In separate incidents, attackers opened fire at two US universities, each killing a person in Arizona and Texas. The shootings happened the same day the US president visited victims of a college shooting last week.
The United States has announced changes to the program it instituted to train and equip select Syrian rebels. The moves comes as fighting in Syria has escalated.
An attacker opened fire during a fight between two groups of students at Northern Arizona University, police have said. The 18-year-old suspected gunman was captured and taken to custody.
North Charleston has reached a settlement with the family of Walter Scott, a black man shot dead by a white police officer. The decision comes after several high-profile cases involving police brutality.
For more than two hours on Thursday, Volkswagen of America CEO Michael Horn took center stage at a congressional committee of the US Congress. Congressman Frank Pallone tells DW he doubts some of Horn's testimony.
Volkswagen's US chief Michael Horn doesn't believe his bosses in Germany orchestrated the emissions scandal. The US Congress isn't buying that explanation and is demanding massive compensation for dealers and customers.
Recently declassified documents reveal that the military dictator Augusto Pinochet ordered a Chilean diplomat's assassination in Washington, the victim's son has said. The US handed the documents over to Chile this week.
Spanish-born singer Julio Iglesias has joined the Latino community protest over comments by US Republican party presidential candidate Donald Trump. Iglesias called Trump "a clown."
Environmental groups have become emboldened by their perceived triumph over Shell in the Arctic, in which they refined new tactics. What impact might this have on the future green movement in the United States?
News Corporation founder Rupert Murdoch has praised Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and his wife at the expense of current President Barack Obama. Murdoch suggested Obama was not a "real black president."
German President Joachim Gauck has urged Washington to contribute more to dealing with the Syrian migrant crisis. In talks, Obama was said to have lauded Germany for its approach to the refugee influx.
A Brazilian federal audit court has found President Dilma Rousseff violated finance laws by using state banks to fill budget gaps. The ruling could pave the way for impeachment proceedings.
Doctors without Borders says the bombing of its hospital was a war crime, while the US says it was a tragic mistake. The loss of civilian life is often the consequence of systemic problems in how strikes are conducted.
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