Rostov-on-Don, Russia – A Boeing 737 passenger jet carrying 55 passengers and seven crew members crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. The jet reportedly missed the runway on its landing cycle Saturday evening. Poor visibility and high winds are being considered as the primary factors of the crash. All on board are counted as deceased.
Istanbul, Turkey – A suicide bomb attack in Turkey has lead to the death of at least four people and 36 others were injured. The suicide bomb went off near a government building in Istiklal Street of Istanbul. As of yet, no known terrorist organizations have been associated with the attack. In an official statement, the Turkish government has blamed Kurdish militants for previous attacks. The people of Turkey have seen an attack every month of 2016 so far.
Roughs Tower, Sealand – The world’s smallest, self-proclaimed nation Sealand was devastated this week at the loss of their long time princess Joan Bates. The Bates family occupied and claimed an abandoned British sea fortress in 1967. The British Court ruled that the government had no jurisdiction over the platform as it was in international waters, and the Bates family then declared Sealand an independent sovereign state.
Brussels, Belgium – Salah Abdeslam, the primary surviving suspect in the Paris attacks that shocked the world in November, has been apprehended and is cooperating with Belgian authorities. His lawyer states that he will be fighting his extradition to France. Belgian authorities state that Abdeslam and one other were apprehended Friday and are being charged with “participation in terrorist murder.”