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Europa League: Misery continues for Cologne and Hertha Berlin - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:26pm - It was another disappointing night in Europe for German teams, with Cologne and Hertha Berlin slipping to defeats on the road. Cologne are now without a win in any of their last 11 games.

Turkey detains Osman Kavala, prominent rights activist, at airport - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:22pm - Turkish police have detained prominent businessman and rights activist Osman Kavala for questioning. Kavala's lawyer said it was unclear what his client is accused of.

Liberian election: George Weah and Joseph Boakai head to second round - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:36pm - Former football star George Weah will face Liberia's ruling Unity Party Vice President Joseph Boakai in a runoff presidential election. The announcement came amid cries of foul from three leading opposition parties.

Catalonia crisis: Spain moves to suspend autonomy - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:32pm - Spain is to begin the process of imposing direct rule on Catalonia after a disputed independence vote.

Hamas leader rejects US call to lay down arms, recognize Israel - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:31pm - A senior Hamas figure has said the group will not dismantle its powerful armed wing or recognize Israel. It came in response to Washington demanding Hamas meet those conditions to join any Palestinian unity government.

South Africa's Gupta family under FBI investigation - report - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:27pm - As probes into the Gupta family intensify in South Africa, the FBI is reportedly also investigating the Guptas in relation to suspicious cash flows between South Africa, Dubai and the US, according to a newspaper report.

Opinion: Catalan nationalists transfixed on the past - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:18pm - Madrid is set to take action and limit Catalonia's autonomy. Barcelona still wants independence. DW's Barbara Wesel asks: What do the Catalan nationalists want? To live in the 21st century, or the 18th?

Turkey: Angela Merkel calls for reduced EU funds - 19 Oct 2017 at 1:26pm - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for the EU to cut funding for Turkey linked to its bid to join the bloc. While raising concerns about the rule of law in the country, she praised Ankara's support for refugees.

Haribo gummy bear ingredients made by modern slaves, documentary shows - 19 Oct 2017 at 1:23pm - Much-loved German confectioner Haribo has come under intense criticism after a documentary discovered cruel conditions in the manufacture of a key ingredient in Brazil. Pigs also suffer in the making of gelatin.

Europa League live: Hoffenheim vs. Istanbul Basaksehir - 19 Oct 2017 at 1:10pm - After more misery for Cologne and Hertha Berlin in the evening's early games, it's the turn of Hoffenheim to try and rescue their Europa League campaign. Julian Nagelsmann's team host Turkish side Basaksehir.

UK offers more assurances to EU citizens - 19 Oct 2017 at 12:57pm - Leaders gather for a crunch summit as the UK faces EU calls to do more to break the deadlock.

Germany's domestic intelligence agency warns of 'IS' sympathizers - 19 Oct 2017 at 12:48pm - Germany?s domestic intelligence agency says 'IS' sympathizers returning to the country could pose a security risk. The agency's head also warned of the increasing threat of cyberwarfare.

Panama Papers report calls out complicit EU countries - 19 Oct 2017 at 12:40pm - For years European governments have allegedly been complicit in money laundering and tax evasion schemes. So what can be done to crack down on dirty money offenders?

EU money can't push Syrian schoolkids over Turkey's language barrier - 19 Oct 2017 at 12:01pm - EU funds expanded education opportunities for Syrian refugees in Turkey, but lack of physical classroom space and language skills still pose challenges for nearly a million children. Diego Cupolo reports from Ankara.

Indian and German startups to hook up through exchange program - 19 Oct 2017 at 11:53am - An initiative to help link startups in Germany and India has been launched recently. DW takes look at how both countries could benefit amid Brexit and US President Trump?s immigration reform of Silicon Valley expats.

Turkey, Hungary and Poland: The politics of school textbooks - 19 Oct 2017 at 11:42am - School curricula in Turkey and EU states Hungary and Poland have been trending more toward patriotism and religion, with less emphasis on diversity. Teachers and other education experts are voicing their criticism.

As #MeToo reaches 'highest political levels,' #IDidThat stokes debate - 19 Oct 2017 at 11:31am - Swedish Foreign Minister Wallström joined the #MeToo movement highlighting sexual violence against women, saying she was assaulted at an EU meeting. Will the campaign or responses like #IDidThat change how men behave?

Sons of slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia call for Malta PM's resignation - 19 Oct 2017 at 11:29am - The sons of murdered Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia have called for Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's resignation. They also rejected Muscat's offer of a reward to help find their mother's killers.

Do 'rights violators' Afghanistan and Pakistan deserve to be on UN rights body? - 19 Oct 2017 at 11:28am - Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan have been elected to the prestigious UN Human Rights Council. But experts say these countries have a dismal rights record and their election to the body is condemnable.

'No deal' Brexit - 19 Oct 2017 at 10:40am - Reporters covering the EU summit in Brussels share how their countries see a "no deal" Brexit.

Iditarod dog sled team tests positive for Tramadol in drug doping test - 19 Oct 2017 at 10:15am - A group of dogs has tested positive for the painkiller Tramadol after the gruelling Iditarod race in Alaska. The unnamed drug cheat has been given the all-clear to race again next year.

Northvolt picks Sweden to built Europe's biggest car battery plant - 19 Oct 2017 at 10:12am - Northvolt has said it will build Europe's biggest electric car battery factory in its home country, Sweden. The start-up wants the site to rival Tesla's 'Gigafactory' in the US and LG Chem's proposed site in Poland.

'Asterix and the Chariot Race': latest edition of classic comic series launches - 19 Oct 2017 at 10:09am - The indomitable Gauls Asterix und Obelix are off again on a new adventure. Volume 37 takes the two best friends into the lion's den - to ancient Italy, where their arch enemy Julius Caesar rules in Rome.

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Kenya: 'The country is polarized' - 19 Oct 2017 at 9:43am - The national coordinator of Kenya's Election Observation Group believes the election should not be held in the current political climate. He is calling for new directions from the Supreme Court.

Panama Papers: Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif faces graft charges in Pakistan - 19 Oct 2017 at 9:42am - A court in Pakistan has indicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and three of his children on corruption charges. The case stems from the 2016 leak of the Panama Papers.

UK PM Theresa May calls for 'urgency' in Brexit talks - 19 Oct 2017 at 9:25am - Prime Minister Theresa May has urged a summit of European leaders to lay out a plan for Brexit negotiations to move forward. But her EU counterparts say they first need to see more concrete offerings from the UK's side.

'Stolen Salvador Dali' painting recovered in Lebanon - 19 Oct 2017 at 9:19am - The portrait is thought to be a minor work painted by the Spanish artist while living in the US.

Will artificial intelligence change the future of music? - 19 Oct 2017 at 9:13am - With the latest software now using artificial intelligence and algorithms to compose and produce music, will song creators be out of a job? Or will music always need a human touch? DW's George Sims reports.

Insect and bird populations declining dramatically in Germany - 19 Oct 2017 at 8:43am - Two separate studies highlight a dramatic trend in Germany: the number of flying insects has declined by 76 percent over the past 27 years. There are 15 percent fewer birds than just twelve years ago.