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Germany set to introduce new rules for organ donation

The German Foundation for Organ Transplants (DSO) reports that only 797 people donated their organs in 2017, the lowest number in 20 years.

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Trump says summit with North Korea could still hold

North Korea says it wants to talk.

Five people dead, 40 missing in Yemen’s Socotra after cyclone

The five dead included four Yemenis and one Indian national.

Bernice King

Martin Luther King’s daughter rejects claim dad would be proud of Trump

Bernice King said the claim has ignored many of King’s values, and her father would be “extremely disturbed” by recent events.

Ebola Volunteers

American researchers kick off testing Ebola therapy

The trial will not expose participants to Ebola virus.

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South Koreans slam Trump for summit cancellation

North Korea said it remained open to resolving issues with the United States, “regardless of ways, at any time”.

An obese child

Child obesity more prevalent in southern Europe – Report

“A total of 38 countries took part in the survey; but Britain and Germany were not part of it.”

Morgan Freeman

Eight women accuse Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment

Witnesses to Freeman’s alleged harassment say it dates back at least ten years.

U.S. President, Donald Trump

Trump cancels historic summit with North Korea

The summit, planned for June 12 in Singapore, was cancelled following renewed hostilities between the two countries.

North Korea President, Kim Jong-Un [Photo credit: News.com.au]

North Korea ‘destroys’ nuclear test sites before journalists

The country says the exercise was ‘a gesture’ towards peace process, but reporters are unsure of what they actually witnessed.

Trump and Kim

China, Germany want dialogue with North Korea to continue

The U.S. and North Korea have each said they could call off a historic summit between their leaders, planned for June.

Four killed, 15 injured in Baghdad bomb blast

Four killed, 15 injured in Baghdad bomb blast

The attack took place in the predominantly Shi’ite Shula district, in northwest Baghdad.

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U.S. retaliates, expels Venezuela’s envoys

The U.S gives the Venezuelan envoys 48 hours to leave the country.

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Court sentences man to 6 months in prison for sending ex 7,648 texts

The Romanian national was charged with stalking and making dangerous threats.

The European Union headquarters in the Belgian capital, Brussels [Photo: Press TV]

EU popularity rises with one year to go until elections

The next European elections are scheduled to hold between May 23 and May 26, 2019.

Syria

Syria rejects withdrawal of Iranian or Hezbollah forces

The U.S. has called for the removal of Iranian troops from Syria and an end to support for Hezbollah.

Israeli minister tells EU to “go to a thousand thousand hells”

“The EU is less friendly than the European countries that form it.”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images (Photo Source: racked.com)

Facebook has ‘done a better job’ in recent elections – Zuckerberg

He says the social media platform was too slow to identify Russian interference on Facebook in the U.S. presidential election

Korea demands sincerity in relationship with Africa

The Korean government has demanded clear sincerity in the relationship to tackle poverty and other challenges on the continent.

Pakistan heatwave reportedly kills 65 people in Karachi

Temperatures hit 44 degrees Celsius (111 Fahrenheit) on Monday, local media reported.

International Criminal court

Palestinians ask ICC to investigate alleged Israeli human rights crimes

The application goes further than a 2015 request for prosecutors to examine alleged crimes in the region.

Iraq on map

Iraqi court sentences Belgian to death for joining Islamic State

The verdict against Tarek Gadaoun was issued by the Central Criminal Court in Baghdad.

Nicolas Maduro

14 countries recall ambassadors from Venezuela in protest of election

They said the election did not comply with the international standards

United Arab Emirates (UAE) on map

UAE approves 100 percent foreign ownership of businesses

At present, foreigners cannot own more than 49 percent of any UAE firm unless it is incorporated in a special “free zone”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

UK royal wedding attracts over 29m viewers in U.S.

An estimated 29.2 million people tuned in to the royal wedding held at Windsor Castle on Saturday.