UN calls for immediate Gaza truce
The UN Security Council calls for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza after the quietest night in weeks.
Ferry students 'floated from cabins'
Students who survived South Korea's ferry disaster describe how they floated out of flooded cabins, as the trial of the crew continues.
MH17 downing 'may be war crime'
The downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 in eastern Ukraine may constitute a "war crime", the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says.
Yukos shareholders win $50bn payout
A court based in The Hague has ordered Russia to pay $50bn (£29.5bn) to former shareholders in the defunct oil producer Yukos.
Lightning kills man on US beach
One man is killed and several people are hurt following lightning strikes on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.
Fears over massive Libya fuel fire
Libya warns of a "humanitarian disaster" after a massive fire at a fuel storage site in Tripoli, as fighting between rival militias continues.
Aruba frees top Venezuela official
The Caribbean island of Aruba releases a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, detained over US accusations of drug-trafficking activities.
Japanese girl 'dismembers classmate'
A high school girl has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a classmate, Japanese police say.
'Boko Haram abductions' in Cameroon
Boko Haram militants are suspected of carrying out two high-profile abductions in Cameroon and a church bombing in northern Nigeria.
Dinosaurs' extinction 'bad luck'
Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that wiped them out had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, a new study suggests.
Nibali seals Tour de France win
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wraps up his first victory in the three-week race as Marcel Kittel wins the final stage in Paris.
Police told off for Lily Allen image
Lily Allen posted a mocked-up picture on Instagram of her being arrested by officers in Australia before taking it back down.
Naked body art enlivens New York
A group of artists in New York paint a large group of nude models in public in a celebration of the human form.
US 'will send migrant youths home'
President Obama meets Central American leaders and says undocumented immigrant children without legal claims to be in the US will be sent home.
Banks named in silver-fix lawsuit
Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Bank of Nova Scotia are accused of attempting to rig the price of silver, in a lawsuit filed in the US.
'Miners' grave' found in Bolivia
A grave containing at least 400 people is unearthed in the Bolivian city of Potosi, with the remains thought to be those of colonial-era miners.
Venezuela party in key congress
Venezuela's governing United Socialist Party holds its first congress since the death of President Hugo Chavez last year.
South Africa shock NZ to win gold
South Africa shock New Zealand in the final of the rugby sevens to end the All Blacks' unbeaten Commonwealth Games record.
Sierra Leone Ebola escapee dies
A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials tell the BBC.
Vans attacked in Philippine ambush
Gunmen said to be from the Abu Sayyaf militant group attack two vehicles in the southern Philippines, killing at least 18 people
India riot city curfew relaxed
India's Uttar Pradesh state relaxes a curfew in the city of Saharanpur after clashes between Sikhs and Muslims left three dead and 20 hurt.
Costa Concordia ends final voyage
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia enters the port of Genoa for scrapping after a lengthy salvage operation.
MH17 military mission 'unrealistic'
Sending an international military mission to secure the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine would be "unrealistic", Dutch PM Mark Rutte says.
Fresh Benghazi clashes kill 38
At least 38 people are killed in clashes between pro-Libyan government troops and Islamist militants in the city of Benghazi, officials say.
Isis 'may be on UN war crimes list'
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) may be added to a list of war crimes suspects in Syria, a UN investigator says.
Bidding starts for fracking licences
The bidding process for licences to extract shale gas - using the controversial process fracking - will begin later on Monday, the government announces.
Rain, hail and lightning cause chaos
Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause severe travel problems across large areas of south-east England.
Ryanair raises profit forecasts
Budget airline Ryanair has raised its annual profit forecast after seeing a sharp rise in earnings for the three months to June.
Russia's surprise interest rate rise
Russia's central bank has unexpectedly said it will raise its key bank interest rate over concerns about inflation and "geopolitical tension".
Brazil frees up $13bn for economy
In a bid to stimulate the sluggish economy, the Brazilian central bank announces plans to reduce the amount commercial banks have to keep in reserve.
Mercedes will rethink orders - Wolff
Mercedes will rethink their race strategy after another Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Pietersen signs for Melbourne Stars
Former England captain Kevin Pietersen agrees a two-year deal to play Twenty20 cricket for the Melbourne Stars.
