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18 December 2014 Last updated at 04:25 ET

Sony cancels The Interview releasePosters for The Interview at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles. 17 Dec 2014

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.

Man Haron Monis after a court appearance in Sydney, 18 April 2011Sydney gunman 'had illegal firearm'

Australian police say Sydney cafe attacker Man Haron Monis did not have a gun licence, though they initially told PM Tony Abbott he did.

Students show their hands painted to look like red ribbons during a world AIDS day event at a school in Hanshan, central China's Anhui province on  30 November.China village 'shuns' boy with HIV

About 200 villagers in China's Sichuan province have petitioned authorities to "isolate" an HIV-positive eight-year-old, report local media.

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