The past she was attempting to flee came back to haunt a young Yazidi woman in a small town in Germany. Her former IS tormentor confronted her on the street and "told me he knew everything about me."
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The German Interior Ministry has announced it has reached a deal that will allow it to return asylum-seekers to Greece. Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spain's Pedro Sanchez agreed to a similar compromise last week.
People in the Indian state of Kerala waited on the rooftops for rescue teams as the government scrambled helicopters and navy boats. The catastrophe has claimed hundreds of lives.
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Scottish voters overwhelmingly rejected Britain quitting the European Union. As Brexit draws nearer, many are anxious for Scotland to find a way out, but not necessarily at the price of leaving the United Kingdom.
Thousands in Barcelona have paid their respects to those killed on the first anniversary of the twin terrorist attacks in Catalonia. Spanish King Felipe IV presided over the ceremony on the Placa de Catalunya.
The elderly woman was reportedly stopped in her tracks by electroshock while trying to cut dandelions. According to a local official, she was carrying a knife.
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German Cabinet members have agreed to the main points of a new skilled immigration law, according to media reports. But leading politicians disagree on offering job prospects to well-integrated immigrants denied asylum.
Germany has admitted to illegally deporting several migrants who may face persecution in their home countries. Among them was Osama bin Laden's alleged ex-bodyguard, whom the government could soon be forced to return.
After growing frustrated with unruly children, a German restaurant owner decided to ban them from his eatery and offer his guests "an oasis of peace." The man says his move is actually directed at ignorant parents.
The Hungarian-German composer's unfinished opera Sardanapalo has been in the archive for more than a century - untouched and almost forgotten. This weekend, it will be brought to life in Weimar.
Wall carvings were found in what was once a fishing city of the Caral civilization, the oldest in the Americas. The relief is thought to symbolize a period of drought and famine brought on by climate change.
A residence meant to "serve the people of Cologne" is being used by a multinational company for vacation rentals. But cities with small budgets can face a monumental challenge fighting professional Airbnb landlords.
Intersex people in Germany can now officially identify as "diverse" — a positive step, but more work lies ahead.
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