Lovren joins Liverpool for£20m
Liverpool sign defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton for£20m - the third Saints player to move to Anfield this summer.
Johansson beats Johnson at US cinemas
Scarlett Johansson's action thriller Lucy comes out on top in a box office tussle with Hercules, the latest vehicle for former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Toronto to open with The Judge
The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall, is announced as the opening film of the 2014 Toronto Film Festival.
Cheryl Cole lands UK chart topper
Cheryl Cole lands the fourth solo chart topper of her career, becoming only the third British female to achieve the feat.
VIDEO: Heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine
There are reports of heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, close to the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed.
VIDEO: Gaza conflict: The aid sent from Dubai
The airline of Dubai's government is flying huge amounts of aid to Gaza.
VIDEO: Dozens killed in Libya clashes
Dozens of deaths have been reported in Libya, amid fierce fighting in Benghazi and near the airport in the capital Tripoli.
VIDEO: Ukrainian refugees 'just want to survive'
Up to 230,000 Ukrainians have had to flee their homes because of intense fighting in the east of the country.
VIDEO: Clashes at Paris pro-Palestinian demo
French police fired tear gas as clashes broke out at a banned pro-Palestinian demonstration on Saturday, as thousands defied a ban on the protest.
VIDEO: S Sudan: 'The world is not paying attention'
Millions of people could face starvation unless more is done to stave off a looming famine in South Sudan, UNICEF and the World Food Programme have warned.
VIDEO: Air Algerie bodies to be brought to France
France's president has promised that the bodies of 118 people who died when an Air Algerie plane crashed in Mali will be brought to France.
VIDEO: Tense times in Isis-held Mosul
Earlier this week, fighters from the Sunni extremist group Isis blew up a well-known shrine in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
No place to hide for children of war
Lyse Doucet on the plight of children in Syria and Gaza
Germany's super-shy super-rich
Why do Germany's super-rich so often keep their heads down?
Cartoonist's view of war and peace in Afghanistan
A cartoonist's view of war and peace in Afghanistan
The bakery in the middle of a desert
Why two Spanish sisters started a bakery in a desert
Is India's politics becoming less dynastic?
Is India's politics becoming less dynastic?
Ethiopian mother angry over murdered son
An Ethiopian mother's disbelief at violent student crackdown
Sharp falls in China property market
Sharp falls in China's property market
Bobbi Brown's billion dollar idea
When Bobbi Brown introduced her eponymous lipstick line to Bergdorf Goodman back in 1991, she never expected all 10 pinky-brown shades to fly off the shelves in just one day.
'Queen' of Macau's gambling empire
The 'queen' of Macau's gambling empire is about to unveil a new palace.
The dress that launched an empire
When Diane von Furstenberg first unveiled her wrap dress back in 1974, she never expected the DVF brand and dress to reach such iconic status in the world of fashion.
Breeding kamikaze mosquitoes
The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is just two to three millimeters long but its impact is devastating. Of the thousands of mosquito species, this one bears primary responsibility for one of the world's deadliest and fastest growing diseases.
Incredible tech inspired by biology
When the body comes under attack by flu, dendritic cells rush to the site of infection and identify the alien forms attacking it. Millions raise the alarm and the immune system is fired into action.
A house made of sand and bacteria
Peter Trimble found his formula through trial and error. A design student at the University of Edinburgh, he was aiming to produce an artistic exhibition for a module on sustainability, when he stumbled on "Dupe," a living alternative to concrete.
Solar flares light up sky
A solar flare creates a beautiful display of movement in space and technology has allowed us to capture these brilliant bursts from the sun.
Zero gravity training with NASA
CNN's Becky Anderson looks at how practicing underwater is the perfect way to prepare for spacewalks.
Driving the Curiosity rover
NASA has built an SUV-sized robot equipped to explore Mars' surface and determine whether life has existed on the planet. CNN's Max Foster reports.
How Turkey 'stifles progress'
Turkey's fear of difference endangers individuality, imagination and democracy, award-winning author Elif Shafak says.
Tail of a fish, head of a man?!
The Science Museum hosts first major UK exhibition of Joan Fontcuberta's controversial photography.
Dutch honors MH17 victims
The people of the Netherlands pay their respects as the remains of the victims of Malaysia Flight 17 arrive.
