In Hamburg, a group of senior citizens have taken up karate. The idea is not just to boost their self-confidence. It's a great way of keeping fit as well.
A growing number of people in Germany require state help to compensate for earnings shortfalls because of age or illness, the statistics office reports. More than a million people were receiving the benefits as of 2015.
Seoul has revealed that a North Korean senior official defected last year. It's the second such disclosure in the past few days, and has drawn criticism from some sections of the South Korean government.
The UAE has said it will prevent its citizens from traveling to Lebanon and reduce its diplomatic mission there. The announcement comes shortly after Saudi Arabia urged its citizens to leave Lebanon.
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