Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Aug. 17, 2015.
Bombing of Bangkok shrine kills 19
At least 19 people are dead after an explosion at the Erawan shrine, a popular tourist destination in Thailand. Government officials are describing the apparent bombing as an attempt to damage the country's tourism and economy.
[Read more from the Bangkok Post]
More taxpayers hit by hackers than IRS originally estimated
Internal Revenue Service officials on Monday upped the number of taxpayers they believe were victimized in a large-scale hack earlier this year. The agency reported in May that the information of some 114,000 people had been compromised, but a new figure shows another 114,000 were hit.
[Read more from Reuters]
Army skydiving team on 'safety stand down' after parachutist's death
Following the death of Sgt. 1st Class Corey Hood at a Chicago air show this weekend, the Golden Knights will report to their home base in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for counseling and other services. Their touring schedule was suspended in the wake of the accident.
[Read more from Fox News]
Sorority's recruitment video goes viral, gets pulled
After an op-ed made waves by calling their recruitment video "worse for women than Donald Trump," the University of Alabama chapter of Sigma Phi removed it from their YouTube channel. The music video-like presentation shows the sorority sisters in bikinis, eating popsicles and engaging in other playful activities. The university condemned it.
[Read more from USA Today]