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British actor Jude Law poses on the red carpet before the at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2011. Law is among those receiving a settlement for phone hacking. - 

Rupert Murdoch's News International is paying up again over the phone-hacking scandal.

Eighteen people will receive payouts after their phones were hacked by the now-defunct U.K. tabloid "News of the World" --  owned by News International.

The actor Jude Law is among them, as well as high-profile U.K. politicians.

The BBC's Sophie Hutchinson is following the story and joins us now from London for today's Mid-day Extra.

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