- Five basketball players at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are shot on campus after they tried to calm a disturbed man at a dance in the Student Union. Three of the five are hospitalized, with one in critical condition. (ESPN)
- Recent expeditions by Conservation International and the government of Indonesia revealed a "Lost World" of nearly 60 new species near Bird's Head Seascape of the Coral Triangle. The species include a "walking shark", 20 new corals, 8 shrimp species, and 24 new fish species including one that can "flash" colors. (ABC)
- The Associated Press claims that Bilal Hussein, an AP photographer and Iraqi citizen, has been held for five months in a United States military prison without charges against him. AP claims they tried to have Hussein released quietly, but when that failed, they went public. (MSNBC)
- Pacific Hurricane Lane is downgraded to a tropical storm. (ABC News)
- At least 21 people have been killed after a truck bomb went off in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, according to local police. Reports indicate that the bomb exploded near the offices of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan of Jalal Talabani, the President of Iraq. (BBC) (ABC News)
- Four people are dead and 62 are wounded when five bomb blasts go off in the southern Thailand city of Hat Yai. (AFP via Yahoo! News)
- A global day of action, dubbed the 'International Day for Darfur' by Amnesty International, takes place with prayer vigils and demonstrations in 30 of the world's cities to highlight the plight of refugees and victims of genocide in the region. (BBC)
- Swedish general election, 2006 is held to elect 349 members to the Riksdag. Elections to County and Municipal councils are on the same day. Voting is between 08:00 - 20:00. CEST (UTC+2)
- Hosts Germany fought back from 3-1 down to beat Olympic champions Australia 4-3 and retain their World Cup title in the 11. edition of the field hockey World Cup. (BBC)
- Eva Avila wins the 4th season of Canadian Idol.
- After 11 years of broadcasting, the WB and UPN networks close down permanently. The WB had a Night of Farewells while UPN went quietly.