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In a major policy shift, the United States plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba after 50 years.

The packed schedules of US President Obama and the First Lady, Michelle see them attending all kinds of official events, from charity to awards presentation for actors.

The display features 100,000 lights run by 12,500 separate channels, set to the soundtrack of iconic songs from the Star Wars series. -AsiaOne

The new device boasts a larger screen, longer battery life, an expanded app library with access to offerings from Amazon.com's Android App store.

The Hollywood studio announced the move after US theater chains said they would not screen “The Interview,” about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. -AFP

Entrepreneur Kristina Karlsson, 40, has managed to find success with her stationery brand Kikki.K. -Urban, ST

Thailand broke the deadlock with 18 minutes remaining when Charyl Chappuis converted a spot kick before Kroekrit Taweekarn sealed the victory with a cool finish four minutes from time. -Reuters

Almost a hundred animals, cramped into cages not much bigger than themselves, were rescued from a bungalow in what has been described as the "worst case of animal abuse" in Malaysia. -TNP

No fewer than 14 artist residencies here have made Singapore an emerging incubator of international art. -ST

Fans of the Hobbit gathered at Golden Village VivoCity for an exclusive Hobbit Marathon on Wed, Dec 17.

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