Greece: Tour operators climb Colosseum to protest against Holy Year selling ban

Six Roman tour operators climbed on Romes Colosseum on 7 December to protest against an order banning them from approaching tourists on the streets to sell them their packages. The decree, passed by Romes municipality last month, came just before the Holy Year, due to start on 8 December and to last almost one year, when millions of pilgrims and tourists are expected to flock to the Italian capital as well as to the Vatican. Dec 8, 2015

Mexico: Brutal cartels fight over conflict-free gold revenues

Heroin traffickers linked to the abduction and disappearance of 43 students a year ago are battling over millions of dollars paid by Canadian mining giant Goldcorp to a village in Mexicos southern gold belt, leading to a wave of murders. Dec 8, 2015

Villages join squat camp Grow Heathrow to protest third runway

The long-awaited decision on whether to build a third runway at Londons Heathrow airport, which had been expected this week has been delayed again. On 7 December, British Prime Minister David Camerons office said he would give clear direction by year-end. The debate over where to Dec 8, 2015

San Bernardino: Hundreds gather for candlelit vigil to remember shooting victims

Hundreds of mourners gathered for a candlelight vigil on 7 December to remember the victims of the shooting in San Bernardino, California on 2 December. US-born Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his Pakistani wife, Tashfeen Malik, 29, killed 14 people in a mass shooting. The couple died hours later in a shootout with police. Dec 8, 2015