Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Shuttle launch; Lara Logan; Marrakech bombing: The world beyond the wedding


The space shuttle Endeavour against a backdrop of a storm Thursday night. Endeavor is set to launch at 3:47 p.m. EDT. (Bill Ingalls/NASA/Getty Images)
Beyond Buckingham Palace, lots and lots of other things are happening in the world:

Storms leave wake of 300 dead

President Obama will be traveling to the storm-ravaged South after a series of tornadoes ripped through Alabama, North Carolina and other Southern states. The death toll has risen to 300, and it is the deadliest natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina. Alabama was hit the hardest, with 204 killed.

Lara Logan talks

Lara Logan, the CBS reporter who was brutally attacked in Egypt on the day Hosni Mubarak stepped down, broke her silence about her sexual assault talking to the New York Times and 60 Minutes:

“For an extended period of time, they raped me with their hands,” Ms. Logan said in an interview with the New York Times. She estimated that the attack involved 200 to 300 men.
She declined to go into more detail about the assault but said: “What really struck me was how merciless they were. They really enjoyed my pain and suffering. It incited them to more violence.”

Marrakech death toll grows

The bombing that ripped through a cafe in the World Heritage designated city of Marrakech, Morocco has killed 15 people, the Associated Press reports. Two Canadians, two French citizens, a Dutchman and two Moroccans were among those killed in what Interpol is calling a suicide attack, though it is unknown who plotted it.

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