An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on stories we're following on Monday:
War crimes trial: Actress Mia Farrow has testified that supermodel Naomi Campbell named Charles Taylor as the person who presented her with a diamond. Farrow¬†appeared in The Hague, The Netherlands, at the war crimes trial of Taylor, the former president of Liberia who prosecutors allege funded a brutal civil war in Sierra Leone using blood diamonds.
Rwanda votes: Presidential elections are being held in Rwanda with the incumbent Paul Kagame expected to win a second and final seven-year term.
Flotilla inquiry starts in Jerusalem: Israel operated within international law when it stopped a flotilla and raided the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, on which nine people were killed, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of an inquiry into the incident.
Floods hit central Europe: Adverse weather has claimed the lives of more than 15 people in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic and Lithuania.
Russian wildfires: A heatwave continues to cause problems, with wildfires still spreading through the countryside and Moscow plagued by intense smog and high temperatures. The Russian meteorological service says that the heatwave could last until mid-August.
'9/11' mosque: The German city of Hamburg has shut a former mosque and cultural center frequented by the suicide hijackers from the September 11 attacks, a senator with responsibility for interior issues has said.
Man nears end of Amazon hike: CNN is following English explorer Ed Stafford as he bids to become the first person to walk the entire length of the Amazon river. He started his trek in April 2008 and is due to finally finish Monday.