Representatives in the European Parliament received a harsh critique of the state of Europe from Pope Francis. Nevertheless, his speech in Strasbourg was a glowing appeal that awakened hope, says DW's Christoph Strack.
The bubonic plague: it still gives us the creeps, centuries after it wiped out swathes of Europe. The disease still exists, with Peru, China and the US regularly reporting cases. But one island is particularly hard hit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, is continuing for a second night, with protesters torching a police car. Meanwhile, the officer cleared of wrongdoing in the death of Michael Brown says his conscience is clear.
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A dispute over pay has seen burial teams dump bodies of Ebola victims in the street in eastern Sierra Leone. At least a dozen corpses were left outside a public hospital.
A fire at a coal mine in China's northeast has killed at least 24 workers, state media reports. Many others have been injured.
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