In a dramatic move, hundreds of residents have been evacuated from five tower blocks over fire safety concerns. Hundreds of buildings across the UK may have combustible cladding that fueled the fire at Grenfell Tower.
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More than 100 people are feared dead after a mountainside collapsed over a village in rural China. A rescue operation is underway.
A suicide bomber aiming to strike Islam's holiest site has blown himself up after being surrounded by police. Millions of faithful from around the world have gathered in Mecca to mark the end of Ramadan.
Numerous attacks have rocked Pakistan on the last day of the fasting month of Ramadan. The explosions and a shooting have killed dozens and have been dubbed "Pakistan's Black Friday."
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been declared ineligible to take part in next year's presidential election. He's serving a suspended sentence in a case he says was organized to stop his political career.
One year after UK voters chose to leave the EU, many of the preconditions for successful talks still aren't in place. DW spoke to three top international negotiators about what should happen - and what likely will occur.
Brazil's beef industry has been thrown into turmoil after the US banned imports of fresh meat over safety concerns. Closure of the US markets is likely to hurt Brazilian beef exports to other markets.
Airstrikes targeting the "Islamic State" group in Syria have left 472 civilians dead over the past month, a monitor says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the figure is more than double the previous month.
Colombia's Marxist ELN rebel group has backtracked on an earlier announcement that it had released two Dutch journalists. The pair were kidnapped near the Venezuelan border four days ago.
Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have broken off relations with Qatar have issued a list of demands to end a diplomatic crisis in the region. Qatar has said it is studying the demands of "siege countries."
Censorship affects countless millions worldwide. Now a group of international broadcasters has launched a website designed to help users bypass blocks. DW's Guido Baumhauer discusses why Deutsche Welle got involved.
The former US Special Envoy for North Korea charged with handling the Warmbier file tells DW he has "no idea" whether Pyongyang’s denial of torturing him is accurate. He also details what was unusual about the case.
Turkey will stop teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in high schools. Secular Turks are alarmed that their country is taking an increasingly Islamist direction under President Erdogan's authoritarian leadership.
Indian PM Modi's upcoming US trip gives him the chance to meet President Trump for the first time and start a relationship that is essential to tackle trade, immigration and defense issues. Murali Krishnan reports.
LobbyControl has released a damning verdict on the German government's failure to restrict lobbyists. Merkel's inner circle is said to have particularly close ties to the auto industry, responsible for "Dieselgate."
In Spain, a lawsuit as been filed against Gonzalez Pacheco, a torturer in the Franco era - the first of its kind. Around a dozen of other victims are expected to follow. Santiago Saez reports from Madrid.
A Brussels court has handed a 15-month suspended prison sentence to eight Arab princesses. The widow of an Abu Dhabi sheikh and her seven daughters were found guilty of human trafficking and degrading their servants.
Five people, including three children, have died after being electrocuted at a water park in western Turkey. The owner of the park and his son reportedly died after jumping in the pool in an attempt to save the children.
The Taliban head in Afghanistan has issued a statement demanding US and NATO troops get out of the country. But he also indicated that constructive diplomatic relations could be possible if his demands were met.
A Hamburg court has decided that a G20 protest camp cannot be held in the municipal park of the northern German city. More than 3,000 tents were expected, with over 10,000 protesters.
German police have raided a gathering of right-wing extremists and searched properties in southern Thuringia. One of 13 people under suspicion of organizing paramilitary camps has been arrested.
German coach Eckhard Krautzun tells DW he's excited by the idea of China's Olympic team regularly playing German lower league sides. He once trained China's U20s and expects great things from the country.
The hostile reactions to the opening of a "liberal mosque" in Berlin are no great surprise, says Loay Mudhoon.
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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.
Iran is refusing to implement UNESCO's education agenda. The country's religious leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, views it as a Western conspiracy. In doing so he's discriminating against women and minorities like the Baha'i.
British photographer Edward Crawford has been mapping the situation in refugee camps in Serbia for several months now. Jan Tomes talked to him about his images and impressions.
The so-called Identitarian Movement's popularity is growing in Germany following a series of high-profile public demonstrations. DW's Sumi Somaskanda talked with two prominent members about the group's goals.
Interplanetary Internet Error 404 - page not found. If we don't find a way of coping with errors in space communications, the data scientists hope to get will be lost. Network expert Matthew Cosby says "We're on it!"
The ECB has approved the yuan as a reserve currency. This is a symbolic but historic step for China, which can now establish its currency in Europe as a counterweight to the US dollar, says DW's Frank Sieren.
It's that time of year again. The time of long days and short nights. The time, when as Tamsin Walker found out, Germany reveals some of the secrets forced into hibernation during the bitter chill of winter.
Ah, summer, the perfect time to swim laps at the local pool or treat yourself to a double-scoop of ice cream. Sadly, many people are stuck at the office instead. But employees have certain rights when a heat wave hits.
The Frankfurt Zoological Society helps preserve wild animal populations in the Serengeti.
President Rodrigo Duterte has built a rehabilitation center for 10,000 drug addicts.
We meet a young man recovering from heroin addiction and visit a halfway house.
Female police officers are helping improve the tarnished reputation of the Mexican police.
Kyrgyzstan’s climate is harsh, its food is rustic - like the traditional flatbread, lepyoshka.
The Proyecto Agua Segura aims to improve access to clean drinking water in rural Argentina.
Hillel centers help young people who’ve left ultra-orthodox Jewish communities adjust to new lives.
Egyptian artist Wael Shawky's latest work is a re-imagining of "The Song of Roland."
Now modernized, Cusco’s sewage treatment plants are more environmentally friendly and less smelly!
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