* Kenya: Rest in peace Wangari Maathai; the environmental activist and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize recipient died at the age of 71 on Monday.
* Middle East: The U.N. Security Council will start holding meetings on Wednesday to decide on the recognition of Palestinian statehood to the global body.
* Italy: A senior member of the Catholic Church blasted the Italian political class for numerous scandals that have implicated top officials.
* China: A pair of Tibetan monks set themselves on fire in protest against the Chinese government's policies.
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