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2014-12-26 01:02:35 -0700

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on April 27, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) looking at a computerNorth Korea may be facing explosive hacking accusations, but analysts are questioning how an isolated, impoverished country with limited Internet access could wage cyber sabotage -- and many experts believe China plays a role. The US has accused Pyongyang of hacking Sony Pictures, which was intimidated into initially cancelling the comedy film "The Interview" that mocks North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, before deciding to release it online and in selected US cinemas on Christmas Day. While much of the focus has been on the so-called cyber warfare between Washington and Pyongyang -- especially after North Korea's Internet temporarily went down -- many analysts speculate China is a necessary partner in facilitating any attack by the North. "North Korea's cyber capacity relies on Chinese support in terms of both hardware and software," Willy Lam, a politics expert at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, told AFP.


2014-12-26 10:46:53 -0700

Women supporters of Pakistani party Jammat-e-Islami (JI) pray for the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, during a rally in Islamabad on December 26, 2014Pakistani security forces have killed a Taliban commander who allegedly facilitated the Peshawar school massacre, which left 150 people dead in the country's worst ever terror attack, officials said Friday.


2014-12-26 10:25:05 -0700