New York, the city that never sleeps, is tentatively living up to its moniker today as it declares itself open for business and ready for action, after the devastating Hurricane Sandy that killed 22 people in New York alone.
As the abuse scandal surrounding Jimmy Savile focuses on the high profile connections and relationships the former presenter enjoyed, it was the turn of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's former Royal press officer, Dickie Arbiter, to speak out.
Amnesty International has detected a worrying new trend of oppression and a clamp down of free speech in Communist-run Vietnam after two songwriters, Tran Vu Anh Binh and Vo Minh Tri, were both convicted by a court in Ho Chi Minh City.
With Hurricane Sandy expected to make landfall either today or tomorrow on the US eastern seaboard .States of emergency have been declared in Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC and parts of North Carolina.
British man, Christopher Tappin, the retired businessman, who was accused of selling weapons parts to Iran, is to change his plea to guilty after reportedly reaching a deal with US prosecutors ahead of his US trial on the 1st November.