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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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The Interview to be screened in more than 200 cinemas

Sony Pictures comedy The Interview will now be screened in more than 200 cinemas, a spokesman said.

It comes after the studio scrapped a wide release last week over security fears made by hackers over the plot line to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

The film will be be released in America on Christmas Day.

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