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May 2018 Current Events: World News

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for May 2018:

  1. Attack in Central African Church
  2. Pirate Attack off Suriname
  3. Myanmar Jade Mine Collapses
  4. Mosque Blast Kills Over a Dozen
  5. Train Collision in Germany
  6. US Pulling Out of Iran Nuclear Deal
  7. Ebola Outbreak in Congo
  8. Attackers Hit Kabul
  9. North Korea Releases Three Americans
  10. Mass Shooting in Australia
  11. Taliban Kill Dozens of Police
  12. Knife Attack in Paris
  13. Family of Suicide Bombers in Indonesia
  14. Family Used Child in Suicide Bombing
  15. Turkey Detains 54 Suspected ISIS Members
  16. Flyover Collapses in India
  17. North Korea May Cancel Summit
  18. Guatemala Opens Embassy in Jerusalem
  19. Plane Crashes in Cuba
  20. Meghan and Harry Officially Married
  21. Blasts at Afghan Sports Stadium
  22. Mushroom Poisoning in Iran
  23. Two More Die of Ebola
  24. Islamic State Attacks Syrian Army
  25. Irish Voters Want to End Abortion Ban
  26. Restaurant Bombing in Canada
  27. Bus Crash in Uganda
  28. Summit with North Korea Still Planned for June
  29. Shooting in Belgium
  30. Journalist Faked Death
  31. Denmark Bans Face Veils in Public
  32. Taliban Officials ‘in Talks with Afghan Government’

Attack in Central African Church

On May 1, attackers armed with guns and grenades raided a Central African church, killing 26 people, and wounding nearly 100 more. The death toll is expected to rise, as the city mourns the attack. (Reuters)

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Pirate Attack off Suriname

Family of Missing Fisherman

On May 3, a pirate attack off Suriname left 12 fisherman missing. So far, three bodies have been found and four have swam to safety. Rescue missions remain in effect for the other missing men. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ertugrul Kilic

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Myanmar Jade Mine Collapses

Mourning those Killed

On May 4, at least 14 people died after a Myanmar jade mine collapsed. This issue has become more common, as the gem industry remains unregulated. (Reuters)

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Mosque Blast Kills Over a Dozen

Mourning those Killed

On May 6, at least 14 people were killed and another 33 injured after an explosion at an Afghanistan mosque. The Taliban has denied responsibility, and no other group has come forward. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

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Train Collision in Germany

On May 7, two trains collided in Southern Germany, killing two people and injuring several more. The crash is currently under investigation. (Reuters)

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US Pulling Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

Trump

On May 8, President Trump announced that the US will pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. (Reuters)

Photo Source: 123RF/Visions Of America LLC

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Ebola Outbreak in Congo

Ebola

On May 8, it was announced that 17 people have died from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is the ninth time Ebola has been recorded in this region. (Reuters)

Photo Source: Frederick Murphy/CDC via AP, File

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Attackers Hit Kabul

Kabul Attack

On May 9, bombs exploded in Kabul, as gunmen began attacking people, killing 7 people and injuring another 17. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

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North Korea Releases Three Americans

North Korea Release

On May 9, three American citizens were released from North Korea after being held for months. President Trump announced that the release is seen as a goodwill gesture. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File

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Mass Shooting in Australia

On May 10, Australian police found seven people who were shot dead. The firearms used in the attack were found at the scene. Police are investigating the shooting. (Reuters)

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Taliban Kill Dozens of Police

Afghan Attack

On May 11, Taliban fighters attacked Afghan bases, killing more than 30 officers. The attackers stole large amounts of weapons and equipment during the ambush. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

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Knife Attack in Paris

Paris Attack

On May 12, a man wielding a knife went on a stabbing rampage in Paris, killing one person and injuring four more. Police shot and killed the suspect after the attacks. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Thibault Camus

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Family of Suicide Bombers in Indonesia

Indonesia Attack

On May 13, a husband and wife and their four children carried out a suicide attacks on 3 churches in Indonesia. The attacks left 7 people dead and another 41 injured. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo

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Family Used Child in Suicide Bombing

