A good thing:
Via UN Wire: Fewer child marriages have been recorded this wedding season in a region near Hyderabad, India, after government officials and UNICEF combined in less than two months to stop 400 such marriages between brides and grooms ranging in age from 12 to 18. The main deterrent has been the threat of considerable fines for parents, who are compelled to sign a bond saying they would not perform marriages before the legal ages of 18 and 21 for women and men, respectively.
A bad thing:
Four men died in flash floods while fishing and two people were crushed to death in northern Vietnam as a weakening storm approached from the Gulf of Tonkin. Another 11 fishermen were missing after storms in the Philippines.
A thing to change:
See post below.