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Russians panic-buy as the rouble plummets

Shops in Moscow were literally stripped bare as Russians try to offload their roubles before they become next to worthless.

The collapse of the currency could also have serious implications for Vladimir Putin's political position, according to one of the country's opposition leaders.

ITV News Europe Editor James Mates reports from Moscow.


Who ordered the Pakistan school massacre?

More is now known about the Pakistani Taliban group who carried out the massacre in Peshawar and the man who ordered it.

Maulana Fazlullah also ordered the school attack in which Malala Yousefzai, almost lost her life.

ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery reports

First-female bishop 'toasted by her flock'

The first-female bishop has returned to her church tonight where her congregation greeted her with cheers and toasted her with champagne.

Libby Lane made Church of England history today by becoming the first woman vicar ever to be made a bishop when she was named the Bishop of Stockport.

ITV News Reporter Ben Chapman reports:


Sony Pictures 'deeply saddened' over hacker threats

Sony's headquarters in Tokyo. Credit: Reuters

Sony Pictures has said it is "deeply saddened" that threats from hackers have forced them to cancel the release of 'The Interview', a comedy film about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

"In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film 'The Interview', we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release," the company said in a statement.

The studio said it was "deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company."

Sony cancels release of The Interview

James Franco at Seth Rogen at the Los Angeles premiere of The Interview. Credit: PA Wire

Sony has announced it is cancelling the release of controversial film The Interview after a number of cinemas said they would not show it.

The company said it was "extremely disappointed at this outcome".

The comedy, which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco, depicts a plot to assassinate the North Korean leader and has drawn fierce criticism from the country's government.

The cinemas opted not to show the film after threats from hackers who said they would target US cinemas.

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