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.
MADRID (AFP) - With his high-pitched voice, square spectacles and stubbly chin, Jordi Evole is not your typical dashing television presenter.
BAGHDAD (AFP) - A "war on mosques" - deadly attacks by militants on Sunni mosques and Shiite places of worship called husseiniyahs - using weapons ranging from bombs to mortar rounds is raging in Iraq.