Sir Terry Wogan was a genuine broadcasting legend. For many decades he brightened up the mornings with his gentle wit and charm. The media has been awash these last two days with tributes to one of the greats and rightly so.
What you may have missed on the news yesterday though, were these stories.
More than 10,000 migrant children may have disappeared after arriving in Europe over the past two years. Europol said thousands of vulnerable minors had vanished after registering with state authorities.It warned of children and young people being forced into sexual exploitation and slavery by criminal gangs.
At least 71 people have died in blasts near the Shia shrine of Sayyida Zeinab, south of Syria’s capital Damascus.
At least 50 people are reported to have been killed in north-eastern Nigeria in a gun and bomb attack by suspected Boko Haram militants.
A blond-haired Frenchman has appeared in the latest Islamic state video threatening new terrorist attacks in the west.The man, whose eyes are uncovered but whose features and hair can be seen through a pale balaclava, is then shown shooting in the head a man accused of being a spy. Four other Isis jihadis each shoot another prisoner.
Also, the following happens every day.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every year in the world there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day.
5000 people die every day as a result of drinking unclean water. The amount of money invested in nuclear test could be used to finance 8,000 hand pumps, giving villages across third world access to clean water.
Yes we have lost a friend on the airwaves that made us smile but lets keep things in perspective please.