An Australian ex-journo leads one of the political parties contesting this week's UK general election which polls suggest is too close to call.
Berlin (AFP) - More than 15 million euros worth of cocaine turned up Monday in boxes of bananas delivered to Aldi supermarkets in and around Berlin, police said.
An optical illusion is being blamed for a series of crashes on a freeway ramp in America.
Nanterre (France) (AFP) - France's far-right National Front (FN) on Monday suspended founder Jean-Marie Le Pen over a string of controversial remarks and amid a deepening feud with his daughter Marine, who now leads the party.
Kathmandu (AFP) - US military helicopters began reconnaissance trips Monday to assess remote areas of Nepal devastated by an earthquake that killed more than 7,300 people, an official said.
Panama City (AFP) - Panama's former strongman Manuel Noriega will face trial for the 1970 disappearance of a leftist union activist, his lawyer said Monday, the latest in a string of cases against the jailed ex-leader.
Paris (AFP) - He labels gas chambers a "detail of history", believes Nazi occupation of France was not all bad, wants to join with Russia to save the "white world" and says he understands why some fight democracy.
Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - The vice-president of Burundi's constitutional court -- which was about to decide on the legality of a hugely contested third term for President Pierre Nkurunziza -- fled the country Monday.
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New York (AFP) - Britney Spears, whose career has been full of both commercial success and criticism, has recorded a song with a younger kindred spirit, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.
Mexico City (AFP) - Armed with rocket-propelled grenades to bring down an army helicopter and with ties to gangs as far afield as Asia, the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel and its shadowy boss have grown into Mexico's newest menace.