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Israel reopens goods crossing into Gaza Strip after calm in clashes
The gesture to reopen Israel's only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip comes as Egypt and the UN seek a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Recent flare-ups in violence have threatened to escalate into war.
Mount Fuji: A beauty from afar, a challenge up close
Japan's most famous symbol is also a popular hike for both Japanese and foreigners. It can be accomplished by young and old alike, but you better come prepared for an hours-long ordeal.
London terror suspect identified as Briton of Sudanese origin
British media have named the man behind Tuesday's suspected terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament. Police have said they are still investigating the suspect's motives.
Senator's 'White Australia' speech sparks uproar
Senator Fraser Anning delivered a racist speech to parliament that has drawn condemnation. The freshman senator defended his use of the term "final solution" to hold a vote on immigration.
Tunisia: Gay rights, inheritance reforms put country on edge
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has backed equal inheritance rights for men and women and is also pushing for other reforms such as decriminalizing homosexuality. Religious conservatives are far from happy.
Anger grows over Genoa bridge collapse
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has called for "all infrastructure" to be checked after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa. The cause is still unclear but a number of possibilities have been flagged.
India's Modi announces manned space mission, health care scheme for millions
Premier Narendra Modi touted his government's progress and announced a raft of plans to mark Independence Day. The conservative prime minister is seeking a new term in elections early next year.
Guatemala's oldest colonial city Antigua bans plastics
The city of Antigua said the measure was "in the national interest" and to boost the historic city's conservation efforts. Citizens will have six months to dispose of their plastic products prior to implementation.
Unlikely and unlikable, Jair Bolsonaro could lead Brazil
Jair Messias Bolsonaro, a far-right candidate and congressman, has launched an improbable campaign to win Brazil's presidency. He served in the military under the dictatorship and has hounded left-wing lawmakers since.
Turkey releases Greek soldiers accused of spying
Turkey has released from prison two Greek soldiers held on charges of military espionage and illegally entering the country. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said it was "an act of justice."
Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik disputes 1995 Srebrenica genocide
A 2004 report describing how Serb forces killed thousands of Bosniaks in Srebrenica in 1995 is "untrue" and "biased" according to the Serb-dominated entity in Bosnia, Milorad Dodik. Local lawmakers voted to revoke it.
Opinion: Brexit has reached a dead end
Brexit is on the negotiating table yet again in Brussels. With no alternative in sight, the UK is limping toward the day it will ultimately leave the European Union, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
Chile: Fire kills 10 women trapped in nursing home
The women were trapped inside "dormitory number two" at the nursing home when the pre-dawn blaze broke out. President Sebastian Pinera has called on Chileans to learn from this tragedy to "be more supportive" of seniors.
With UNASUR floundering, Latin America longs for integration
Colombia's impending withdrawal has left UNASUR on the edge of collapse. Experts say Latin America is a region primed for international integration, so why has the organization continued to struggle?
Speculation mounts over Genoa bridge collapse
Lightning, engineering failure or aging infrastructure? Whatever the cause, Italy's government seeks to launch infrastructure projects that could bring it up against EU budget rules.
Nebraska executes first US inmate using fentanyl
Nebraska had abolished the use of capital punishment in 2015 but reinstated it through a referendum a year later. A German company attempted to stay the execution, saying Nebraska obtained the lethal drugs improperly.
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