Download our BuzzFeed News App to catch up with the news, quickly
  1. 1.
    The Maldives has declared a month-long state of emergency
    Maldives President Abdullah Yameen has declared a month-long state of emergency, giving sweeping powers to security forces ahead of a major opposition protest rally.
  2. 2.
    Four people just became the first — and only — Mexicans allowed to grow weed
    Mexico's Supreme Court is allowing four people to grow recreational weed for the first time, opening the door to widespread legalization.
  3. 3.
    Thousands join protests in Romania, despite the Prime Minister's resignation
    Prime Minister Victor Ponta resigned Wednesday following a deadly nightclub fire, but that didn't stop Romanians angry at the country's political establishment from attending a second night of rallies.
  4. 4.
    Reports: ISIS may have planted bomb that downed Russian plane
    UK officials say there's a "significant possibility" that the Russian plane that crashed in Sinai, Egypt, was downed by an ISIS bomb.
  5. 5.
    Government to start flying home thousands of Britons stranded in Sharm El-Sheikh
    UK officials will work with commercial airlines to start bringing British tourists home on Friday after flights to and from Sharm el-Sheikh were suspended following the Metrojet crash in Sinai on Saturday.