No ceasefire has been agreed but fighting is reported to have died down in the Gaza Strip. The lull in the violence came at the start of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Go to article
The UN's human rights chief has said that the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine could constitute a "war crime." This came as new figures showed the Ukraine conflict has killed at least 1,100 since April. Go to article
The former owners of now-defunct Russian oil giant Yukos have been awarded billions in compensation by an international arbitration court in The Hague. It said Russia's objective was to "bankrupt" Yukos. Go to article
A second fuel depot has caught fire amid militia battles near Tripoli. Libyan officials say the blaze is nearing a natural gas reservoir. Germany, Austria and the Philippines are the latest to evacuate their nationals. Go to article
The French government has offered to aid Christians in Iraq who are being persecuted by Sunni militant group ISIS. The extremists have issued an ultimatum for them to convert or face harsh consequences, including death. Go to article
Students who survived a sinking South Korean ferry earlier this year have told a criminal trial that they were left to fend for themselves inside as the crew floated to safety. Around 300 people died in the disaster. Go to article
Two German police experts have been sent to France to help identify victims of last week's Air Algerie plane crash in Mali. Their remains are to be brought to France where flags are flying a half-mast. Go to article
Russian stock markets have fallen for the third day as the specter of new EU sanctions chills investors. Speculators lost appetite for Russian risk after Moscow was ordered to compensate former Yukos shareholders. Go to article
The creation of a European single market back in 1993 has been profitable for the vast majority of founding nations, a fresh study says. Denmark and Germany got the most out of that market, researchers claimed. Go to article
Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger has apologized to Borussia Dortmund after an online video showed him ridiculing Bayern's rivals. A BVB player has also spoken out. Go to article
Australia and the Netherlands have decided against deploying troops to secure the MH17 crash site in Ukraine, opting instead to send an unarmed police team. But access to the site is difficult in an active war zone.
Heavy fighting is preventing Dutch and Australian teams from reaching the crash site. Meanwhile Moscow and Kyiv are trading accusations over who is responsible for the downing of the plane.
With a worldwide population of 40 million, the Kurds are the world’s largest ethnic group without a homeland. The current crisis in Iraq has brought the dream of an independent Kurdish state a little closer.
ISIS now controls wide swaths of Iraq and Syria. Its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, seems out to establish an Islamic empire. Are the borders in the Middle East about to be redrawn?
German parliamentarian Rolf Mützenich has little hope for a speedy political solution to the Middle East conflict. A two-state solution is now 'a faraway prospect,' the Social Democrat says in an interview with DW.
Israel presses on with the destruction of tunnels reaching from Gaza into its territory. The UN Security Council has called for an immediate cease-fire.
Anti-Semitism has been rearing its head at protests in Germany around the Israel-Palestine conflict. DW asked the head of the German Police Union what police can and should be doing against this.
The top one percent of households in China control more than a third of the country's wealth, a study found. As analyst James Rickards tells DW, inequality is becoming so extreme it threatens to cause social disorder.
A new UN report accuses pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine of possible war crimes. The authors also accuse the Ukrainian army of having done wrong there.
People can become homeless almost anywhere in the world, but they are differences in the way the rest of society treats them. A visiting young Ghanaian journalist wanted to find out how they fare in Bonn, Germany.
Germany's weapons exports, though controversial, generate employment. German's post-communist Left Party wants to ban arms sales - but when it comes to losing votes, even Left politicians waver.
Sometimes there are 20 protesters, sometimes there are several hundred. Rallies outside refugee shelters aren't common in Germany, but rights groups fear aggression towards asylum seekers is on the rise.
Giant panda bears are iconic for conservation efforts, but only 1,600 of them are left in the wild. Still, according to a new study, breeding programs in China have been mostly successful.
Once again, Argentina is facing default. But instead of negotiating with its creditors, the government portrays itself as a victim, which makes the country's precarious economic situation even worse.
Hollywood's survival hinges on China, writes DW's columnist Frank Sieren from Beijing.
Antivirus and mobile security firm Avast! says it's unveiled major holes in Google's Android operating system after extracting masses of personal data from phones that had been factory restored.
Think Cinderella and Snow White. Towards the end of the Middle Ages, Germany's nobility began building more prestigious residences to show power. We present 10 of the most beautiful ones - right out of a fairytale.
Amputee long-jumper Markus Rehm is a German champion. But sporting officials are asking whether his prosthetic leg gives him an unfair advantage, and his participation in the European Championships is in question.
Many German schools don't cater to foreign students. But one school in the city of Halle is trying to change that with special lessons meant to help school-age Syrian refugees learn German and continue their education.
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