Who's who in the news

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 31 March, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 31 March, 2010, 12:00am

a. This Samoan rugby player leads his national seven-a-side rugby team to victory at the weekend's Hong Kong Sevens. The captain brought his team back from a 14-0 deficit, as they defeated the New Zealand All Blacks to take home the 2010 Hong Kong Sevens Cup.

b. This Filipino politician is currently under heavy assassination threats due to his recent rise to presidential candidacy. The former secretary of national defence has won many supporters, but he is also faced with violent protests on the streets in the Philippines.

c. The mistress of former American presidential hopeful John Edwards finally details the truth about their long-term affair and claims he has 'fallen to grace' rather than 'from'. The admitted mother of his child no longer lives in secrecy after giving her first interview recently.

d. This politician was unexpectedly visited by United States President Barack Obama to improve internal security and crack down on corruption in Afghanistan. He is now in his second term in office, after a presidential election marred by allegations of corruption.

e. This man of god has been under pressure due to the abuse allegations in the Catholic Church. He has been accused of failing to act over a series of complaints. But he has apologised to victims and has sent a letter regarding his regrets to Irish Catholics.