Tensions Grow in Thailand Ethnic Fight

Tensions are rising in south Thailand as ethnic Malay Muslims are attempting to attain autonomy from the Buddhist rulers. Troops have been dispatched to the area for years, but violence is getting worse. 330 people have been killed this year alone and 3,500 have been killed since 2004, New York Times.

Police have arrested the man who made the 911 call to report several family members dead in a Georgia trailer park on Saturday. Guy Heinze, 22, told police he found seven people dead (an eighth died later), but police now say there is enough physical evidence and testimony to link him to the murders, Reuters.

The city of Washington, D.C. is working to set up mass vaccination centers to fight the spread of H1N1, commonly known as swine flu, Washington Post.

A former American soldier has received a life sentence for raping a 14-year-old girl in Iraq and killing her family. Steven Green, 24, will spend his life in prison and will not be eligible for parole, BBC News.

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