9 December 2011
Last updated at 12:25
Two people have died in a shooting at Virginia Tech University, US, including a campus police army veteran who was a father of five. Officials said the gunfire began when Officer Deriek Crouse, 39, made a routine traffic stop on campus. Multiple reports suggested that the gunman was the second victim. The campus was the site of the worst US school shooting, in 2007, when a gunman killed 32 people and himself.
An Egyptian woman listens during a Muslim Brotherhood campaign rally in Bashteil, a neighbourhood of Cairo, Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood has said its political party has won a majority of run-off contests in the first round of Egypt's parliamentary election.
Colombian athletes Angela Maria Figueroa (left) and Maria Angela Rodriguez (centre) rest after arriving in first and second place in the female category of the VII Race Ascent to the Colpatria Tower in Bogota, Colombia, the final vertical ascent race of the Towerrunning World Cup 2011.
Will Lowe, of Canyon, Texas, rides in the bareback competition for a score of 82.5 and fourth place in the event during the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
A devastating fire has broken out in a hospital in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta (Kolkata), killing dozens of people. Fire engines fought the blaze for five hours before bringing it under control and rescue workers tried to reach the upper floors of the hospital in Dhakuria to get to trapped patients.
Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party's leader Fabian Picardo (left) celebrates next to his wife Justine after winning the general election.
The Dutch government has apologised for a massacre committed by its soldiers in Indonesia in 1947, as the country fought for independence. Dutch ambassador Tjeerd de Zwaan spoke at a ceremony in Balongsari village, formerly known as Rawagede, where at least 150 people were killed. Surviving widows and relatives of those killed were present.
UK PM David Cameron (right) has effectively vetoed an EU-wide treaty change to tackle the eurozone crisis, saying it was not in the UK's interests. Instead a new "accord" setting out tougher budget rules will now be drawn up for the eurozone and at least six other EU states which want to sign up. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said he regretted that unanimity on treaty change had not been possible.
Some Unilever employees across Britain are on the picket lines to protest at the closure of their final salary pension plan. It is the first strike in the group's 81-year history in Britain.
According to Pakistani officials, militants fired a rocket-propelled grenade at fuel trucks in the south-western city of Quetta in Baluchistan province, setting fire to 29 vehicles.