The British Prime Minister is fighting for his political future amid public outrage at the slew of revelations about similar alleged rule-breaking while the rest of the country followed guidelines — at personal cost.
Thirty years after the Watergate break-in scandal that led to president Richard Nixon's 1974 resignation, the tools used by the burglars to break into and wiretap the Democratic party headquarters at the Watergate hotel complex were exposed to the media.
As the United Nations preparatory commission met this week in New York to set the International Criminal Court in motion, the human rights crisis in Zimbabwe continued to worsen ? sparking fresh enthusiasm for the prosecution of President Robert Mugabe and his inner circle.
Israeli helicopters and tanks hit Gaza City early on Monday, targeting a main Palestinian security compound, while hundreds of kilometres away, a security guard foiled an attempt to hijack an Israeli passenger plane.
From cocaine smuggling for Colombian drug cartels to criminal betting syndicates in Asia, Russian mobsters have extended their tentacles across the far corners of the globe, backed up by formidable resources at home.
THE streets of Paris, famously constructed for armies, faced two of them on May Day. One - that of the well- disciplined troops of the far-right leader Jean-Marie le Pen - they could cope with. The other they couldn't.
A bicycle bomb aimed at a vehicle carrying Nato-led peacekeepers exploded on Monday east of the Afghan capital, Kabul, wounding at least seven Afghan civilians, some seriously, police and officials said. The remote-controlled bomb was set on a bicycle left on the side of the main road from Kabul to the eastern city of Jalalabad and detonated at about 9.30am.