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France: Driver shouting 'Allahu Akbar' ploughs car into pedestrians in Dijon

ImageA driver has been arrested after ramming his car into groups of people in the eastern French city of Dijon while shouting "Allahu Akbar" or "God is greatest." 11 were injured in the incident.

Germany

First Western journalist granted access to 'Islamic State' returns to Germany

ImageJürgen Todenhöfer has returned to Germany from "Islamic State" territories. In an interview with German website TZ, he says IS is "much stronger and much more dangerous" than the West realizes.

Security

US mulls putting North Korea back on terror list

ImagePresident Barack Obama has said the US is reviewing N. Korea's status following an alleged cyber-attack by the communist nation on Sony Pictures. Obama has pledged a "proportional and appropriate" response to the attack.

Elections

Exit polls in Tunisia show likely win for veteran Essebsi

Exit polls from Tunisia's presidential runoff show veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi as the winner. The poll is seen as a last step to democracy after the ouster of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.

Iraq

Kurd fighters advance against IS militants in northern Iraq town

Soldiers of the Kurdish peshmerga army have pushed back IS militants in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar. The pershmerga offensive has triggered heavy clashes in the town.

Crime

German mosque vandalized with swastikas and racist graffiti

A half-built mosque in the northwestern German town of Dormagen has been spray painted with swastikas and racist slogans. The act of vandalism comes as anti-Islamic demonstrations continue to grow across Germany.

Aviation

Unnerving security deficits uncovered at Frankfurt Airport

EU investigators are reported to have uncovered major deficits in security checks at Frankfurt Airport. Officials say the concerns have been addressed, however, aviation experts point out the need for more measures.

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Birthdays

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Days to remember

1965: Cinema Premiere of "Doctor Zhivago"