Most Germans believe the Catholic Church's policy of celibacy is outdated. According to a survey, nearly 90% of those polled believe celibacy should finally be phased out.
After the Catholic and Protestant churches, the Eastern Orthodox Church is the world's third-largest Christian faith. As a rift between its Ukrainian and Russian branches deepen, DW looks at its history and beliefs.
The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party has won parliamentary polls in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the election commission says. The party held an independence referendum last year, angering the central Iraqi government.
At least 18 people were killed and scores injured after a train derailed in northeastern Taiwan. The accident took place on a coastal railway line popular among tourists.
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