29 December 2014 Last updated at 02:28

Scores await rescue from Italy ferry

An Italian ferry which caught fire on route to Italy with 478 people on board is being evacuated in choppy seas and high winds.

Traffic bound for French Alpine ski resorts moves slowly along the highway from Albertville early on 28 December  2014 . Snow strands motorists in Alps

Snow and ice strand up to 15,000 motorists in the French Alps, snarling up holiday traffic to and from ski resorts, the authorities say.

Ivo Josipovic and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic cast their votes in Croatia's presidential electionCroatia presidency vote faces runoff

Croatia's presidential election will go to a runoff vote, with little separating the two main candidates after the first round of voting.

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