Corruption denied

Johannesburg : South Africa's former chief of police Jackie Selebi has pleaded not guilty at the start of his corruption trial. He resigned as Interpol president after being charged with having links to organised crime and accepting bribes worth 1.2m rand ($157,000, £98,000). The BBC's Jonah Fisher in Johannesburg says his case is seen as a test of a much-criticised justice system. He is a senior member of the ruling African National Congress and the trial could have political ramifications. As he left court, Mr Selebi said: "I am ready to drop bombshells." — Agencies

‘No rift over EU Treaty’

London: Leader David Cameron has played down suggestions of a rift over Conservative policy towards an EU Treaty referendum. Mr Cameron has promised a referendum if his party wins power before the treaty is ratified by all 27 EU states. But Ireland's "yes" vote means he is under pressure to say what he would do if it is in force before the election. Mr Cameron also rejected talk of splits with Boris Johnson, who says British people should be "consulted" on parts of the treaty even if it is ratified. The issue threatens to dominate the first day of the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, where Mr Cameron and senior ministers have been setting out plans to reform welfare policy. — Agencies

Swine flu vaccine

New York: The first doses of swine flu vaccine are being administered in the US on Monday. Doctors and hospital workers in Marion County, Indiana, and Le Bonheur Children's Medical Centre in Memphis, Tennessee, are among the first to receive AstraZeneca Plc's nasal spray vaccine on Monday. About 600,000 tubes will be shipped by Tuesday, with shots coming later this week totalling 6 million to 7 million doses.Swine flu is spreading widely in the US. — Agencies