Abdullah II of Jordan
Jordan’s King Abdullah asked Prime Minister Samir Rifai to form a new cabinet following the resignation of the government, the state news agency Petra said.
Taoiseach Brian Cowen has rejected Fine Gael's accusations that he is engaged in an ongoing attempt to cling on to power.
India forms two new army divisions - comprising more than 36,000 men - to defend the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Gambia orders all Iranian government representatives to leave within 48 hours, giving no reason for breaking diplomatic ties.
Families in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh search morgues and hospitals for relatives after a stampede left hundreds dead or injured.
United States federal court
Oracle Corp. won a $1.3 billion jury verdict against rival SAP AG, the world’s largest maker of business application software, for copyright infringement by a now-defunct software maintenance unit.
Shares in Qantas have recovered after the airline said its fleet of A380 superjumbos will start returning to service by the end of this week.
Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry on Friday 29 April at Westminster Abbey, Clarence House says.
Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta
North and South Korea fire artillery shells across their tense western sea border, in one of the most serious clashes since the Korean War in the 1950s.