A bad week for ...
Time seems to be running out for the WikiLeaks founder. After losing an appeal in London on Thursday, it looks increasingly likely he will be extradited to Sweden to face charges of suspected rape and molestation. He could appeal to Britain's Supreme Court, but experts expect an appeal would fail. The ruling was the latest blow for Assange, whose secret-spilling organisation is on the brink of financial ruin.
Three Pakistani cricketers paid a high price for damaging a game renowned for its fairness. Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were jailed from six months to 30 months for a spot-fixing scandal. They were part of a gambling-inspired plot to bowl no-balls at pre-arranged times during a test match against England at Lord's in August last year.
It may be a case of hero to zero for the former Goldman Sachs co-chief executive and ex-New Jersey governor. Corzine is chief executive of MF Global, the holding company for a futures brokerage that filed for bankruptcy on Monday - the biggest Wall Street failure since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 - after making a bad US$6.3 billion bet on European sovereign debt.