Deutsche Welle (International News)

· Central African Republic government urged to hold rebel commanders accountable for war crimes
The government of the Central Africa Republic plans to hold further peace talks with rebel factions. But rights group, Human Rights Watch, wants rebel leaders to be held accountable for war crimes.

· Conductor Dudamel's US tour canceled after criticism of Venezuelan president
Renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel has been a vocal critic of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Now the government has retaliated by canceling his planned US tour with Venezuela's National Youth Orchestra.

· Netflix to make film about Norwegian terrorist Breivik
Netflix has won the rights to produce a movie about the 2011 terror attack in Norway, carried out by Anders Behring Breivik, which claimed 77 lives. "Bourne" director Paul Greengrass will take up the project.

· Russia detains top theater director over alleged fraud
Film and theater director Kirill Serebennikov is renowned for his bold productions criticizing conservative figures of power in Russia. He has now been arrested on suspicion of committing massive fraud.

· Brittany's algae invasion pits farmers against beach lovers
A plague of algae is washing up on beaches in Brittany. Experts say only a drastic cut in nitrate fertilizer use will get rid of it, but farmers are reluctant to ditch the chemicals.

· Mining giant BHP returns to profit, sells US oil assets
Anglo-Australian company BHP Billiton has reported a return to profit as strong commodity prices helped it bounce back from a large loss last year. The world’s largest miner now wants to sell its US shale oil assets.

· China rights advocate Jiang pleads guilty to 'subversion'
The disbarred Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong has confessed to "inciting subversion of state power." He disappeared while in custody for several months after being arrested last November.

· 25 years after Rostock-Lichtenhagen: 'Don't dwell on the past, learn from it'
This week marks 25 years since the worst right-wing violence in Germany since the Second World War. Some locals fear being stigmatized, but there are still lessons to be learned. DW's Kate Brady reports.

· India's top court blocks controversial Muslim 'triple talaq' divorce law
India's Supreme Court has banned a Muslim law that allows men to divorce their wives by saying the word "talaq" three times. In some cases, women were left destitute after receiving "triple talaq" WhatsApp messages.

· Donald Trump will own the Afghan war in victory, his generals will in defeat
In the first major policy address on Afghanistan during his presidency Donald Trump said that he was ready to send more US troops to the country. Here are five takeaways from President Trump's speech.

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