Too busy worrying about Jay-Z and Solange

While forgetting about these issues:

1. Turkish miners anxiously awaited news of the fate of up to 130 coworkers trapped in a massive mining disaster in Soma, Turkey, where emergency workers on Tuesday were facing a toxic mix of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide while attempting to extract them. Over 270 have died in the country's deadliest mining accident on record.

2. Armed gunmen triumphantly announced the victory of separatist referendums in the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. On Monday, pro-Russian groups that organized the vote claimed 89% of Donetsk voters and 96% of Luhansk voters approved of secession from the Ukraine. Already, heavily armed gangs of Russian-friendly militants are asking for the two regions to be assimilated into territorial Russia.

3. Soldiers stand guard in Gamboru village, Nigeria, where suspected Boko Haram militants carried out an unprecedented attack on May 5 that killed 300+ people and razed at least 1,000 shops. Tensions in the country have risen sharply as people throughout the West African nation have become outraged over the government's inability to fight the militants, who are still holding 276 kidnapped girls at gunpoint weeks after a raid on a school in the northeastern village of Chibok.