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    • Obama: North Korea hack on Sony Pictures was not an act of war
      • President tells CNN North Korea may go back on state terror list
      • North Korea warns ?toughest counteraction will be boldly taken?

      The US is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said in a wide-ranging interview recorded on Friday and broadcast on Sunday, as he decides how to respond to the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures that has been blamed on the communist nation.

      Speaking to CNN, Obama described the Sony hacking case as a ?very costly, very expensive? example of cybervandalism, but did not call it an act of war. In trying to fashion a proportionate response, the president said the US would examine the facts to determine whether North Korea should be put back on the terrorism sponsors list.

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    • Ambulances target times for some patients could be lengthened
      Jeremy Hunt under fire from Labour after report says time to reach patients with serious illnesses could increase

      Labour has stepped up attacks on the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, after it emerged that target times for ambulances to reach some seriously-ill patients could be lengthened.

      A leaked document includes plans to change the response time for some Red 2 patients ? those with ?serious but not the most life-threatening? conditions ? from eight to 19 minutes in England.

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    • Gunman murders two NYPD officers in Brooklyn before shooting himself
      • Officers killed in ambush named as Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos
      • Suspect Ismaaiyl Brinsley also linked to shooting in Baltimore
      • Police unions say ?blood on hands? of protesters and mayor

      Two New York City police officers were shot and killed on Saturday afternoon as they sat in their patrol car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood of Brooklyn.

      In a Saturday evening press conference at Woodhull medical center in the borough, NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton, his voice cracking with emotion, named the two officers killed as Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.

      The blood of 2 executed police officers is on the hands of Mayor de Blasio. May God bless their families and may they rest in peace.

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    • Muhammad Ali taken to hospital with pneumonia

      Three-time world heavyweight champion, who has Parkinson?s disease, in stable condition, says spokesman

      Boxing great Muhammad Ali has been taken to hospital with pneumonia.

      The three-time world heavyweight champion, who has Parkinson?s disease, was being treated by his team of doctors and was in a stable condition, said his spokesman, Bob Gunnell.

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    • Iraqi Kurds push farther into Sinjar as air strikes destroy Isis strongholds
      • Thousands of Yazidis evacuated from Mt Sinjar but town ?far from cleared?
      • Other targets in Iraq include Tal Afar, Ramadi, Mosul and Baiji

      US-led forces attacked Islamic State (Isis) targets on Sunday with 13 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria, using fighter, bomber and other aircraft, the US military said.

      Four of the Iraq strikes were near Sinjar in northern Iraq, which destroyed Isis buildings, tactical units and vehicles. Other Iraqi cities targeted included Tal Afar, Ramadi, Mosul and Baiji, according to the Combined Joint Task Force.

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