Iraqi forces are creating safe passage routes for civilians trapped by IS by dividing the militant group's territory. Despite that effort, the UN said civilians under IS occupation face "almost unimaginable" danger.
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Iran and Qatar have expressed support for Saudi Arabia following a suicide bombing near Islam's holiest site. A man who was planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque detonated himself after security forces surrounded him.
The Doha government has said a list of 13 demands issued by Saudi Arabia and other Arab states impinges on its sovereignty. The emirate finds itself increasingly isolated after being accused of funding terrorism.
In a contest usually dominated by the old and tiny, this year's prize went to Martha, a young and bulky Mastiff. The annual World's Ugliest Dog competition in Petaluma in the US aims to raise awareness for dog adoption.
In a dramatic move, hundreds of people have been evacuated from five tower blocks because of safety concerns. Hundreds of buildings across the UK may have the combustible cladding that fueled the fire at Grenfell Tower.
Berlin Zoo's new star attractions landed in the German capital. Meng Meng and Jiao Qing, two Chinese giant pandas, will be introduced to the public next week by Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The Social Democrats appear to have taken a step closer to ruling out a coalition that does not enshrine marriage equality into German law. The Greens, Left and Free Democrats are all on board with that.
Colombia's Marxist ELN rebel group has freed two Dutch journalists it snatched and held captive. The pair were kidnapped near the Venezuelan border four days ago.
President Enrique Pena Nieto's government denies accusations that it has had journalists and activists spied on. Yet the spyware used in recent attacks is sold exclusively to governments.
Five people, including three children, have died after being electrocuted at a water park in western Turkey. The owner of the park and his son reportedly died after jumping in the pool in an attempt to save the children.
A second jury was deadlocked over the case of a white police officer who killed an unarmed black man in what started as a routine traffic stop. Many say Ray Tensing's killing of Sam DuBose fits a pattern in US policing.
Numerous attacks have rocked Pakistan on the last day of the fasting month of Ramadan. The explosions and a shooting have killed dozens and been dubbed "Pakistan's Black Friday."
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been declared ineligible to take part in next year's presidential election. He's serving a suspended sentence in a case he says was organized to stop his political career.
One year after UK voters chose to leave the EU, many of the preconditions for successful talks still aren't in place. DW spoke to three top international negotiators about what should happen - and what likely will occur.
This weekend Albanians will elect a new parliament, but there are no pictures of the candidates on the streets. Instead, the main boulevard in Tirana is hung with posters wishing people "Happy Ramadan."
Brazil's beef industry has been thrown into turmoil after the US banned imports of fresh meat over safety concerns. Closure of the US markets is likely to hurt Brazilian beef exports to other markets.
More than 120 people are feared dead after a mountainside collapsed over a village in rural China. After hours of rescue efforts, emergency operations have only found four survivors.
The former US Special Envoy for North Korea charged with handling the Warmbier file tells DW he has "no idea" whether Pyongyang’s denial of torturing him is accurate. He also details what was unusual about the case.
Turkey will stop teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in high schools. Secular Turks are alarmed that their country is taking an increasingly Islamist direction under President Erdogan's authoritarian leadership.
Indian PM Modi's upcoming US trip gives him the chance to meet President Trump for the first time and start a relationship that is essential to tackle trade, immigration and defense issues. Murali Krishnan reports.
LobbyControl has released a damning verdict on the German government's failure to restrict lobbyists. Merkel's inner circle is said to have particularly close ties to the auto industry, responsible for "Dieselgate."
In Spain, a lawsuit as been filed against Gonzalez Pacheco, a torturer in the Franco era - the first of its kind. Around a dozen of other victims are expected to follow. Santiago Saez reports from Madrid.
The Taliban head in Afghanistan has issued a statement demanding US and NATO troops get out of the country. But he also indicated that constructive diplomatic relations could be possible if his demands were met.
The hostile reactions to the opening of a "liberal mosque" in Berlin are no great surprise, says Loay Mudhoon.
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This weekend marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It's celebrated with Eid al-Fitr, the "feast of breaking of the fast," which is one of the highest holidays of the year for millions of Muslims across the world.
Two years ago, tens of thousands of refugees crossed the Austrian border into Germany. DW's Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda traveled to the border region and asked if the newcomers feel welcome today.
British photographer Edward Crawford has been mapping the situation in refugee camps in Serbia for several months now. Jan Tomes talked to him about his images and impressions.
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From ATOX to vacuum, and radiation in between, engineers have to overcome heaps of issues in spacecraft design. So spare a thought for those trying to do something new, like Reaction Engines and Oxford Space Systems.
It's that time of year again. The time of long days and short nights. The time, when as Tamsin Walker found out, Germany reveals some of the secrets forced into hibernation during the bitter chill of winter.
To grab people's attention and raise environmental awareness, artists, musicians and activists have turned to more visual ways of getting the message across - including sometimes drastic measures.
Ah, summer, the perfect time to swim laps at the local pool or treat yourself to a double-scoop of ice cream. Sadly, many people are stuck at the office instead. But employees have certain rights when a heat wave hits.
The Frankfurt Zoological Society helps preserve wild animal populations in the Serengeti.
President Rodrigo Duterte has built a rehabilitation center for 10,000 drug addicts.
We meet a young man recovering from heroin addiction and visit a halfway house.
Female police officers are helping improve the tarnished reputation of the Mexican police.
Kyrgyzstan’s climate is harsh, its food is rustic - like the traditional flatbread, lepyoshka.
The Proyecto Agua Segura aims to improve access to clean drinking water in rural Argentina.
Hillel centers help young people who’ve left ultra-orthodox Jewish communities adjust to new lives.
Egyptian artist Wael Shawky's latest work is a re-imagining of "The Song of Roland."
Now modernized, Cusco’s sewage treatment plants are more environmentally friendly and less smelly!
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