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The detention and beating of a DW correspondent in Nigeria has prompted a protest note from Germany's foreign broadcaster. Deutsche Welle has called on Nigeria "to hold the police officers involved accountable."
Organizers of a gay pride parade in Istanbul had said they would go ahead with a march despite a ban. But using tear gas and rubber bullets, police prevented large numbers of people from gathering together.
Thousands have protested to demand the closure of two nuclear reactors in Belgium over safety concerns. Demonstrators formed a human chain that stretched from Germany, through the Netherlands and into Belgium.
A forest fire in southern Spain is threatening a well-known nature reserve, with some 1,500 people forced to evacuate the area. The Donana National Park is home to some highly endangered animal species.
Local rescue officials say that at least 148 people have died on a Pakistan highway after an oil tanker turned over and caught fire. The oil spill engulfed scores of people who had rushed to collect leaking fuel.
The Israeli cabinet nixed a plan it approved nearly 18 months ago that would have allowed men and women to pray together at the Western Wall. The reversal appears to be a victory for the country's ultra-Orthodox sect.
Turkish President Erdogan dismissed demands from Arab countries that Qatar shutter a Turkish-run base. He said the demands intruded on Qatar's sovereignty. The US called on all parties to tone down the rhetoric.
Iraqi forces are creating safe passage routes for civilians trapped by IS by dividing the militant group's territory. Despite that effort, the UN said civilians under IS occupation face "almost unimaginable" danger.
Indian PM Narendra Modi has arrived in Washington for his first official meeting with US President Donald Trump. The two leaders seek to build on growing ties and move beyond disagreements over the Paris climate pact.
A Czech nuclear power plant decided a bikini contest would be a good way to choose its next round of interns. Facebook users were asked to rate school graduates who posed inside a cooling tower.
While the German and French leaders celebrated the close ties between their countries during this week's EU summit, divisions between western and eastern European leaders grew. Christoph Hasselbach reports from Brussels.
Voters in Albania are choosing between 18 political parties running for 140 seats in parliament. Both the main contenders say they want to work toward Albanian accession to the European Union.
Vietnamese blogger Pham Minh Hoang, who was stripped of his citizenship last month, has been deported to France, according to his wife. Hoang was accused by authorities of attempting to overthrow the government.
While visiting Afghanistan and Pakistan, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged the two countries to form a crisis prevention mechanism. Can Beijing persuade Islamabad to allay Kabul’s concern and rein in jihadists?
Every member of Russia's 2014 World Cup football team is under investigation for doping, British newspaper the Mail on Sunday has reported. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has vehemently rejected the claims.
Daniel Ricciardo picked up his first win of the Formula One season in an action-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The race saw Lewis Hamilton spurn a pole position and later come together with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.
Timo Werner scored twice as Germany beat Cameroon in Sochi. The result sees Joachim Löw's side top Group B and set up a semifinal with Mexico on Thursday, while Chile must face European champions Portugal.
Helmut Kohl – or his widow – did not want a German state burial. A strange state of affairs, writes Jens Thurau.
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