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No civilians were evacuated during the three-day Russian-backed truce in Aleppo. Neither residents nor rebels in the opposition-held part of the city heeded calls from Syria's army or Moscow to leave.
The Iraqi army has said it has captured the town of Hamdaniyah, near Mosul, as the offensive to drive out the "Islamic State" continues. Fumes from a nearby sulfur plant set ablaze in the fight have claimed casualties.
Rebel Houthi groups and the Saudi-backed government in Yemen have accused each other of violating a three-day truce. The ceasefire was expected to end at midnight local time (2100 UTC) Saturday.
Donald Trump has laid out plans for his first 100 days in office, if he is elected president. The Republican candidate slammed the women accusing him of harassment and pledged to unwind "horrible" trade deals.
Women were at the forefront of a rally in Caracas to protest the decision to prevent a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro. Protests are expected to continue in the National Assembly and on the streets.
The government of Colombia and FARC rebels have met for the first time to discuss amending a peace deal that was defeated in a referendum. Both sides remain optimistic a revised deal can be reached.
Onlookers reportedly encouraged a 17-year-old Somali asylum seeker who committed suicide to jump to his death from a fifth story apartment building in the eastern German town of Schmölln, according to the town's mayor.
A group of Somali pirates has released 26 hostages after holding them captive for over four-and-a-half years. The men all worked on a fishing ship when they were attacked near the Seychelles.
A fourth candidacy by Chancellor Angela Merkel looks likely in 2017, judging by signals from her Bavarian sister party. Horst Seehofer has said their two parties can "withstand" the differences between them.
Egypt's top appeal court has upheld a 20-year sentence against ex-president Mohammed Morsi for attacks on protesters in late 2012. The Islamist leader is still appealing a death sentence and two other prison terms.
British police have found a second suspicious device, a day after arresting a man over a package that was found on London's underground rail network. Security has been stepped up in the British capital.
Bob Dylan's silence since being named a Nobel laureate has been described as "impolite and arrogant" by a member of the Swedish Academy. But the committee said it was up to the singer if he decided to accept.
A trade agreement between Canada and the EU should be signed next week, according to European Parliament President Martin Schulz. However, the Belgian region of Wallonia remains a stumbling block.
The worldwide refugee crisis is getting worse. Donation requests during the holiday season in Germany show that the plight of refugees is not a priority for donors. Germans prefer to help out in long-term aid projects.
Domestic intelligence in Germany has many extremist groups under surveillance. The right-wing "Reichsbürger" is only one of them. DW takes a look at other groups which have come to the attention of authorities.
South Africa's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court has rased fears that other countries will follow. But why do many nations wish not to take part in international alliances to begin with?
It was an afternoon of thrills and spills in the Bundesliga, with Hertha and Hoffenheim picking up big victories. Bayern won but Dortmund almost suffered an embarrassing defeat at Ingolstadt.
Trump's popularity ratings at the moment indicate that he will probably not win the election. But what happens then?
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The documentary series, a joint production by WDR and Deutsche Welle, shows the ordeals migrants face in their long, perilous journeys from the Middle East and Africa to Europe.
What a Düsseldorf hair salon claims is "just fun," the German Advertising Council has deemed "sexist." In the world of advertising, where do you draw the line?
Strongly condemning the lack of international unity in ending the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, EU liberal Guy Verhofstadt told DW's Conflict Zone that Europe needs an army of its own.
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