Several people were killed after a garbage truck lost control in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It's reported the driver could have been taken ill at the wheel.
Pakistan has begun executing convicted terrorists in the wake of the Peshawar killings - 500 more executions are expected in coming weeks. It's a brutal act of violence in a corrupt legal system, says DW's Naomi Conrad.
The battle for the Syrian town of Kobani has been raging for over three months. Though outgunned by "Islamic State" militants, Kurdish forces are gaining ground - but it's a dangerous task, as Hermione Gee discovered.
A probe has been launched into a former Chinese presidential adviser, according to state media. It's the latest case in a government crackdown on corruption.
Champagne corks have been popping across Spain as thousands celebrate a win in the biggest ever national Christmas lottery. The winning numbers were sung out by Madrid schoolchildren on live television.
An explosion in northeast Nigeria has killed more than a dozen people. The victims were boarding a bus when they were targeted by suspected Islamist militants.
At least 10 people have been injured after a van drove into shoppers at a Christmas market in Nantes, France. The driver is said to have shouted "Allahu Akbar" before attacking, the second such incident within days.
Italian authorities have arrested members of an Ordine Nuovo splinter gang, after information gleaned from wiretaps revealed the group was planning to murder politicians and attack government agencies.
US President Barack Obama says he condemns the fatal shooting of two New York police officers on Saturday. They were killed in broad daylight by a gunman in suspected retaliation for the chokehold death of Eric Garner.
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Change is rumbling through Ghana's ruling National Democratic Congress. President John Mahama's position may appear secure, but he needs to steer the economy through choppy waters before the 2016 elections.
Pakistan has announced plans to execute 500 convicted extremists after a moratorium on capital punishment was lifted in response to last week's Taliban school massacre that killed over 130 children.
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