which publishes the Sun, and of Times Newspapers.