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US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has told a US Senate committee that the fight against "Islamic State" won't be "an easy or brief effort." He also said planned airstrikes would target extremist sanctuaries in Syria.
On Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes the emir of Qatar in Berlin. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is one of the Middle East's most influential leaders - but his politics are controversial.
A UN envoy has said that Israelis and Palestinians have agreed on a reconstruction plan for the Gaza Strip after seven weeks of bombardment. Israel, meanwhile, said that a mortar shell from Gaza hit its territory.
Deadly fighting has broken out in the pro-Russian rebel-held city of Donetsk. It is the first serious violence since lawmakers in Kyiv voted to allow self-rule in Ukraine's restive east as part of a broader peace plan.
Three separate polls have given the "no" campaign just a marginal lead one day ahead of a Scottish referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. Both sides are embarking on one last charm offensive.
The German federal cabinet has moved to bolster regulations on possession and dissemination of explicit material depicting minors. The measures come after the Edathy Affair triggered a debate about child pornography.
South Korean border guards have arrested a US citizen suspected of trying to swim across the river border into rival North Korea. His identity, and any possible motive for the apparent attempt, remains unclear.
Boeing and tech specialists SpaceX have won NASA commissions to send astronauts into orbit, starting in 2017. NASA ditched its own shuttle program in 2011, leaving the US reliant on Russian rockets for transport.
Bangladesh's highest court has commuted the death sentence of an Islamist leader convicted of war crimes during the country's 1971 war for independence. The decision has sparked clashes between police and protesters.
Forensic sleuths have analyzed the remains of England's King Richard III, finding that he likely died of blows to an unprotected head. The report broadly backs anecdotal accounts of the death immortalized by Shakespeare.
Ahead of their first Champions League group stage match against Chelsea, Schalke is struggling with a long list of injured players. Bayern will also be missing one of its stars on Wednesday against Manchester City.
The US is taking on the Ebola epidemic - the EU and Germany should as well, says DW's Claus Stäcker.
US researchers have developed a magnetic device that fishes bacteria, viruses and toxins out of the blood. It could help treat life-threatening diseases like sepsis and even Ebola.
He's famous for being the first person to climb the world's 14 highest peaks without oxygen: Mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner has turned 70. He spoke with DW's climbing expert ahead of his birthday.
The time has come for Bavaria's Oktoberfest. Whether you're going to Oktoberfest this year or not, here are 8 apps to guide you virtually through the beer tents.
John F. Kennedy called himself one, but what really makes a Berliner? DW's Stuart Braun drifts into a protest march in his adopted city and discovers that, here, outsiders can be insiders.
At a UN-organized meeting in Bonn, experts are discussing the plight of endangered sea turtles. Expert Colin Limpus told DW climate change is just the latest human-made factor making life tough for turtles.
Germany's former capital is celebrating its most famous son with a month of special concerts.
Up to nine Germans have carried out suicide bombings for the "Islamic State" terror group this year, a German research team reports. Berlin is weighing its response amid fears that the number could continue to grow.
Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe, Jewish representatives gathered in Berlin have warned. In Germany alone there have been more than 100 attacks in recent months, including some in the capital.
In recent state elections, Germany's AfD party shocked the main parties by garnering around or more than 10 percent of the vote. Political analyst Jürgen Falter tells DW the euroskeptics are harmless, but here to stay.
The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement challenges Russia. Brussels and Kyiv must now summon a great deal of sensitivity, says DW's Christoph Hasselbach.
The parliament in Kyiv has adopted legislation giving the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine limited self-rule. DW asked political analyst Arkady Moshes to explain.
On Thursday around four million Scots will be voting on the future of their country's independence. The cultural and political otherness of the Scots justifies the experiment, says DW's Daniel Scheschkewitz.
Elmar Brok, the German chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs, explains the implementation process for the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine.
As with almost all humanitarian crises, the world has been much too hesitant in its reaction to Ebola. Now, the US wants to bring in the military. The EU and Germany should follow suit, says DW's Claus Stäcker.
As Ebola infections reach a new high, the World Health Organization warns urgent action must be taken.
South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday that 67 South Africans died when one wing of a popular church in Lagos collapsed last Friday. Nigerian authorities put the death toll at 62 earlier on Tuesday.
In an effort to contain the Ebola outbreak, the US plans to dispatch thousands of military personnel to assist health care workers in West Africa. Governments in the region have been overwhelmed by the epidemic.
Indian Premier Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are seeking to increase bilateral economic cooperation. But the border dispute between the two powerful Asian nations might get in the way.
With growing hopes for the conclusion of a disputed presidential poll, analyst William Byrd talks to DW about the economic challenges awaiting Afghanistan's future government and concerns about a looming fiscal crisis.
A new report finds that almost half of girls in South Asia marry before turning 18. But ending child marriage will not happen without addressing social norms within societies, as UNICEF's Stephen Adkisson tells DW.
Myanmar's economic growth could push per capita income to nearly 5,000 USD by 2030 if more is invested in human capital and infrastructure, a new report finds. But there are major constraints, as Cyn-Young Park tells DW.
Shoemaker's CEO and COO leave no tracks as they abscond with the kitty. They are not the first; short sellers have discovered that corruption theft and fraud in Chinese companies offer a perfect path to profits.
Sony has issued its fourth profit warning in the last ten months. It blames a one-off charge to its mobile phone division for a fourfold increase over the previous warning.
Beijing seems to be worried about a possible liquidity shortfall and is handing out cash to its main banks. The move comes as foreign direct investment and production growth slow unexpectedly.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has proposed draft laws to stop companies from avoiding billions of dollars in taxes. All OECD members and G20 members have already expressed their support.
The time has come for Bavaria's Oktoberfest. Whether you're going to Oktoberfest this year or not, here are some of the best apps to guide you virtually through the beer tents.
Think a handshake represents a friendly, professional way of greeting? Think again. Hand-shaking is a major way of spreading disease in Western cultures.
Ebola is an episodic disease. But that doesn't mean we can't learn from seasonal viruses like influenza on how to deal with Ebola. Infectious diseases expert Dr. Abdullah Brooks shares how this might be possible.
Two special guests join Pulse this week in the studio: The producers of the up and coming electronic performance group "Schattenspiel." They explain how they combine their own electronic dance music with live acoustic instruments and a complex visual performance on stage to take their audience on a special journey.
German electronic band Hundreds just published their second album. They talk to Pulse about creating a movie-like experience at gigs, how they come up with their dreamy lyrics and and why they decided to sing in English rather than German.
Dan Cole decided he had to do something when he learned about the fate of children in Syria. So he co-founded the Berlin-based initiative "It's Bigger Than" which raises funds for victims of global crises. How? By putting on techno parties with some of the best DJs Berlin has to offer.
Borussia Dortmund have won their opening Champions League encounter, defeating Premier League side Arsenal. Bundesliga league leaders Leverkusen struggled to score all night in Monaco, losing their game 1-0.
Josef Zinnbauer has been appointed as the new head coach at Bundesliga side Hamburg. The decision by one of Germany's biggest and oldest clubs to opt for the Bundesliga debutant comes as somewhat of a surprise.
Dirk Nowitzki's participation in the 2015 European Championship is no longer in doubt. The Dallas Maverick's star has revealed he can play for Germany in Berlin.
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