19 December 2014 Last updated at 17:01

FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation says North Korea was behind a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures over a film about its leader Kim Jong-un.


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Pakistan carries out its first executions since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre.

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Fifa changes its mind and agrees to publish a "legally appropriate version" of a disputed report into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption. BBC Sport

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