A suicide bomber has killed at least five people at the United Nations World Food Program center in Islamabad, Pakistan. The five killed were all UN staff workers – four were Pakistani nationals and one was from Iraq. The bomber entered the lobby wearing a military uniform and detonated around 16 pounds of explosives, New York Times.
The 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine has been awarded to Americans Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak. Blackburn, a former professor at Berkeley, and her two students Greider and Szostak discovered “a key mechanism in the genetic operations of cells, an insight that has inspired new lines of research into cancer,” AP.
More than 220 people have been killed in southern India after massive flooding. 1.5 million others are said to be displaced, Voice of America.
A major corruption trial has begun in Johannesburg, where South Africa’s former chief of police Jackie Selebi has pleaded not guilty to being involved with organized crime and accepting over $150,000 in bribes. Selebi was elected as Interpol president in 2004 and resigned last year after he was charged, BBC News.
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