A Lithuanian official says 26 people, including eight judges in different courts of law, have been detained, suspected of "large-scale bribery, trading in influence and abuse of powers in the court system.".
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will not accept a monthly tax transfer from Israel if it carries out its decision to deduct amounts the Palestinians pay to the families of prisoners and people killed in fighting with Israel.
President Vladimir Putin has sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets.
Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors have charged a prominent philanthropist businessman and 15 other people with seeking to overthrow the government by allegedly supporting anti-government protests in 2013.
Taking artistic license from the late Steve Irwin, Scott Munro showed his kids how to catch a “crocodile” in the floodwaters in Townsville, Queensland. After grabbing the fake crocodile and wrestling with it, he says “I got him!”