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Refugees

Save the Children: 'Restart search and rescue operation'

ImageThe staggering death toll in the Mediterranean's latest migrant boat shipwreck has prompted calls for a new EU response. DW spoke to Save the Children's Sarah Tyler about the dire conditions migrants face.

Holocaust

'Remembrance has no expiration date' at Sachsenhausen, Ravensbrück

ImageGerman Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was among dignitaries marking 70 years since the liberation of the Sachsenhausen Nazi concentration camp, saying remembrance must endure after survivors have passed on.

Elections

Preliminary results from Finland poll show lead for opposition Centre Party

ImageResults of advance voting in Finnish elections show the opposition Centre Party strongly in the lead. The party has also been clearly ahead in pre-elections surveys.

Middle East

Pro-government fighters make headway in Yemen's Aden

Forces loyal to exiled Yemeni President Mansour Hadi have made advances in the port city of Aden. Meanwhile, Saudi-led airstrikes and clashes between Shiite rebels and Hadi loyalists have killed at least 60 people.

'Islamic State'

UN: Thousands flee latest 'IS' advance in Iraq

A jihadist advance in Iraq's Anbar province has forced over 90,000 people to leave their homes, according to the United Nations. The "Islamic State" militants have been gaining ground in the area over the past week.

Europe

Turkish Cypriots vote for new president

Voters in the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus cast their votes for a new president on Sunday. The new leader will then be tasked with representing them in reunification talks on the divided island.

Bundeswehr

Calls mount for G36 assault rifle replacement

A German politician has said a replacement is needed for the highly criticized G36 assault rifle used by the Bundeswehr. The guns are inaccurate in hot temperatures.

Topics

19.4.1943: Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto

Birthdays

1949: Paloma Picasso

Days to remember

1805: The dawn of Industrialization