Australian education minister named
Brendan Nelson, a former general practitioner and head of the Australian Medical Association, has been named as Australia's new education minister. He has had no previous ministerial experience and is on the left wing of the Liberal Party.
Israeli dean feared dead
One of three prominent Israelis among those feared dead in the Swiss air crash last Saturday was Ya’akov Matzner, dean of the Hebrew University school of medicine.
Dons charged in Bangladeshi murder case
Police in Bangladesh have charged two professors at Nazirhat College in Chittagong with hiring the gunmen who shot dead the college's principal while he was having breakfast with his family. Authorities said that the professors had been involved in a power struggle with Gopal Krishna Mahuri. The gunmen made off in a rickshaw.