BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials say five car bombs have gone off in Shiite neighbourhoods of Baghdad, killing 16 people and wounding 75.
ANKARA (AP) - An official says a hot air balloon has crashed in central Turkey, killing one person and injuring 24 others on board.
WELLINGTON (AFP) - An elderly New Zealand anti-royalist was fined on Monday over a plan to hurl manure at Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla during their visit to Auckland last year, reports said.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A powerful storm system churning through the US Mid-west spawned tornadoes on Sunday in the states of Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa, destroying homes and killing at least one person, US media reported.
CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt's liquor stores are under growing pressure to stop selling alcohol, they say, not from the country's Islamist government, but from society itself.