The pontiff fielded journalists' questions openly while flying back from Rio. Again and again, the Pope's human touch and unscripted manner caught people's imaginations.
He has made it his mission to tear down walls. After five years in office, Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, has become a theological and political pop star. DW looks back on his papacy so far.
Finishing the Berlin Marathon in less than two hours and two minutes, Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge set the new world record and cut his own personal best by well over a minute. The 33-year-old had won twice before in Berlin.
Sports journalist Julia Guimaraes says the attempted kiss was the second such incident she has experienced at the World Cup in Russia. Sexual harassment of female sports journalists is a major media issue in Brazil.
Hundreds of thousands of Argentines had campaigned to completely decriminalize abortion in the predominantly Catholic country. Abortion is currently allowed if a woman has been raped or her health is at risk.
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