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As it happened this morning: Friday, May 18

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By Alice Cuddy
As it happened this morning: Friday, May 18
Copyright  REUTERS

Here are some of the key stories we were watching this morning: 

Skripal: Sergei Skripal was discharged from Salisbury District Hospital. The former Russian spy was admitted for treatment after being exposed to a nerve agent on May 4.

Ebola: The World Health Organization  raised the public health risk from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The leading health agency said the public health risk is "very high" at the national level and poses a "high" regional risk. It said the global risk remains "low".

Gaza: More violent protests against the US embassy move to Jerusalem were expected as the first Friday Prayers began for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The UN Human Rights Council held a session on the issue. 

Nuclear deal latest: The European Commission kickstarted the activation process of the ‘blocking statute’ which will prohibit European companies from complying with US sanctions against Iran.

Royal wedding: Kensington Palace announced that Meghan Markle has asked Prince Harry's father Prince Charles to walk her down the aisle at her wedding on Saturday. 

Scroll through the blog below to see how events unfolded: