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Castro urges US to lift Cuba embargo

Cuban President Raul Castro urges the US to end its trade embargo as he and President Barack Obama agree to improve relations.

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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The world's oldest water, which is locked deep within the Earth's crust, is present at a far greater volume than was thought, scientists report.

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