BBC News 22 December 2014 Last updated at 10:28 ET

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NYC police chief backs mayor

New York City's police chief backs Mayor Bill de Blasio after claims he had increased ill-feeling towards police prior to two officers being shot dead.

TV screen in Seoul showing news report of film The Interview. 22 Dec 2014North Korea threatens US over Sony

North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber attacks.

Pope Francis meeting cardinals, 22 Dec 14Pope Francis deplores Vatican 'ills'

The Pope tells cardinals there is a need to purge "spiritual Alzheimer's" and "the terrorism of gossip" from the Vatican.

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