Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he will nationalise 11 oil rigs belonging to small US oil company Helmerich and Payne. The rigs had been idle for months, with the firm refusing to continue work until it was paid the $49 million owed to it by government oil company PDVSA. There's no chance of it recouping that money now. Read more: Reuters
Terry Pratchett forged his own sword from iron and meteorites purely for the occasion of the awarding of his knighthood.