Blistering report by a pro-government paper criticises British prime minister for missing crisis meetings and going on holiday as the pandemic established a foothold in the UK.
AAP's more than 170 journalists will stop working by June 26. Its Pagemasters editorial production service will also close at the end of August, the company said.
The new company will have more than $28 billion in revenue and comprise brands such as MTV, Comedy Central and Showtime, as well as Paramount Pictures and publisher Simon & Schuster.
Police raided the headquarters of public broadcaster ABC on Wednesday, the second high-profile raid on journalists in 24 hours in a sharp crackdown on sensitive leaks.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in his victory speech dubs his surprised election win as a "miracle".
Walt Disney Co on Thursday will unveil a family-friendly streaming service called Disney+ to challenge the digital dominance of Netflix.
A new study of six Murdoch-owned newspapers in Australia reveals that on average eight negative stories appeared about Islam or Muslims per day - and that's just a tiny fraction of the billionaire's global media empire.
The US cable giant beat Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox in the battle for British broadcaster Sky in a rare auction to decide the fate of the pay-television group.
After a breach of protocol in bashing his hosts, US President Donald Trump was on his best behavior as he wrapped up the visit, insisting the US-UK relationship is at "the highest level of special".
London-based pay TV operator Sky says it is withdrawing its recommendation to shareholders to accept 21st Century Fox's bid in a move that came after Comcast made a better offer.
The highest bid fell short of the billion-dollar mark but it means the broadcaster will pay $9.24 million for every international match in the 2018-2023 period.
Comcast Corp, the biggest cable operator in the United States, offered on Tuesday to pay $31 billion to buy Sky, challenging Rupert Murdoch's Fox and Bob Iger's Walt Disney for the European pay-TV jewel.
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