Gunmen kill 17
NAIROBI - Gunmen have killed 17 people and wounded dozens in gun and grenade attacks on two churches in the Kenyan town of Garissa near the border with Somalia.
Wearing balaclavas, the attackers killed two armed police — posted outside churches following previous attacks — before bursting inside to target worshippers as they held prayer services on Sunday.
Witnesses said bodies lay scattered on the floor inside the blood spattered buildings - a Roman Catholic church and an Africa Inland church. "It is a terrible scene, you can see bodies lying in the churches," said regional police chief Leo Nyongesa.
LILLE, France - A gunman has shot dead two people at a nightclub in northern France in an apparent revenge attack after he was kicked out of the disco.
The man, who was "known to police", had been thrown out of the Theatro disco in the heart of Lille but returned about 3am on Sunday and opened fire with a Kalashnikov-style weapon, a local official said.
Police were searching for him and an accomplice, who drove him away from the disco.
TOKYO - Dozens of protesters have shouted and danced at the gate of the first nuclear power plant to restart since Japan shut down all of its reactors for safety checks following the Fukushima disaster.
Ohi nuclear plant's reactor No.3 returned to operation despite a deep division in public opinion.
Last month, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda ordered the restarts of reactors No.3 and nearby No.4, saying people's living standards can't be maintained without nuclear energy.
India toll rises
GAUHATI, India - The death toll from monsoon rains in northeastern India has risen above 60, with more than 2000 villages inundated.
More than a week of heavy rains in Assam state has caused the massive Brahmaputra river - one of Asia's largest - to exceed danger levels.
Smaller rivers have also overflown their banks. Floods and landslides have killed 62 people, Assam's Agriculture Minister Nilomoni Sen Deka said on Sunday.
Deka said the disaster has affected about two million people.
Hong Kong rally
HONG KONG - Hong Kong's biggest protest for nearly a decade has packed the former British colony's streets in a defiant reception for its new leader and a show of popular anger after 15 years of Chinese rule.
The rally came after Leung Chun-ying, a millionaire property consultant seen as close to China's communist authorities, was sworn in as chief executive in front of Chinese President Hu Jintao - who had his speech interrupted on Sunday.
Hu's visit and Leung's inauguration have become focal points for growing discontent towards Beijing, which has surged to a new post-handover high amid soaring housing costs, limited democracy and perceived meddling by China.