Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today

1) There was a sudden meteor shower in Russia. It started yesterday with very little warning, apparently very apocalypse-esque. 1000 people were seriously injured.

2) Thousands of people rallied in Iraq against the Prime Minister and the Shi’ite led government. Most of the protests happened in Sunni areas. They are calling for release of prisoners and a reform of the anti-terror laws. Elections for all levels of government are upcoming on April 20th.

3) South Korea says they have failed to detect radioactive elements that would have leaked after North Korea’s nuclear test earlier this week. No radioactivity was detected after the 2009 test either. This could mean that North Korea is overstating its ability, or that detection measures are not happening fast enough.