Pakistan International Airlines has said that a domestic flight has vanished off radar screens in the north of the country. Witnesses reported seeing the plane on fire before it hit the ground.
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Troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad are about to score one of their biggest victories in the country's war. Government forces rejected a temporary truce as rebels fled from their last stronghold in Aleppo.
Germany's conservatives have approved a preliminary platform that's more restrictive on issues including migrants, dual citizenship and taxes. But suggestions of a lurch to the right are grossly exaggerated.
The EU Commission has fined banks Credit Agricole, HSBC and JPMorgan Chase for their part in a cartel to fix the price of financial benchmarks linked to the euro. Three other banks were already fined.
A bomb attack on a Sikh house of prayer in Germany's Ruhr District has led to a closed-door trial of three youths in Essen. The charges include attempted murder. A Sikh priest suffered burns and a fracture.
US President Barack Obama has made his final speech on national security. Addressing hundreds of troops at an air force base in Florida, the president said fighting terror should not come at the expense of civil rights.
The death toll is rising in Sumatra following a 6.5-magnitude undersea earthquake. It is the same area where an earthquake set off a tsunami in 2004 which killed more than 230,000 people.
Ghanaians are electing their next president and 275-member parliament with voters worried by three years of economic downturn. Incumbent John Dramani Mahama's is being challenged by seven presidential candidates.
The son of the soon-to-be national security advisor has promoted the conspiracy theory even after it led to violence. A man tried to attack a pizzeria over a fake news story that it was tied to a child sex-ring.
Japanese mogul Masayoshi Son has appeared with President-elect Donald Trump to announce a $50 billion investment in the US. The money is projected to come from Softbank's previously announced Vision fund.
President Park Geun-hye faces impeachment in a vote in parliament on Friday, but many in South Korea fear economic and security instability when she steps down. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
South Korea's corporate watchdog has hit the local unit of German car maker Volkswagen with a record fine. The East Asian country will also pursue VW executives over false advertising on vehicle emissions ads.
BBC may have violated Thailand's strict laws prohibiting insulting the king, the miltary junta has said. Authorities have launched an investigation against the international broadcaster's Thai language bureau.
Justin Lynch was one of the last international journalists allowed in the conflict-ridden country. He says he was kicked out for being critical of the government in his reporting.
Prosecutors have suggested the investigation against employees at LaMia airline may lead to a "manslaughter case." Another suspect in the investigation has fled to Brazil and applied for asylum, local media reported.
A 31-year-old Iraqi migrant has been detained in north west Germany on suspicion of carrying out two sexual attacks in Bochum. He was arrested at a refugee hostel.
The Erdogan regime is targeting its own NATO personnel, accusing high-ranking Turkish officers of being coup plotters, ordering them to return home. An exclusive report by DW's Teri Schultz.
Iran has exported enough nuclear-grade heavy water to bring stocks back under the limit agreed in last year's accords. However, President Rouhani's speech on Tuesday signaled that relations with the west remain strained.
After stepping down as governor of Odessa, Georgia's ex-president is founding a new party in Ukraine. He outlines his political goals in an interview with DW.
Moscow last week hosted Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter, who has requested military aid and political support. What are Russia’s political and economic interests in the Libyan conflict?
Michel Barnier has set a target of October 2018 for the UK to agree a deal to leave the EU. Prime Minister Theresa May plans to invoke Article 50 by the end of March, which will trigger a two-year deadline to withdraw.
She was involved in providing refugee aid and was then allegedly killed by a refugee. Freiburg, a city that has been pro-active about making asylum seekers welcome, has now been unsettled by the murder of a student.
Merkel at the helm of the CDU recalls the late days of former Chancellor Kohl, says Christoph Strack.
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