A senior Bavarian cabinet minister has suggested that it was safe to have hundreds of thousands of refugees sent back. Markus Söder's comments came as Germany looks back at one year of the migrant crisis.
Turkish troops have clashed with pro-Kurdish militiamen for the first time since Ankara sent tanks across the border, a monitor group said. Previously, the rebels accused Turkey of bombing civilians in the area.
A relative of one of the Charlie Hebdo attackers has been put under formal investigation for having Islamist ties. A judicial source said the man has been remanded in custody.
Several right-wing activists have occupied Berlin's famous Brandenburg Gate. The group, "Identity Movement," is notoriously known for its radical opposition to foreign and Islamic influence in Germany.
Tunisia's new Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and members of his cabinet have been sworn in following approval from parliament. The new premier will be tasked with fighting militants and revitalizing the economy.
After a heated second day, the impeachment trial against suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has recommenced. Former Brazilian Economy Minister Nelson Barbosa said Rousseff did "nothing remotely illegal."
A fire at the famous Barrandov film studios in Prague has caused millions of dollars worth of damage. Films such as "Mission Impossible" and "Hart's War" were shot at the iconic studio.
This week's deadly earthquake has reignited a debate over whether Italy could do more to modify its medieval villages. An Italian academic tells DW the government has to act now to prevent more loss of life.
Authorities closed down a busy road linking London with Dover after a footbridge collapsed in Kent, injuring one person. A truck hauling construction vehicles allegedly caused the collapse after slamming into a pylon.
A man and a woman were killed when their motorboat was rammed by another vessel on Germany's Barßeler Tief river. Several more people drowned across Germany on the same day, including a child of an asylum seeker.
Turkish forces have struck civilian homes and positions held by a Kurdish group allied to the Syrian Democratic Forces, the group said. The SDF is being supported by the US-led anti-"Islamic State" coalition.
At least 16 workers from Kyrgyzstan have been killed after a fire broke out in a Moscow printing-plant warehouse. Investigators are looking into whether or not the fire broke out due to negligence or arson.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said his country is to invest $30 billion to Africa, with a focus on boosting infrastructure in the resource-rich continent. Tokyo competes with Beijing for influence in the region.
Authorities have arrested more than 40 protesting miners in Bolivia after a minister was beaten to death. President Evo Morales has called for three days of mourning and blamed the protests on a 'political conspiracy.'
Gabon has voted in presidential elections to decide whether President Ali Bongo will be unseated by a career diplomat and associate of his late father. Unrest and economic anxiety have risen as oil prices slump.
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Security forces in Bangladesh have reportedly killed three militants, including the suspected mastermind behind July's deadly Dhaka café attack. The Dhaka siege was one of the nation's worst-ever terror attacks.
An Australian teenager has made history by becoming the youngest person to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft. It took the Queenslander seven weeks in his Cirrus SR22 propeller plane.
The Italian president visited the village of Amatrice, where the largest number of people died in Wednesday's earthquake. He was also to attend a memorial service with Prime Minister Renzi to honor the 290 people killed.
Governor Mark Dayton has called for limitations on the use of chemicals suspected of killing bees. The declining bee population has sparked concerns of a downturn in the state's agricultural sector.
The Tunisian parliament has approved the new government of Youssef Chahed. The decision ends months of negotiations as the country deals with various security and economic challenges.
The UN has prepared a far-reaching mission employing hundreds of observers to verify an end to the fifty-year conflict between the government and FARC rebels. The deal is set to be tested by a referendum in October.
The two leaders hailed the steps they've taken in Geneva to bring an end to the war in Syria. However, the two sides still have yet to reach a deal that will secure a nationwide truce.
After 13 years at the head of Brazilian politics, the Workers' Party was dealt another huge blow. Former President Lula da Silva will not be able to come to embattled leader Rousseff's aid as he faces charges of his own.
A suspect has been charged with three counts of murder after a violent attack in eastern Toronto. The man was previously convicted over a series of bank robberies in which he became known for the use of disguises.
The former deputy defense secretary said that he has "serious reservations" about Clinton, but that Trump is too reckless. He joins a growing chorus of prominent Republicans who oppose the party's standard bearer.
Hungary's Prime Minister Victor Orban has proposed an EU-wide force to secure its borders. Orban is meeting German Chancellor Merkel and leaders of Visegrad countries Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic in Warsaw.
Pupils from the German School near Buenos Aires have stirred up controversy after they went to a costume ball at a disco in Bariloche. The boys sported Nazi symbols like the Hitler mustache and the swastika.
President Erdogan and other Turkish leaders have attended the opening of a third bridge in Istanbul spanning the strait between Asia and Europe. The government says it is the widest of its kind in the world.
Daraya lies just 7 km from the Syrian seat of power, but it was one of the first to rise against Assad's hardline rule. Syrian forces eventually surrounded the town and held it under siege for the past four years.
Police have fired tear gas at a crowd of opposition supporters amid an outbreak of violence in Harare. President Robert Mugabe denounced critics saying the "Arab Spring is not going to happen" in Zimbabwe.
Hospital workers in the East Indian state of Odisha are reported to have broken a dead woman's bones to make her easier to carry. The incident highlights the condition of health services in one of India's poorest states.
A South African judge has dismissed a prosecution appeal to lengthen Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence. The Olympic sprinter shot his girlfriend dead in 2013.
The ancient Italian town of Amatrice would "have to be razed to the ground" due to damage it suffered in the earthquake, its mayor said. The Italian media reported on a "miraculous" rescue of a little girl in Arquata.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived to Warsaw for talks on EU's future with representatives of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. The four countries openly oppose Berlin's refugee policy.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says a new arms deal would avoid further tensions with Moscow and build trust. This is his latest attempt to put an end to "saber-rattling."
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