A surfing world champion's death has prompted drug-screening of professional surfers, in a move that could wipe out the sport's alternative image.
Hackers from Anonymous say they have "diverted" $500 000 to charity using credit card information of the customers of a US security firm.
Local drug police sabotage expensive scanning equipment and tip off smugglers to avoid detection.
WikiLeaks cables show US concern that cartels are trafficking in the region on a massive scale.
declared Bordeaux's new vintage the best in living memory. But how can they judge wines that won't be ready to drink for another few decades?
For five centuries Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper has stood majestically still on the walls of a Milanese friary's dining hall, the only disturbance the slow flaking of its priceless paint. Now British filmmaker Peter Greenaway has been granted permission to bring to life the hidden stories he sees in the wall painting.
Rastafarian priest Headley Samuel holds up a stem of pungent marijuana and reveals his recipe for bliss: "Fast, breakfast, drink aloe vera and smoke ganja." His routine, which he says takes him to "the highest spiritual realm", makes him a lawbreaker. But soon that may change.
The decision to scrap the system of selling a hardback a year before releasing the paperback has created waves in the publishing world, writes Robert Booth.