27 December 2014 Last updated at 01:29

New York mourns police officerNew York Police Department officers wait in line to enter the wake of officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale section of Queens, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Hundreds of people have gathered in New York for the wake of one of two police officers shot by a man who then killed himself.


Demonstrators protesting against corruption clean the main entrance to Petrobras' headquarters in Sao Paulo. 16/12/2014US city sues Petrobras for corruption

A US city government is suing the Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras over investor losses due to a corruption scandal.

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A baby has been born on a Philadelphia subway train after his mother suddenly went into labour on Christmas Day.

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