Pope Francis has arrived in Brazil on his first international trip since becoming the leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
Since Francis became pope in 2013, he has often honored Christians who have suffered for their faith in current times. He emphasized that the latest saints can serve as role models for today's Catholics.
A strong earthquake has struck off the coast of southern Peru, killing at least one person and injuring more than 60. The jolt damaged roads and homes, and authorities warned the death toll could rise.
DW tracked celebrations around the world as people welcome in the New Year. It started in the Pacific before moving to Asia, Africa, and Europe, all with dazzling firework displays.
The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have officially been opened by Brazil's Acting President Michel Temer, amid protests and heightened security. Over 16 days, athletes from 206 nations will compete in 28 sports.
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