March 24th, 2010
06:12 AM ET

World update: UK revises Israel travel advice

An update from London on some of the stories we're expecting to develop through the day Wednesday:

UK revises Israel travel advice - British citizens traveling to Israel should be aware that their passport details could be captured for "improper uses," Britain's Foreign Office has warned. The advice follows London’s accusation that the Israeli government was responsible for forging UK passports used in an international murder plot.

Israel: Construction years away - Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor has said his government would take two years to implement expansion of the East Jerusalem settlements. The announcement of the plans two weeks ago sparked a diplomatic spat with the United States. Full story

Gay couple face trial -
Two men arrested in December in Malawi for an engagement ceremony face up to 14 years in jail. Human rights activists say the case is a test case for gay rights in the African nation. Full story

Rio Tinto bribery suspects await verdict - The trial of four Rio Tinto employees charged with bribery and stealing commercial secrets has ended in Shanghai, China - but it is unclear when a verdict will be delivered. Full story

BA prepares for second strike - British Airways says it is expanding its flight schedules this weekend despite a planned four-day strike by cabin crews, because more staff are willing to cross the picket lines.

Doctors call for smoking ban - A report by the UK’s Royal College of Physicians has recommended that smoking be banned in public places frequented by children as well as in private cars to avoid exposure to tobacco smoke.

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