LeBron James (pictured) scored 23 points in Cleveland's victory over Milwaukee that booked the Cavaliers the Eastern Conference's first play-off spot. The Cavaliers will meet the Celtics, who beat New Jersey, in Boston on Friday night.
In this edition of Web News: Chinese bloggers are divided on the increase in military spending; a writer's manifesto for freedom of speech gets Thailand buzzing; and a US website offers lessons from famous universities.
According to payroll firm ADP, almost 700,000 jobs were lost in the private sector in the US in February, a figure that was higher than expected. This comes two days before the publication of official government figures by the Labour Department.
In this edition: AIG, the company that Washington thinks is "too big to fail"; Greenville, USA, a city leading the way in eco-friendly living; and Bolivia, where electric cars are revving up the economy of this lithium nation.
A day before an auction in New York is to sell personal items which belonged to Mahatma Gandhi, including his famous round glasses and sandals, India is stepping up its diplomatic efforts to obtain the objects, and may even bid for them.
The CIA has destroyed 92 controversial interrogation videos featuring al Qaeda suspects undergoing waterboarding, a US attorney said in a letter addressed to a New York judge. The tapes were allegedly destroyed in 2005.