SYDNEY (AFP) - A former Qantas steward, who believes he developed Parkinson's disease after repeated exposure to government-mandated pesticides sprayed in the cabin, plans to sue Canberra, his lawyer said on Monday.
JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided not to attend a memorial service for Nelson Mandela this week because it is too expensive to travel to South Africa, Israeli media reported on Sunday.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelans cast ballots in municipal elections on Sunday, offering a glimpse of their judgment on the government's handling of economic troubles as President Nicolas Maduro faced his first electoral test since being elected in April.
CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian police fired tear gas on Sunday in an attempt to disperse supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president protesting at the dormitories of an Islamic university in Cairo.
KIEV (AFP) - Ukrainians protesting against the government's rejection of a key pact with the European Union on Sunday toppled the statue of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin in central Kiev, police said.