The Super Bowl winner was reportedly killed, and his wife injured, after a minor traffic collision.
The murder by Islamic militants of eight cartoonists and journalists, followed by the terror attacks in Paris in November in which a freelance rock critic was one of the 130 victims, led to France being listed by CPJ as the second-most deadly country for journalists, behind only Syria.
Cruise was reportedly not on the plane.
It is time to call on rulers in the Middle East to end their hypocrisy in condemning extremists committing terror abroad in the name of fighting blasphemy while censoring citizens at home for the same reason. They must also defend the freedom of the press and expression denied to their own citizens.
It sounded as though it was a small arrow, pointing, "this way; think this way." A gentle nudge to guide my dizzy brain into forming a perspective to begin the day. A philosophical viewpoint to lay down the foundation for how life was going to be from this day forward.
Massive rain and floods have killed dozens in Pakistan.