Beijing is considering reducing China's list of capital offenses. It's the first step on the road to reform but there's still a long way to go, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.
Disappearing students, mass murder, a drug war - the stories of violence from Mexico do not seem to stop. This hasn't discouraged foreigners from traveling to Mexico for work or pleasure - but should it?
The number of foreign fighters aiding extremist groups in the Middle East has skyrocketed since 2010, according to a UN report. Its authors warn that the stark numbers point to a security problem for years to come.
After last week's shooting in Ottawa, a Canadian teenager decided to see how people would react to anti-Muslim prejudice. His video has gone viral, but how has Canada really reacted to the attack?
Canceled trips and frightened tourists - the Ebola crisis is now also affecting Africa's tourism industry. Travelers avoid not only the Ebola-stricken countries but the entire continent.
Villagers in Cameroon have filed a petition to the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights protesting the alleged seizure of over 100,000 hectares of land by influential traditional leaders.
Italy has ended the sea rescue mission "Mare Nostrum" that saved the lives of more than 100,000 migrants from Africa and the Middle East. Human rights groups are criticizing the move, fearing that death tolls will rise.
NATO's Anders Fogh Rasmussen tells DW that growing tensions with Russia have forced the alliance into a renewed rivalry.
Russia has declared that it will recognize the elections in Donetsk and Luhansk as legitimate. The Kremlin's actions are leading the world to a new Cold War, says DW's Ingo Mannteufel.
A judge in the northeastern US state of Maine has ordered a nurse returning from Sierra Leone to stay away from public places and maintain a three-foot distance from others. Kaci Hickox insists she is perfectly healthy.
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A suspect has appeared in a South African court over the shooting death of national soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa. The footballer's murder has put the focus on the high level of gun crime in South Africa.
Cyclone Nilofar has lost much of its intensity and is unlikely to cause much damage in the coastal areas along the Arabian Sea, but a lack of disaster preparedness in India and Pakistan has raised many serious questions.
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