BBC News 18 December 2014 Last updated at 00:38

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'New chapter' in US-Cuba ties

The US and Cuba announce moves to normalise relations in a major policy shift, following the release by Cuba of US contractor Alan Gross.


Pakistani mourners carry a coffin during the funeral ceremony for victims of an attack by Taliban militants at an army-run school, in Peshawar on 17 December  2014.Sharif vow to end Pakistan terrorism

Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif vows to rid his country of terrorism after the Taliban killed 141 people, mostly children, at a Peshawar school.

Posters for The Interview at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles. 17 Dec 2014Sony cancels The Interview release

Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.

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