Estonia’s president has apologized after the country’s interior minister described Finland’s new prime minister as “a sales girl”. President said she was “embarrassed” by the comments of Mart Helme, 70, who leads the populist far-right party, Mr Helme made his controversial remarks on his party’s radio talk-show. Finnish PM Sanna Marin, 34, is the world’s youngest prime minister. Ms Marin has spoken about growing up in a disadvantaged family. She worked as a sales assistant before going to university and embarking on a political career.

At least six cases of H1N1 influenza have been reported in the Iraqi city of Najaf. Medical sources said that one of the six patients had already lost his life at the hospital. According to the source, the six people were sent from the two provinces of Muthanna and Diwannia. Similar cases have lately been reported in the neighboring countries. Authorities in Sulaimaniya province have also made preparations to face any possible cases of H1N1 influenza in the region.

£50m ($66m) worth of jewellery are stolen from the home of Tamara Ecclestone, The daughter of ex Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone in London. The daughter and her father were left “shaken and angry” after the burglary on Friday. Rings, earrings and a Cartier bangle worth £80,000, which was given to the heiress as a wedding present, were all taken in the raid. London police said a fast-paced investigation is under way to locate the suspects and missing items”.