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.
The 21 leaders from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit had different results for discussed issues ranging from climate change to currencies.
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited the Philippines to strengthen ties with the nation and to give help and support to victims of recent typhoon floods.
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.