The denial of bail to WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange looks to be far more about politics than justice, conveniently coinciding as it does with a (so far little-reported) threat by the US to get in on the extradition game.
Once they were for banking. Now churches use them. Fredrick Nzwili of ENI reports on how mobile phone technology is opening up new possibilities for churches in Africa, overcoming the technology gap and encouraging congregations.
Democracy campaigners have reacted with anger and dismay to news that the UK Justice Secretary, Jack Straw, has issued a 'veto' certificate under section 53 of the Freedom of Information Act over Cabinet minutes about devolution.
Attempts to give the royal household complete exemption from the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act are facing strong opposition, with MPs, campaigners and members of the public criticising the proposal.
The PM's surprise withdrawal of the Freedom of Information (Parliament) Order, which would have exempted Parliamentary expenses from full disclosure, has been welcomed by campaign group Unlock Democracy.