Boston prepared marathon security, while Israel formed a new government. European leaders discussed how to prevent more migrant boat tragedies while Baltimore asked why a black man died from arrest injuries.
Taylor Swift’s mom presented her with an award.
Boston stepped up marathon security
It’s been two years since the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon and halfway through the trial of the bomber. The city is on high alert for the race today.
Europe held migrant talks
As the bodies of migrants who drowned off the coast of Libya when their ship capsized arrived in Malta, EU ministers tried to work out how to deal with the wave of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea.
Baltimore was outraged by a custody death
Freddie Gray died in hospital yesterday, a week after his neck was broken as he was arrested by white Baltimore police a week ago. The black 27-year-old’s family wants an independent investigation.
Israel’s PM formed a government
Benjamin Netanyahu asked president Reuven Rivlen an additional fortnight to set up his government. He’s busy negotiating with ultra-right-wing and orthodox parties to create what will be the country’s most right-wing coalition ever.
Taylor Swift said thanks to mom
There was a tearjerking moment at the Country Music Awards when Taylor Swift was given a Milestone Award by her mom, who was recently diagnosed with cancer and has been one of the star’s biggest champions.