The bodies of two women have been found beneath a message calling for the release of jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot, Russian investigators have said.
To hear Vladimir Putin tell it, he works like a "galley slave", pouring blood, sweat and tears into toiling for the Russian people with little personal gain in return.
NBC is reporting that Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, is dead. He was 82.
The darkest chapter in Norway's recent history came to a close, as judges delivered a sentence that is likely to see Anders Behring Breivik spend the rest of his life in prison, before they read out harrowing accounts of the gun and bomb attacks he perpetrated last year.
Maria Baronova wasn't at home on the morning eight masked officers armed with Kalashnikovs broke down her front door.
Barely two, possibly three, weeks to go before David Cameron's predicted reshuffle, the first such unforced exercise since the general election.
A few hours after Meles Zenawi's death was announced, British prime ministers past and present were queueing to pay tribute.