In Sudan, "around 80,000 people have fled since the north Sudanese army seized the disputed Abyei region almost a week ago," a local official tells Reuters.
"The situation is going from worse to even worse," Dominic Deng, commissioner of the of a region in south Sudan that borders Abyei told the wire service. Many of the refugees have fled to his region, Deng said, and "they are sleeping under the trees. They need food and water ... some people are dying."
The Philadelphia Phillies had a problem against the Cincinnati Reds the other night. By the 19th inning, the Phillies had used up all their relief pitchers. With his teammates snickering, second baseman Wilson Valdez took the mound. He proceeded to pitch a scoreless inning and got the win.
There are 1.8 million species in the world — and millions more are waiting to be discovered. This week, the International Institute for Species Exploration named its top 10 discoveries of the year. Among them: a mushroom that glows in the dark, and a bacteria found on the remains of the Titanic.