Congressional investigators have published a series of internal BP memos which they say proves that the British company systematically and negligently put safety at risk on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in order to increase profits.
Uzbekistan last night closed its borders to refugees fleeing neighbouring Kyrgyzstan as the numbers killed in the ethnic violence spiralled and aid agencies reported fresh allegations of atrocities from the survivors.
Serbia took a significant step towards joining the EU after European foreign ministers relaxed demands for the alleged genocide fugitive Ratko Mladic to be arrested before allowing its membership application to proceed.
Britain will on Sunday make a fresh attempt to persuade the European Union to relax its arms embargo on Syrian rebels, after President Bashar al-Assad's forces looked set for a key battlefield victory that could turn the war in their favour.
Angelina Jolie, when writing about her preventive double mastectomy, did not discuss how much her surgeries cost, but she did mention that many women would not be able to afford the $3,000 to $4,000 test that led her to make the decision. What she failed to say was why the test costs so much.
Syrian opposition activists said that government forces and Hezbollah had intensified attacks in Qusayr, which faced the heaviest shelling since the battle had started, to allow Hezbollah to claim victory.