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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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Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the US Supreme Court to nullify a 2012 law that made marijuana legal in the US state of Colorado.
Both girls accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate in order to please an online fictional character are competent to stand trial, a judge says.
Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop tells Focus on Africa why he reinvented some historic paintings with a playful touch of his very own.
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.
International relief organisations say thousands of children have been recruited as child soldiers in the Central African Republic.
Fifa's reputation has been hurt by the resignation of ethics investigator Michael Garcia, says vice president Jim Boyce.
New tests claim Cameroon player Albert Ebosse died in Algeria after a beating and not from an object thrown by fans.
A BBC investigation for Panorama has exposed poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China.
The UN General Assembly calls for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.
Opponents of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy threaten to block his efforts to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of hostility.
Cuba policy secures Obama a Latin legacy
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli gets a one-match ban and £25,000 fine from the FA as punishment for his Super Mario post.
Militants storm a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping about 200, a survivor tells the BBC.
Poor treatment of workers in the Chinese factories which make Apple products is discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
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.
One of the UK's most wanted fugitives is arrested while attempting to return to Britain in a light aircraft.
EU leaders begin a Brussels summit focusing on an ambitious investment plan for Europe and the bloc's strained ties with Russia.
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.