North Korea blamed the US for internet outages, referring to president Obama as a “monkey in a tropical forest”. Above, moviegoers pose in a photo booth ahead of viewing ‘The Interview’ Photograph: Yonyap/EPA

North Korea accused the United States on Saturday of being responsible for internet outages it experienced in recent days amid a confrontation betwee(...)

A Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) controller sits next to the company’s games console. The company’s network has been interrupted for a  third day due to an apparent hacking attack. Photograph: Bloomberg

Sony’s PlayStation network remains down for a third day although the company said on Saturday morning in a tweet that its PS4, PS3, and Vita network s(...)

Hallelujah: the singing Co Meath priest Fr Ray Kelly, in the video that went viral

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Edward Longshore draped in an American flag stands outside the Silent Movie Theatre for a midnight screening of ‘The Interview’ in Los Angeles, California. The provocative comedy  went straight to US consumers  in an unprecedented online debut. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

Sony Pictures’ comedy The Interview grossed more than $1 million in limited release at the US box office on December 25th, the studio said on Friday.T(...)

 Santa Claus waves to the crowd from his flying sleigh. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

UK air traffic control organisation Nats has issued an aviation warning for a “sleigh powered by eight reindeer” transiting across the skies.Nats warn(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looking at a computer screen  with soldiers. A cyber attack on Sony Pictures was followed by physical threats against cinemas set to show ‘The Interview’, in which  Mr Jong Un is the target of an assassination plot. Photograph: EPA/KCNA 1:18

Controversial comedy The Interview will be released on Christmas Day, reversing an earlier move by Sony to pull the film following a massive hack of t(...)

File photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: Internet connection in North Korea has been partially restored after failing yesterday, according to Dyn Research. Photograph: EPA/Rodong Sinmun 1:10

Reports that China was involved in cutting off North Korea’s internet are “irresponsible“, China’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday.Ministry spokeswo(...)

Christian children take part in a demonstration  commemorating Assyrian Martyr Day  in Beirut’s Fanar district. Photograph:  Maya Hautefeuille/AFP/Getty Images

India is the latest country in which Christians have spoken out about their persecution. Christians of all denominations have issued a joint pre-Chris(...)

A file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The country is reportedly experiencing serious internet problems amid a row with the US over a hacking incident, with experts saying that online access is ‘totally down’. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters. 1:10

North Korea is experiencing serious internet problems, with experts saying that online access is “totally down”.It is not immediately clear if the int(...)

A woman walks past a poster for the film ‘The Interview’  in New York. China has told the US that it is against cyber attacks but did not directly condemn the Sony hackings, linked to the film,  that Washington has blamed on North Korea. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA.

China has told the US that it is against cyber attacks and opposes any nation or individual launching such attacks from a third country, but did not d(...)