A 7.1 magnitude earthquake in central Mexico has killed at least 226 people, including more than 20 children at a collapsed primary school. The death toll is likely to mount as rescue crews claw through rubble.
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In his first UN address, US President Donald Trump has mocked North Korea's leader and threatened to "totally destroy" his country. He also took aim at Iran, but left one key question open. Michael Knigge reports.
A Christian man in Pakistan was sentenced to death for sharing "blasphemous" material on WhatsApp. DW talks to his brother about the court conviction and the plight of minorities in Pakistan.
Spanish police have conducted raids on Catalan regional government offices and arrested at least 12 people. Madrid is cracking down on unauthorized Catalan plans to hold an independence referendum on October 1.
Kenya's Supreme Court has delivered scathing criticism of the election board's conduct during last month's botched presidential vote. The opposition claims the poll was manipulated to help President Kenyatta win.
Hurricane Maria, the second megastorm to hit the Caribbean this month, has made landfall in Puerto Rico after pummeling the islands of Dominica and Guadeloupe. Several people are dead and thousands are without power.
Pyongyang's recent nuclear test and missile launches over Japan have made the public nervous. With an election expected to be announced in October, they are rallying round a leader who is seen to be tough on Pyongyang.
A neo-Nazi who then became a radical Islamist faces trial in Germany over alleged plans to bomb police and soldiers. Three other defendants stand accused of aiding and abetting the plans.
You earn money in one currency, but took out a major loan in another. What happens if the bet backfires: your currency dips and you can't service the debt? The ECJ has ruled that the bank should have clearly warned you.
German industry giant ThyssenKrupp and Indian behemoth Tata have signed a memorandum of understanding on the merger of their European steel operations. The move is to address overcapacities in the market.
Advocacy groups in Germany want the next government to incorporate the rights of children and teens into the country's constitution. They say failure to protect younger generations could have dangerous results.
UK police have arrested two further suspects in relation to the London subway attack in Newport, Wales. This takes the total number of arrests to five, including one suspect collared a day ago.
Speaking at the UN, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Iraqi Kurds to call off an independence referendum. Nearly all countries including the US and Iran oppose the vote — though Israel supports the idea.
Donald Trump's ex-campaign head has called for an investigation into leaks after a CNN report that he was the target of an FBI wiretapping probe. Paul Manafort resigned from Trump's campaign amid reports of Moscow ties.
US First Lady Melania Trump has threatened to sue a language school in Croatia after it used her image in their marketing. The billboards poked fun at Trump, a native of Slovenia, and her heavily accented English.
Going into the season, many had seen Augsburg as prime candidates for the drop. However, coach Manuel Baum's team, which combines hard work with pace and flair has turned out to be one of this season's surprise starters.
New Zealand's National Party government has set up a commission to oversee the response to the country's current fuel shortage crisis that has impacted air travel. The move came ahead of a national election.
A refugee family living in a shelter has given Berlin police a bag containing 14,000 euros found on the U-Bahn. The elderly owner had forgotten the cash-filled bag.
Almost one-third of all refugees in Germany are women. However, they receive little attention in the debate on integration, which makes settling into the country all the more difficult.
Norway's state-owned investment fund has reached the value of $1 trillion for the first time since its establishment in the 1990s, meaning that each citizen of the oil-rich country owns more than $200,000.
Nigeria's new ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Tuggar, discusses taking up the post in Berlin, which has been vacant for three years, and how the growing relationship between the two countries can be strengthened further.
How is the German election viewed from 2,500 miles away? In a world plagued with instability, acclaimed Indian writer Kiran Nagarkar wishes Angela Merkel could be elected global chancellor.
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Chancellor Angela Merkel will speak with DW TV on Wednesday, ahead of Germany's elections. Stay tuned for more info throughout the day, the first full broadcast in English will be aired at 02:30 UTC, September 21.
As the German election approaches, how are film and TV portraying the political times? Unlike the US, where the political series "House of Cards" is a household name, Germany is slow to dramatize political life.
German political parties each have their stronghold. Germany's Left party dominates the Berlin district of Lichtenberg. 27 years after reunification, how much does the party rely on its East German past?
With Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain have assembled a €500-million ($600 million) strike force. Julian Draxler spoke to DW about competing against such big stars – and captaining Germany.
A colossal show of contemporary German art is on show at eight different venues in Beijing, featuring big names like Richter and Baselitz. The exhibition is a response to an eight-site show of Chinese art in Germany.
Authorities in Flanders called it the "best preserved" find from the era. The bodies of all 23 crew members were found aboard the vessel, in a watery grave on the floor of the North Sea.
Turkey is experiencing rapid change as its government become increasingly authoritarian. DW's Fanny Facsar headed to Turkey to find out how nationalism plays into this trend under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Two major cinema actors are set to take the political stage in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu. What drives Indian actors into politics and why do they succeed? Murali Krishnan reports.
Despite his arrest in Russia, the star director is still expected to complete his work for the Stuttgart Opera. A special event is to be held instead of his finished staging, planned to premiere on October 22.
Sri Lanka's highlands and the harbor of Colombo are connected by the "Main Line."
Last stop Turkey – the refugee deal prevents millions of Syrians from continuing on to Europe.
Challenger Martin Schulz seeks to persuade undecided voters in Germany.
French firms pin hopes on President Macron’s reforms. They want to challenge German economic power.
Growing numbers of illegal migrants are acquiring forged German passports. The police are alarmed.
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