Mexican officials have ordered the arrest of a town mayor, his wife and a local police chief. The prosecutor claims the three were the masterminds behind an attack that left six students dead - with dozens more missing.
Canadian authorities have named a suspect after a gunman shot dead a soldier near the country's parliament. The shooter was killed by police inside the assembly building, but officials fear accomplices may be at large.
An increasing number of young western women are joining the "Islamic State." According to analysts, girls are being drawn in by a mix of political idealism, desire for adventure, and a need for protest.
On his first visit to the United States, Sigmar Gabriel has rejected a suggestion that Germany shoulder the weight of a European growth spurt. Soon, the vice chancellor will also have talks on an EU-US trade agreement.
Meeting in Berlin, Chancellor Merkel and John Kerry have lauded the US-German alliance. Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, they also acknowledged the threat to peace posed by the ongoing Ukraine crisis.
A soldier shot at Canada's National War Memorial has died, along with the man suspected of launching the armed attack in Ottawa. The police continue to hunt for as many as three people.
On the second day of Oscar Pistorius' sentencing hearing, the defense has stressed his charity work to avoid him going to jail for the manslaughter of his partner. The sentence is expected to be handed down this week.
A US jury has found Blackwater guards guilty in the 2007 shootings of 31 Iraqis, which left at least 14 dead. The massacre caused an international uproar over the role of private defense contractors in urban warfare.
Crisis? What crisis? Dortmund and Leverkusen made amends for poor performances in the previous Bundesliga round. Leverkusen beat Zenith St. Petersburg 2-0, while Dortmund crushed Galatasaray 4-0 in Istanbul.
At their most recent football match in Belgrade riots broke out between Albanians and Serbians over a propaganda banner. Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama told DW that both countries want to look forward together.
The Swiss retailer Migros has apologized after one of its companies sold coffee creamer capsules showing Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. The company's dairy subsidiary had produced the creamers.
Jeffrey Fowle has arrived back home after six months of detention on North Korea. He had been arrested in the spring for allegedly leaving a copy of the Bible in a guesthouse in Chongjing.
A gunman has been killed inside the Canadian Parliament, according to media reports. Ottawa police say they are looking for more suspects.
The World Health Organization has called tuberculosis one of the world's deadliest diseases. In 2013, TB killed 1.5 million people worldwide.
Police have surrounded Canada's parliament after an attacker reportedly shot a soldier guarding a nearby monument. Lawmakers say at least one gunman may have been killed.
Turkey's president has criticized munitions airdrops by the US to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian town of Kobani. The US military has announced that most supplies had reached the units that they were intended to help.
The commissioners are ready and the new president of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker can get to work. The biggest task lying ahead is the economy, says Bernd Riegert. But don't hold out for miracles.
The Red Cross' global head has said Ebola could take four to six months to contain, but only if all necessary steps are taken to stop the virus from spreading. Both the US and Rwanda have implemented new precautions.
Following the tragic death of Christophe de Margerie in Moscow, French oil giant Total has named new leaders to be at the helm of one of the large energy firms. A probe into the former CEO's accident is under way.
The European Parliament has approved the incoming European Commission. The team, headed by former prime minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker, is expected to take office on November 1.
Meeting in Berlin, the top diplomats of the US and Germany have lauded their alliance. Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, they also acknowledged the threat to peace posed by the ongoing Ukraine crisis.
US plane maker Boeing has opened a facility in China that is to turn used cooking oil into aviation biofuel. The company says the potential of the technology involved is huge, not least in environmental terms.
South Korea has taken down a Christmas tree-shaped tower that has stood along the border with North Korea for more than four decades. The move comes after the countries agreed to resume high-level talks.
German flagship carrier Lufthansa has decided to outsource its IT infrastructure unit to IBM to save costs. It said that while who the buyer was was now clear, specific contract conditions still had to be agreed.
The FBI has confirmed that three US teenagers were detained in Frankfurt over the weekend amid speculation they were on their way to join the "IS" campaign in the Middle East.
Asia Pacific finance ministers have gathered for a meeting in Beijing to debate ways of avoiding a protracted slowdown of regional economies. APEC representatives identified a number of threats to further growth.
The World Health Organization is pressing for a vaccine to combat the spread of Ebola, hoping to prepare two versions by January. On the ground in West Africa, Germany's Red Cross has made a desperate call for help.
The Pentagon has said almost all the arms it dropped to Kurdish fighters in the town of Kobani had reached the right people. The "Islamic State" released a video apparently showing jihadists with some dropped weapons.
US photojournalist Ashoka Mukpo has been pronounced free of Ebola at a hospital in Nebraska where he was admitted three weeks ago. The 33-year-old caught the deadly virus while on assignment in Monrovia, Liberia.
Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who led the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal, has died at the age of 93. Bradlee oversaw the journalistic investigation that brought down US president Richard Nixon.
Iraq's Yazidi religious minority is facing what may amount to attempted genocide. A week-long visit to the country revealed evidence that "strongly indicates" an effort to wipe out the community.
Paralympic sprinting star Oscar Pistorius has begun his five-year jail sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. While the victim's family has said justice had been done, some say the sentence was too lenient.
Iran has assured its neighbor Iraq of assistance in fighting against militants belonging to the "Islamic State" group. Iran's Supreme Leader has also said he considers the security of both countries to be "inseparable."
Five emergency room staff have been sacked at a German hospital for posting humiliating photos of patients online, a spokesman for the clinic in the western city of Aachen has confirmed.
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