An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Tuesday:
Uganda bombings - Ugandan officials have recovered an explosives-laden belt from a residential area as the investigation continues into a trio of bombings that killed at least 74 people. Read the full story
Cuba prisoners - The first group among 52 Cuban political prisoners to be freed is expected to arrive in Spain on Tuesday. A group of prisoners left the island nation on a commercial flight on Monday night.
Italy crime - Police fanned out across Italy on Tuesday on a major crackdown on the crime syndicate, the ‘Ndrangheta, prosecutors said. The operation, called “The Crime,” is seeking to arrest between 200 and 300 people on charges ranging from receiving stolen goods to murder.
Veil ban - France’s lower house of parliament will vote Tuesday on a ban on any veils that cover the face—including the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women.
Missing researcher - A missing Iranian researcher, whom Tehran claimed was abducted by the CIA, has taken refuge in the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, Iran’s semi-official news agency Mehr says.
Paul's future - The Germany aquarium that is home to Paul the octopus—who correctly predicted the outcome of eight World Cup matches in a row—is expected to announce the animal’s future at 6 a.m. ET. There is discussion the seemingly psychic cephalopod may now “retire” from the prediction business.