The bomb at the Boston marathon has killed 3 and injured 177 [so far! some of the injuries are life threatening].
In Iraq this week there have been more than 30 bombings killing 50 people and injuring over 300, hardly making the back pages, I hate to think what is happening in Syria which appears to have fallen off the media radar completely.
I have no wish to denigrate the Boston bombing, but when the event is close to home it seems more shocking to the locals. We should not forget what is happening in the rest of the world.