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

US mulls putting North Korea back on terror list
President 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.

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.

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

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.

Germany compensates hundreds of neo-Nazi violence victims
The German government has compensated hundreds of victims of extremist violence since 2007, Focus magazine has reported. More than one million euros went to people who suffered attacks by the neo-Nazi group NSU.

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.

New Romania President Iohannis sworn into office
Klaus Iohannis has been sworn in as Romania's new president. The new head of state pledged to use his time in office to fight corruption and strengthen the country's institutions.

Israel police arrest several members of the right-wing Lehava group
Israeli police have arrested several members of the extreme-right group Lehava. This was the second such swoop targeting the group within the past week.

Jordan carries out first executions in eight years
Jordan says it has hanged several people following a ban on the death penalty being lifted. Capital punishment has been reinstated in the country in response to an increase in 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.


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