A New Year's Eve stampede in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, has left at least 61 people dead, according to the Associated Press.
State radio reported that many more were injured in the incident which occurred at 2am local time (0200 GMT) after a fireworks display.
More top news
The Queen says she is "deeply touched" by the "selflessness" of medical staff fighting the Ebola outbreak in her annual Christmas speech.
Video of Norman the dog's Scrooge-like disdain of Christmas is becoming a festive hit online as he moans about his owners' singing.
Pope Francis has used his Christmas sermon to condemn the "brutal persecution" of minorities by Islamic State.