Tragedy abroad

Bloomberg News reports the tragic news that Nigeria Gunmen Seized Another 20 Women Near the Site of the Schoolgirl Abductions. Ros Atkins with the BBC pointed out, “(source: local official to Bloomberg)”

CNN returned to Aleppo to  write 'We are in hell'. Nadim Houry explained there’s “Death & destruction courtesy of barrel bombs & shelling.” Nick Thompson at CNN wrote, “@npwcnn meets a 5-year-old who was hit by a sniper's bullet.” Colleague Richard Greene added, “‘Even the cats’ have fled the devastated city of Aleppo, @npwcnn finds as he sneaks into #Syria. Powerful.”

For a strange photo op, here’s Angela Merkel and Swedish PM Reinfeldt rowing their troubles away.

CNN also reports that the famous 'Lovelocks' have caused the collapse a Paris bridge. Simon Usborne from the Independent tweeted: “So stupid - parts of the Pont Des Arts bridge in Paris actually collapsing under all those padlocks.” Stephan Faris at Time Magazine tweeted his note on this with #symbolism.”

Over in Venezuela, Bloomberg News writes that Prostitutes Earn More Selling Dollars Than Sex. Anousha Sakoui there think it an “Amazing story.”

The Wall Street Journal posted some photos of Smoggy Skies to explain that Hong Kong Sees Most Polluted Day of 2014. Adam Najberg there pointed out, “Photos by David Crawshaw, a British photographer of great renown.”

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