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Sony will release The Interview online

Sony Pictures is to distribute its film The Interview online, after a cyber-attack and a row over its release.

The film will be offered on a dedicated website - - as well as via Google and Microsoft services.

Sony had previously pulled the film, whose plot centres on a plan to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The BBC's Helena Lee explains.

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