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Chancellor Angela Merkel received a grand farewell from Germany's military, complete with the marching band playing a hit song by punk icon Nina Hagen.

JUST IN: Austria's Interior Minister Karl Nehammer is named the country's new chancellor:

"None of the information we have currently about omicron suggests we need to change the directions of our response," said a WHO official.

Sure, if you forget about the price tag and the environmental cost, we'd also like to travel like Lady Gaga.

The United Arab Emirates signed a deal for 80 French-made Rafale fighter planes worth €16 billion ($18 billion).

Germany was considered a success story in the beginning of the pandemic, but now is struggling to break the fourth wave of coronavirus infections as it heads for another COVID winter. What went wrong?

A crowd of people took part in an apparent lynching in northeast Pakistan, beating a Sri Lankan man to death and then burning his body, police said. The man was accused of desecrating posters bearing the name of Prophet Muhammad.

The recent deaths of three sumo wrestlers have raised the alarm over the health and safety risks in the traditional Japanese sport.

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"I really am sorry, from the bottom of my heart. But if the price we pay is 590 deaths a day then this in unacceptable." German Chancellor Angela Merkel begs Germans to follow coronavirus restrictions in an unusually emotional appeal ahead of Christmas.

EXCLUSIVE: China is tracking every movement of its Uighur minority to find reasons to detain them, a leaked document DW obtained from a whistleblower shows. People have been arrested for growing beards or having too many children: #KarakaxList 

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Brazil was once ravaged by the pandemic. Now, it's a vaccination success story.

UPDATE: The finance minister of the German state of Hesse, Thomas Schäfer, apparently committed suicide in despair about the scale of the state response required to tackle the #coronavirus  crisis, initial investigations suggest.

UPDATE: Taliban fighters hunting one of our journalists have shot dead a member of his family in #Afghanistan  and seriously injured another. The militants were conducting a house-to-house search to try and find him, but he is now safe in Germany.

It was one of the most brutal nights in Nigeria, since the #endSARS  protests began. DW correspondent @FannyFacsar  witnessed the moment when shots were fired at a peaceful protest in Lagos.

Spain has one the highest vaccination rates in the world without government mandates or incentives. Here is what's behind the Spanish success story and what others could learn from it👇

A DW reporter and his camera operator have been shot at with projectiles by Minneapolis police and threatened with arrest while covering the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd.

Florida man goes home after four tumultuous years in public office.

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