The UK and France have accused Russia of possible war crimes as the Syrian army-led offensive entered its fourth day. Thousands of civilians remain trapped in Aleppo amid a brutal campaign to uproot rebels in the city.
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The referendum would create a Serb national holiday that is at odds with Bosnia's Catholic and Muslim communities. With more than 70 percent of the vote counted the result seems assured as 99.8 percent voted in favor
The center-right People's Party is projected to win an overall majority in Galicia's regional parliament. Meanwhile, the Basque Nationalist Party looks set to win the vote in its region.
A clear majority of Swiss voters have agreed to an overhaul of the confederation's spying powers. Opponents have voiced concern that the measures could endanger the country's dearly-held neutrality.
Colombia is poised to end 52 years of civil war. Ahead of the peace treaty between the government and FARC guerrillas, ex-hostage Íngrid Betancourt speaks exclusively to DW about reconciliation and the chance for peace.
Hungarian police are investigating a bomb blast that the country's top officer described as an execution attempt against two officers. Investigators are working on seven possible versions of what happened.
Hani al-Mulki has been asked by the king to continue in the post after serving as interim prime minister. The longtime government official has been asked to emphasize economic and electoral reform.
German air controllers have noted dozens of incidents with drones in recent months. Flying toys have been directed dangerously close to passenger planes. Controllers want to make drone pilots take a "flying" test.
Golf legend Arnold Palmer has died at the age of 87.
The illegal ivory trade is showing an 'upward trend' causing the elephant population in Africa to decline dramatically. China has said it plans to close its ivory market.
The embattled Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has posted a video saying he was alive and well, weeks after officials stated he was seriously wounded. The militia chief is also in open conflict with the "Islamic State."
Customs officials at an Austrian airport have discovered a Moroccan woman carrying her deceased husband's intestines in luggage. The woman claimed she wanted to test the tissue to see if he was poisoned.
Hamburg have wasted no time in appointing Markus Gisdol as successor to sacked head coach Bruno Labbadia. The former Hoffenheim boss was appointed less than 24 hours after Labbadia got the chop.
The presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are a high-stakes event for both candidates. How they turn out could depend to a large degree on one thing.
Dubbed 'the future of tennis,' 19-year-old Alexander Zverev has beaten US Open champion Stan Wawrinka to take his first ATP title in St Petersburg.
A new era at Schalke is already in crisis after a 2-1 loss to Hoffenheim leaves the Royal Blues bottom. Elsewhere, Cologne and Leipzig played out an intense 1-1 draw that preserves the unbeaten records of both clubs.
The focus in the debate over refugees is no longer on humanitarianism, but on isolation, says DW's Barbara Wesel.
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Often looked down upon as "pidgin German," dialects are an important part of cultural memory and diversity. Researchers say the vibrant spectrum of regional variations of German is under threat.
The telescope, nicknamed the "Eye of Heaven," has started its grand search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
Cheesemakers have competed in a delectable competition to determine the nation's best cheese. The awards' president said there were "some surprising things" in the innovation category.
Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele has run the second-fastest marathon of all time, in Berlin. The triple Olympic champion beat his own best time by two minutes.
DW's Gero Schliess takes a personal look at life inside Berlin.
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