Brazilian police on Monday arrested former government
minister Jose Dirceu, one of the most senior members of the
ruling Workers' Party to be detained so far, in a corruption
scandal engulfing state-run oil company Petrobras.
Britain's police watchdog says it will investigate
allegations that detectives failed to pursue a complaint of
child sexual abuse made against former Conservative prime
minister Edward Heath in the 1990s.
President Barack Obama has challenged America and the world
to step up efforts to fight global warming at the formal
unveiling of his administration's controversial, ramped-up
plan to cut carbon emissions from US power plants.
British television personality and singer Cilla Black, whose
instantly recognisable Liverpool 'scouse' accent won over
generations of music fans and television viewers, has died in
Spain aged 72, Spanish police say.