A formal apology has been issued to the victims of notorious sex offender Jimmy Savile as police admitted they missed a number of chances to investigate him while still alive.
Sony's shares closed 4.8 percent higher in Tokyo today - outperforming the 2.3 percent gain on the Nikkei benchmark index.
Investors said it was hoped that pulling The Interview would help to bring an end to the studio's current crisis.
"By not releasing the movie, they won't be hacked again. Investors think that from here on, further damage probably won't be done," said Makoto Kikuchi, CEO of Myojo Asset Management. "Whether that justifies a 5 percent jump in Sony's stock, I'm not so sure."
Before The Interview was cancelled, Sony is estimated to have lost $84.41 million (£54.2 million) from leaks of its other current releases, such as Fury and Annie.
Toys marketed to youngsters based on whether they are a boy or a girl "limit children's aspirations" and damage the economy in the long-term, the equalities minister has said.
Jo Swinson told Good Morning Britain the toys children played with influenced what behaviour they thought suitable for a boy or a girl.
The attack on an army-run school in Peshawar was so severe it "shocked" everyone, not just those with relatives in Pakistan, a Bradford councillor has told Good Morning Britain.
Khadim Hussain said Brits "irrespective of what colour or creed they are" would be sickened by the Taliban attack, which killed 141 people, most of them children.
Lawyers representing 169 of Jimmy Savile's alleged victims have said complaints against the late TV presenter were "routinely ignored" amid his "systematic reign of abuse".
They welcomed an apology from North Yorkshire Police over the force's handling of complaints against the late TV presenter - but urged the government to learn from the past.
A policeman has been killed and two others injured in a suicide bomb blast on the outskirts of Afghanistan captial Kabul.
Interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said a patrol car was sent to a village near the airport after reports a bomber was trying to enter the city in a car laden with explosives.
But they were able to detonate the bombs before the officers could stop them.
Thee Cuban intelligence agents have been given heroes' welcomes as they landed back in their homeland after 16 years in prison in the US.
The men were released as part of a prisoner swap between the two countries, which heralded the start of a major policy shift to normalise relations after more than 50 years of hostility.
Gerardo Hernandez, aged 49, Antonio Guerrero, 56, and 51-year-old Ramon Labañino were greeted by Cuban President Raul Castro and throngs of family, friends and fans as they disembarked at Jose Marti International Airport.
The men - together with two others already released - are jointly referred to as the 'Cuban Five', and are celebrated as anti-terrorist heroes for their work spying on extremist Cuban exile groups in Florida.
The 'big four' supermarkets are all slashing fuel prices by up to 2p per litre from today.
Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons will all be reducing pries at the pumps by 1p per litre of diesel and 2p per litre of petrol.
It means that customers at Asda will pay no more than 110.7p for petrol and 117.7p for diesel - down from 126.7p and 133.7p respectively less than three months ago.
It is the latest in a series of fuel price drops in recent weeks, as experts predict motorists could see costs dip below £1 a litre come the new year.