An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Friday:
Thailand protests - Violence erupted in Thailand on Friday, a day after an opposition leader was shot in downtown Bangkok. Protesters took to the streets amid gunfire. One person died from clashes Friday and two are in critical condition, a local hospital director said. All three were shot. More people were injured, including a journalist from a French TV station shot in the leg. Read the full story
Oil spill - A U.S. congressman says he will launch a formal inquiry into how much oil is gushing into the Gulf of Mexico after learning of independent estimates that are significantly higher than the amount BP officials have provided.
Russia adoption - Russia is expected to present a draft agreement on international adoption issues to a senior U.S.delegation in country on Friday. It follows the row over an American woman who sent her seven-year-old Russian boy she had recently adopted back to Russia unaccompanied.
New York terrorism - U.S. authorities say three Pakistani men arrested Thursday in Massachusetts and Maine are believed to have ties to Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad. Attorney General Eric Holder says they may have been providing Shahzad with financial assistance. Read the full story
Judge suspension - Spanish judicial authorities are scheduled to suspend a high-profile judge who's facing trial for alleged abuse of power. Judge Baltasar Garzon is known for bringing cases against former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Afghan president in U.S. - Afghan President Hamid Karzai will end his four-day U.S. trip on Friday with a visit to a military base in Kentucky. This week, Karzai has huddled with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama. The meeting is Karzai's first to Washington since his controversial re-election and some recent well-publicized spats between Washington and Kabul.