An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Friday:
Deadly bombing – A suicide car bomber killed 49 people and wounded 100 others Friday when his vehicle exploded in a market in Mohmand Agency in Pakistan’s tribal region, officials said.
Spy exchange - Ten Russian agents who were expelled from the United States for intelligence gathering were expected to arrive in Vienna, Austria, Friday morning on a chartered flight, a U.S. federal law enforcement official said.
Suicide attack - At least five Iraqis were killed and at least 18 others were wounded in a suicide bombing at an Iraqi army checkpoint in western Baghdad Friday morning, the Interior Ministry said.
Mexico floods - Mexican President Felipe Calderon promised federal aid to three states after torrential rains soaked the area, leaving at least 15 dead and forcing the evacuation of thousands.
World Cup prediction - Paul the octopus has plumped for Spain to beat the Netherlands in Sunday’s World Cup final in Johannesburg, South Africa. He wasted no time in opening the box in his tank labeled with the Spanish flag at the Sea Life Aquarium, in Oberhausen, western Germany. The octopus has become an international celebrity after picking the winner in each of Germany's World Cup matches. Read the full story