the Context

The President of Brazil Luiz Incio Lula da Silva orders an inquiry into the crash of TAM Linhas Areas Flight 3054.

The UK Crown Prosecution Service ends its inquiry into the "Cash for honours" claims with a finding that the evidence is not sufficient to warrant charges being laid.

China shuts down a chemical plant associated with deaths in Panama from tainted medicine and two petfood plants associated with the deaths of pets in the United States.

Hundreds of thousands of Bolivians protest proposals to shift the capital from La Paz to Sucre.

United States District Judge James Jones levies a fine of $634.5 million on Purdue Pharma and three executives for misleading the public about OxyContin.

The Government of Ethiopia pardons and frees opposition leaders who had been sentenced to life imprisonment for their roles in riots following 2005 elections. Prime Minister Meles Zenawi denies that the release was forced by the United States.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan unanimously reinstates Iftikhar Chaudhry as Chief Justice.

Taliban insurgents stop a bus in Afghanistan and kidnap some of the passengers including South Koreans.

Taliban insurgents have kidnapped 23 Korean Christians from a bus in Afghanistan, officials said on Friday, the biggest group of foreigners seized so far in the militant campaign to oust the government and its Western backers.

Israel has begun releasing 250 Palestinian prisoners associated with Fatah.

2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup: After the Argentina vs Chile semi-final game ended, a scuffle between Toronto Police officers and members of the Chilean team led to the arrest of 21 players.

Shoaib Mansoor's Khuda Ke Liye is released all over Pakistan by Geo Films and is considered to be the revival of cinema in Pakistan.

Tewkesbury was flooded