There are slim chances that Pakistan's blasphemy-convict Asia Bibi will get justice from superior courts. But Dr. Clare Amos of the World Council of Churches tells DW that the activists must keep up the pressure.
Smart drugs may offer an easy way to do better at university. But first-hand experience remains a much better teacher, argues Life Links' Caroline Schmitt.
Israel has closed a contested Muslim-Jewish holy site in Jerusalem following the shooting of a Jewish ultranationalist. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has condemned the move as a "declaration of war."
Temple Mount in Jerusalem was closed after the shooting of a prominent right-wing rabbi and after the suspected Palestinian attacker was tracked down and shot dead by Israeli police.
Zimbabwe's main opposition party MDC-T is about to hold an elective congress. Party leader Morgan Tsvangirai, recently the target of an internal, abortive coup, has told DW he will be standing for re-election.
Chinese regulators followed the recent stress tests of European banks with keen interest. The results might well have implications for Chinese banks, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.
Sweden has announced that it will officially recognize the state of Palestine on Thursday. It will become the first EU member in western Europe to do so, in a move strongly condemned by Israel.
NATO's Anders Fogh Rasmussen tells DW that growing tensions with Russia have forced the alliance into a renewed rivalry.
A military spokesman says pro-government troops have entered central Benghazi after nearly 10 days of fierce fighting. The battle for Benghazi started in the summer when Islamic militants seized the city.
The US economy has grown further in the past few months, beating analysts' expectations. Third-quarter figures showed expansion was based on a smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending.
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Nigerian gunmen have freed a German citizen whom they kidnapped almost a week ago, according to the construction company the man works for. Another German employee was killed in last week's raid.
Samsung has seen its third-quarter net profit drop by almost half as its key smartphone business faltered. Apple's new iPhone6 and mounting competition from Chinese handset makers are blamed for the squeeze.
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