Here is today's agenda for coverage:
In world news ...
• Are the Tamil Tigers making their last stand in Canada? Susan Bourette is reporting that some 200,000 Tamils live in Toronto and they have gained national political attention in recent days after their protests have shut down parts of Toronto, including a highway.
• Longtime Moscow correspondent Fred Weir observes that from hockey to Miss World to Eurovision, Russians are enjoying a spate of little triumphs in the worlds of sports, music, and glamour. It may seem like no big deal to less-troubled nations, but for Russians they appear to matter a lot. The country, it seems, is on a cultural roll.
• One of Kenya's most famous white aristocrats was sentenced to eight months Thursday, after a judge found him guilty of manslaughter for fatally shooting a poaching suspect on his family estate. Tristan McConnell is finding that the case touches a nerve in Kenya, due to Britain's less-than-savory colonial rule there.