VENEZUELA: Venezuelans packed the streets of Caracas and other cities on Thursday to hear President Hugo Chavez and opposition rival Henrique Capriles make their final pitches ahead of weekend elections.
UNITED STATES: The federal government will be forced to reimburse millions of dollars to Native American tribes who have been short-changed for running federal programs following a US Supreme Court verdict.
NATIONAL: When it comes to music Queen Elizabeth is fond of a blast from the bagpipes. But she’ll also get a touch of true Australian music later tonight as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations, which mark her 60-year reign as Monarch.
NEW ZEALAND: The Maori Party this month threatened to consider pulling out of its support arrangement with the National government over concerns it will not include treaty rights in partial state assets sales.