The Calgary Flames also advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a come-from-behind defeat of the Vancouver Canucks, 7-4. They will face the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center where the Flames currently hold a 20-game losing streak.
The Chicago Blackhawks won their first-round series against the Nashville Predators the exact same way they started it. Down three goals, a goalie change and a tongue lashing at intermission fired up the team to victory.
The New York Islanders forced a Game 7 with their 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals.
The New York Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime to capture the series and move to the second round. They will play the winner of the New York Islanders-Washington Capitals series.
The Chinese government recently banned strippers from funerals, protesting that the growing trend is uncivilized.
The Egyptian government made a move to eliminate a few prominent Muslims in history from the educational curriculum in an attempt to stop radical Islam. The education ministry believes these heroes could encourage young children to join jihad.
People in war-torn countries such as Libya and Syria are desperate to escape, including spending all their money to hitch a ride on unsafe boats across the Mediterranean. Over 400 people allegedly died when a boat capsized near Libya. VICE News posted some of the more dramatic photos, but there are more.
A Buzzfeed report claims Russian President Vladimir Putin once recommended action movie star Steven Seagal as an official intermediary between himself and President Obama, following years of public friendship between Seagal and the Russian head of state.
Amnesty International called the European Union “negligent” over the deaths of 17,000 migrants in 2015. The blame is solely placed on Italy, who ended their Mare Nostrum search and rescue operation shortly before the latest wave of migrants began fleeing Libya.
Omar Hallak, the principal at the Al-Taqwa College in Australia, banned girls from running in school, alleging that the activity could cause them to lose their virginity. The regulators have launched an investigation into the accusations.
Chinese scientists genetically modified human embryos for the first time in history, receiving backlash from the international community. Junjiu Huang, a gene-function researcher at Sun Yat-sen University, and his group clarified that they used non-viable embryos for their experiment.
The Anaheim Ducks proved their worthiness with a sweep of the Winnipeg Jets Wednesday night. The sweep allows the Ducks to rest before they face off against the Vancouver Canucks or Calgary Flames in the second round.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing protests from unpaid government workers across the largest country in the world. Teachers, autoworkers, and construction workers were among the workers who protested against Putin.
Bengali actress Disha Ganguly, known for her role in the popular sitcom Tumi Ashbey Bole, committed suicide on April 9. Her boyfriend found her body hanging in her house. Officials believe she committed suicide due to social pressures regarding her lesbian relationship with another actress. Her death showcases the harsh treatment of LGBT people in Asia.
Aymenn Al-Tamimi, a Shillman-Ginsburg Fellow at the Middle East Forum at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel, reports that Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has established a bureaucracy to grant birth certificates and medical care to its residents.
The Kremlin and militant websites claim Russian forces killed Aliaskhab Kebekov, leader of the Caucasus Emirate insurgent group, in Dagestan. He died along with four other militants.
The National Council of Resistance in Iran, an opposition group, reported this week that the Islamic republic has executed 65 people in one week, putting them on pace to set a new record in 2015.
A group of Washington Capitals fans from New York City experienced a horrible time at the New York Islanders/Capitals game on Sunday. Their team lost the game, but the group claims that Islanders fans vandalized their cars, shouted racial slurs at them, and were overall downright rude.
The Christian population of Turkey is evaporating rapidly. The nation, a NATO member since 1952, has experienced a reduction in its Christian population from 20% 100 years ago to only 0.2% today. The latest blow in the community occurred at the Hagia Sophia during Easter holy week.
The Norwegian government demanded Moscow explain why and how Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin visited the Svalbard Islands.
Residents in Taman Medan, Malaysia protested outside of a church due to the cross on top of the building. They claim the cross is “challenging Islam.”
FIFA President Sepp Blatter told the world via Twitter that he just met with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He claims the tournament will “build bridges.”
An immigrant from Libya penned a first person account in The Guardian about his journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Italy in 2011. He wanted to tell his story, he writes, so the world understands what these people go through to escape the civil war in Libya.
The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) took credit for the suicide attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Saturday, which killed 35 people and wounded 125. If the claim is true, it is the first appearance on this scale of the terrorist group in Afghanistan.
The New York Islanders defeated the Washington Capitals in overtime, 2-1, after dominating over 99% of the game.