European dairy farmers staged a protest in Brussels, Belgium against falling milk prices by blockading the European Union headquarters with tractors, milking cows on the streets, and throwing eggs at police. Current prices for dairy products only cover about 75% of the production costs, the farmers said. The European union is currently working to revise its supports for the dairy industry, New York Times.
10 Afghan soldiers and over 100 Taliban militants have died in the past 24 hours in heavy fighting in Helmand province and Nuristan province in Afghanistan, Voice of America. 6 insurgents were also reported dead after Pakistani jets bombed Taliban hideouts in the northwest, AFP. Pakistan is preparing for a new assault against the Taliban in South Waziristan near the Afghan border. About 28,000 Pakistani ground troops are in place for the offensive, New York Times.
A couple in Wisconsin has been convicted of reckless homicide for their refusal to seek medical care for their 11-year old daughter in 2003. The child suffered from undiagnosed diabetes and died in March 2003. Her parents, who believe healing comes from God not medicine, prayed as she died at their home. The two are facing up to 25 years in prison, Associated Press.