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'Top of the league by six o'clock,' but will Borussia Dortmund still be there... - 17 Aug 2019 at 1:41pm - The confidence surrounding Borussia Dortmund proved well-placed as the Black and Yellows blew Augsburg away. But, on a day of novelties in Dortmund, more changes are necessary.

Italy's Salvini allows unaccompanied minors off migrant ship - 17 Aug 2019 at 12:48pm - After more than two weeks, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has allowed 27 minors off a migrant rescue vessel. Others on board have not been authorized to leave the boat.

Germany: Merkel thanks Hungary for its role in fall of Berlin Wall - 17 Aug 2019 at 12:27pm - Ahead of her trip to Hungary, German Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked the eastern European nation for opening its border to East Germans three decades ago. The move was a precursor to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Wildlife conference mulls loosening restrictions on ivory trade - 17 Aug 2019 at 11:56am - Nations are set to discuss more than 50 proposals regarding the protection of endangered species. Topics on the table include loosening restrictions on ivory trade and regulating mammoth ivory.

Libya's coast guard rescues over 270 Europe-bound migrants - 17 Aug 2019 at 11:25am - The Libyan coast guard says it has rescued 278 migrants on four different boats in recent days. The migrants, including 18 women and two children, had been trying to make their way to Europe.

Beloved baby dugong Marium dies in Thailand after eating plastic - 17 Aug 2019 at 10:20am - The baby dugong, which washed up in waters off southern Thailand months ago, has died from a stomach infection caused by swallowing bits of plastic. Marium's death once again casts a spotlight on plastics in the ocean.

Opinion: The EU must respect the nation-state - 17 Aug 2019 at 10:17am - The EU needs unity where such things as the single currency require it. But it also needs to have respect for the diversity of nation-states and their importance for democracy, says Boris Kalnoky.

Hong Kong protests call for democracy, rally for China - 17 Aug 2019 at 9:20am - Pro-democracy and pro-government demonstrators have rallied in Hong Kong, highlighting the political divide in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

Sudan: Military, protest leaders sign historic transition deal - 17 Aug 2019 at 8:27am - Eight months after mass protests erupted, the main opposition coalition and the ruling military council have signed off on plans for a transitional government. If it works, Sudan could return to civilian rule in 3 years.

Ukraine: Fire in Odessa hotel kills 8 - 17 Aug 2019 at 7:45am - A fire broke out at the Tokyo Star hotel in Odessa overnight, killing eight people. Ukrainian authorities have opened a criminal investigation into whether fire safety requirements were breached.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic test swim canceled over E. coli levels - 17 Aug 2019 at 7:36am - High E. coli levels have forced organizers to scrap the swimming portion of a test paratriathlon event for the Tokyo Paralympics. Concerns are mounting that high temperatures could threaten events at next year's Games.

Merkel ally AKK suggests party exclusion for ex-spy chief - 17 Aug 2019 at 5:44am - Germany?s ex-spy chief Hans-Georg Maassen faces possible exclusion from Chancellor Angela Merkel?s conservatives over his alleged far-right stance. The call comes CDU party chief Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

Italy's fascist past reverberates in Rome - 17 Aug 2019 at 5:14am - Lovers of fascist architecture never disappeared from Italy's capital, where Mussolini sought to centralize powers. He continues to be revered in one of the Roman neighborhoods the dictator built, and elsewhere.

Visiting a Berlin elementary school where German isn't always spoken - 17 Aug 2019 at 5:12am - Kids in Germany are trickling back to school as a debate heats up about holding back those with poor German. DW's Kate Brady visited a Berlin classroom to see the struggles and successes of German-language learners.

Kashmir: Is the UN Security Council reluctant to get involved? - 17 Aug 2019 at 3:11am - Although the Security Council told India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute bilaterally, it didn't call a formal meeting or issue a statement. Some analysts dubbed the response "lukewarm."

'Easy Rider' Peter Fonda dies - 17 Aug 2019 at 3:02am - US actor Peter Fonda, the star of cult classic road movie Easy Rider, has died at the age of 79. Born into an established acting family, he carved his own alternative career path.

Bayern Munich agree Philippe Coutinho loan deal - 17 Aug 2019 at 1:55am - The Barcelona playmaker has struggled since moving to the Camp Nou 18 months ago. Bayern see him as an ideal acquisition following the departures of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.

Hong Kong braces for fresh protests as tensions mount - 17 Aug 2019 at 12:33am - Members of China's paramilitary police practiced crowd control in a stadium near Hong Kong as the city prepared for a new wave of protests. Activists hope to regain their stride after violence at Hong Kong airport.

Police rape allegations fuel women's protests in Mexico City - 17 Aug 2019 at 12:11am - A recent string of alleged police attacks on women and girls has led thousands of women to take to the streets in the Mexican capital. Women are demanding an end to violence and better security.

US: Two sentenced to prison for foiled terrorist plot on Muslims - 16 Aug 2019 at 10:38pm - The defendants showed remorse as the judge declared them a "threat to everyone in our democratic society." The two men planned to use homemade explosives in a terrorist plot on a Muslim community in upstate New York.

US issues warrant for Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar - 16 Aug 2019 at 7:43pm - The US Justice Department has issued a federal warrant for the seizure of Grace 1, the Iranian oil tanker that was detained in Gibraltar. The US has said the vessel and the oil aboard are subject to forfeiture.

Bayern Munich haunted by Guardiola's ghost in Bundesliga opener - 16 Aug 2019 at 5:20pm - Bayern Munich's title defense wasn't meant to begin with a score draw at home to Hertha Berlin. The performance of Niko Kovac's side might leave Borussia Dortmund feeling very optimistic about their chances this season.

Germany bars ex-foreign minister from job with Polish firm - 16 Aug 2019 at 3:45pm - Berlin has reportedly banned Sigmar Gabriel from taking a position on the supervisory board at a Polish investment firm. But an alleged attempt by the US ambassador to keep him from another job seems to have failed.

Ken Clarke: I wouldn't rule out becoming prime minister - 16 Aug 2019 at 12:49pm - Ex-chancellor says he'd be willing to lead "a government of national unity" to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

Greenland: Trump warned that island cannot be bought from Denmark - 16 Aug 2019 at 12:32pm - Officials on the island say it's keen for trade and cooperation but it's not on the market.

Germany cannot shut down North Korean Embassy youth hostel - 16 Aug 2019 at 12:27pm - The German government wants to stop a hostel manager from paying rent to the North Korean Embassy. But despite a UN resolution forbidding rent payments, the City Hostel Berlin is still open for business.

Germany's Merkel to meet Boris Johnson 'very, very soon' - 16 Aug 2019 at 12:13pm - A no-deal Brexit would be in "nobody's interest," according to Angela Merkel's spokesman. But the German government is still preparing for that very possibility, and believes it "highly likely," leaked documents suggest.

Russia bird strike: How cool heads glided jet down to safety - 16 Aug 2019 at 11:11am - Russian crew are hailed as heroes for saving everyone aboard an Airbus jet hit by a flock of gulls.

Rammstein: Just what's in those lyrics? - 16 Aug 2019 at 10:58am - Rammstein has a militant look and texts that break taboos. Really? The word most often growled by frontman Till Lindemann is "Liebe" (Love), and the lyrics are inspired by classical poets like Goethe.

Big brands say 'sorry' as China market expands - 16 Aug 2019 at 10:45am - Calvin Klein, Coach, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Swarovski ? and now, Versace. The list of foreign brands that have generated online fury in China would make for a glittering evening of luxury and fashion.