News Round-Up 4/14/14: Erev Pesach (Chag Sameach!) & News

Happy Monday morning to all, and a Chag Pesach Sameach to all my fellow Jews, as Erev Pesach approaches. It’s going to be a long and breadless week. !!!חג פסח שמח

flickr / goldberg / chag pesach sameach!!
flickr / goldberg / chag pesach sameach!!

Pesach & Jew-Themed:

Assorted Stand-Outs:

South Asia:

Southeast & East Asia:

  • The multi-nation internationally-funded global search for MH370, the missing Malaysian flight, has now gone underwater. The search is a month in and it seems the jet’s black boxes have reached the end of their battery life.
  • China‘s neighbors seem to be gearing up for a potential clash.
  • Political and ethnic tensions in Thailand are resurfacing.

Eurasia & Europe:

Middle East & North Africa:

Eastern, Central, & Western Africa:

  • Dozens of people were killed in a bus bombing in Nigeria, in an attack that has been linked to Boko Haram.
  • Guinea-Bissau is voting amidst unease following a coup that plunged the country into turmoil.
  • A rally calling on Burkina Faso‘s president to seek re-election (and for a constitutional amendment allowing him to do so) has drawn mixed publicity.


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