'Russia should be punished'
With their invasion of Crimea and their support for the violent -- and now murderous -- pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Russian government has grossly and blatantly violated international law, international treaties and international norms that have underpinned post-World War II and post- Cold War Europe.
Wonder of 'Whirling Dervishes'
Some call them a secret brotherhood, others refer to them as a spiritual mystery.
Pay what you want for your stay
When your city has an unenviable reputation for insulting tourists and fleecing them for every cent, inviting hotel guests to pay what they want could be a risky move.
UK: An economic powerhouse?
The UK economy has shaken off the European crisis with growth figures that outshine its G7 peers.
World-class motor museums
With factory tours and collections of stunning vintage prototypes, southern Germany is petrolhead paradise.
Robot furniture that builds itself
Researchers are creating robots that are building blocks for furniture that moves and assembles itself.
5 reasons West should fear terror
Events in Iraq and Syria have alarmed U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
What Concordia leaves behind
When the Costa Concordia and its salvage convoy finally depart Giglio, the residents of this picturesque Tuscan island will breathe a collective sigh of relief -- and shed a collective tear.
MH17: A mother's regret
The mother of two brothers killed in the MH17 plane crash has spoken of her regret at not taking her youngest son's fears over the flight seriously.
Fighting rages in eastern Ukraine town
Thirteen people including two children are reported killed in violence in eastern Ukraine, while investigators stand ready -- but are unable to go to the MH17 crash site.
Inside secret abandoned palaces
Polish photographer takes incredible images of derelict buildings but refuses to divulge their location.
'Vladimir Putin, evil enough?'
To the question "Is Putin evil?" Alexander Motyl says he is evil enough for condemnation by people of good will. It is a moral imperative for the world to denounce him and cut ties with Russia.
MH17's abandoned crash site
At the MH17 crash site there's very little action, even though there's much more work to be done. Phil Black reports.
Queen photobombs selfie
After just one day of competition, a new sport has emerged at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow: snapping selfies with the Queen.
Costa Concordia nears end of final voyage
The crippled Costa Concordia cruise ship is nearing the end of its final voyage.
Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France
Vincenzo Nibali became only the sixth man in history to win all three of cycling's major tours as he sealed victory in this year's Tour de France on the Champs Elysees Sunday.
F1: Daniel Ricciardo wins in Hungary
Daniel Ricciardo drove the race of his young life to secure an unlikely victory for Red Bull Sunday in an incident-packed Hungarian Grand Prix which saw Lewis Hamilton ignore team orders to allow championship leader Nico Rosberg through.
Journalist detained in Ukraine is freed
A Ukrainian journalist who was detained Tuesday by pro-Russian separatists while working as a freelance producer for CNN has been freed.
Francona: Putin's real end game in Ukraine
Rick Francona says the reported artillery firing from Russian territory is a sign Vladimir Putin has escalated the Ukraine battle
Russia: 'It wasn't our missiles'
Russia denies that one of its missiles brought down MH17 and offers an alternative explanation for the crash.
Pope to visit Philadelphia next year for conference
Pope Francis accepted the invitation of Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year, the Catholic News Service reported Friday.
Russian woman joins rebel movement in Ukraine
Marina lost her spleen and has a punctured lung. She was attached to a rebel group as a combat medic, and was hurt during the fighting, she told CNN from her hospital bed.
Things to know about the Russia sanctions debate
The United States and its allies in Europe are angrier at Russia now over Ukraine -- but will they do anything more about it?
UN says MH17 crash'may amount to a war crime'
The UN's human rights chief has said that the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine could constitute a"war crime."This came as new figures showed the Ukraine conflict has killed at least 1,100 since April.
Denmark, Germany profit most from European single market
The creation of a European single market back in 1993 has been profitable for the vast majority of founding nations, a fresh study says. Denmark and Germany got the most out of that market, researchers claimed.
Ex-Yukos owners demand compensation from Russia
Shareholders of defunct oil giant Yukos, founded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, have won a court case in the Hague demanding compensation from Russia. Moscow is in for hefty fines and asset seizures.
'Russia can endure sanctions for a long time'
The EU plans to step up sanctions on Russia this week for Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis. CDU foreign policy specialist Philipp Missfelder tells DW that economic sanctions can be effective, but are'no panacea.'
