Russia's PM has declared himself 'cautiously optimistic' about a solution to the conflict in Syria. Military cooperation remains critical, he said, otherwise people will continue to die and refugees to flee to Europe.
The Court of Cassation in Cairo has annuled the guilty verdict of an officer charged with causing the death of a protestor. The man was one of only several people convicted in the murders of hundreds of demonstrators.
Braving biting temperatures, silver screen royalty has descended on the red carpet at London's Royal Opera House for the 2016 BAFTA Film Awards. DW takes a look at the big winners of the night.
About 150,000 penguins have perished in Antarctica after a huge iceberg cut off their access to the sea, forcing them to trek dozens of kilometers to find food. Scientists warn the birds could be gone within 20 years.
Voters in Central African Republic have cast their ballots in the second round of presidential elections and legislative polls. It is hoped the vote will bring peace after sectarian violence shook the country in 2013.
After being acquitted of one charge and convicted of another, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is to report to prison. Some say his prosecution came about because he sought a peace deal with the Palestinians.
The Euroskeptic Alternative for Germany party has seen a spate of attacks against its branches across the country. The violence comes after controversial statements about refugees from party leader Frauke Petry.
After days of political uncertainty Haiti's legislature has chosen an interim leader. Jocelerme Privert promised to ensure stability and see canceled elections finally take place.
A British indie band and its manager are reported to have died in a car crash in Sweden. The group had just played its first international gig.
For the second time in two weeks, Greek police have arrested suspected arms smugglers along the Turkish border. One of the suspects was found to have 200,000 rounds of ammunition in his possession.
The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has sent shock waves through the US political establishment. Both parties are now gearing up for a confirmation battle in the Senate in an acrimonious election year.
Saudi Arabia has sent planes to Turkey to help fight against "Islamic State" militants in Syria, a defense official says. Turkey has meanwhile reportedly bombed Kurdish and regime positions in Syria for a second day.
The United Nations says civilian casualties in Afghanistan's conflict have hit a record high for the seventh year running. Children made up a large proportion of the dead and wounded.
Couples in Pakistan have been urged by some officials not to observe Valentine's Day. Authorities say the traditional celebration of romantic love could degrade Pakistani culture.
The US has recovered an air-to-surface missile which was sent to Cuba after a logistical mix-up in 2014. The inert weapon was discovered by customs inspectors on a commercial flight from Paris.
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Over 220,000 soldiers are taking part in a door-to-door campaign to educate people about Zika-virus mosquitos. The virus is spreading across the region, with 5,000 pregnant women infected in Colombia.
The election of a new president is seen as crucial to ending years of sectarian violence that has pitted Muslims against Christians. Two former prime ministers are battling it out for the top job.
Justice Antonin Scalia, an outspoken conservative and the longest-serving member of the US' top court, has passed away in Texas. President Obama vowed to nominate a successor 'in due time,' despite political opposition.
At the Munich Security Conference, the commander of the US Air Forces in Europe and NATO Allied Operations, General Philip Breedlove said 'no one wants a new Cold War.' DW's Michael Knigge posed the question.
Turkish forces have targeted Kurdish YPG militia fighting rebels near a key border town in Syria, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said. Syrian regime forces were also hit, according to the state-run news agency.
What was intended as a debate about NATO at the Munich Security Conference became one about Russia. DW's Michael Knigge reports from the Bavarian capital.
The eastern German city of Dresden has paid its respects to the victims of the devastating allied bomb attack which was carried out 71 years ago. Memorials were eclipsed, however, by a right-wing march.
Pope Francis was greeted by thousands of supporters upon his arrival in Mexico. The pontiff delivered a tough-love message to President Nieto and his government, saying people have a right to security and justice.
Hungarian teachers were joined by other unionized workers in protesting the government's bid to centralize public education. This is not the first time thousands have protested Orban's government, but he remains popular.
The Islamist insurgents have said they were behind a blast that ripped a hole in a Daallo Airlines plane shortly after takeoff. Investigators believe the intention was to kill everyone on board.
As the civil war in Yemen grinds on, the humanitarian crisis there is rapidly deteriorating. The United Nations says half of the country's 14.4 million people are threatened by famine.
Dmitry Medvedev's speech at the Munich Security Conference has cast doubt on the possibility of a peace agreement in Syria. Harvard professor Nicholas Burns says the international community needs to stand up to Russia.
Doctors in Brisbane have declined to hand over a refugee baby for fear she will be deported to Nauru. The case has highlighted the plight of migrants kept in Australia's offshore immigration detention centers.
Air pollution is one of the major causes of premature death in the world, scientists have told a major conference. Two countries account for more than half of the several million fatalities each year, they say.
The US top diplomat has defended a controversial trade pact with Europe during a speech at the world's largest security conference in Munich. He has also accused Russia of holding up Syria peace talks.
At least seven people have died in a firefight between Indian government troops and rebels in the Kashmir region. The battle came after a tipoff brought soldiers to a village to look for rebels.
Russia must face consequences for aiding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth told DW at the Munich Security Conference. Until it does, hostilities in Syria will continue.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey and Saudi Arabia could send troops to Syria if a strategy were in place. Riyadh has already said it plans to send warplanes to Turkey's Incirlik air base.
Bangladesh has begun a count of the number of Rohingya Muslims living on its territory, as reported persecution continues to drive thousands from Myanmar. The census will also include data on living conditions.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said tensions between Russia and the West have reached Cold War levels. Other leaders also warned of dangerous divisions within Europe.
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