Pakistan officials: Many killed in police center attack
Several militants stormed a police academy in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least 60 people and injuring more than 120. Authorities blamed a militant group affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban for the attack.

Report: Detainees tortured under Turkish state of emergency
NGO Human Rights Watch says that Turkish officials are violating human rights under the country's state of emergency. According to a report released on Tuesday, detainees have to suffer physical and sexual violence.

'Orderly' first day of operation to move Calais migrants
More than 2,300 migrants have left the Calais 'Jungle' peacefully on the first day of a French resettlement plan. The notorious camp is to be demolished later this week, as DW's Teri Schultz reports.

Long drug tunnel found in US-Mexico border city Tijuana
An extensive drug tunnel was found in the border city of Tijuana on Monday. Mexican police found and took drugs on the opening of the tunnel.

Venezuela's Maduro meets Pope amid worsening crisis
Venezuela's government and the opposition are to meet on October 30 to try to resolve a political crisis, a papal envoy says. The announcement followed a private meeting between President Nicolas Maduro and Pope Francis.

EU, Canada express confidence on CETA trade deal
EU leader Donald Tusk and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau have declared their determination to see the CETA deal through in the face of Belgian opposition. Belgium's PM has said he can not sign off on the deal as it stands.

Russia rules out renewed Syrian ceasefire for the time being
Russia has said it will not extend the ceasefire in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo. The announcement came as Moscow criticized the US-led coalition's role in the conflict.

Mosul's fate to be discussed in Paris talks
The battle for Mosul is entering its second week. Representatives from NATO countries in the anti-"Islamic State" coalition are set to meet for talks in Paris this week over the future of Iraq's second-largest city.

Asylum applications from 35 Turkish citizens with diplomatic passports confirmed
Germany says 35 Turkish nationals with diplomatic passports have sought asylum since the failed July coup. The revelations have the potential to weaken already fragile ties between Berlin and Ankara.

Poles stage mass protests over new abortion bill
Thousands have demonstrated in Poland's major cities against a proposed law that would place further restrictions on abortion in the country. Poland's parliament recently rejected a total ban on the procedure.

Kurdish women fight odds to broadcast on women's rights
Radio Dange Nwe, founded and run by women in Halabja in northern Iraq, has literally been making waves in recent years. The program fights conservative ideas and helps refugee women discuss and solve their problems.

Hamburg teenagers walk free after gang-rape conviction
A group of teens in the northern German city of Hamburg were handed suspended sentences despite video evidence of their crimes. The presiding judge said the perpetrators appeared 'repentant.'

Scotland's Sturgeon fails to win support from UK PM May for 'flexible Brexit'
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has clashed with UK leader Theresa May over Scotland's role in the Brexit negotiations. Britain faces a constitutional challenge with its devolved nations as it prepares to leave the EU.

Deaths reported in violent Central African Republic protests
A fire fight broke out after hundreds gathered to protest UN troops' presence in the capital, Bangui. Some want the troops to leave, while others have called on them to take on a more aggressive role.

UN complains of lack of response over Haiti cholera outbreak
The United Nations is seeking $400 million to address the outbreak of cholera in Haiti, but the world body denied that the request is an acknowledgement of responsibility for bringing the disease to the country.

The difficult search for the next German president
The Social Democrats want Foreign Minister Steinmeier as the next president, but there is resistance from both conservatives and the left. The search for Gauck's successor is stirring rancor in the governing coalition.

Experts examine death of terror suspect Albakr
Saxony's premier has again denied that his state's security forces had failed by allowing Jaber Albakr to escape police and then commit suicide in custody. An expert commission is examining the terror suspect's case.

Russian ministry website hacks part of a new kind of war
The hack of Russia’s Foreign Ministry website is just the latest attack in an ongoing information war between Moscow and Washington. Experts warn this is the new face of war in the 21st century.

Phone owners sue Samsung over Galaxy Note 7
Hundreds of South Koreans have filed a lawsuit against Samsung, seeking compensation for the Galaxy Note 7 disaster. Lawyers said the phone owners had been subjected to "mental distress" caused by the turmoil.

Report: Four active Ku Klux Klan groups in Germany
The KKK has been active in Germany with interruptions since the 1920s, but the group is marginal within the country's far-right scene. At least 68 crimes with ties to the Klan have been documented since 2001 in Germany.

Iraq's liquor merchants left high and dry
In a surprise move, the Iraqi parliament has banned the sale, import and production of alcohol. Secular and Christian Iraqis have criticized the ban, which is stricter than in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Tata Sons: big upheaval in corporate India
India's Tata Sons holding company has replaced its Chairman Cyrus Misty with Ratan Tata, leaving the media wondering what may have caused the surprise move. The firm appointed a chief who'd been at the helm before.

Footballers beware: Heading the ball messes with your brain
Even the most stoic of soccer players would admit that heading the ball can hurt a little. Well, it does more than that. Researchers in the UK say it definitely damages the brain, in the short and maybe even long term.