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Rupert Murdoch Uses Own Newspaper To Announce Engagement To Jerry Hall

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall at the Golden Globe Awards 2016 in Beverly Hills
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall at the Golden Globe Awards 2016 in Beverly Hills

No need for Twitter if you are a media baron. Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch placed an announcement in the Births, Marriages and Deaths page of The Times, the storied London-based newspaper he owns, to share the news of his engagement to American actress and former supermodel Jerry Hall.

Murdoch, 84, is the executive chairman of News Corporation, which owns The Times. He has six children from his three previous marriages. Hall, 59, was previously in a long-term relationship with the Rolling Stones' lead singer Mick Jagger, with whom she has four children.

No date has been set for the Murdoch-Hall wedding, but this latest power couple certainly won't go unnoticed.

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Photo of the ​USS Antietam maneuvering in the Philippine Sea, just as the U.S. and Philippines forces announce the reinforcement of a defense pact, which will provide the United States with expanded access to Filipino military bases.

USS Antietam maneuvers in the Philippine Sea, just as the U.S. and Philippines forces announce the reinforcement of a defense pact, which will provide the United States with expanded access to Filipino military bases.

Emma Albright, Inès Mermat and Anne-Sophie Goninet

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Welcome to Thursday, where top European officials arrive in Ukraine for talks, Israel launches airstrikes on the West Bank, and Australia snubs King Charles on its new banknote. Meanwhile, Claudio Andrade in Buenos Aires-based daily Clarin reports on the armada of 500 fishing boats who gather yearly off the coast of southern Argentina for an "industrial harvest."

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