A presentation copy of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species has sold for 500,075 double the amount expected. The book was originally owned by German botanist Robert Caspary, who received the book from Darwin.
The US has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf a claim Iran denies. The dispute has raised concerns of a new conflict in the region. DW examines the key actors involved and their interests.
The WHO has not declared the current outbreak an international emergency. But neighboring countries considered at risk have upped their preventative measures after the virus spread to Uganda earlier this week.
Niassa Reserve, one of the biggest wildlife parks in Africa, marked a year without losing a single elephant to the poachers. Up to 4,000 of the animals roam the Mozambique park, which covers more land than Switzerland.
Once accused of brutally murdering her roommate, the exonerated journalist has called for an end to irresponsible media. Her case gained widespread notoriety, partly due to the media frenzy surrounding her trial.
City leader Carrie Lam said in a press conference her government would indefinitely 'suspend work' on the bill. The proposed law has triggered the biggest protests in the city since its British handover in 1997.
Relegated to the ranks of Greeks made homeless during the country's economic crisis, one 70-year-old man reclaimed some of his past glory by taking matters into his own hands. Demetrios Ioannou reports from Athens.
Moldova's Democratic Party, headed by a powerful oligarch, has ceded power to an unlikely coalition of pro-Russian and pro-European forces. It's an alliance even the new prime minister called unnatural.
A visit by the UN's counterterrorism head to Xinjiang lends credibility to the view that Uighurs pose a threat to China, the US and rights groups have argued. Some 1 million ethnic Uighurs are detained in the region.
Leaders of southern EU states tried to develop a common political and economic stance ahead of an EU summit. Migration was one issue on the agenda, with a call for rescue ships to give way to the Libyan coast guard.