Compiled by ‘Ifreke Inyang
*France and Germany says Europe needs a tougher treaty by March to cope with the eurozone debt crisis, in a move welcomed by European markets.
*Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo becomes the first former head of state to appear at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
*A dozen luxury sports cars – eight Ferraris, a Lamborghini and three Mercedes – collide in what is likely to be one of Japan’s most expensive pile-ups.
*At least 18 people are killed and 45 wounded in three bomb attacks in central Iraq targeting Shia pilgrims marking the festival of Ashura.
*At least 58 people – many Shia Muslims – die in twin attacks on a holy day in Afghanistan, raising the prospect of a new, sectarian conflict.
*Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, plays down his party’s losses at Sunday’s election after central Moscow sees its opposition rally in years.
*Chelsea and Arsenal qualify for the knock out round of the Champions League
*Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, says he feels no guilt about his government’s ongoing crackdown, despite reports of brutality by its forces.
*Italian police say they have discovered the notorious chief of a Naples mafia clan, Michele Zagaria, who has been on the run for 16 years.
*Pakistani President, Asif Ali Zardari, is being treated in Dubai for a heart condition and his officials dismisses reports that he may resign.
*Sir Alex Ferguson defends Manchester United’s young players, saying they were not to blame for their humiliating exit from the Champions League, though the defender Patrice Evra said the club had been unprofessional in Europe and described dropping into the Europa League as an “embarrassment”.
*Chancellor George Osborne says David Cameron’s decision to veto changes to the European Union treaty has “helped protect Britain’s economic interests”
*Nations at the UN climate talks appear to be edging their way to agreeing that a process towards a new carbon-cutting deal should start in the New Year.
*There are appeals for calm in the Democratic Republic of Congo as disputed elections threaten to plunge the volatile Central African nation into chaos.
*Thousands of people protest in Moscow and other cities in the biggest demonstrations in Russia for 20 years, amid anger over disputed elections.