Three explosions have hit a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team to their home Champions League quarter-final match against Monaco. In a news conference, the head of Dortmund police said it was a targeted attack on the team.
Player Marc Bartra underwent an operation after breaking a bone in his wrist. No other players were hurt.
Over in the Kurdistan Region, the KRG is seeking help from the U.N. and the Iraqi Martyr’s Foundation to discover and unearth mass graves which may contain the remains of those killed by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq. As many as 40 mass graves have been found in Sinjar, Saadya and Jalawla with the remains of an estimated 1,500 people inside, according to estimates from the Kurdish Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Affairs. A committee on the genocide of Ezidis has said The financial crisis facing the Kurdistan Region has resulted in the delay of proceedings to discover mass graves on an international scale.
Lastly in the world of music, Ed Sheeran may be regretting ever picking up the camera that led to one of his most famous songs, after settling a $20m plagiarism lawsuit for the song Photograph. The singer was accused of copying “note-for-note” from a song called Amazing, released by the X Factor winner Matt Cardle five years ago. Songwriters Thomas Leonard and Martin Harrington sued Sheeran, accusing him of “unabashedly taking credit” for their work. It is the second plagiarism lawsuit taken out against Sheeran in recent months, with an another ongoing case accusing him of plagiarising the melody, harmony and composition of Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get it On in his track Thinking Out Loud.