'Brangelina' - the Hollywood couple containing Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have accepted undisclosed damages from News Corp's english publication, News of the World.

The sunday-only newspaper had published a story claiming the couple were to separate.

Keith Schilling, solicitor-advocate for News Group Newspapers, subsidiary to News Corp, said that allegations had been "false and intrusive".

The actors had brought an action for misuse of private information and breach of the 1998 Data Protection Act.

A Rupert Murdoch owned newspaper, News of the World said that it had acted in 'good faith' but apologised for publishing the story on front page which read "Pitt's all over" on 24th January earlier this year.

A donation will be made to the couple's charity foundation.