LONDON -- The phone hacking scandal in Britain extends well beyond the media industry to include law firms, debt collectors and other companies, The Independent reported Saturday.
The newspaper, citing a leaked report from Britain's Serious and Organized Crime Agency and an unnamed person familiar with its content, said that many others also routinely intercepted voicemails, bribed public officials and hacked into computers.
British police investigating the phone hacking scandal have made scores of arrests.
Floods upset hockey dome
CALGARY, Alberta -- The two rivers that converge on the western Canadian city of Calgary receded Saturday after floods devastated much of southern Alberta province, causing at least three deaths and forcing thousands to evacuate.
The flooding hit some of the city's iconic structures hard.
The Saddledome, home to the National Hockey League's Calgary Flames, was flooded up to the 10th row, leaving the dressing rooms submerged.
Dan Limacher, director of water services for the city, said the Elbow River is expected to recede by about 60 percent over the next few days, while the larger Bow River will recede by about 25 percent.
Crackdown in Turkey
ISTANBUL -- Turkish police used a water cannon to disperse thousands gathered Saturday in Istanbul's Taksim Square to observe a memorial for four people killed during recent anti-government protests.
The officers later fired tear gas and rubber bullets to scatter demonstrators who regrouped in side streets.
The police move came as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan alleges the foreign-led conspirators behind the anti-government movement in his country also are behind the recent unrest in Brazil.
The protests erupted three weeks ago after riot police brutally cracked down on peaceful environmental activists.
Presidential visit to Africa
WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama travels across Africa next week, so will his predecessor, George W. Bush.
Mr. Bush will leave late next week for Zambia, where he will help refurbish a clinic, and then head to Tanzania, where his wife, Laura Bush, is organizing a forum for African first ladies.
His trip will briefly overlap on July 2 with Mr. Obama's in Tanzania. There are no plans for the two to see each other, but Michelle Obama has agreed to attend the first ladies' forum to promote women's education, health and economic empowerment.
Russian activist beaten
MOSCOW -- Prominent human rights advocate Lev A. Ponomaryov said he was kicked and beaten during a forcible eviction before dawn Saturday that came amid mounting pressure on civil society groups that publicly criticize the government.
The authorities said the lease for Mr. Ponomaryov's organization, For Human Rights, whose building is owned by the city government, was terminated last month.
A Moscow police spokesman said Saturday that the mayor's office had ordered the eviction.
Police officers raided the office late Friday, but employees refused to leave. The spokesman said that the police "did not take any forcible measures" and that the eviction was carried out by a private security company.