In this image taken from TV former BBC director general Mark Thompson, speaks to the parliamentary Commons Public Accounts Committee at Portcullis House London. Monday Sept. 9, 2013. Thompson, who is

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In this image taken from TV former BBC director general Mark Thompson, speaks to the parliamentary Commons Public Accounts Committee at Portcullis House London. Monday Sept. 9, 2013. Thompson, who is now Chief Executive of the New York Times Co., gave evidence to the parliament's committee investigating alleged BBC severance payments that exceeded contractual obligations. (AP Photo/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT less 

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