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18 December 2014 Last updated at 02:44 ET

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.


Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses delegates at the World Diamond Conference in New Delhi, India - 11 December 2014Putin to speak amid economic crisis

President Vladimir Putin is set to hold his annual end-of-year news conference, amid a growing economic crisis in Russia.

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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Could Aleppo plan cut Syrian bloodshed?

Could a UN plan to freeze hostilities in the embattled city of Aleppo really be a fruitful first step towards reducing violence in Syria, asks the BBC's Lyse Doucet

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