An immigrant from Mali in West Africa has died after French police shot him twice with a Taser electric stun gun during a fracas, officials say.
Mexican soldiers uncover 18 bodies buried close to the US border in Chihuahua, the state worst hit by drug-related violence.
A handwritten poem by Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney has fetched €4,800 at auction in Dublin.
Student protesters cause major disruption in Rome and other Italian cities as ministers debate cuts to education funding and time limits on research.
The local managing directors of Shell and Halliburton are summoned by anti-corruption police in Nigeria over their role in alleged bribery scandals.
At least 30 people killed, many of them in one incident, following heavy rain and floods.
Snow contnues to fall across much of the UK, bringing disruption to roads and airports, and closing hundreds of schools.
North Korea says it has thousands of centrifuges operating at a previously undetected uranium enrichment facility it revealed earlier this month.
Ecuador offers Wikileaks founder Julian Assange residency in the country and opportunity to make more revelations.
A row has broken out in the European Parliament over Ireland's 12.5% corporate tax rate.
Indian police raid 11 locations in connection with alleged financial irregularities at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
An orderly at a retirement home in north-eastern Spain has admitted killing 11 elderly residents, reports say.
Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern has said that he will not contest his Dáil seat at the next General Election.