This Week in Pictures: April 11 – 17, 2017

Week in pictures 2017

There was no shortage of big news stories breaking around the world last week so in case you missed something important here’s a quick round up.

In the United States Donald Trump increased the pressure on China to assist in the prevention of North Korea to further develop nuclear weapons with additional military assets being moved into the region last week. The North Koreans staged military parade and a missile test that was reported to have failed leading to the Vice President of the USA, Mike Pence, to warn that the “Era of strategic patience is over” as nations across the region voice alarm at the escalation and officials warn of dire consequences.

In Syria a bus evacuating people from the Fuaa and Kafraya as part of a deal between rebels and the regime of Bashar al-Assad was targeted by a suicide car bomber killing 126 people, nearly 70 of whom were children. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack which also wounded three workers for the Syrian Red Crescent, Over 7,000 people have been moved as part of the deals that see rebels moved from areas surrounded by government forces to areas controlled by their compatriots.

In the Vatican Pope Francis marked the Easter weekend with a homily during his traditional mass in St Peter’s Square making mention of the suffering around the world including wars, oppressive regimes, corruption and human trafficking, famine and domestic violence, urging people to hold on to their faith. Around 60,000 were in Rome amid tight security to see the Pope, attendance figures down on a 100,000 high in previous years, the pontiff touring the crowd in his open-topped pope-mobile.

In sports Sebastian Vettel beat Lewis Hamilton into second place at the Bahrain Grand Prix giving the Ferrari driver two wins out of three races, but does this really spell the end to Mercedes’ dominance of Formula One or is this just an early season blip that will soon give way to the skill and power of the silver arrows? You’ll have to read our daily news pages to find out, but in the meantime here’s a look at some of the big headline stories from around the world that we covered over the last seven days.

1. We took a look at 3 of the best NHL playoff bets available right now for Paddy Power members.

Playoff betting

There are some fantastic betting odds to cash out this season (photo:

2. GamingZion broke down 3 of the best sports bets you can make in 2017.

Baseball betting

The Chicago Cubs are the World Series betting favorites this year (photo:

3. We took a look at the betting odds for the winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

Bet on the Nobel Peace Prize

Pope Francis is one of the betting favorites to win the Nobel Peace Prize this year (photo:

4. Some of the best mystery slot jackpots available online today are examined.

Internet slot jackpots

There are some fantastic opportunities to make money on internet slot games these days (photo:

5. Real Madrid won an incredible game over Bayern Munich.

Madrid FC win

Can Real Madrid be the first team to defend a Champions League trophy? (photo:

6. One lucky player at Royal Panda Casino won a massive €132k jackpot on the Divine Fortune Slot game.

Casino winning

Will you be the next to win thousands at Royal Panda Casino? (photo:

7. We broke down the top 3 Polish fighters currently competing inside the UFC.

Marcin Held MMA

Poland is producing some of the top MMA fighters on the planet (photo:

Meanwhile in Ohio an eight year-old boy stole the keys to his fathers van as his parents were sleeping and set off in pursuit of a McDonalds cheeseburger with his four year-old sister along for the ride. Driving a mile and half without incident with witnesses attesting to his road safety that the child himself is said to have ascribed to his learning to drive on YouTube. The children were recognized by a family friend in the restaurant and their grand parents were called to collect them. No charges were filed.

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