Myanmar is experiencing yet another exodus of more than 8,000 Rohingya Muslims who are leaving the country by boat. The group has been repeatedly attacked by Buddhist mobs in the past few years.
Authorities in New York City have classified a hatchet attack against four police officers as an act of terrorism. The alleged perpetrator is a recent convert to Islam.
Iran has executed a woman despite an international campaign to halt her hanging. In a trial termed as a flawed and unfair, Reyhaneh Jabbari was convicted of murdering a man who attempted to rape her.
New York and New Jersey have imposed a mandatory quarantine on medical workers who had direct contact with Ebola patients in West Africa. The decision comes after a US doctor tested positive for the deadly virus.
South Korea has deployed hundreds of policemen on the border with North Korea after a planned leaflet launch met with opposition from local residents. They believe such an action could trigger shelling from the North.
Egypt has declared a state of emergency across much of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing that killed some 30 troops. A curfew was also introduced, while the border with the Gaza Strip was closed
An executive from Google has broken the record set by an Austrian skydiver in 2012, jumping from more than 25 miles above the Earth's surface. Alan Eustace was part of a project to develop commercial spacesuits.
A teenage gunman has killed himself and a fellow student at a high school north of Seattle, Washington State. At least four other people have been hospitalized with serious head injuries.
Which is the way forward for the eurozone - saving or spending? The clash of opinions continues, and the new EU commission is to come up with solutions where the Brussels summit failed to deliver, argues Bernd Riegert.
The World Health Organization has warned that many people in Mali may be at risk of developing Ebola after being exposed to a toddler who showed symptoms during a bus journey. The two-year-old girl has died in hospital.
For the first time China's Communist party has discussed the rule of law at its annual assembly. There are improvements, but they are unlikely to change the mood among the Chinese people, says DW's Frank Sieren.
The Istanbul consulates of five western nations received packets of unidentified yellow powder on Friday, prompting a security alert. A number of people were hospitalized as a precaution.
Multiple students have been wounded in a school shooting near the US city of Seattle. The gunman, a student, is understood to have taken his own life.
Iraqi officers say that "Islamic State" fighters have used low-grade chemical weapons while fighting north of Baghdad. US Secretary of State John Kerry issued a warning about the severity of these allegations.
While the shooting continues in Eastern Ukraine despite a formal ceasefire, voting for a new parliament is under way. The winner in this election, which brings closure to the Maidan protests, is already known.
The Netherlands and Germany have long disagreed about where exactly their shared nautical border lies in the North Sea. A meeting of the two nations' foreign ministers finally put an end to the dispute.
At least 25 Egyptian soldiers have been killed in an car bomb attack in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. The explosion targeted an army checkpoint.
Turkey's president says Ankara will allow hundreds of Syrian rebels to join Kurdish forces defending Kobani from "Islamic State" militants. There are also plans for 200 peshmerga fighters from Iraq to travel to the town.
The World Health Organization has announced that two potential Ebola vaccines will be ready for human trials by December. Successful trials could lead to hundreds of thousands of available doses in 2015.
Angela Merkel has urged Vladimir Putin to adopt a swift solution to a bitter gas dispute with Ukraine, as winter approaches. Russia and Ukraine are at odds over how to deal with Kyiv's huge debt.
Suhrkamp, the German publisher known internationally for its intellectual works, has been given the go-ahead by the Berlin Regional Court to proceed with reforms. For eight years it has been riven by legal battles.
A monument to deserters from the German army during World War II has been unveiled in central Vienna. This follows decades of controversy over recognition and compensation in Austria.
Poland has lodged an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights against a July ruling that it hosted a secret CIA prison on its soil. Warsaw rejects responsibility for the mistreatment of terror suspects.
In a world first, surgeons in Australia have successfully performed a transplant using a heart that had stopped beating. Doctors say the medical breakthrough could revolutionize the way organs are donated.
Britain's gross domestic product (GDP) has expanded in the third quarter, albeit at a slightly slower pace than in the previous three months. But increased prosperity might backfire, budget experts warned.
Police in Canada have released dramatic security footage of a gunman as he stormed into parliament after shooting a soldier dead. Investigations are continuing into the assailant's background and motive.
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy says EU leaders have agreed to boost funding to tackle Ebola in West Africa to one billion euros. There had been criticism that the wealthy Europeans were not doing more.
The launch of a China-dominated Asian infrastructure bank has received the backing of 21 nations in the region. But it has also drawn criticism from the West, where it's seen as a threat to the World Bank and others.
US online retail giant Amazon has reported a hefty net loss for the third quarter, sending its shares into a downward spiral. The company said the negative result was due to heavy investment in new products.
Italian Premier Renzi has threatened to spotlight the costs of running Brussels institutions as EU leaders turn to debating budgetary plans for 2015 on day two of their summit. Italy and France are pushing for leeway.
The former mayor of Iguala, Jose Luis Abarca, had been accused of suspicious business dealings. Critics point to his wife, Maria de los Angeles Pineda Villa, who belongs to a clan linked to organized crime.
Not that geopolitical tensions in many regions of the world have become less virulent, but German consumers appear to be less fazed by them now, market researchers say. Household confidence levels are slightly up.
Sweden has called off a weeklong search for a suspected foreign submarine in waters off the coast of Stockholm. The hunt was launched after a report of "foreign underwater activity."
Germany's BASF has reported growing sales for the third quarter amid a difficult business environment. But it warned it might not be able to meet earlier operating profit targets next year.
A doctor who recently returned to New York City after treating patients with Ebola in Guinea has tested positive for the disease. Three contacts of the man are under observation
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