Opinion: No coup looming for Putin
Putin faces trouble at home after Western sanctions made oligarchs nervous, German intelligence officials have said. But DW's Roman Goncharenko doubts that the West's move will provoke a change of course in Moscow.
Dutch premier Rutte says armed mission to MH17 site'not realistic'
The Dutch prime minister has said a proposal for an international mission to be sent to secure the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine is unrealistic. Ukrainian troops are instead engaged in fighting to take the site.
US officials release alleged proof of Russia firing into Ukraine
US officials have released images which allegedly show Russia firing on Ukraine. Proof of Russian interference in the armed conflict would bolster previous allegations that Moscow has been aiding separatist rebels.
International team cancels visit to MH17 crash site amid fighting
Continued fighting in eastern Ukraine has impeded international police from travelling to the crash site of MH17. The group has said it will reattempt its visit on Monday if conditions improve.
Costa Concordia reaches Genoa on last voyage
The cruise liner Costa Concordia has reached its final destination in Genoa after a complex salvage operation. The ill-fated ship was towed to its last berth, where it is to be scrapped.
Paris police arrest scores as pro-Palestinian demo turns violent
French police have arrested more than 70 people at a banned protest against Israel's offensive in Gaza. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve blamed troublemakers for purposely causing violence.
Turkish police charged with'illegal wiretaps'of government officials
A Turkish court has charged 20 police officers with illegal wiretapping. The allegedly illegal wiretaps are connected to a corruption investigation involving Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
EU adds to Russia sanctions list, prepares new measures
The EU has extended sanctions imposed on Russian individuals, organizations and businesses over the conflict in Ukraine. EU foreign ministers have also agreed on proposals to impose tougher sanctions on Russia.
'Refugees must have safe access to Europe'
Hundreds of refugees have died trying to reach the Italian coast in the past few months alone. This situation must be stopped, says Green Party EU parliamentarian Franziska Keller.
Moody's upgrades Portugal's debt rating
Credit ratings agency Moody's has upgraded Portugal's debt evaluation by one notch. The agency cited a more stable financial outlook, with Lisbon now enjoying renewed access to borrowing on the public debt market.
Poroshenko's risky power play
First the ruling coalition fell apart, then the prime minister resigned. Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko is attempting to strengthen his position, despite the ongoing battle with separatists in the country's east.
EU ambassadors reach preliminary Russia sanctions deal
European Union ambassadors meeting in Brussels have reached a preliminary agreement on stepping up sanctions against Russia over Ukraine. The proposals are to be reviewed next week.
UN: 230,000 people have fled Ukraine fighting
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva estimates that 230,000 people have been displaced by the conflict in Ukraine, with a small majority of them fleeing into Russia, rather than relocating within the country.
Theater play brings recognition to unsung British cycling champ
This year's Tour de France set off minutes from Beryl Burton's home in Leeds, England. But few had ever heard of Britain's arguably greatest ever female cyclist until the peloton pedaled past.
Hollande:'No survivors'in Air Algerie crash
French President Francois Hollande has said that nobody survived the Air Algerie plane crash in Mali. He said rescue staff had recovered one of the plane's'black box'flight recorders.
Deadly'hail'falls over eastern Ukraine
Fighting in eastern Ukraine continues after a passenger airplane was allegedly shot down. One weapon in particular keeps coming into play: the Grad rocket launcher. Kyiv accuses Moscow of supplying it to the separatists.
The Muslims of Tromsø: Ramadan in the Land of the Midnight Sun
During Ramadan, Muslims fast until the sun goes down. But what if you live in a place where there is no sunset? The believers in Tromsø, Norway spent years searching for a solution to that conundrum. Now that they have found one, new problems have arisen.
A Tour of France: Examining the New Sick Man of Europe
The TV images of the Tour de France show an idyllic country, but behind the gloss is a nation where fears of decline are prompting people to vote for the far right. A trip along the route of the world's most famous cycling race reveals the deep uncertainty ailing the French.
US Loses Patience with Europe: Washington Wants Tough Russia Sanctions
Following the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight in eastern Ukraine, calls are growing in Washington for tough sanctions against Moscow. Many European governments are still hesitating, paving the way for the next big trans-Atlantic row.
