Elizabeth Holmes begins eleven year sentence
The founder of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes has entered a Texas prison to begin her sentence for a notorious hoax that involved dangerously overselling the capabilities of her company's blood testing technology.
Poland to probe 'Russian influence'
The special committee will investigate cases of "Russian influence" in Poland's internal security between 2007 and 2022.
Outbreak of violence in India's Manipur
Dozens of fighters have been killed in a security operation in India's northeastern state of Manipur. Tensions have been high between minority tribal groups and the non-tribal Meitei community - over special privileges for getting land a...
Global criticism of Uganda's anti-LGBTQ laws
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed one of the world’s harshest anti-LGBTQ laws. Other nations have been quick to condemn the new law, which includes the death penalty for 'aggravated homosexuality.'
Theranos founder to begin 11-yr sentence
Theranos founder, Elizabeth Holmes, will report to a federal prison in Texas on Tuesday morning. The 39-year-old was convicted of defrauding investors in her Palo Alto blood testing startup and was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
NATO troops injured in Kosovo clashes, 3 critical
The NATO-led KFOR peacekeeping force on Monday said that 25 of its troops, including 11 from Italy, were injured in the clashes with ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo who were trying to take over the offices of one of the municipalities wh...
Passenger opens emergency door mid-flight
Terror for travellers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight over South Korea after a man opened a rear emergency door as the plane came in to land at Daegu International Airport. The Airbus A321 was over 200 metres in the air at the time. The...
Spain now the smuggling capital of Europe
Spain has become a gateway for wildlife trafficking into Europe. Spanish customs are discovering more and more protected animals being smuggled alive. The authorities are overwhelmed, and the animals suffer terribly.
The SRA – a rifle association with a twist
Gun violence is a major problem in the US and everyone has heard of the National Rifle Association which argues that more guns make the country safer. The Socialist Rifle Union may not quite agree, but it, too, thinks arming vulnerable g...
Rwanda genocide suspect appears in court
Fulgence Kayishema, accused of ordering the killing of 2,000 Tutsis during Rwanda's 1994 genocide and on the run for two decades, appeared in a South African court on Friday having been arrested two days earlier.
Jailed aid worker in Iran set free
A Belgian humanitarian aid worker imprisoned in Teheran since February 2022 under 'espionage' charges has been released from jail and is currently heading back to his home country. The NGO worker had been sentenced to a total of 40 years...
Election official shot dead in Myanmar
Myanmar’s military overthrew the democratically elected government in 2021. And it has promised elections since. But the recent assassination of a senior election official suggests a vote is unlikely this year.
Rwanda genocide fugitive arrested in S Africa
One of the last fugitives wanted in connection with the 1994 Rwandan genocide will appear in court in the coming hours. Fulgence Kayish-ema was arrested in South Africa on Thursday after 20 years on the run. He's accused of organising th...
4 die in Japan attack, lawmaker's son arrested
Japanese authorities said on Friday (May 26) they arrested a 31-year-old man in a rural area for suspected murder after four people were killed in a rare shooting and stabbing incident involving a 12-hour stand-off with police.
'Threat to democracy': Capitol riots leader jailed
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack. It's the longest penalty yet for any crime committed in the attempted insurrection. The judge said Rhodes poses ...
Man arrested after car rams Downing Street gates
A car collided Thursday with the gates of Downing Street in central London, where the British prime minister's home and offices are located, setting off a rapid security response in one of London's most-fortified sites.
Getting Ukrainian children back from Russia
Ukrainians are fighting for the right to decide their own future. And yet, part of that future is already in Russian hands. DW'S Max Zander investigated how Russia is allegedly deporting Ukrainian children, and how some parents are getti...
Biden urges action against gun violence
On the 1-year anniversary of the Uvalde school shooting, President Joe Biden is calling for Americans to take a stand against gun violence in the country.
Uvalde marks 1 year since school shooting
The Uvalde, Texas, community marks one year since the tragic school shooting that claimed the lives of two teachers and 19 students.
Bolivia church says it was 'deaf' to abuse
Bolivia's Catholic Church admits it could have done more to address widespread sexual abuse of children in the country's Church-run schools. Since April, over 200 survivors of abuse have come forward after revelations surfaced that a Cat...
Row over banning assault rifles in U.S.
Activists say the widespread availability of AR-15-style assault rifles has led to an increase in mass shootings. The gun is now banned in several US states.
Tasered grandmother, 95 dies after Police assault
A 95-year-old grandmother who was allegedly tasered by a police officer in her Australian care home has died in hospital just hours after a senior constable was charged over the incident. The officer is set to face court in Cooma next we...
Senegal seeks jail sentence for opposition leader
Senegal's public prosecutor on Wednesday asked judges overseeing the rape trial of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko to find him guilty and sentence him to 10 years in jail, which would likely bar him for running for president in elections...
Kenya cult deaths investigation widened
Kenyan police say they have now recovered the bodies of 240 people who were members of a cult, in a remote forest. Survivors say pastor Paul Mackenzie Nthenge ordered his followers to starve themselves to death. Investigators are trying ...
Who is Madeleine McCann, what happened to her?
Portuguese police were searching a reservoir on Tuesday about 50 km (31 miles) from where British three-year-old Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007, authorities said. The move was the most recent development in the search for McCann wh...
Can Serbia rid itself of guns?
After Serbia was rocked by two mass shootings in two days earlier in May, President Aleksandar Vucic pledged to "practically disarm" his country. So far officials say more than 26,000 firearms and 1.3 million rounds of ammunition have be...
Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris dies, 93
Former Australian entertainer Rolf Harris, who was jailed for a series of indecent assaults on girls, has died aged 93. Harris was found guilty of a string of indecent assaults between 1968 and 1986 and was jailed for five years and nine...
Police search reservoir for Madeline McCann
Police divers have started searching a reservoir in Portugal in the long-running investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. The Arade dam is 50km from where the British toddler went missing 16 years ago. The search effort ...
Hungary releases human traffickers
Budapest released hundreds of foreign prisoners convicted of people smuggling, and gave them just 72 hours to leave the country.
El Salvador stadium crush leaves twelve dead
A dozen football fans have died after a crush at a stadium in El Salvador during a match between local team Alianza and the Santa Ana-based team Fas at Cuscatlán Stadium. The disaster reportedly occurred after a large number of fans trie...