(BBC) A US court rejects a bid by director Roman Polanski to be sentenced in absentia for his child sex case.
(BBC) The decision to grant Madonna the right to adopt four-year-old Chifundo "Mercy" has been warmly received in Malawi.
(BBC) A senior UN official says there is no hard evidence the expulsion of aid agencies has caused deaths in Sudan's troubled Darfur region.
(BBC) After years of madness, Jacko's comeback begins
(BBC News) A Croatian film about two emigrants from opposing sides in Bosnia's war wins the main prizes at the Sarajevo Film Festival.