- 'Exile or trial' for Nepal king Nepal's top Maoist rebel leader tells the BBC the only future he can see for King Gyanendra is exile or…
- US government 'failed' on Katrina All levels of US government, from President Bush down, failed over Hurricane Katrina, a report finds.
- Cheney shoots man in hunt error US Vice-President Dick Cheney accidentally shoots and injures a man during a quail hunting trip in Texas.
- Berlusconi says 'I am like Jesus' Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi causes a political storm by comparing himself to Jesus Christ.
- Ex-SA deputy head due in court South Africa's former Deputy President Jacob Zuma goes on trial for rape at Johannesburg high court.
- Greek tomb find excites experts Archaeologists in Greece examine a huge tomb dating to the period after Alexander the Great's death.
- Iraq suspends dealings with AWB Iraq ends its relationship with Australia's monopoly wheat exporter AWB, until the end of a bribery inquiry.
- Record snowstorm hits US A major snow storm hits US mid-Atlantic and north-east states, disrupting air travel and cutting off power.
- Blair promises Iraq 'abuse' probe The UK is to investigate a video, uncovered by a London paper, allegedly showing UK soldiers beating up Iraqis.
- Chavez deadline for US preachers The Venezuelan government gives a group of US missionaries a Sunday deadline to leave the country.
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