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Annexed hereto as Exhibit A is a press release of The News Corporation
Limited ("News Corporation") dated June 25, 2004 relating to the
appointment of John L. Thornton to the Board of Directors of News

Such announcement was released to the Australian Stock Exchange and also
released in New York.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf
by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


Date:	June 28, 2004				By:	/s/ Arthur M. Siskind
      							Arthur M. Siskind


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A. 	Press Release of The News Corporation Limited
     	dated June 25, 2004.						6


News Corporation

For Immediate Release 	Contact: Andrew Butcher 212-852-7070

News Corporation Elects John L. Thornton To Board Of Directors

Board Committee Membership Reconstituted

NEW YORK, NY, June 25, 2004: News Corporation today announced that John
L. Thornton, professor of global leadership at Tsinghua University of Beijing
and former president and co-chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs, has been
elected to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Thornton's appointment is
effective immediately. The election of Mr. Thornton increases the number of
News Corporation's directors to 15 and, as a result, the board has a majority
of independent directors.

News Corp. also announced that the board's three committees - the Audit
Committee, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and the
Compensation Committee - had been reconstituted to reflect the changes to
the board membership.

Announcing the election of Mr. Thornton, News Corporation Chairman and
Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch said: "John is a highly respected businessman.
He has been a senior officer of one of the world's greatest financial
institutions in Goldman Sachs and is a recognized authority on business
leadership. John's contributions to the board as an additional independent
member will be invaluable."

John Thornton, 50, has been a professor at Tsinghua University of Beijing since
2003. Previously, he served as president and co-chief operating officer of The
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. until his retirement in 2003. He continues to serve
as a senior advisor to the firm and remains as a director of The Goldman Sachs
Foundation. Mr. Thornton joined Goldman Sachs in 1980 and became a partner in
1988. Mr. Thornton is also a director of the Ford Motor Company, Intel
Corporation, The DIRECTV Group and Pacific Century Group, Inc.

The changes to the board's committees include:

Rod Eddington was added to the Audit Committee and appointed chairman. Peter
Barnes also joins the existing members of the committee, Andrew Knight and
Thomas Perkins.

Viet Dinh has joined the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Geoff
Bible, as chairman, and Ken Cowley will remain members of the committee, while
Rod Eddington has retired.

John Thornton joined the Compensation Committee. Andrew Knight remains chairman
of the committee and fellow members Rod Eddington and Thomas Perkins will
remain on the committee.

The News Corporation Limited (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NCP, NCPDP) had total
assets as of March 31, 2004 of approximately US$52 billion and total annual
revenues of approximately US$20 billion. News Corporation is a diversified
international media and entertainment company with operations in eight industry
segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct
broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book
publishing; and other. The activities of News Corporation are conducted
principally in the United States, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom,
Australia, Asia and the Pacific Basin.

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