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Brazil arrests more than 100 in pedophile raids

With more than 1,000 agents, police in Brazil have launched the largest operation against pedophilia networks in South America. More than 100 people …

Crime

Google Loon internet balloons help restore coverage to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

After cellphone networks were knocked out by two hurricanes, residents can now access the web from the stratosphere. The service is powered by two …

Puerto Rico

Austrian burqa ban: Police raid toy store over a Lego Ninja

Austria’s new ban on covering the face was meant to target the burqa. But the law has had police responding to a Lego Ninja, a man dressed as a shark …

Germany

Scores of Malawi vampire-hunting vigilantes arrested

Police in the southern African country have detained 140 people linked to mob attacks on blood-sucking 'vampires.' Nine people have been killed after …

Africa

WHO criticized for naming Robert Mugabe as "goodwill ambassador"

The World Health Organization has named Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a 'goodwill ambassador,' drawing criticism from health and rights …

Africa

Biggest kebab in the world record set in Berlin

The world record for the biggest doner kebab has been broken in Berlin. It is a fitting title for the city where the sandwich was invented.<p>A massive …

World Records

Egypt's Hasm militants kill at least 30 police officers in shootout

A raid by Egyptian security forces has left at least 30 police officers dead. Firefights with the Hasm militants continued into darkness.<p>At least 30 …

Egypt

Egypt's Hasm militants kill at least 14 police officers in shootout

A raid by Egyptian security forces has left at least 14 police officers dead. Firefights with the Hasm militants continued into darkness.<p>At least 14 …

Egypt

NATO report casts doubt on ability to defend against Russian attack on eastern flank

A confidential NATO report has questioned the alliance's ability to defend against a Russian attack. Eastern European members of the alliance fear …

Russia

Bundesliga: Leon Goretzka's cute chip sends Schalke on their way to Mainz win

Another touch of class from Leon Goretzka lit up an otherwise forgettable game. The Germany midfielder’s delightful dink made it four goals in nine …

Soccer

Germany privatizes visa application services

German consulates are contracting out more and more visa application services, the Foreign Ministry has confirmed. Critics fear the practice could …

Immigration

Lebanon's Bashir Gemayel assassins get death sentence in absentia for 1982 assassination

The court ruling comes more than 35 years after President-elect Bashir Gemayel was killed by a massive bomb blast. Bashir, a Christian, had the …

Middle East

Bundesliga live: Schalke vs. Mainz

Domenico Tedesco's Schalke look to build on a steady start to the season that sees them within touching distance of the Champions League places. For …

Soccer

Serbia: Convicted war criminal to teach at military academy

A Serbian commander from the Kosovo War has been offered a job teaching at Belgrade's military academy. The government is not bothered by the fact he …

War

Steffi Jones under pressure after Iceland embarrass Germany's women

Until recently, Germany's women's football team were all but untouchable. Then came a shock Euro 2017 exit and the embarrassing home defeat to …

Rugby Union

Afghanistan mosque blasts: Dozens dead in suicide bomb attacks

At least 39 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a Shiite mosque in Afghan capital Kabul. A separate bombing at a mosque in Afghanistan's …

Afghanistan

Sieren's China: No point in resisting Xi Jinping

The 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China will further strengthen President Xi Jinping's position. He wants to be seen to be as important as …

China

What remains of the October Revolution in St. Petersburg

Some 100 years after the October Revolution began in St. Petersburg, Russian photographer Vladislav Karpyuk still finds traces of that pivotal moment …

Russia

Kenyans divided as they mark Mashujaa ‘Heroes’ Day

The ruling party and opposition supporters today gathered to hear the two main presidential candidates as they marked Kenya’s Heroes or “Mashujaa” …

Africa

Turkey to release hunger strike teacher Semih Ozakca from jail

The educator has been released from jail, but will have to wear a tracking device until his trial ends. He and a professor's hunger strike attempts …

Turkey

Somalis mourn bomb victims in Mogadishu

Thousands returned to the site of the country's worst terror attack six days later. The US has stepped up the number of drone strikes inside Somalia …

Terrorism

G7, Facebook, Google, Twitter agree on plan to counter Islamist terror

G7 countries and leading technology companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter have agreed to work together to combat online terror propaganda. …

Social Media

German FA to fight order to pay €19 million in back taxes

The German FA has said it will fight an order to pay millions of euros in back taxes. The case is related to the scandal surrounding Germany's …

FIFA

Opinion: Sacrificing people at the altar of profit

Pollution is deadly — and bad for the economy. So why does the environment continue to be abused and neglected?<p>Commenting on environmental topics, I …

Climate

EU regulators raid auto giant BMW in German cartel case

The bloc's anti-trust officials have searched the offices of the premium carmaker this week in a probe investigating BMW and four other German …

Electric Vehicles

Archaeologist Lutz: ‘We really weren’t expecting this tremendous discovery’

The great ape teeth found in Eppelsheim last year could topple the understanding of our earliest history. Herbert Lutz, head of the excavation team, …

Archaeology

Opinion: Trouble brewing in every corner of Europe

This EU summit proves: Trouble is brewing in every corner of Europe. But the the bloc does not need grand visions, it needs practical solutions to …

Brexit

Weinstein accuser Asia Argento leaves Italy due to 'victim-shaming'

Actress and director Asia Argento has left Italy for Berlin following what she calls 'victim-shaming' in Italian media after accussing Harvey …

Asia Argento

Berlin and beyond: Keep working, women

Enlightened as Germany may seem, it clings to an archaic mentality that sees men shin the career ladder while their womenfolk stay down below holding …

Gender

Wild boars terrorize northern German city of Heide

Germany's wild boars can be dangerous when they enter urban areas. Residents from Heide, a small northern German town, found that out for themselves …

Germany