Alison Des Forges, one of the world's leading experts on the Rwanda genocide of 1994, was killed in the Buffalo airplane crash. You can read about her life and contributions in this tribute by Human Rights Watch, for which she was a consultant.
More thoughts on Des Forges. From New Yorker writer George Packer on his blog Interesting Times.
Israeli war crimes dossier thickens. A report in Sunday's Los Angeles Times from Khozaa in the Gaza Strip.