WARSAW, Poland (AP) - A Polish court has rejected a complaint by non-believing lawmakers against the presence of a Roman Catholic crucifix in parliament.
BAGHDAD (REUTERS) - A car bomb exploded in north-eastern Iraq on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding 23, police said.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Scores of heads of state and other foreign dignitaries are beginning to converge on South Africa as the final preparations for Tuesday's national memorial service for liberation struggle icon Nelson Mandela are put in place.
BEIRUT (AFP) - The World Health Organisation (WTO) and UNICEF have launched a polio vaccination campaign for 23 million children in the Middle East after 17 cases were discovered in Syria, they announced on Monday.
JOHANNESBURG (REUTERS) - More than 70 heads of state and government are expected in South Africa this week to attend funeral events for former president Nelson Mandela, with most due to attend a huge memorial service in Johannesburg on Tuesday, officials said.