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What's happening around the world Monday:

-- TOP STORIES --

+ Violent clashes in Egypt leave one dead

+ S. Korea warns North could launch missile this week

+ Kerry lays wreath and meets leaders in Israel

+ Spanish-British summit on eurozone, future of EU

CAIRO: Tracking latest after violent clashes broke out in Cairo leaving one person dead, following the funeral of four Copts killed in Muslim-Christian fighting north of the capital (EGYPT-UNREST-COPTS-FUNERAL

SEOUL: Monitoring after a top South Korean security official warned that the North may test-launch a missile this week, as the date by which Pyongyang suggested diplomats leave the city for their own safety looms closer (NKOREA-SKOREA-US-MILITARY)

JERUSALEM: Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at Yad Vashem as Israel marks Holocaust Memorial Day before meeting Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad and then Israeli President Shimon Peres at 1430 GMT. Picture (WWII-HISTORY-HOLOCAUST-JEWS-ISRAEL) (ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-US-DIPLOMACY-PEACE)

MADRID: Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy holds talks with his British counterpart David Cameron which are expected to focus on the eurozone debt crisis and the future of the European Union. Press conference at 1230 GMT. Picture (SPAIN-BRITAIN-DIPLOMACY-ECONOMY-FINANCE-DEBT)

----- OTHER AGENDA ITEMS -----

HARTFORD, Connecticut: US President Barack Obama heads to Connecticut, scene of the Newtown school massacre in December, to push his case for tighter gun controls. Picture. 2145 GMT (US-POLITICS-GUNS-OBAMA)

HANOVER, Germany: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin attend industrial trade fair with rights groups planning protests against Moscow's recent crackdown on NGOs. Tour of stands 0700 GMT. Press statements 0900 GMT. Picture. Video (GERMANY-RUSSIA-POLITICS-ECONOMY-RIGHTS)

PARIS: Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso starts a four-day visit, his first since 2010, with talks with French counterpart Francois Hollande at 0800 GMT and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at 0900 GMT. Protests expected by Congolese expatriates in France, human rights activists and French left-wingers. (From 1200 GMT to 1530 GMT) (FRANCE-CONGO-DIPLOMACY)

BEIJING: Monitoring as health officials in Beijing give details on the national response to a deadly outbreak of bird flu which has infected 21 people and killed six, leading to a ban on live poultry sales and the disinfecting of schools (HEALTH-FLU-CHINA)

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court is to hear a petition seeking former dictator Pervez Musharraf's trial for treason for imposing military rule in 2007 (PAKISTAN-UNREST-VOTE-POLITICS-MUSHARRAF)

OSWIECIM, Poland: Annual March of the Living in memory of victims of the Holocaust to be held at the site of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Ceremony from 1100 GMT. Picture. (POLAND-HISTORY-HOLOCAUST)

TUNIS: IMF delegation arrives in Tunisia to finalise a precautionary aid plan of $1.78 billion. (TUNISIA-ECONOMY-IMF)

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopian appeal court hearing for blogger Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage, jailed last year for terror-related offences. (ETHIOPIA-MEDIA-POLITICS-RIGHTS-COURT)

BRUSSELS: European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso meets UEFA head Michel Platini at 0830 GMT as the EU investigates allegations of illegal state aid given to various European football clubs including Real Madrid. Picture. (EU-Fbl-COMPETITION)

LONDON: Press preview of an unpublished poem by Winston Churchill - "Our Modern Watchwords" - to be auctioned on Wednesday. From 1400 GMT. Picture. Video. (BRITAIN-LIFESTYLE-PEOPLE-LITERATURE)

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