1. Eight seater aircraft explodes in mid-air, crashes into shopping centre car park
The light aircraft, which was carrying four people, is said to have exploded in mid-air and come down near a Lidl supermarket in Tires, landing on a lorry that was unloading.
All four people on board are said to have died, alongside the lorry driver on the ground.
Three other people have been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhilation, Portugese newspaper Publico reported.
Three of the people on board the plane were French and the other passenger was Swiss, the paper reported.
The Mirror explains that the aircraft crashed onto a truck in the car park
Truck on fire:
2. Two Black Lives Matters supporters arrested for providing material support to the Islamic State
...caught on tape wishing to see the ISIS flag “on top of the White House” — allegedly weren’t enough to stop him from plotting to send a fresh recruit to ISIS. Nor did he hesitate to provide a collection of cellphones he hoped would ultimately be used by the terrorist organization as detonators on bombs that would kill 20 people each, according to the feds.
“I want to see blood flowing, whatever way,” Schimenti, also known as “Abdul Wali,” said. […] Clyde McLemore, chair of the Lake County chapter of Black Lives Matter, said Schimenti once joined a protest outside the Zion Police Department organized to denounce the police-involved shooting of Justus Howell in April 2015.
“He said he wanted to blow up the police department in retaliation,” McLemore said. “We had to take the bullhorn away from him.”
3. Hackney nightclub acid attack leaves at least 12 injured
At least 12 people suffered burns after a man sprayed acid inside a club in east London.
Hundreds of revellers were evacuated from Mangle E8 in Sidworth Street, Dalston, after police were called at about 01:10 BST.
Officers believe a man threw acid at two men after a dispute between two groups inside the venue. […] A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said:
"The only information that we have is that it was an unknown corrosive substance thrown within the nightclub.
"It was identified by a pH paper test as a strong acidic substance."
4. Easter attacks on churches in Toronto, Montreal
Police are looking for a 43-year-old suspect wanted in connection with the fire at St. John the Evangelist church on Sunday morning.
Marc Porlier of no fixed address but who frequents the area is wanted after someone tossed an accelerant into a window of the church located near Weston Road and Lawrence.
Security images released by police clearly shows the suspect with two backpacks, reaching down to a large plastic bottle. The contents of the bottle are unknown at this time.
PLUS, from Montreal:
Congregants of a Haitian church in Riviere des Prairies are trying to understand why someone set fire to their house of worship on Good Friday.
Pastor Felix Simon of the Assemblée Chretienne RDP said he does not know of any reason his church was attacked on this holiest of weekends in the Christian faith.
5. Erdogan supporters celebrate referendum victory that grants him major new powers
The BBC explains that these changes give the Turkish leader executive powers similar to the US president, but without the checks and balances of the American system. Turkey also is among the top nations for jailing journalists and suppressing dissent.