The Gävle goat and other things
In the news
- Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo is sentenced to 11 years in prison for "inciting subversion of state power."
- The Gävle goat (pictured), a 13-metre (43 ft) high yule goat in Gävle, Sweden, is burnt down in the 24th such arson attack since 1966.
- The Supreme Court of Pakistan orders the government to recognize hijras, intersex and transgender individuals, as a distinct gender.
- Luis Francisco Cuéllar, governor of Caquetá Department in Colombia, is found dead after being kidnapped at gunpoint.
- Grand Ayatollah Hussein-Ali Montazeri, one of the leaders of the 1979 Iranian Revolution and a senior dissident, dies at the age of 87.