A new domestic abuse offence for coercive and controlling behaviour within relationships in England and Wales is announced by the home secretary.
World leaders welcome an agreement between the US and Cuba to end more than 50 years of hostility and move towards restoring diplomatic ties.
Sony confirms it has no plans to release the film comedy about North Korea internationally, in any form, following threats from hackers.
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