Researchers meeting in Cameroon have warned that Africa could loose up to 30 percent of its animal and plant species by the end of the century because of global warming, population growth and unregulated development.
The 20th International Aids Conference has wrapped up with a warning that laws in many countries were making it more difficult to combat the disease. The next conference is to be held in two years' time.
Shortly after China's President Xi Jinping visited Latin America, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has started a tour of the region to boost ties. But the visit is unlikely to counter China's influence, says analyst Laura Tedesco.
Japanese companies are shifting their investments away from China and increasingly setting their sights on the ASEAN region as a result of growing tensions between the two Asian powers, analyst Rajiv Biswas tells DW.
Even though many of Brazil's favelas are still lacking basic infrastructure, internet usage is relatively high. Young locals are now starting to use social media to launch campaigns to improve the areas where they live.
This year's Tour de France set off minutes from Beryl Burton's home in Leeds, England. But few had ever heard of Britain's arguably greatest ever female cyclist until the peloton pedaled past.
Fighting in eastern Ukraine continues after a passenger airplane was allegedly shot down. One weapon in particular keeps coming into play: the Grad rocket launcher. Kyiv accuses Moscow of supplying it to the separatists.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has launched an offensive to reclaim territory from extremist Islamist group ISIS. The terrorist organization has also been fighting elsewhere in the Middle East, including Syria.
NATO's Anders Fogh Rasmussen tells DW that growing tensions with Russia have forced the alliance into a renewed rivalry.
Tens of thousands of children and teenagers have crossed the the Mexican border into the United States. But arrival means their struggle has just begun - toward their goal of legal residency in the "land of the free."
As mourning continues for the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine, few hard facts about the disaster's causes are available. DW reviews the past week's mix of sketchy details and speculation.
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How far can Israel go in its offensive against Hamas rockets in the Gaza Strip? International legal experts are divided over where the right to self-defense ends and when the use of force becomes disproportionate.
Soil pollution has been one of the side effects of three decades of breakneck economic expansion in China, raising concerns over food security and people's health in the world's most populous nation.
Sub-Saharan Africa remains low on this year's UN Human Development Index. But economic growth in these countries means they could be in a position to provide social security to the most vulnerable, experts suggest.
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