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Earthquakes

Nepal earthquake death toll rises above 4,000 with entire villages destroyed

ImageThe search for survivors continues in Nepal as the death toll rises above 4,000. Aerial pictures have shown entire villages near the epicenter completely destroyed.

Justice

Sewol ferry captain sentenced to life for murder

In South Korea, an appeals court has found the captain of the Sewol ferry that sank a year ago guilty of murder. The ferry disaster claimed the lives of 304 people on board, most of whom were teenagers.

'Islamic State'

Television crew 'killed by Islamic State in Libya'

Five journalists who were members of a Libyan television crew are reported to have been found dead in the country's east. "Islamic State" (IS) militants are suspected of carrying out the killings.

Greece

Tsipras ready for reforms, to replace Varoufakis in bailout talks

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras may be ready to compromise with the EU and introduce reforms. Finance Minister Varoufakis could be removed from the chief negotiator's position, news organizations in Athens report.

Disasters

Memorial service held in Barcelona for Germanwings victims

A memorial service has been held in Barcelona for the victims of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the Alps last month, killing all 150 on board. Many of the passengers who died were Spanish nationals.

Armed Conflict

UN blames Israel for dozens of Gaza school deaths

A UN inquiry has found that dozens of Palestinians were killed while seeking refuge at UN facilities during last year's Gaza conflict. The majority of the more than 2,200 people killed in the fighting were Palestinians.

Court Cases

Same-sex marriage in US: Equality through the courts?

It’s a milestone in the US movement for LGBT rights: This Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear the arguments on same-sex marriage. DW spoke to some of the lawyers who have made this the fight of their lives.

Business

Apple's quarterly profits rise 33 percent over last year

Tech giant Apple has reported record quarterly profits. Huge iPhone sales, which have topped 61 million since January alone, bolstered sales revenues.

Balkans

Gunman carries out 'terrorist' attack on Bosnian police station

In northern Bosnia, a gunman stormed a police station, killing one officer before dying in the crossfire. Authorities have now launched an investigation into what they are calling a "terrorist" attack.

Arms Exports

The dangerous reality of corruption in the arms sector

In a new report, anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International revealed that two-thirds of international defense companies are not doing enough to counteract under-the-table arms deals.

South Asia

'Religious fundamentalists killed my husband'

Although the Bangladeshi authorities have yet to establish the motive behind the murder of blogger Avijit Roy, his wife claims religious fundamentalists killed her husband because of his writings.

United Kingdom

Future of UK's health system could decide election

The latest polls show that the UK's National Health System (NHS) is the most important issue for half of British voters - ahead of the economy, immigration and the benefits system. Mike Power reports from London.

Protests

'Thugs' ransack Baltimore on heels of peaceful protests for Gray

A state of emergency is in place in Baltimore after unrest erupted to coincide with the funeral of Freddie Gray. Local officials have attributed the violence to opportunistic "thugs."

Saudi Arabia

Two workers die after building under construction collapses in Saudi Arabia

At least two workers have been killed and several others injured after a convention center collapsed near Riyadh. A few laborers are still believed to be stuck under the debris.

United States

After Gray funeral, clashes erupt between Baltimore police and protests

Police in Baltimore have urged residents to avoid protest areas. Demonstrations over the death of Freddie Gray, 25, turned violent when protesters began throwing objects at police and setting fires in the city.

Opinion

Opinion: Deliberate inactivity

The most recent BND spy scandal is symptomatic of the disrespectful way the government deals with Parliament. It's time to revamp the way the intelligence services are monitored, writes DW's Marcel Fürstenau.

Africa

Ceuta: Where first and third world collide

The Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla on the north African coast are a land border between two continents. Every year, thousands of migrants try to reach the two cities, by land and sea.

Ukraine

MH17 - German investigative team's fact-check

The internet is full of conflicting information on who was responsible for the downing of flight MH17 on July 17, 2014. A German journalists' research unit has tried to verify the facts and most popular theories.

MH17

MH17: German government failed to warn airlines

The day MH17 was shot down, German passenger planes were still flying over eastern Ukraine. There is evidence the Berlin government failed to pass on warnings of dramatic security threats to airlines.

Disasters

Nepal: Searching for missing loved ones with Google

People all over the world are turning to social media to check on their loved ones after the earthquake in Nepal. Google and Facebook have activated their own tools to help search for missing people.

German Cup

German Cup: Klopp's final bash at Bayern

Enigmatic Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp will want nothing more than to win the German Cup as he departs this season. But first he has to defeat Bundesliga champions Bayern, on Tuesday night in Munich.

Acquisitions

No fusion between Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron

Tokyo Electron and Applied Materials have announced their slated merger will not come about due to concerns of US antitrust regulators. The new company would have been gigantic rival for Europe's ASML.