Luis Posada Carriles, a 77 year old Cuban exile, freedom fighter, ex-head of Venezualan police, may be extradited to Venezeula from the United States of America on 13 June next, Michael McCaughan reports
Helen Rock went to the Chelsea flower show and found it impossible for it to live up to its expectations of excellence in horticulture.
The race for the Tory leadership is on with up to a dozen MPs possibly vying for Micheal Howard's position. But do any of them have an idea what the tories stand for anymore? By Kevin Maguire
In the last few weeks a popular revolt took place in Kyrgyzstan overthrowing President Akayev. The people were protesting against a widespread belief that there was government interference in the country's recent presidential elections. Although the president there has been overthrown, all of the other 'Stans, formerly part of the Soviet Union, still have one-party, totalitarian government systems that suppresses media and parliamentary opposition.
Pakistan was also a strong opponent of sanctions, along with Russia, which has a veto. Compromise resolutions were reached, but were widely mis-reported as having given Sudan a deadline to act or else face sanctions. In fact, the furthest the Security Council members were willing to go was to order monthly reports and say they were prepared to consider "further action".
This "act of God" in Asia, which has taken the lives of 150,000 people and brought misery to millions, again challenges belief in the idea of an all-powerful, all-loving, ever-caring God. By Vincent Browne
This week, the Chilean judiciary ruled that former dictator Augusto Pinochet should be tried for kidnap and murder. It may help the country to deal with its horrific past, writes Martin Mullins.
This week Viktor Yuschenko was declared the winner of the re-run Ukranian presidential elections, but the newly defeated candidate, Viktor Yanukovich, is refusing to accept the election's outcome.
The tsunami that has killed more than 50,000 people in Asia and devastated the lives of millions across nine countries in the space of a few hours underscores the unpredictability of life and events. But some certainties endure.