April 22nd, 2014
05:26 AM ET

Five Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nearly 200 girls remain missing after being abducted in northern Nigeria. The death toll grows as more bodies are recovered from a submerged South Korean ferry. And there's been a rare American win at the Boston Marathon.

It's Tuesday, and here are the 5 things to know for your "New Day."


Life in the north: More than a week ago, 230 girls were abducted from a school in northern Nigeria, and about 190 are still missing. As tragic as it is, these sorts of occurrences aren't unusual. The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has regularly bombed churches and mosques; kidnapped women and children; and assassinated politicians and religious leaders. Related violence has killed 1,500 people in the first three months of this year alone.


More bodies found: It's a grim scene as South Korean divers recover body after body from the hull of a passenger ferry that sank last week. The death toll keeps ticking upward. The number of dead reached 108 Tuesday afternoon; the number of people still missing stood at 194. It's still considered a search and rescue effort, but no one's been found alive since shortly after the ferry went down Wednesday.


A rare win: For the first time since 1983, an American won the men's division at the Boston Marathon yesterday. Meb Keflezighi crossed the finish line with an official time of 2:08:37. Kenyan Rita Jeptoo placed first in the women's division for the second year in a row, setting an unofficial course record with a time of 2:18:57. Security was extremely tight after last year's deadly bombing. There were no major incidents this time around.


Biden visit: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is in Kiev, Ukraine, today in a show of support for the embattled interim government. He'll deliver a new aid package - a bundle that includes new economic and energy aid as well as other governance assistance. Ukrainian leaders are struggling to keep the country afloat amid financial problems and a showdown with Russia in the nation's pro-Russian east. Russia has already annexed Crimea.


How did this happen? There are lots of questions after a 16-year-old boy hopped an airport fence in California and rode to Maui in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines plane. How he survived the trip is the first question. But since he did, the second question is: How did he manage to accomplish the feat without being seen by anyone? Security cameras clearly show him in San Jose on Sunday, where his adventure began, and then crawling out from underneath the plane in Hawaii. In any case, he's lucky to be alive.

Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.

- Cheeky hamster: This lil' guy can sure put away the carrots.

- Tricky tree: Remember your simple machines lesson from grade school? This is called a lever.

- Oooh, ahhhh: This is what you get when send a GoPro up on quadcopter in the middle of a fireworks show. Pretty cool.

- Too cute: Here's a happy baby to start your day with a smile.

- Wasted chow: This "Love Letter to Food" asks us to think about how much of it we waste.

There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
Be sure to tune in to "New Day," from 6 to 9 a.m. ET, join us at NewDayCNN.com and go and have a GREAT NEW DAY!

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. dave

    What CNN doesn't want you to know. 'At Least 8 Dead, 44 Wounded In Weekend Shootings in black on black killings in Chicago.

    April 22, 2014 at 7:30 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Hello, Dave,
      Thank you for sharing this information

      CNN is aware of the events of this weekend. For more about the violence in Chicago, please tune in for CNN's #Chicagoland.

      Lola / CNN VCM

      April 22, 2014 at 7:49 am | Reply
      • dave

        Thanks. I was just wondering why its not on the front page of the national news site? When a KKK member killed three people you guys ran several pages of information on the main page. Here we have 9 people killed and its no where up front

        April 22, 2014 at 8:37 am |
  2. Margaret Morgan

    I thought it was the captain goes down with the ship not every man and woman for yourself. What a horrible tragedy.

    April 22, 2014 at 7:15 am | Reply

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