Caretaker leader Moncef Marzouki refuses to admit defeat in Tunisia's presidential election after exit polls suggest a win for Beji Caid Essebsi.
The gunman who shot dead two New York policemen told people "watch what I'm going to do" shortly before the killings, police say.
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.
South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker.
Pakistan's interior minister says police have arrested several suspects in connection with last week's massacre at a school in Peshawar.
China is "against all forms of cyber attacks", its foreign minister says in a conversation with John Kerry about the Sony hacking controversy.
Australian PM Tony Abbott is criticised for saying that women benefitted from his scrapping of a carbon tax, as they were "particularly focused on the household budget".
A woman charged with the murders of eight children in the Australian city of Cairns has failed to have her case transferred to a mental health court.
A dense fog envelops the Indian capital, Delhi, and northern parts of the country, causing travel chaos.
Udo Juergens, one of the best-known pop stars in the German-speaking world and winner of Eurovision in 1966, dies at the age of 80.
A town in Argentina becomes the first in the country to ban beauty queen competitions in its traditional festivities, arguing they are sexist.
Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.
The Italian government is to spend around €200,000 (£156,000) on a new plinth for Michaelangelo's David to protect the statue from earth tremors.
The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
Four Afghan detainees at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have been sent back to their home country, the Pentagon says.
Cuban President Raul Castro hails a recent move to normalise relations with the US but stresses that Havana will not change its political system.
Colombia's Farc begins an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire, hours after the army said that the left-wing rebels had killed five soldiers.
Votes are being counted in Liberia's senate election held on Saturday despite a deadly Ebola outbreak, but many people decided to stay away.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.
Asia's fourth largest economy, South Korea, cuts its growth forecast for this year and next as consumer and business sentiment weakens.
Chinese President Xi Jinping urges Macau residents to respect the "one-China" policy, amid street protests in the former Portuguese colony.
Russia says it will not "cave in" to pressure, following a fresh set of US, EU and Canada sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.
Turkey issues an arrest warrant for influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organising an anti-government movement.
Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.
Jordan executes 11 men convicted of murder, ending a eight-year moratorium on the death penalty.
A new genetics project could help "unlock a series of secrets about devastating diseases" including cancer and rare genetic disorders, the NHS says.
Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.
Asian markets headed higher on Monday, although trading was thin at the start of a working week shortened by the Christmas break.
Aberdeen City Council announces it is to hold a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry.