Transparency International released its 15th annual Corruption Perception Index (CPI) – a measure of domestic, public sector corruption with New Zealand winning as the least corrupt country in the world. The United States ranked 19th.
The mystery of how arsenic has widely spread in Bangladesh waters was finally solved. The culprit is the tens of thousands of man-made ponds that were designed to protect villagers from unclean and disease-ridden surface waters.
Kosovo held its first elections since declaring itself as an independent nation. Kosovo broke away from Serbia last February 2008. Serbia refuses to recognize Kosovo as independent. The polls were generally peaceful.
German national football team goalkeeper and probable World Cup 2010 starter Robert Enke was found dead. He was struck and killed by a train in Neustadt am Rubenburge close to a level crossing near his home on Tuesday. Initial investigation results show that it was a suicide.