As Israel continues its ground offensive in Gaza, diplomatic efforts to reach as ceasefire have been stepped up. Both UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry were in the region for talks.
After 97 years of family ownership, Forbes Media has sold a controlling stake in the firm to Hong Kong-based investors, a move that symbolizes the rise of Chinese ownership of media firms, analyst Ken Doctor tells DW.
The EU's foreign ministers are meeting to discuss new sanctions on Russia following the destruction of the MH17 passenger plane. Only the Netherlands - of all nations - is delaying proceedings.
Israel has attacked targets in Gaza as the UN chief and the US secretary of state met in Cairo in a bid to reach a ceasefire. A UN agency reports that there is "no safe place for civilians" in Gaza to hide.
Reform-minded Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia's election. But experts fear a political deadlock as his rival Prabowo Subianto has threatened to contest the result claiming massive fraud.
The downing of Flight MH17 marks the second tragedy to hit Malaysia within a span of few months. Jahabar Sadiq, editor of The Malaysian Insider, tells DW that the mood in the Southeast Asian nation is grim.
Indonesia's election commission has announced Joko Widodo as winner of this month's presidential polls. Hours before the finalized results, rival runner Prabowo Subianto withdrew from the race, claiming electoral fraud.
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.
Tilapia has become a popular delicacy in Ghana. The trend has boosted Tilapia demand in the country and has made many entrepreneurs to invest in commercial Tilapia farming.
More than 50 Turkish police officers have been arrested on suspicions of illegal wiretapping and forming a criminal gang, media reports say. The suspects are part of a corruption probe involving the prime minister.
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The leaders of Russia and the Netherlands have again discussed the crashed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, agreeing on the need for "direct and full access of experts to the tragedy site," according to the Kremlin.
Israel has said one of its soldiers is missing and presumed dead, according to local media, days after Hamas announced they had captured an Israeli soldier. Meanwhile, Israeli forces continue their bombardment of Gaza.
A group of engineers in India have designed an electric bra as a rape defense system. The lingerie - capable of causing severe burns - is called Society Harnessing Equipment (SHE).
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