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US imposes new sanctions on North Korea over Sony hacking

The United States has imposed new sanctions on North Korea as part of its first response to the cyber attack on Sony Pictures.

The FBI has blamed North Korea for the attack which leaked confidential data from Sony computers.

North Korea has denied the allegation but expressed fury over Sony's comedy The Interview, which features a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un.

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Cinemas planning to show Team America told to cancel screenings

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Cinemas in the United States who had planned to respond to the cancellation of The Interview by showing another movie that pokes fun at North Korea in its place have been told not to do so by its distributor, Paramount Pictures, it is claimed.

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema's branch in Dallas had planned to show a free screening of Team America: World Police, the 2004 satirical comedy co-written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, but have since tweeted that that have now cancelled the show due to "circumstances beyond their control".

Another theatre that had planned to show the same movie, claimed in a tweet that Paramount Pictures was preventing them from doing so.

Team America: World Police, which features an all-puppet cast, focuses on American anti-terror unit tries to save the world from an attack led by North Korea’s former leader Kim Jong-il.

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