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Syria: Riot breaks out at prison holding IS militants

5 hours 13 min ago
A large riot broke out at a prison for suspected "Islamic State" militants in northeastern Syria, Kurdish officials reported. Prisoners took control of an entire floor in the prison, with several managing to escape.

Coronavirus latest: Trump expects US death rate to peak 'in two weeks'

6 hours 26 min ago
US President Donald Trump has extended social distancing guidelines to April 30, abandoning his previous Easter deadline. He also predicts up to 200,000 deaths will occur in the US. Follow DW for the latest.

Germany's longest-running soap opera 'Lindenstrasse' ends after three decades on air

8 hours 57 min ago
The show "Lindenstrasse," a mainstay of German TV for 35 years, ended its run due to declining viewership. In its early years, the iconic show broke many taboos, including the first-ever gay kiss on German TV.

Israel: Benny Gantz seeks unity with Netanyahu, as party disintegrates

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 22:08
Two key allies in Benny Gantz's coalition have accused him of surrendering to Netanyahu ''without a fight.'' But the former army chief defended his decision to join the Israeli prime minister in a unity government.

DW Africa correspondents on life under the threat of COVID-19

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 19:17
As the global pandemic evolves, Africa is taking measures to defend itself. We asked our correspondents across the continent of 54 nations how their countries are coping and how their own lives have been affected.

Coronavirus: US can expect 100,000 to 200,000 deaths

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 17:14
One of the lead members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force is predicting millions of infections. Spain has set another grim daily record for the number deaths. Follow DW for the latest.

Coronavirus latest: US can expect 100,000 to 200,000 deaths

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 17:14
One of the lead members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force is predicting millions of infections. Spain has set another grim daily record for the number deaths. Follow DW for the latest.

Bayern Munich's Hansi Flick: Ghost games only way to finish season amid coronavirus

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 15:20
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick believes the only way to finish the football season is behind closed doors in "ghost games." Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka have also revealed how much they are missing the sport.

Startups get a coronavirus boost

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 14:30
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought most business to a standstill, but some startups are booming. By offering everything from disinfectants to education and home office apps, some small firms are seeing great success.

Will Germans trade privacy for coronavirus protection?

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 14:30
Asian countries have used digital tracking to fight the new coronavirus, while Europe has put its faith in social distancing. Germany's government is debating how much privacy should and can be protected amid a pandemic.

Coronavirus latest: Fatalities in Spain hit a new daily high

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 12:40
Spain has set another grim daily record for the number of people succumbing to COVID-19. The pandemic also continues to spread rapidly in the US. Follow DW for the latest.

German churches overcoming coronavirus isolation

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 12:37
With Germany in lockdown, pastors and priests are looking for new ways to reach the country's 3 million regular worshippers. Elderly churchgoers are especially in need of pastoral care.

Polish classical composer Krzysztof Penderecki dies, aged 86

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 12:29
A titan of classical music, Penderecki was considered Poland's greatest contemporary composer. He is best known for his tribute to the victims of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, as well as for film scores like "The Shining."

Former French minister Patrick Devedjian dies of COVID-19

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 12:12
A French former cabinet minister and former president of the Parisian Haut-de-Seine administrative district has become one of the first high-profile politicians to die of COVID-19. Patrick Devedjian was 75.

Mali election underway despite coronavirus fears

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 11:54
After the kidnapping of the main opposition leader and the nation’s first COVID-19 death, many thought Mali’s long-awaited elections might be delayed again. But the war-torn West African country has begun to vote.

Russian oil firm Rosneft ends Venezuela business as US ups pressure

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 11:07
Vladimir Putin's government has taken control of Rosneft's Venezuelan assets to try and sidestep US sanctions. The move comes shortly after the US indicted Nicolas Maduro and other officials over narcotrafficking.

India advises states to curtail mass migration amid lockdown

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 08:04
India's efforts to control the spread of the novel coronavirus have fallen into disarray. Thousands of workers have started flouting the lockdown rules to migrate back to their home state.

Coronavirus: Netherlands recalls 'defective' masks bought from China

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 06:07
Hundreds of thousands of masks sent to Dutch hospitals have been recalled after tests showed they failed to protect the face or had defective filters. The Netherlands recently bought 1.3 million masks from China.

Coronavirus: German interest rates on the rise due to crisis

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 02:42
German savers long reconciled to zero interest are being lured by rates up to 1% as coronavirus-hit companies seek liquid funds, according to a report by the Süddeutche Zeitung newspaper. The trend though is limited.

Coronavirus latest: Death toll tops 2,000 in the US, doubling in three days

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 02:02
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread rapidly in the US; New York City is the epicenter of the outbreak. Trump ordered authorities to issue a "strong travel advisory" for the region. Follow DW for the latest.

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