The Metro Nashville Public Schools Board in the US state of Tennessee hopes to have Kurdish language courses available to students at high schools across the district in time for the start of the 2019 school year in the fall. Tennessee Department of Education approved it and there are at least three high schools so far that will teach the courses.

A Raging storm sweeps away a bridge in New Zealand State of emergency was declared in the Westland District of New Zealand’s South Island and Emergency services were forced to close roads and evacuate some areas following the storm

Bayern Munich has signed Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez on a five-year for (£68m). The 23-year-old, who won the 2018 World Cup with France, will join the Bundesliga leaders on 1 July. During his medical test at Bayern, doctors discovered Hernandez had damaged a ligament in his right knee and he subsequently had surgery on Wednesday.