An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on stories we're following on Tuesday:
More heavy rains forecast: The United Nations has said the number of people affected by the torrential rains and flooding in Pakistan is nearing 14 million.
War crimes trial: The former agent of model Naomi Campbell, Carole White, continues her testimony at the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor in The Hague, The Netherlands. White said Monday that Campbell was aware that diamonds she received were a gift from Taylor - an allegation Campbell denied in court last week.
U.N. flotilla inquiry: The United Nations will launch a panel of inquiry Tuesday into Israel's interception of a humanitarian aid flotilla, in which nine people were killed.
Russian heatwave: The hot weather and wildfire smog continue to cause problems in Russia with states of emergency being declared in some towns. Meteorologists hope that the weather may finally break this week.
Rwanda elections:Â Counting has begun after voting finished in the Rwanda elections. No big surprises are expected, with President Paul KagameÂ looking at winning a second and final seven-year term.
Mass strike: More than one million public workers are set to strike in South Africa amid calls for higher wages. Demonstrations are expected in Cape Town and Pretoria.