UN investigators have said the "Islamic State" has committed crimes against humanity with its attacks on civilians, which include regular public executions. The report also accused the Syrian government of war crimes. Go to article
Ukrainian authorities have made further allegations of Russian incursions into the country's conflict-ridden east. It comes despite assertions by the Russian and Ukrainian presidents that the fighting needed to end. Go to article
The audit of Afghanistan's presidential election has been halted after candidate Abdullah Abdullah threatened to pull his support for the recount. Allegations of vote-rigging have overshadowed the process. Go to article
The German government has proposed measures to prevent EU citizens from misusing its social-welfare system. But alleged abuse of social benefits by migrants remains low overall, according to Berlin's own assessment. Go to article
A WHO staffer who has contracted Ebola has arrived in Hamburg for treatment. The Senegalese epidemiologist is just one of many health workers who have contracted the deadly disease in West Africa. Go to article
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced hope that a ceasefire in Gaza will set the stage for talks on a final Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. The latest truce came into force at 7 p.m. local time. Go to article
Turkey's president-elect Erdogan plans to ask his successor as prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, to form a government and announce a new cabinet by the week's end. Erdogan's AK Party is meeting to elect its new leader. Go to article
Germany's government has approved draft legislation that aims to crack down on crimes with racist motivations. The measure comes in response to law enforcement's failure to stop a neo-Nazi murder spree. Go to article
French magistrates have placed IMF chief Christine Lagarde under formal investigation. They said they'd look into her alleged role in a political fraud case reaching back to her time as Finance Minister. Go to article
Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen can earn a big pay day by progressing to the group phase of the Champions League on Wednesday. Roger Schmidt's crew head into the return leg with a one goal advantage over FC Copenhagen. Go to article
Gaza City awoke on Wednesday after a night of celebrations marking the truce with Israel to a stark reminder of the damage left behind by the seven-week war. Now Gazans hope to get on with rebuilding their lives.
DW correspondent Tania Krämer describes celebration in Gaza and a more restrained response in Israel following a ceasefire agreement reached Tuesday.
France and Germany increasingly hold the keys to the EU's foreign policy. While Paris focuses on the Syrian conflict to offset domestic turmoil, Berlin finds economic and security grounds to confront the Ukraine crisis.
Washington is displeased with the air strikes it says the United Arab Emirates and Egypt conducted on Islamist militias in Libya - especially since it appears both countries tried to keep their US allies in the dark.
Syrian President Bashir al-Assad is isolated on the world stage. But now he's offering the West military cooperation in the fight against "Islamic State," painting himself as a guarantor of stability.
Iraq's largest refinery has been contested for weeks. "Islamic State" fighters are going after police officers and soldiers near the Baiji facility. Residents who have fled describe the situation in the embattled city.
The Archbishop of Mosul Amel Nona had to flee the city when IS militants drew near. Now, he is spreading the word about the plight of Christians in the region.
A recent bloody prison riot in Brazil is not an isolated incident. Violent outbreaks occur regularly in Brazilian penitentiaries. Criminal gangs and the justice system are to blame.
Rwanda´s President Kagame wants to curb human trafficking and has asked his people for their support. Even with state involvement, there is still room for improvement.
On the sidelines of his visit to Hamburg, the Dalai Lama talked exclusively to DW about his optimism for Tibet, the situation in Iraq and Syria, and the growing number of Tibetan Buddhists in China.
Fighting in eastern Ukraine is bound to continue despite the meeting between Poroshenko and Putin.
Measles - a highly contagious disease - can cause permanent disability and death. But despite there being a vaccine, Germany, and other European countries, will fail to eradicate measles by 2015.
A new report by the Asian Development Bank finds that 1.25 USD a day isn't enough to maintain minimum welfare in many parts of Asia. Economist Guanghua Wan tells DW what should be included when measuring extreme poverty.
The Venice Film Festival opens on August 27 with a comedy, but promises plenty of hot political fare over the next 11 days. German director Fatih Akin is one of 20 directors competing for the prestigious Golden Lion.
Guess the results of this season's Bundesliga games to win top prizes.
Many witnesses of poaching or other wildlife crimes remain silent, fearing retribution. An anonymous whistlebower platform aims to change that. The WildLeaks project is turning information into action the ground.
Kenyan blogger and activist Ory Okolloh, the face of Africa's flourishing open data movement, tells DW why she wants greater cooperation between techies, business, government and social actors.
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