Thousands of Afghans have taken to the streets of Kabul for a second day, outraged after learning that copies of the Koran were burnt at a US airbase. Bagram detention centre is at the heart of the controversy, long despised by many Afghans and even described as Afghanistan's own Guantanamo. President Karzai has renewed calls for it to be placed under Afghan control. Following on from another recent incident with US troops, diplomatic relations are under increasing strain.
Travelling to Benin, former French president Jacques Chirac called on governments around the world to join the fight against fake medication. In some developing countries, one in four drugs are counterfeit and potentially dangerous.
As diplomats from across the Americas step up efforts to resolve the standoff between interim leader Roberto Micheletti and ousted President Manuel Zelaya, Honduran media have made it clear who they are rooting for.