Live news updates: April 8

Hannover's Mohammed Abdellaoue, right, and Stuttgart's Antonio Ruediger have a discussion during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and VfB Stuttgart in Hannover. Photo / AP
Hannover's Mohammed Abdellaoue, right, and Stuttgart's Antonio Ruediger have a discussion during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hannover 96 and VfB Stuttgart in Hannover. Photo / AP

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