An update from the CNN newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Friday:
Coup attempt? South American leaders are meeting in Argentina to discuss the political situation in Ecuador. The president there, Rafael Correa, has accused police of an attempted coup.
â€˜Kidnapped children are freeâ€™: Authorities in Nigeria have recovered 15 schoolchildren, who were whisked away by kidnappers earlier this week, a police spokesman said Friday.
Musharrafâ€™s new political party:Â Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, once one of the United States' strongest allies in the fight against terrorism, launches a new political party as he ramps up for what looks like another run at the top job.
Missing American balloonists: The search is continuing for two American balloonists who went missing over the Adriatic during a European race.
Militants torch supply trucks:Â Dozens of supply trucks carrying fuel for NATO troops were torched by the militants in the southern Pakistani province of Sindh, police said Friday.
U.N. report on Congo: The United Nations will release its final report Friday detailing human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - a month after a leaked draft accused Rwandan troops of committing the atrocities.
Threat to lunar launch? Chinaâ€™s Chang'e-2 lunar probe is scheduled for launch about 7 p.m. Friday local time - but thunderstorms could delay liftoff till Saturday or Sunday, state-run media says.
Ryder Cup starts:Â World number one Tiger Woods and his partner Steve StrickerÂ take on English duo Ian Poulter and Ross Fisher in the opening of the 38th Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor, Wales.