the number of active cellphone subscriptions grew larger than the number of actual people on this planet
there are an estimated 1.1 billion people in the world who don’t have access to electricity, meaning charging a phone, let alone owning one, would likely be difficult.
Source: There are now more cellphones than people in the world — Quartz
Authorities in Sri Lanka have launched a massive security operation and imposed a curfew after a wave of bombs in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka killed at least 207 people and injured 450.
The eight blasts, some of which officials said were suicide bomb attacks, appeared timed to cause maximum casualties among worshippers attending Easter services.
Source: Sri Lanka imposes curfew after at least 207 killed in attacks | World news | The Guardian
And in France, strict privacy laws mean kids can sue their own parents for publishing intimate or private details of their lives without consent.
Source: When Kids Google Themselves – The Atlantic
A two-year-old Yemeni boy suffering from malnutrition has his weight measured at a hospital in the northern district of Abs. The United Nations aid chief said agencies were losing the fight against famine in the country which has been invaded by a Saudi-led coalition.
Source: Photos of the year: Picks from around the world