"We should not be surprised or underestimate the turbulence and likely consequences of the current financial crisis. As it is we are seeing a huge gap in taking care of people in great need.""
WHO Director-General Margaret Chan. Read the full story.
Mother Teresa, Nobel Peace Prize-winning humanitarian
"This is a great victory for me and anyone who believes in equality. It gives me hope that the Georgia Supreme Court did what was right and did not buy into hate-based politics. I still have a dream to serve my community and I'm not giving up."
Michelle Bruce, on a ruling that her status as a trans woman wasn't voter fraud, as quoted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
James Yorke, mathematics and physics professor
UN DISPATCH: American-Eritrean relations are at a historic low point, with American officials accusing the Eritrean government of sponsoring terrorism in Somalia. It's a long story, having to do with the chaos in Somalia and the poisonous relationship between Eritrea and its much larger neighbor, Ethiopia, which happens to be America's new B.F.F. (best friend forever) in Africa and is currently occupying Somalia. The Eritreans paint themselves as victims of a Western conspiracy.