Local rescue officials say that at least 148 people have died on a Pakistan highway after an oil tanker turned over and caught fire. The oil spill engulfed scores of people who had rushed to collect leaking fuel.
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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.
The Philippine military has held a ceasefire in its fight against Islamists in Marawi to allow Muslims to celebrate Eid. But gunfire is reported to have resumed as soon as the eight-hour truce ended.
While the German and French leaders celebrated the close ties between their countries during this week's EU summit, divisions between western and eastern European leaders grew. Christoph Hasselbach reports from Brussels.
Authorities are expecting up to 10,000 demonstrators during the two-day G20 talks next month in the northern German city. Rallies at the weekend focused on failed asylum seekers and a temporary detention center.
Voters in Albania are choosing between 18 political parties running for 140 seats in parliament. Both the main contenders say they want to work toward Albanian accession to the European Union.
Vietnamese blogger Pham Minh Hoang, who was stripped of his citizenship last month, has been deported to France, according to his wife. Hoang was accused by authorities of attempting to overthrow the government.
The Israeli airstrikes on the Syrian army in response to errant fire into the Golan Heights come as the Jewish state becomes more involved in the civil war. Syria has accused Israel of helping rebels and terrorists.
Indian PM Narendra Modi has arrived in Washington for his first official meeting with US President Donald Trump. The two leaders seek to build on growing ties and move beyond disagreements over the Paris climate pact.
Namibia has held a state funeral for Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, a key figure in the nation's bid for independence. Ya Toivo was jailed for 16 years by South Africa's minority white government.
Syria's government has cited "national reconciliation" for the release of 672 prisoners, including political detainees. Their freedom came ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr on Sunday.
Ex-Argentine president Cristina Kirchner is to run for the senate. But the decision is likely to split the left-wing opposition's chances against President Mauricio Macri’s coalition.
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.
More than 100 people are still missing after a mountainside collapsed over a village in rural China. Authorities have found 15 bodies in the search for survivors.
German homeowners who install energy-saving insulation are to be granted tax concessions, according to a FAZ news report. The reforms would likely come after September's federal election.
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.
A Czech nuclear power plant decided a bikini contest would be a good way to choose its next round of interns. Facebook users were asked to rate school graduates who posed inside a cooling tower.
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.
Joachim Löw insists the time for experimentation is over as his young team prepares to face Cameroon. The national team coach is expecting the toughest challenge yet against the African champions.
The hostile reactions to the opening of a "liberal mosque" in Berlin are no great surprise, says Loay Mudhoon.
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Low-skilled migrant women in Qatar are being imprisoned for being pregnant outside of wedlock because of "zina" laws that criminalize sex outside of a legal marriage. Ana P. Santos reports from Doha.
Whether up in the air, in a container or on the water, Berliners are inventive about alternative ways of living.
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.
Urban redevelopment in Altena in northwest Germany is at the heart of a successful refugee resettlement program. The story resonates on Architecture day, where the motto is for architecture to "create quality of life."
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.
No pioneer has inspired more humans to dive into the underwater world of our oceans than Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who died 20 years ago. In his days, diving equipment was crude stuff. He and his peers changed that.
Malicious and maligned, nettles are a pain. Quite literally. But they're also brilliantly designed and kind of tasty. Maybe it's time to give them another chance. Maybe?
From the Monte Cristo swimming challenge in France to celebratory fireworks in Pakistan: Here is this week's news that you might have missed.
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