An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Wednesday:
Noriega trail - A verdict is expected in France on Wednesday in the money-laundering trial of former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega. Prosecutors are calling for Noriega to be jailed for 10 years and for money he allegedly received dishonestly to be seized.Â He denies the charges. Read the full story
Anti-whaling activist - Anti-whaling activist Peter Bethune was given a two-year suspended prison sentence and five years' probation Wednesday by a Tokyo district court judge for his role in boarding a Japanese whaling ship. Read the full story
Gunman on the run - The search continues in a small town in northern England for a man who police say shot his ex-girlfriend, fatally shot her new boyfriend and then shot a police officer.Â Â Read the full story
Running of the bulls - Hundreds of runners braved their luck Wednesday on the first day of the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona. Â Two men - an Australian and a Spaniard â€“ were reported to have been injured. Read the full story
Climate change report - An independent report into leaked e-mails that appeared to question climate change data is due to be published. The review began after e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit were published online. Skeptics say the e-mails show scientists were hiding and manipulating climate data. Read the full story
World Cup clash - Germany play Spain in Durban, South Africa, on Wednesday in the second World Cup semi-final.Â The winner will face the Netherlands in the World Cup final in Johannesburg on Sunday.