Indonesia Attack

On May 13, a family of Islamist militants launched a suicide bomb attack against police in Indonesia. The family carried their 8-year-old into the attack, though he survived the attack. 4 officers and six civilians were wounded during the attack. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim

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Turkey Detains 54 Suspected ISIS Members

On May 15, Turkish authorities announced that they have detained 54 suspected ISIS members. Not much other information was released regarding these detainments. (Reuters)

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Flyover Collapses in India

India Flyover

On May 15, 7 people died and another 30 were trapped after part of a flyover under construction collapsed in Varanasi. The collapse is currently under investigation and rescue missions continue. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

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North Korea May Cancel Summit

On May 16, North Korea threatened to cancel the summit with the US scheduled for June. The Trump Administration remains hopeful that North Korea will not cancel. (BBC)

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Guatemala Opens Embassy in Jerusalem

On May 16, Guatemala opened its embassy in Jerusalem. Two days earlier, dozens of Palestinian protesters were shot dead during the US embassy’s opening.

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Plane Crashes in Cuba

Cuba Plane Crash

On May 18, more than 100 people died after a plane crashed in Cuba. Three women are said to have survived, but are currently in critical condition. Two days of mourning have been declared nationally as authorities investigate the crash. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa

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Meghan and Harry Officially Married

Royal Wedding

On May 18, Prince Harry and Meghan officially tied the knot. The ceremony took place at the medieval Windsor Castle. (Reuters)

Photo Source: Gareth Fuller/pool photo via AP

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Blasts at Afghan Sports Stadium

Afghan Sports Stadium

On May 18, an estimated 8 people were killed and over 40 more wounded after multiple explosions hit an Afghan sports stadium. No group has claimed responsibility. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

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Mushroom Poisoning in Iran

Mushroom Poisoning

On May 21, it was announced that more than 800 people in Iran have been poisoned after eating toxic wild mushrooms. At least 11 people have died from the poisoning, as there is no effective treatment. (BBC)

Photo Source: 123/Fedor Sidorov

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Two More Die of Ebola

Ebola Outbreak

On May 22, it was announced that two more people in Congo have died from Ebola. Authorities also stated that 7 new cases have been confirmed. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/John Bompengo

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Islamic State Attacks Syrian Army

Syrian Army Attack

On May 22, the Islamic State attacked a military outpost near Palmyra, killing 30 Syrian army members. The attack included suicide bombers and armed cars. (Reuters)

Photo Source: Syria News, via AP

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Irish Voters Want to End Abortion Ban

Irish Voters

On May 25, a poll released predicted that 70% of Irish voters voted in favor of repealing the abortion ban. If the legislation passes, the bill will be amended to allow abortions in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

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Restaurant Bombing in Canada

On May 25, two suspects walked into a Canadian restaurant and detonated a bomb which injured 15 people. The police do not believe it was a terrorist attack, and police continue to look for the two male suspects. (Reuters)

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Bus Crash in Uganda

Uganda Bus Crash

On May 25, a bus crash in Uganda left 22 people dead. The crash occurred with a large truck, and the cause is currently being investigated. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi

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Summit with North Korea Still Planned for June

North Korea Summit

On May 26, President Trump stated that he was still planning to have the summit with North Korea on June 12. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

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Shooting in Belgium

Belgium Shooting

On May 29, a gunman in Belgium took a female cleaner hostage at a school. He eventually killed two police officers and the hostage, and injured another four police officers before being killed himself. ISIS claimed responsibility the next day, though they didn’t provide evidence. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert

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Journalist Faked Death

Fake Death

On May 30, Ukraine revealed that it staged the murder of journalist Arkady Babchenko. The fake death was to expose Russia’s alleged hiring of hit-men. (Reuters)

Photo Source: Mykola Lazarenko/Presidential Press Service Pool Photo via AP

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Denmark Bans Face Veils in Public

Denmark Bans Face Veils

On May 31, Parliament in Denmark voted the face veils cannot be worn in public. The law goes into effect in August. (Reuters)

Photo Source: 123RF/Sergei Butorin

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Taliban Officials ‘in Talks with Afghan Government’

Afghan Army

On May 31, the US military stated that taliban officials have secretly been meeting with Afghan officials to discuss a ceasefire. Casualties continue to rise on both sides. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

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