Over 50 people have been killed in twin attacks by suicide bombers who detonated explosive-laden cars in the Kurdish crowds in northern Syria during a celebration of the Persian New Year, Newroz. More than 100 were injured, according to Kurdish sources.
Witnesses reported seeing a green and white meteor flying over Switzerland on Sunday evening, with several dash-cam recordings soaring in popularity on social media sites. Some even reported hearing loud explosions along with the bright lights.
The Kurdish Regional Government says its peshmerga fighters came under attack from an Islamic State (formerly ISIS) suicide bomber driving a truck filled with toxic chlorine gas, in the latest chemical weapons accusation against the jihadist group.
More than 50 people have been killed and over 130 wounded in as many as five bombings in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri. No group has yet claimed responsibility, but suspicion falls on Boko Haram as they have previously targeted the area.
Opening statements in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began on Wednesday morning in federal court. The accused faces 30 charges connected to the bombings that killed three and injured more than 260 on April 15, 2013.
A catastrophic explosion at the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk has left at least 32 workers dead with 1 still considered missing and likely dead, according to the regional administration and emergencies ministry.