Russia's foreign minister indicated Moscow would support a 30-day ceasefire in Syria at the UN Security Council. The international community has accused Moscow and Damascus of indiscriminate shelling of civilians.
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Mass shootings lead to stock gains for gun manufacturers, yet American voters are in favor of stricter gun laws. The contradiction of guns and Wall Street despite strong public opinion.
At least 18 people have been killed in Mogadishu after two bombers struck the city's government quarter. The attacks were later claimed by al-Shabab terrorists.
President Donald Trump has called the new set of sanctions the "largest-ever" targeting North Korea. The move comes as Trump's daughter Ivanka is in South Korea for the end of the Winter Olympics.
Germany have delivered the biggest win in the country's ice hockey history, beating defending champions Canada to advance to the Olympic gold medal game. Neither the team nor the country can quite believe it.
An art piece depicting Turkish President Erdogan with a banana up his backside has been taken down at a German art fair. The artist suggested it was a challenge to freedom of expression.
An Essen food bank says it is only allowing Germans to sign up for free food because the elderly feel uncomfortable with the large number of foreign men during pick-ups. Its chairman denies allegations of xenophobia.
Cannabis is illegal in Germany, but there are exceptions to the rule. DW looks at what's legal and what isn't when it comes to the private consumption of pot — plus, who says it's high time to legalize marijuana?
The South African retired army colonel was a former adviser to Riek Machar, South Sudan's vice-president-turned-rebel-leader. Five years into South Sudan's civil war, thousands have been killed and 2 million displaced.
The ex-informant, currently in jail for sexually abusing minors, will face trial for fraud in early April. Brandt was a key figure in the German neo-Nazi scene and linked to a series of racially motivated murders.
Modi met the Canadian premier nearly a week after he arrived on his first state visit. Trudeau's trip to India has seen him make multiple costume changes and show off dance moves but has not gone exactly to plan.
Human Rights Watch says the Myanmar authorities' actions were aimed at covering up evidence of atrocities against Rohingya Muslims. HRW calls on the government to allow UN fact-finding team in to Rakhine state.
The Five Star protest party is riding high in the polls ahead of next week's election in Italy. Their anti-establishment, anti-immigrant message is resonating with frustrated Italians. Megan Williams reports from Rome.
France is working on a new immigration law designed to streamline the asylum process. But aid workers fear the legislation could turn the country into a proper "expulsion machine," reports Lisa Louis from Paris.
Parliamentarians minced no words about the right-wing populists' increasingly radical statements about Germany's dark past. The discussion was sparked by AfD calls to ban the Stumbling Stones remembrance initiative.
Saudi Arabia is not dependent on Germany for its arms and will find other suppliers, Foreign Minister Adel al Jubair said. It comes after Germany blocked further arms exports to countries involved in the war in Yemen.
EU leaders meet informally in Brussels to discuss how to deal with the loss of funds from the UK when it leaves the bloc. The group of 27 is also discussing how to chose the next President of the European Commission.
Regional politicians have launched construction work on the Afghan section of a natural gas pipeline linking Turkmenistan with Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Even the Taliban are now approving the project.
Ex-war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte received a €25,000 prize in the German state of Hesse for her "uncompromising fight for peace." In her speech, the Swiss-born Del Ponte called for urgent reform of the UN.
New genetic research has revealed that the world's wild horses went extinct hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago. Scientists found that an assumed wild breed, native to Mongolia, were actually domesticated horses.
Borussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi has accused Atalanta fans of racial abuse during a Europa League tie in Italy. The Belgian star complained on Twitter that he was subjected to constant "monkey noises."
DW columnist Jenerali Ulimwengu says East African leaders must address the deteriorating political crisis in Kenya.
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Degas' 1877 work "Les Choristes" had been missing for nearly a decade. It was stolen while on loan from the Musee d'Orsay.
Metastases are often more dangerous than the primary tumor that gives rise to them. They are responsible for 90% of all cancer deaths. Here are the most important facts on these deadly ‘sleeper’ tumors.
The conflict in Eastern Ukraine has now been raging for almost four years. There is a peace deal in place but there are ceasefire violations on a daily basis. Hopes now rest on a UN peacekeeping mission.
Who will win the Golden Bear? Bets are open, but some of the most promising works of the Berlinale's competition were shown at the end of the festival. Here's a look at the top candidates.
The US-American director Iliana Sosa and her films about migrant families.
A successful professional pop musician with a convincing rendition of a very intimate song: the northern German was the clear favorite at the country's national finals for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Though regarded across Germany as rude and rough, Berliners see themselves as direct but soft-hearted. Tamsin Walker went to find where the truth lies.
Restaurants in Quito serve up delicacies sold to them by rainforest inhabitants.
Aid projects are helping to get more women into Jordan's male-dominated workforce.
Residents of the Seychelles are fighting to save a precious marine habitat.
Until recently, more than half the world's plastic waste was sold to China.
Music is a central part of life for this week's Berlin Global - and Kathleen Blackwell Bird has created a family using it at The English Choir Berlin.
Hamid Sulaiman lives in Berlin, where he composed a graphic novel about the Syrian civil war.
Eddie Chung is a skateboarder living in Berlin. For him, it’s more than a sport, it’s a lifestyle.
Psychic healing has a long tradition in Russia.
Thousands of homeless people sleep rough in Los Angeles. The authorities appear overwhelmed.
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