Police in New Orleans say up to 28 people were injured on Saturday when a vehicle drove into crowds watching a parade. One person is reportedly in custody; terrorism is not suspected.
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An annual fundraising dinner held by journalists and attended by politicians and celebrities will be down one high-profile guest this year - the President of the United States.
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.
Tom Perez has been elected to the daunting task of rebuilding and leading the US Democrats out of their presidential election defeat. He picked second-placed Keith Ellison as his deputy.
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.
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.
New figures show there were nearly ten attacks on refugees and refugee accommodation every day in Germany in 2016. The country's opposition says the government is not doing enough against right-wing violence.
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.
Albania's opposition leader has been charged with inciting public violence after taking part in sweeping anti-government protests. If convicted, Lulzim Basha faces up to three years in jail.
Syrian peace talks have been rattled by a deadly attack in Homs, with warring sides exchanging accusations. Negotiations in Geneva are still hung up on the format of the talks.
The Philippine military has launched airstrikes against a group threatening to behead a German man. The deadline for the delivery of a 566,000-euro ransom has passed with no updates.
One man has died from his injuries and two others were injured after being struck by a car in Heidelberg. The knife-wielding driver was intercepted by a police patrol and shot by an officer following a brief standoff.
Germany 'must' fulfill its obligation to NATO and raise its contribution, Chancellor Angela Merkel said at an election rally in Stralsund. Her deputy, the SPD's Sigmar Gabriel, is of a different opinion.
Ariel Zurawski lost his cousin in Berlin's Christmas market terror attack and now he faces losing his business. He has rejected charity donations towards him - he just wants his truck back.
Mexico has threatened retaliation if the US imposes a border tax to pay for Donald Trump's wall. The new president says his plans are "way, way, way ahead of schedule."
Robert Lewandowski scored a hattrick as Bayern Munich put eight past Hamburg. There were also victories for Leipzig and Dortmund, but Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt is under growing pressure after another defeat.
The six filmmakers nominated for the foreign film Oscar have called for the Academy Award to go to people fighting for unity and the freedom of expression. At the French 'Cesars' George Clooney voiced similar concerns.
Attendees of the annual conservative conference in the US have been duped into waving red, white and blue Russian flags emblazoned with the word Trump. Two young activists claimed responsibility for the devious prank.
Canada has seen a spike in suspected hate crimes since a fatal attack on a mosque in Quebec City. Experts now say rising xenophobia and divisive, political rhetoric is cause for concern, Jillian Kestler-D'Amours reports.
Conservative US commentator Dinesh D'Souza swept the Hollywood awards for the year's worst film described as 'too incoherent for serious argument.' Superheroes Batman and Superman did not escape unscathed.
From Belgrade and Banja Luka to Pristina, politicians are once again speaking of war and division.
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Around 5 million people are in urgent need of food - almost half of South Sudan's population. For DW Editor Isaac Mugabi #DWMypic of the week is a stark reminder that each year millions of children die of malnourishment.
In Oscar-nominated 'Arrival,' Amy Adams' character is asked to find a way to communicate with extraterrestrials who visit Earth. DW asked adviser to the movie Jessica Coon just how realistic it was.
No African-Americans were nominated for an Oscar in 2016. This year, 18 individuals from minority groups are in the running. Here's how the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has tried to tackle its race row.
His character Winnetou was as famous as Harry Potter, but the life of best-selling author Karl May, born 175 years ago, remains shrouded in mystery. What is fact and what is fiction?
The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem has denied HWR regional director Omar Shakir a visa. He tells DW why this puts Israel in the same category as Cuba and North Korea.
Donald Trump once called him "the man behind Brexit," DW asked Nigel Farage about 2017's election season in Europe.
Known as Germany's fifth season, carnival is a time of many traditions. Here’s an insight into the sometimes surprising origins of those carnival customs.
From bloc parties for dogs to extravagant samba parades, Carnival celebrations are underway in Brazil. Things got off to a strange start when Rio's evangelical mayor skipped the opening ceremony.
Coral reefs are dying and there is no global plan to save them…until now.
While free tuition brings lots of foreign students to Germany, it’s also keeping some of them away.
Trump has described visiting Paris as 'risky'. But tourists actually visiting Paris have other ideas.
Formula 1 is back. Pre-season testing begins on Monday, ahead of the first race a month from now. The latest cars are bursting with exciting technology. But you won't find these innovations in your average people mover.
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