Regime opponents have marched in several cities across Russia to mark two years since opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed in Moscow. Nemtsov's family says the masterminds behind the crime still need to be found.
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The man who drove a car into pedestrians in Heidelberg, killing one of them, is to be kept in custody, accused of murder and attempted murder. Police have released more details on the case.
Both the military and the president's office said they received information that the hostage was killed. The Islamic militant group Abu Sayyaf is believed to be holding more than 20 hostages in the southern Philippines.
Police said that no ransom was paid and the two Germans were freed after being kidnapped in Kaduna state. They were seized near a road between Abuja and Kaduna.
An upsurge in fighting has resulted in increased casualties among Ukrainian soldiers, and restrictions on OSCE monitors. The US is calling on Russia to honor the Ukraine ceasefire under the Minsk agreements.
Swedish authorities have denied knowledge of the man labeled "Swedish defense and national security advisor" on "The O'Reilly Factor." Appearing on Fox News, the analyst lamented Stockholm's failings on immigration.
The run-off election will decide who will replace left-wing President Rafael Correa, who has led the country for 10 years. The second round of voting that will choose the next president will take place in April.
As moon and sun aligned in a narrow band across the Southern Hemisphere, onlookers experienced a rare eclipse. Experts warned that looking directly into the sun during an eclipse could cause eye damage.
As tensions rise between the US and Iran, Tehran has begun its first big war games since President Donald Trump took office. The two-day military exercises are to cover an area of two million square kilometers.
Wolfsburg have dismissed their coach with 12 Bundesliga games left. The Wolves are two points above the relegation zone and are 14th in the table after losing to Werder Bremen on Friday.
Borussia Mönchengladbach brought their fine Europa League form to the Bundesliga, but their victory over Ingolstadt was not without controversy. In the late game, Hoffenheim scored late to deny Schalke.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has opened his Yekaterinburg campaign headquarters with an eye to the 2018 election. He tells DW his campaign for the Russian presidency will go on, despite his latest conviction.
Russia has released an opposition activist after a court quashed his sentence. Ildar Dadin had been declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International and complained of torture and other abuse behind bars.
The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem has denied HRW regional director Omar Shakir a visa. He tells DW why this puts Israel in the same category as Cuba and North Korea.
Germany's asylum laws were revamped one year ago in order to both cut down processing times for asylum applications and tighten qualifications. What have the new laws achieved?
The co-chief of the Greens has accused Germany's government of complying with the Turkish regime's crackdown on liberties. Cem Özdemir also says Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel needs to stop deportations to Afghanistan.
The World Mobile Congress gets underway in Barcelona on Monday and one highlight is the reported relaunch of the Nokia 3310. In parts of Africa, simpler phones are coveted because they are robust and cheap.
The pick-up truck plowed into a crowd of people, injuring dozens, at the height of the Mardi Gras celebrations. A police officer was among the victims, although her injuries were not life-threatening.
At least 16 people have been killed after a truck carrying villagers to church overturned on a mountain road in northern India. Police said that the driver lost control after hitting a concrete barrier.
For the first time since Martin Schulz was named as the SPD's candidate for chancellor, the party has lost momentum in an opinion poll. The SPD has dropped one point, while support for the CDU and AfD held steady.
Kyrgyz state security has detained a leading opposition politician. Omurbek Tekebayev has been accused of corruption and fraud - but critics are calling shenanigans as the country's presidential election looms.
A new alliance of centrist politicians in France is good news for everyone who wants to prevent a Marine Le Pen victory.
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Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig all picked up comprehensive victories on matchday 22. Hertha won the late game to boost their European hopes. Check out the day's action as it happened.
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