The bubonic plague: it still gives Europeans the creeps, centuries after it wiped out swathes of Europe. The disease still exists; Peru, China and the US regularly report cases. But one island isparticularly hard hit.
While Islamist terror group Boko Haram uses automatic weapons and tanks against the population of Nigeria, civil defense groups armed with simple weapons are determined to defend their country.
Government airstrikes have killed dozens in the "Islamic State" stronghold of Raqqa, a monitor reports. The airstrikes were the deadliest by Syria's military against the city since IS seized control of it last year.
The grand jury has decided, and Ferguson is in flames. Was a reaction of this degree not expected? Ultimately, Ferguson's local authorities are hopelessly outmatched on every level, writes DW's Miodrag Soric.
Although Asia's growth outlook is closely tied to the performance of the global economy, the countries in the region will continue to expand faster than other parts of the world, OECD economist Alvaro Pereira tells DW.
Hundreds of Kenyans, including members of parliament, went on to the streets of Nairobi on Tuesday (25.11.2014) demanding that President Kenyatta should take action to stop a wave of insurgent attacks on Kenyan soil.
A draft law taken to parliament in Turkey has proposed greater powers for police on matters including detention, weapons and wiretapping. This comes as Kurds protest over the situation in neighboring Iraq and Syria.
French President Francois Hollande has delayed the controversial delivery of a warship to Russia "until further notice." The decison comes as a result of the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Lawyers for the family of Michael Brown have blasted the process of a grand jury that decided not to indict the police officer who shot and killed him. They spoke out after renewed violent protests in Ferguson.
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Two successive bomb blasts have killed dozens of people in northeast Nigeria at a crowded market. The attacks were reportedly carried out by two women.
Hong Kong police have cleared much of a street used as a demonstration site for pro-democracy protesters for two months. Officers arrested 80 people and bathed the crowd in pepper spray.
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