Officers have rescued 5,700 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean in the last two days, the Italian coastguard said. They also recovered 14 bodies of refugees who drowned while crossing over from Libya.
After a deadly shootout, the government of Bavaria is asking for increased surveillance on supporters of the "Reichsbürger" movement. Members do not recognize the authority of the German state.
Peshmerga fighters and Iraq's forces have launched an offensive on a town near Mosul as a part of an operation to regain control over the city. US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is in Irbil to assess the situation.
Rescue teams are struggling to pull bodies from a derailed train wreck in southwest Cameroon, two days after the crash killed more than 70 people. Several carriages fell into a ravine, crushing passengers to death.
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been named by his Social Democrats to become Germany's next president. Party chairman Sigmar Gabriel says he regrets aversions among Chancellor Merkel's Bavarian allies.
The last-ditch effort to take the city once and for all has restarted in earnest. A three-day ceasefire failed to provide aid or allow civilians to evacuate.
The Saudi Arabia-led coalition has resumed airstrikes in Sanaa, hours after a three-day truce expired in Yemen. The ceasefire was declared in order to supply crucial humanitarian aid to civilians.
Big banks are said to be getting ready to move some operations away from London amid uncertainty over the Brexit. Meanwhile, a newspaper reported that the UK could threaten the EU with slashing corporation tax.
The Spanish socialist PSOE party has voted to abstain in a confidence vote, paving the way for a minority conservative government.
The city of Ulm is desperate to solve the problem of men urinating on its famous church. Authorities have so far been unable to stop a stream of individuals relieving themselves on the slowly eroding sandstone structure.
Carolin Emcke received the German Book Trade's peace prize for this year. In her acceptance speech, Emcke openly addressed the debate around personal rights, including homosexuality and the Islamic veil.
New figures from the United Nations show a 43-percent increase in the production of opium in war-ravaged Afghanistan. Eradication rates have plummeted over the past year as a result of the Taliban insurgency.
Abu Wa'el Dhiab, who refused food and water for 68 days after being resettled to Uruguay is to travel to a new country. He spent 12 years imprisoned at the US prison in Cuba for alleged links to Islamist militarism.
One person has died and three people have been injured after simultaneous blasts in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya. The dead man, a former soldier, is believed to have committed suicide.
Charities said they're worried about the safety of minors and vulnerable adults ahead of the dismantling of the French migrant camp. Police fired smoke grenades as people grew angry at the "Jungle's" impending closure.
DW's Jessie Wingard will never forget the faces of the scientists when Schiaparelli failed to send a signal.
A normally light-hearted Catholic charity dinner featuring the presidential candidates soured when Trump's remarks were more acrid than expected. He was roundly booed for suggesting Clinton secretly hates Catholics.
More than 190,000 refugees from across Africa are waiting in Egypt
More than 200 African refugees headed for Italy were rescued overnight by a Save the Children operation when their boat hit a storm near Libya. At least five drowned.
Syrian refugees working as guides offer city tours in Berlin from a different kind.
US presidential candidates Clinton and Trump met in Las Vegas on Wednesday night for the third and final debate of the 2016 campaign
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The Chicago Cubs are headed to their first World Series in 71 years, facing off against the Cleveland Indians. On Saturday, the Cubs won the National League Championship Series 4-2.
French President Francois Hollande has honored a US couple for pledging their 350-million-euro art collection to the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. The gift is the biggest foreign collection to be donated to France in 60 years.
Authorities have launched a manhunt after most of the inmates in a northern Haitian prison escaped, killing one guard. UN peacekeepers are providing support in the hunt for the fugitives.
Heavy clashes have erupted in Aleppo as a three-day Russian ceasefire ended without the evacuation of civilians or rebel fighters. The warring sides are preparing for a final battle over the city.
Suspected Islamist gunmen have killed an armored division commander in the Egyptian army on the outskirts of Cairo as he was leaving his home to go to work. He had served in the volatile Egyptian region of Sinai.
Telecommunications giant AT&T has agreed to buy media company Time Warner in a deal worth $85.4 billion. The deal, the world's largest this year, could shake up the media landscape but still needs regulatory approval.
The government of Colombia and FARC rebels have met for the first time to discuss amending a peace deal that was defeated in a referendum. Both sides remain optimistic a revised deal can be reached.
Bob Dylan's silence since being named a Nobel laureate has been described as "impolite and arrogant" by a member of the Swedish Academy. But the committee said it was up to the singer if he decided to accept.
A fourth candidacy by Chancellor Angela Merkel looks likely in 2017, judging by signals from her Bavarian sister party. Horst Seehofer has said their two parties can "withstand" the differences between them.
A group of Somali pirates has released 26 hostages after holding them captive for over four-and-a-half years. The men were working on a fishing ship when they were attacked near the Seychelles.
Women were at the forefront of a rally in Caracas to protest the decision to prevent a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro. Protests are expected to continue in the National Assembly and on the streets.
Onlookers reportedly encouraged a 17-year-old Somali asylum seeker who committed suicide to jump to his death from a fifth story apartment building in the eastern German town of Schmölln, according to the town's mayor.
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