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Deutsche Welle

Syria: 'Huge explosion' rocks Damascus


Authorities are treating a "huge explosion" reportedly near an intelligence office as a terrorist attack. Damascus has rarely been hit by attacks since government forces captured rebel-held suburbs last year.

Iran denies German army translator spied for Tehran


Tehran has rejected claims that a Bundeswehr employee, arrested last week, was passing information to the Islamic Republic. Media reports have suggested the suspect worked for Iranian intelligence for many years.

Australian Open: Angelique Kerber trounced by unseeded Collins


The world number two has been thrashed 6-0, 6-2 by Australian Open debutante Danielle Collins. The American sets up a quarter-final clash with either compatriot Sloane Stephens or Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.