Strasbourg Christmas market gunman shot dead by French police
More than 700 French security forces had been hunting for 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt since the bloodshed on Tuesday night, the latest in a string of jihadist attacks to rock France.
Hansen to quit as All Blacks coach as scramble starts for successor
Hansen, a former policeman, took over in late 2011 after working as Graham Henry's assistant for seven years and guided the All Blacks to World Cup victory in 2015.
AC Milan out of Europe as Eintracht fans run riot at Lazio
Five Eintracht Frankfurt fans had been arrested in clashes with police in Rome ahead of their dead-rubber Group H match against Lazio as nearly 9,000 Germans swamped the Stadio Olimpico.
Barcelona to face demons as Levante host leaders in La Liga
Seven months ago, they were two games away from becoming the first team to finish a Spanish top-flight season unbeaten since Real Madrid in 1932, and even then there were only 18 games in a 10-team division.
Six shot dead in 'terror attack' in Burkina Faso
The police responded, firing on the attackers, killing six of them but leaving one officer with a foot injury, another security source said.
Seven-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in US custody: report
The child, whom CBP said "reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days" began having seizures over eight hours after being detained, was flown to a hospital and died there.
Juventus tackle Torino as Italy's elite reel after Euro maulings
Juventus travel cross-town to the Stadio Olimpico looking to maintain their eight-point advantage at the top of Serie A after their year-long unbeaten record away from home ended with a shock 2-1 Champions League defeat by Young Boys in Bern.
Several dozen killed near Mali’s border with Niger
The attack occurred in an area which has been badly hit by jihadist violence that has claimed several hundred lives this year, most of them civilians of Touareg or Peul ethnicity.
FA chief Martin Glenn to step down at the end of the season
The FA said Glenn, who was appointed in 2015, 'had delivered much of what he came to do'.
Radiohead, Janet Jackson, Cure lead 2019 Rock Hall of Fame class
Also joining the Hall in the Class of 2019 is American folk-rock legend Stevie Nicks, already an inductee with her band Fleetwood Mac, but now also honoured as a solo artist.
France's travel alert registry hacked
In a statement, the ministry did not say how many people were affected by the breach of the Ariane system, which lets people register for security alerts when travelling abroad.
Pakistan skipper Ahmed calls on squad to play ‘without fear’ in SA
The Pakistani side is en route to South Africa to play three Tests, five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals.
Ankara train crash leaves nine dead, 47 injured
Transport Minister Cahit Turhan told reporters in televised remarks that three of those killed were operators of the train.
'Lame duck for Christmas': UK papers see pyrrhic win for PM
Theresa May heads back to Brussels on Thursday in a long-shot bid to wrest concessions that could win her some additional votes.
Ghana Gandhi statue removed after student protest
India's former president Pranab Mukherjee unveiled the statue to the global peace icon at the University of Ghana in Accra two years ago as a symbol of ties between the two nations.
Fire breaks out in DR Congo election commission building
The blaze came after three people were killed on Wednesday in clashes with police on the sidelines of an opposition rally in eastern DR Congo.
Death toll in Ankara train crash rises to seven - governor
The governorate said in a statement that one of those killed was the train driver and that 46 people were injured including three in a serious condition.
Ex-lawyer blames Trump 'dirty deeds' as he gets 3 years
Pleading for leniency in a packed Manhattan courtroom before US District Court Judge William H. Pauley III, Michael Cohen said he had been led astray by misplaced admiration for Trump.