Opinion: Watch Out for Little Green Men
When Moscow-backed troops appeared in Crimea earlier this year, the media dubbed them the "Little Green Men." Now NATO members should ask themselves how they will respond if the soldiers begin appearing in Estonia and Latvia too.
Yearning for Change: Italian Diplomacy Just Got Younger
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised change for his country. His new foreign minister, Federica Mogherini, embodies the desire to shake things up. Just 41 years old, she lacks extensive experience, but is full of confidence.
Russian Riddle: EU Can't Agree on a Natural Gas Strategy
European leaders agree that the Ukraine crisis has made natural gas supplies from Russia precarious. Yet they are divided over what to do about it. Poland wants a new European energy union, but others seem to be in no hurry.
Ukraine: Cossacks Thought To Be Behind Observer Kidnappings
Western diplomats believe that leading Cossacks could be behind the abduction of two teams of OSCE observers in eastern Ukraine, SPIEGEL has learned. A leading Cossack in the Russian parliament could have the power to free them.
Spending Spree: Anger with Greek Shipowners on the Rise
The Greek economy continues to suffer, but the country's shipowners are spending as though there were no crisis. Once popular, Greece's shipping companies are now widely reviled.
Commission Crusade: Cameron Outmaneuvered in Battle over Juncker
British Prime Minister David Cameron is determined not to let Jean-Claude Juncker become president of the European Commission. But he is increasingly isolated. He might face his Waterloo as early as next week.
Trouble for Merkel: Berlin Divided in Spat over EU Commmission
The appointment of the next leaders of the EU Commission has divided Europe, raising the specter that Britain could leave the bloc. London is an important ally to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and it is likely she will seek to broker a deal.
Opinion: Europe's Juncker Bond
Jean-Claude Juncker vehemently criticized German-imposed austerity measures during the euro crisis. By doing so, he gained support in a number of countries -- especially those which would like to see the common currency zone degraded into a debt union.
Cameron's Empty Threat: Britain Risks Losing an Ally in EU Feud
It appears David Cameron's strategy has backfired. His campaign to derail Jean-Claude Juncker's appointment as the next EU Commission president is failing and the British prime minister may soon suffer a loss of face. Angela Merkel is his only possible savior.
'A European War': The Fight for Ukraine's East Gets Bloodier
Fighters from Russia's Caucasus region have joined the separatists in eastern Ukraine, while Kiev has intensified its efforts to win back control of the region. Just 10 days after the presidential election there, the conflict is quickly turning into a war.
Interview with Marine Le Pen: 'I Don't Want this European Soviet Union'
In a SPIEGEL interview, French right-wing populist Marine Le Pen discusses the European election victory by her Front National, German dominance in the EU and her admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Ex-Premier Blair: 'British Understand the Folly of Leaving the EU'
Not much has been heard from former British Prime Minister Tony Blair lately. But in recent days, he has waded into the debate surrounding the next EU Commission president. In an interview, he also predicts that the British will vote to stay in the European Union.
Decision Time: Britain Must Choose Now If It Will Stay in Europe
For years Britain has blackmailed and made a fool out of the EU. The United Kingdom must finally make a choice: It can play by the rules or it can leave the European Union.
Mr. Perfect from Warsaw: The Rise of Poland's Foreign Minister
The Ukraine crisis has thrust Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski into the limelight as he takes a leading role in formulating Europe's response to Russian aggression. Long a star in Warsaw politics, his stature is now growing internationally.
Lurching Right: UKIP Win Creates Pressure for Cameron and Europe
With its clear election victory in Britain on Sunday, anti-EU UKIP and its leader Nigel Farage scored a historic triumph. The win could soon spell trouble for British Prime Minister David Cameron and his partners across the European Union.
A Real National Front: The French Far Right Aims High
After its triumph in European elections on Sunday, the French far-right Front National is hoping to increase its power back home, with Marine Le Pen aiming for the presidency in 2017. With François Hollande's popularity plummeting, it is not out of the question.
German Finance Minister Schäuble: 'Europe Needs More Self-Confidence'
What does Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst have to do with the Ukraine conflict? More than you might think, explains German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble in a SPIEGEL interview. It demonstrates the EU's greatest strengths.