UN DISPATCH: This may not be a case of 'negotiating with terrorists,' but clearly, countries need to do more to prepare for and undercut the growing threat of piracy.
James Yorke, mathematics and physics professor
"This is a great victory for me and anyone who believes in equality. It gives me hope that the Georgia Supreme Court did what was right and did not buy into hate-based politics. I still have a dream to serve my community and I'm not giving up."
Michelle Bruce, on a ruling that her status as a trans woman wasn't voter fraud, as quoted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Of the 42 poor countries most at risk of conflict or natural disaster, one third do not have a humanitarian coordinator. So in some of the worst disasters there is no one on the ground to lead the international response. That lack of leadership costs lives."
UK international development minister Gareth Thomas. Read the full story.