Despite a UN Security Council-approved ceasefire in Syria, the regime has reportedly carried out fresh airstrikes in eastern Ghouta. More than 500 civilians have been killed in government raids in the past week.
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The ruling Communist Party of China has called for the removal of two-term limits for the office of president. Such a move could pave the way for current leader Xi Jinping to remain as head of state after 2023.
Three female Laureates have headed to Bangladesh to meet women from Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim community. The three women aim to raise the profile of the plight of women who were tortured and raped by soldiers.
Thousands of Russians marched on Moscow's streets to commemorate the third anniversary of politician Boris Nemtsov's assassination. Nemtsov, murdered in 2015, was one of President Putin's most outspoken critics.
The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games are drawing to a conclusion with the final act, the closing ceremony. The Olympic flag has been taken down and soon the Olympic flame will be extinguished.
The OAR team have won Russia's first gold medal in ice hockey since 1992 in Albertville after beating Germany 4-3 in sudden-death overtime. This means Germany have won their first-ever silver medal in Olympic ice hockey.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's upcoming cabinet picks will signal whether the CDU remains in the political center. She faces calls from senior party members to move right in an effort to regain voters the party lost in 2017.
A group of Christian leaders have closed the famous Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest at Israeli taxation and land policy. In a statement, they said that Christians in the region were under attack.
After a phase of left-wing terrorism, Germany saw right-wing terrorism targeting people with migrant backgrounds. And then, jihadism became a threat. What are the similarities and differences between them?
A confrontational film on intimacy and sex, "Touch Me Not" by Adina Pintilie won the most prestigious award of the Berlin International Film Festival. Silver Bears were also awarded in different categories.
The Berlin Film Festival jury surprisingly selected a confrontational work on sex and intimacy as the Golden Bear winner. It's more than a politically correct choice in the #MeToo era, says DW's Elizabeth Grenier.
Sridevi Kapoor, one of the biggest names in Hindi cinema, has died after suffering a heart attack at the age 54. She was widely regarded as the first female superstar in India's male-dominated movie industry.
Jean-Claude Juncker is set to visit six western Balkans states hoping to join the EU. With a possible accession date named, the trip is aimed at encouraging progress towards Brussels' mandated reforms.
US Democrats have refuted an earlier Republican memo alleging bias in the FBI's Russia investigation. The text defends the FBI's surveillance of Carter Page, a Trump advisor and assumed Russian government agent.
Jean-Claude Juncker should be careful on his western Balkans tour to discuss the prospects of six states joining the EU.
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Bayern failed to win in the Bundesliga for the first time since November as Hertha held them to a draw. Elsewhere, Stuttgart won again, Christoph Kramer scored a screamer and a late winner settled the Nordderby.
MSV Duisburg goalkeeper Mark Flekken suffered a moment of madness during his team's Bundesliga 2 game against Ingolstadt. Fortunately, his error didn't cost his teammates too dearly as the Zebras went on to win.
Anahita Rehbein, a 23-year-old student, has been crowned Miss Germany. "I could hug the whole world," she said after coming out ahead of the other 21 competitors.
Experts from Egypt and Germany have found an ancient necropolis, containing more than 1,000 statues and eight tombs. It's the fourth major discovery in a year, and could eventually prove a much-needed boon to tourism.
Estonia's large Russian-speaking minority has long felt marginalized by Tallinn politicians, but as the country celebrates its centenary, change appears to be afoot. Isabelle de Pommereau reports from Narva.
People coming to Berlin in search of freedom can pay a high price for it, says DW columnist Gero Schliess.
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