Amidst more bad news in opinion polls, Social Democratic chancellor candidate Martin Schulz went on the attack at the party conference in Dortmund. But does he have the policies and charisma to make up a huge deficit?
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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.
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.
Turkish President Erdogan dismissed demands from Arab countries that Qatar shutter a Turkish-run military base. He said that, and other demands, intruded on Qatar's sovereignty and violated international law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
While visiting Afghanistan and Pakistan, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged the two countries to form a crisis prevention mechanism. Can Beijing persuade Islamabad to allay Kabul’s concern and rein in jihadists?
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.
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.
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.
Super heroes, mythical female figures in the desert: the Suspended Territories exhibition at the Marta Herford museum shows contemporary women's art from the Arab World, Iran and North Africa.
Criticism from within the Islamic world has been constant since the first service was held at a new liberal mosque in Berlin. The federal government has come to the defense of the woman who started the initiative.
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."
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