Lithiuania's honorary consul in eastern Ukraine has been murdered by rebels, according to the country's foreign minister. The diplomat was said to have been kidnapped and "brutally killed" by pro-Russian terrorists. Go to article
An Israeli child has been killed by mortar fire from Gaza, bringing the total number of civilian casualties in Israel to four. Earlier, Hamas militants executed 18 people suspected of collaborating with Israel. Go to article
At least 50 people have died in a gun attack on a mosque in Iraq's Diyala province. Some witnesses put the death toll higher. In the jihadist-controlled city of Mosul, a man was reported to have been stoned to death. Go to article
The Ebola epidemic sweeping through West African countries has claimed over 1,400 lives. Meanwhile, two new cases have emerged in Nigeria. Go to article
The World Trade Organization has found Argentina has broken global trade rules by imposing many obstacles for imports to the country from the US, Europe and other business partners. But a quick change looks unlikely. Go to article
The interception of a US Navy long-range mission aircraft by a Chinese fighter jet has upset Washington and could put strain on military ties between the two countries. Go to article
A police officer in Germany has gone on trial for allegedly murdering a victim he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists. The cop wanted to make a grisly pornographic home video. Go to article
Indian rights activist Irom Sharmila has been re-arrested two days after she was released on a court order. She has been protesting against an Indian law that suspends rights protections in insurgency-marred areas. Go to article
The United Nations has released new figures on the death toll inflicted by the Syrian civil war. While the report includes previously unavailable information, the UN warns that the actual death toll is probably higher. Go to article
The 2014/15 Bundesliga season is finally here. Keep up to date and join the debate as the opening game between Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg takes place. Go to article
Few expect a major breakthrough when European, Ukrainian and Russian leaders meet this weekend. When a Russian convoy crossed into Ukraine without permission, the situation gets even more complicated.
DW takes a look at Germany's attempts to defuse the conflict in Ukraine.
As information emerges about Islamic State (IS) conditions for the release of murdered US journalist James Foley, the "what ifs" loom large. But the bigger question is how to deal with ongoing hostage situations.
The plight of 35 Afghan Sikhs who were found in containers shipped from Belgium to the UK port of Tilbury has reignited the debate in Europe about what can be done to crack down on human trafficking and smuggling rings.
Journalist Abu-Bakarr Jalloh returned to his homeland Sierra Leone to report on the Ebola virus outbreak. After seeing the deadly consequences himself, he was shocked to find his own family so unaware and unprepared.
Following in the footsteps of Hong Kong's deomocracy movement, activists in Macau are planning to hold their referendum for political reform this week. It's going to be an uphill struggle, say experts.
For 20 years, Tamazrat Ousame had to clean, cook and even bear children for her masters. One day she managed to escape, but hundreds of others are still enslaved in Niger.
From Kosovo to Afghanistan, German military deployments overseas have been the subject of much discussion. An unthinkable concept after World War Two, sending German soldiers to foreign lands evolved into a reality.
While bombs are killing people back home, a group of young Israelis and Palestinians are in Germany trying to make sense of it all and come up with a solution for peace.
Six weeks after Germany's World Cup win, the Bundesliga season starts this Friday.
The desire to set up a new business in Germany is followed by the frustration over the hurdles involved. A third of entrepreneurs drop out after three years. For immigrants, the challenges are often even greater.
Reports have emerged about high numbers of birds burned to death at a solar energy facility in the southwestern US. What's behind this, is it happening elsewhere, and what can be done? DW takes a closer look.
More than five months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished from radar screens, there is still no trace of the passenger jet. DW examines what is being done to prevent such an incident from happening again.
A clinical trial gives hope that the right vaccination scheme could eradicate polio worldwide by 2018. Another study, though, warns that mutated viruses could jeopardize that goal.
The Australian government has defended its continued detention of asylum seeker children in camps, a policy which Refugee Council CEO Paul Power says in a DW interview 'unquestionably' breaches children's rights.
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