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UN chief warns of consequences of Europe's migrant crisis
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to governments to step up their response to Europe's migrant crisis. He also announced a special UN General Assembly meeting to discuss the status of refugees in Europe.

President Gauck calls on new Polish president to take in more refugees
Polish President Andrzej Duda has made his first visit to Berlin since taking office less than a month ago. His German counterpart, Joachim Gauck, used the opportunity to call on Poland to take in more refugees.

German court overrules Heidenau demo ban
The ban on public gatherings in Heidenau is "illegal," a regional court declared, after local authorities called off a pro-refugee rally over safety concerns. The German town has been struggling with far-right violence.

Merkel signals EU summit on refugee policy once ministers finish negotiations
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said an EU summit on refugee policy has to wait until EU interior ministers have completed their negotiations. She made the comments after meeting Danish premier Lars Lokke Rasmussen.

Hundreds feared dead after migrant boats capsize off Libya
The United Nations refugee agency fears at least 200 people may have died after two boats with refugees sank in the Mediterranean. Several young children are believed to be among the victims.

Traficking gangs are a symptom, not the cause
The death of 71 migrants in the back of an abandoned truck in Austria highlights Europe's failure to deal with the expanding refugee crisis. That these people died while traveling inside the EU is extra troubling.

Former Vatican ambassador accused of child abuse dies
A former Polish archbishop, due to become the first cleric to be tried in the Vatican for child sex abuse, has been found dead. Vatican authorities said an early autopsy revealed that he had died of natural causes.

Civilians killed in India-Pakistan clashes
Exchanges of gunfire along the tense border between India and Pakistan have left at least nine civilians dead and scores wounded. The rivals accuse each other of firing first. Intended peace talks collapsed last weekend.

UN urges S. Sudan's Kiir to uphold ceasefire
South Sudan's feuding president and ex-vice president have been told by the UN Security Council to immediately begin a ceasefire or face sanctions. The new peace bid is due to come into effect Saturday.

European rail operators meet to co-ordinate security after Thalys attack
Ahead of rail security talks in Paris, academics and experts have cautioned that another 'Thalys'-style attack would be impossible to prevent. It follows last week's failed attempt to hold-up a high-speed train to Paris.

Turkey's President Erdogan approves caretaker cabinet ahead of elections
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved a power-sharing caretaker cabinet put forward by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. The interim government is to lead the country into elections to be held in November.

Aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) 'disturbed' by Bollywood action thriller
Medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said a Bollywood movie could endanger its patients and staff as it features an aid worker shooting a gun. Pakistan has already banned the film on other grounds.

US teenager sentenced to prison for supporting 'Islamic State' online
A 17-year-old living in the US state of Virginia has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for supporting the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" group online. The boy is the first minor prosecuted by the US in such a case.

After Katrina, New Orleans still has the blues
Can you talk of the "rebirth" of New Orleans when tens of thousands of African-Americans have no part in it? Richard Walker reports from New Orleans.

Asylum seeker, migrant, refugee
Many of these terms are often confused: refugees, migrants and asylum seekers. But they are not identical. DW's Sven Pöhle and Diana Hodali explain the differences.

Syrian refugee and philosopher receives Germany's Goethe Medal
A Syrian refugee is among the three winners of Germany's Goethe Medal for intercultural understanding: philosopher Sadik Al-Azm. Museum director Neil MacGregor and theater director Eva Sopher were also honored.

Ashley Madison chief Biderman steps down
The chief executive of Canadian-based infidelity website Ashley Madison has thrown in the towel after hackers leaked sensitive membership data online. Executives, however, said the portal would continue operating.

World Athletics Championships: Europe the winners on day eight
Records were broken and surprises were everywhere in Beijing on day eight. Germany secured an out-of-the-blue silver, while Dafne Schippers came through to win the 200m.


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