Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Germany’s top soldier in Afghanistan, has resigned due to allegations of a cover-up of the events of September 4 in which a fuel truck that has been stolen by militants was blown up by a NATO airstrike under the command of the German military. Many civilians were also killed in the attack, although reports range from between 30 to 70 civilian deaths. Schneiderhan resigned because he was allegedly involved in a cover-up in which the German military at first insisted that no civilians had been killed, BBC News.
Today marks the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed 166 people in Mumbai, India. Mumbai is marking the day with vigils and commemorations, Associated Press. More on the 26/11 memorials, Times of India.
A new report says that the Catholic Church in Ireland covered up child abuse by priests. The government-produced report looked at allegations against 46 priests from 1975-2004, Associated Press.
The U.N. has called for more effort to eliminate violence against women, Xinhua.