British coalition parties go head to head in referendum
The United Kingdom is holding a referendum this week to decide whether or not its voting system should be changed to the "Alternative Vote" (AV). It was a key demand of the Liberal Democrats during the negotiations that led to the creation of the Coalition, and they'll go head to head against their partners, the Conservatives, in the vote.
After a serious blunder from NATO on Friday that saw civilians killed, the question of local support for the Western coalition in Afghanistan seems more tricky than ever, since the US considers this support central to its new strategy.
More former Khmer Rouge leaders could face charges before a UN-backed tribunal after the court agreed to extend investigations to additional suspects, a decision that could put it on a collision course with the government.
Two months after his death, Michael Jackson's funeral is to be a low-key affair but his legacy - both artistic and business - is thriving. Some 16 million albums have been sold since his death, set to net the late singer millions in record sales.
Oil exploration has become huge in many sub-Saharan African countries, with foreign companies coming in to take their fill. But even major discoveries, such as in Uganda, rarely result in the oil wealth trickling down to the local inhabitants.
Faced with new sanctions from the West this month, Tehran has prepared an updated nuclear proposal, the details of which remain undisclosed, and says it is ready to negotiate its programme. Could it be Iran's first major engagement with the West?