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Nelson Mandela, South Africa's anti-apartheid icon, died at the age of 95. He was imprisoned for 27 years and later became South Africa's first black president.
Gone is the presumption that Hillary Clinton would glide through a 2016 Democratic primary election. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is widely considered Hillary's greatest threat - if she decides to run.
The stream of Syrian refugees to neighboring countries shows no sign of abating. So far 200,000 have fled to Iraq alone. Aid agencies are working hard to help, but fear that a harsh winter will compound their problems.
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The number of Salafists in Germany is growing. Charismatic preachers successfully recruit young men. The ‘signpost’ project in North Rhine-Westphalia aims to prevent their radicalization.
Germany has said it will take on a further 5,000 refugees escaping the almost three-year conflict in Syria. The new figure doubles the number of Syrians now offered refuge in the country.
The Petersburg Dialogue, a regular round of informal talks, highlighted the existing dichotomy in German-Russian relations. Participants could not overcome the divide, writes DW’s Ingo Mannteufel.
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