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The parents of missing Madeleine McCann have accepted 550,000 ($1.1 million) libel damages and an apology over stories published in two British newspapers that alleged they were involved in the disappearance or death of the girl.

In a statement read by the couple's spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, outside the High Court in London on Wednesday, the McCanns said they were "pleased that Express Newspapers have today admitted the utter falsity of the numerous grotesque and grossly defamatory allegations that their titles published."

The McCanns accepted the damages and the couple said the money will go towards the Find Madeleine campaign. Read full article »

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