In the West African nation of Burkina Faso, Parliament is burning. For days, protesters have been demonstrating against President Blaise Compaoré - a warning to all African rulers, says DW's Claus Stäcker.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called on media houses to help in the fight against female genital mutilation. He said that at a launch of a global media campaign in Nairobi.
Kreshnik B. is the first Islamic State fighter to stand trial in a German court. He wants to testify and is hoping for a lenient sentence. But in Frankfurt's Higher Regional Court, he talked his way into trouble.
Pyongyang has shown signs of willingness to discuss its human rights issues. Marzuki Darusman, the UN special rapporteur on North Korea, tells DW it might be the result of the pressure created by a UN inquiry report.
Several Indian sailors taken hostage by Somali pirates have been freed after four years in captivity. Their release followed lengthy negotiations with their captors.
For tax evaders, the risk of being uncovered has escalated. An agreement governing the international exchange of data will bring a little more justice, says DW's business editor Henrik Böhme.
France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones spotted over several of its nuclear plants. The incident has reignited the debate about nuclear safety.
NATO's Anders Fogh Rasmussen tells DW that growing tensions with Russia have forced the alliance into a renewed rivalry.
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.
A man wanted for the murder of a US police officer has been caught after a seven-week man hunt in Pennsylvania. One of the FBI's most wanted fugitives could face the death penalty.
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Burkina Faso’s president says he is ready to discuss a transitional government. Blaise Compaore has pledged to hand over power once the interim regime runs its course.
Japan's central bank has surprised analysts by reinforcing its monetary easing program aimed at fueling growth. The move came just after the US Federal Reserve's decision to wind down its own stimulus scheme.
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