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Sony 'will not drop' N Korea film

Sony Pictures says it is looking at alternative ways to release film satire The Interview, cancelled in the wake of a cyber-attack.

Off-duty PC murder suspect arrested
A 28-year-old man is detained on suspicion of the murder of an off-duty PC who died after being attacked in Liverpool city centre.

Antarctic science archive unlocked
UK experts are using aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Cairns children's mother arrested
Police arrest the mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia.

Plan to help over-50s get jobs
Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help using computers as part of plans to get more people in that age group into work.

Murder attempt suspect freed in error
A teenager suspected of attempted murder has been released from prison by mistake, prompting a £10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Israel launches Gaza air strike
Israel launches an air strike on an alleged Hamas site in Gaza, in the first such action since the declaration of a truce in August.

Migration system 'in intensive care'
A parliamentary committee warns ministers over UK exit controls, record-keeping and the use of a net migration target.

Liberia holds vote delayed by Ebola
Voters in Liberia are set to go to the polls in an election that was postponed because of the Ebola outbreak, with ex-footballer George Weah facing the president's son.

Obama orders ban on Crimea trade
President Barack Obama orders a trade ban with Crimea, to show the US "will not accept Russia's occupation" of the Ukrainian region.

Booking.com fraud network revealed
Details are revealed of a network which attempted to defraud thousands of customers of the online travel agent Booking.com.

Asthma inhalers 'not used properly'
Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.

Cook timing naughty, says Harmison
The timing of Alastair Cook's removal as England one-day captain was "naughty", according to Steve Harmison.

VIDEO: Japan's senior cheerleaders
Cheerleading is usually seen as a young person's sport, but the Japan Senior Cheer Association is for women in their 60s and 70s.

VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies
Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.

VIDEO: Spectacular spire climb filmed
Cathedral conservators film themselves scaling Britain's highest spire to repair weather meter.

VIDEO: Girl hears Christmas for first time
It's almost Christmas, and Sula's new ear implants mean she will be able to hear carols and jingle bells this year.

VIDEO: Escape games boom in Budapest
Why are people flocking to Hungary in order to try and escape from locked rooms?

VIDEO: Shopping online from a country cottage
For 2014, there is evidence to suggest more people than ever have shopped online, especially in rural areas where 9 out of 10 people shop online.

VIDEO: New record depth for deepest fish
Fish have been filmed more than 8km down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

VIDEO: Testing Skype's real-time translator
Microsoft has launched a test version of the Skype Translator which decodes conversations in Spanish and English in near real time.