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UK PM resists laws to curb 'outrageous' press

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British Prime Minister David Cameron indicated he would reject a senior judge's recommendations for new laws to control the country's press despite the publication of a damning report. 

A protester wearing a mask depicting Rupert Murdoch (L), pretends to burn a mock Leveson Report as a protester wearing a mask of British Prime Minister David Cameron sits bound and gagged in London November 29. Cameron indicated he would reject a senior judge's recommendations for new laws to control the country's press despite the publication of a damning report.

Senior judge Brian Leveson, who led an eight-month inquiry sparked by the phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid, said there should be an independent self-regulatory body, underpinned by legislation.

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