Tonight on The World at 8 with Lynne Mozar – Tony Blair has been revealed as godparent to one of Rupert Murdoch’s children and attended the baptism of two of the media tycoon’s daughters.
It has been speculated that Blair’s ties to the Murdoch family could provide some explanation for his reluctance to criticise the media empire over the affair.
Europe – Jacques Chirac may avoid trial because of Alzheimer's disease. The former French president is due to stand trial for misusing public funds during the 1980s and 1990s while he was Mayor of Paris.
World – Eight members of a Nigerian Christian family have been hacked to death by a suspected group of Muslim youths. Almost an entire home of Nigerian Christians were butchered. Only one child survived the attack, because he was not home when it took place. Several days ago, about 40 people were killed in inter-religious violence. Christians were told not to go to church because Muslim youths were planning attacks.
The deadline for Gaddafi supporters to lay down their arms is to be extended. Rebel forces are waiting around the town of Bani Walid as Gaddafi's men are refusing to surrender.