>> Sharing the stage with climate campaigner Al Gore is to open oneself to a self-flagellating guilt trip, Irish rock star Bono confessed at the annual gathering of world movers and shakers in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. "It's like being with an Irish priest. You start to confess your sins. Father Al, I am not just a noise polluter, I am a polluting, diesel-soaking, gulfstream-flying rock star," the U2 frontman said.
>> The government of Northern Territory in Australia has transferred a public servant who used a video camera to tape rioting at an aboriginal community last month--hundreds of people armed with spears and iron bars. He was transferred to Wadeye, 250 km from his present station in Darwin.