22 December 2014 Last updated at 07:13

Tunisia candidate refuses to concede

Caretaker leader Moncef Marzouki refuses to admit defeat in Tunisia's presidential election after exit polls suggest a win for Beji Caid Essebsi.


This 2009 photo provided by the Springfield, Ohio Police Department shows Ismaaiyl Brinsley after an arrest on a robbery charge.New York killer boasted to onlookers

The gunman who shot dead two New York policemen told people "watch what I'm going to do" shortly before the killings, police say.

Police at the site where a driver targeted pedestrians in DijonDriver attacks French pedestrians

A driver shouting the Islamic phrase "God is great" in Arabic runs down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11, French media say.

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