On Saturday night, a boat—carrying as many as 700 people—may have capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. Only a few dozen have been rescued. Officials fear that it could be one of the worst disasters ever involving migrants from North Africa crossing the Mediterranean in an effort to reach Europe. At a press conference this morning, the prime ministers of Italy and Malta revealed that rescuers were also responding to two more distress calls from two vessels carrying more than 450 people. As of this weekend, at least 1,500 people have died attempting to flee the region for Europe, and, according to The New York Times, “Officers intercepted 10,445 migrants from Jan. 1 to March 31, compared with 2,863 in the same period in 2014.” Though many of the migrants are believed to be fleeing the political turmoil and violence in countries including Libya, the president of the European Parliament said human traffickers and "the slave drivers of the 21st century” are responsible for the deaths this weekend. EU leaders will meet later this week to discuss the migrant crisis ... Discuss

This weekend, ISIS released another video showing militants slaughtering two large groups of Christians on a beach in Libya. The two groups of Ethiopian Christians were shot execution style and beheaded. The new half-hour clip is much like a video the radical Islamic group released in February, showing a mass execution of 21 Coptic Christians. In the latest a narrator says, “Despite the cross, we have returned,” adding, “You will not have safety even in your dreams, until you accept Islam. Our battle is a battle between faith and blasphemy, between truth and falsehood.”

Throughout the clip, a narrator quotes the Koran, and explains that the Christians are being killed for not paying a tax they say the book commands non-Muslims pay. “The Islamic state has offered the Christian community this many times and set a deadline for this, but the Christians never cooperated.” ISIS has targeted Christians, religious minorities and even fellow Muslims since spreading throughout Syria, Iraq and now Libya, enforcing their radical Islamic ideology ... Discuss

Italian authorities have detained 15 people who they believe killed 12 others simply because they were Christians. The 15 Muslims who were arrested were among 105 migrants from North Africa on a rubber boat, attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Witnesses told authorities that the 12 victims were targeted and thrown overboard because of their faith. The vessel was intercepted by the Italian navy. Others on the boat said they formed a human chain after they opposed the murders ... Discuss

Rescuers fear that at least 350 people were killed when a boat carrying migrants from Libya capsized in the Mediterranean Sea this week. According to reports, the men on the boat rushed to one side when they saw a rescue vessel approaching, causing it to capsize. People who were in the hull to keep warm became trapped and drowned. Though 145 were rescued, many of the feared dead are women and children. The migrants were fleeing Libya, which has seen increasing unrest and violence following political instability and the rise of ISIS. Tens of thousands have made the dangerous journey to Europe in recent years, including 20,000 since January. In the same period, at least 900 have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea ... Discuss

The key Iraqi city of Ramadi is currently under attack and in danger of falling to ISIS. According to deputy head of the Anbar Provincial Council, Falih Essawi, government troops are attempting to hold their front lines and security is “collapsing rapidly in the city.” Ramadi is approximately 70 miles west of Baghdad and the capital of Anbar governorate, the majority of which has been under ISIS control for months. Militants have advanced in the areas to the north and east of the city, with routes south of the city already taken. Government forces are fighting to maintain control of the areas west of the Ramadi, but are currently under serious threat. There has been a steady stream of refugees leaving the city as violence has escalated. Discuss

We’ve all had bad days. We’ve all stumbled from time to time. But, it’s not that fall that matters—it’s how you recover. Allow this Buckingham Palace’s guard slip and quick recovery inspire you to get back up again ... Discuss