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VIDEO: Sony scraps The Interview worldwide

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 07:25
A cyber attack on Sony Pictures that forced the cancellation of a major film release is being seen as a serious national security matter, the US says.
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Putin's news conference: Five things we learned

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 07:11
Five things we learned from Putin's annual review
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Two US states sue over marijuana

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 06:53
Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the US Supreme Court to nullify a 2012 law that made marijuana legal in the US state of Colorado.
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'Slenderman' accused to stand trial

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 06:46
Both girls accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate in order to please an online fictional character are competent to stand trial, a judge says.
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VIDEO: Historic portraits with a modern twist

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 06:24
Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop tells Focus on Africa why he reinvented some historic paintings with a playful touch of his very own.
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Part of Volcker rule delayed by Fed

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 06:18
The US Federal Reserve gives Wall Street banks even more time to comply with parts of the Volcker Rule, a key part of the reforms introduced by Congress following the financial crisis.
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VIDEO: CAR: Child soldier numbers 'doubles'

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:47
International relief organisations say thousands of children have been recruited as child soldiers in the Central African Republic.
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Garcia quitting 'new low for Fifa'

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:12
Fifa's reputation has been hurt by the resignation of ethics investigator Michael Garcia, says vice president Jim Boyce.
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Tests claim Ebosse died from beating

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 04:51
New tests claim Cameroon player Albert Ebosse died in Algeria after a beating and not from an object thrown by fans.
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VIDEO: 'Exhausted workforce' in Apple factory

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 04:02
A BBC investigation for Panorama has exposed poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China.
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UN seeks North Korea ICC charges

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 03:59
The UN General Assembly calls for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.
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US Congress threat to Cuba thaw

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 03:55
Opponents of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy threaten to block his efforts to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of hostility.
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Viewpoint: Obama secures Latin legacy

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 03:53
Cuba policy secures Obama a Latin legacy
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Balotelli gets one-match ban & fine

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 03:52
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli gets a one-match ban and £25,000 fine from the FA as punishment for his Super Mario post.
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'200 villagers' kidnapped in Nigeria

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 03:47
Militants storm a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping about 200, a survivor tells the BBC.
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Apple 'failing to protect workers'

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 03:27
Poor treatment of workers in the Chinese factories which make Apple products is discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
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A comedy of terrors - in four acts

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 03:18
The story of how a Christmas Day movie was forced off movie screens is a comedy and a tragedy - with a larger question not yet answered.
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Fugitive in light aircraft arrest

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 02:52
One of the UK's most wanted fugitives is arrested while attempting to return to Britain in a light aircraft.
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EU leaders focus on investment boost

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 02:47
EU leaders begin a Brussels summit focusing on an ambitious investment plan for Europe and the bloc's strained ties with Russia.
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US-Cuba deal has vocal critics

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 02:07
Not everyone is happy with the news that the US and Cuba are working toward normalised diplomatic relations. Critics worry that the US gave away too much and will weaken allies around the globe.
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