Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for April 17, 2015.
Top Iraqi militant believed killed
Iraqi officials believe that government forces have killed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former deputy of Saddam Hussein who has been the top fugitive from the ousted regime for over a decade.
[Read more from Yahoo News]
Boston bombing victim's family urge against death penalty
The parents of the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing are urging prosecutors not to pursue the death penalty for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, saying it would prolong the anguish of families.
[Read more from NBC News]
ESPN reporter suspended for tow truck tirade
ESPN reporter Britt McHenry has been suspended for a week after a video surfaced showing her berating a towing company employee, at one point telling her: "Lose some weight, baby girl."
[Read more from CNN]