Strong leadership is critical for the success of the post-Millennium Development Goals, argues Jan Vandemoortele, an MDG architect. The best place to look for that leadership is the United Nations, he argues.
Solar-powered mosquito traps are being installed on an island in Lake Victoria in a new effort by Kenya to combat malaria. The solar equipment also can be used to power light fixtures and recharge mobile devices.
A car bomb meant for Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi killed a bodyguard, leaving the prime minister shaken but unharmed. Separately, the Assad government claims the West's accusations about chemical weapons are a cover-up for actions by the rebels.