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US ramps up coronavirus response, belatedly critics say

US ramps up coronavirus response, belatedly critics say

President Trump has signed a $100 billion relief package aimed at helping people cope with the disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak, but many Americans say the government has not acted quickly enough. DW's Oliver Sallet met with one of t...
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Coronavirus empties out Berlin's public spaces

Coronavirus empties out Berlin's public spaces

The coronavirus pandemic is throttling social and cultural life in Germany's public spaces. Chancellor Angela Merkel's message to the nation to reduce travel, stay at home and keep social distance is also being heeded in Berlin.
Deutsche Welle
Fear of coronavirus outbreak at Greek migrant camp grows

Fear of coronavirus outbreak at Greek migrant camp grows

The first confirmed coronavirus case on the Greek island of Lesbos has sparked fears that the infection could reach the island's notorious Moria camp, where migrants live in squalor with little medical care. Now they're more at risk than ever before.
Deutsche Welle
France: Comics to Overcome Trauma

France: Comics to Overcome Trauma

On November 13th, 2015, IS militants attacked sites in and near Paris. The worst hit was the Bataclan music club, where 90 people lost their lives. One of the survivors has found a way to deal with the trauma. She hopes her method can help others.
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England: Nazi Victims and the German Pass

England: Nazi Victims and the German Pass

During the Nazi dictatorship, thousands of Germans were deprived of their citizenship on political, racial or religious grounds. The German constitution allows Germans whose citizenship was revoked by the Nazis, and their descendants, to apply to ...
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Attention To Detail

Attention To Detail

This episode highlights cases in which the sharp eyes of an investigator has spotted a single critical detail – along with those cases in which there’s been many thousands of pieces of evidence painstakingly pieced-together to secure a conviction.
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44mins
Teamwork

Teamwork

No case is cracked alone – the detectives must pull-together as a team to uncover the truth. Teamwork explores the ever-increasingly complexity of the team brought to bear on a big case.
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45mins
Telling Tales

Telling Tales

For the detectives, communication is always key – talking, listening, and asking questions… Telling Tales features cases that showcase the detectives’ communication skills. To be able to converse at every level of society – to strike a rapport wit
TVF Media
44mins
Pushing back against the glorification of narco culture

Pushing back against the glorification of narco culture

Drugs, money, mansions and private jets: A myth is being created around the world's most famous drug lord, Pablo Escobar, glamorizing his life -- and trivializing narcoterrorism. The NGO Colombia con Memoria has set out to refresh the country's me...
Deutsche Welle
Hong Kong activists shift focus to coronavirus

Hong Kong activists shift focus to coronavirus

The coronavirus has led pro-democracy activists in the Chinese territory of Hong Kong to press pause on public protests. The movement has gone underground, as activists shift their focus onto the failure of the government to keep the virus out of ...
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Hong Kong: Eating Out as a Political Statement

Hong Kong: Eating Out as a Political Statement

Shops and restaurants are being labelled pro-democracy or pro-government, which has had a huge impact on customer numbers.
Deutsche Welle
US and West German intelligence 'used Swiss firm to spy on governments'

US and West German intelligence 'used Swiss firm to spy on governments'

The Swiss encryption firm Crypto was secretly used for spying by CIA and West Germany for decades, a new German and American media investigation says.
Euronews
Brooklyn Jewish community fears rising anti-Semitism

Brooklyn Jewish community fears rising anti-Semitism

Members of the Jewish community worried about the increased harassment and attacks. New York is home to a large Jewish community where the number of anti-Semitic incident has been on the rise in recent months.
Deutsche Welle
Coronavirus: China's bustling capital shuts down

Coronavirus: China's bustling capital shuts down

Beijing's streets and squares are deserted as the government scrambles to contain the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, in China's central province of Hubei. People from Hubei are being tracked, turned away from hotels and residential...
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Fast fashion - where does it all end up?

Fast fashion - where does it all end up?

Sales of clothing have more than doubled in 20 years. Big fashion chains launch new collections like there's no tomorrow. Clothes production is fast and cheap. And it accounts for 5% of global emissions.
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China probes death of coronavirus whistleblower doctor after online outcry

China probes death of coronavirus whistleblower doctor after online outcry

Investigators are to examine the death of LiWenliang, warned by Chinese authorities for raising the alarm about the coronavirus outbreak, and who died from it.
Euronews
Namibia: Germany recruits nurses

Namibia: Germany recruits nurses

Germany's health system has a problem: there are not enough nurses. Thousands of positions remain unfilled. That's why clinics and recruitment companies are increasingly looking for staff abroad. For the first time now also in Africa. Our correspo...
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Philippines: Preparing for the rise of sea levels

Philippines: Preparing for the rise of sea levels

As sea levels rise, people living in coastal regions will see floods. Most of this will take place in Asia. In the Philippines, climate change is no longer an abstract concept for those living near the coast.
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British MEPs bid farewell to European Parliament

British MEPs bid farewell to European Parliament

British Green Party MEP Magid Magid has only had a seat in the European Parliament for seven months. Now he has to pack his bags because of Brexit. For the pro-Europe politician, it's an emotional time.
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Auschwitz survivor returns to death camp

Auschwitz survivor returns to death camp

Auschwitz survivor Dawid Lewin talks about how he survived the German extermination camp working in the gas chambers.
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Diana: The Night She Died

Diana: The Night She Died

A fascinating exploration into the failings of the early official investigation into the 1997 car crash that killed Princess Diana, Dodi Al Fayed and their driver Henri Paul.
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50mins
Diana: The Inquest

Diana: The Inquest

Diana: The Inquest takes a remarkable look at the mysterious beginnings and proceedings of the British inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana, Dodi Al Fayed and their driver Henri Paul.
TVF Media
48mins
Commemoration at the Holocaust Memorial

Commemoration at the Holocaust Memorial

Located in the heart of the government quarter of Berlin, the Memorial of the murdered Jews of Euope has been a magnet for visitors since its opening in 2005. From praise to harsh criticism has it received a lot of public attention. But what is it...
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Warren stresses working-class background

Warren stresses working-class background

Elizabeth Warren couldn't be accused of forgetting where she came from: in her home state of Oklahoma and elsewhere, she emphasizes the dramatic differences between then and now for the working class.
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India: Women fight for advancement

India: Women fight for advancement

In India women are still underrepresented in the labor market. Patriarchal structures, sexual discrimination and worries about their security make it difficult for women to find jobs. An initiative wants to change this.
Deutsche Welle
Karamba Diaby: German police launch probe after attack on office of Africa-born MP

Karamba Diaby: German police launch probe after attack on office of Africa-born MP

Bullet holes have been discovered at the office of high-profile Bundestag politician.
Euronews
Hong Kong: Youths taunt Beijing

Hong Kong: Youths taunt Beijing

The year begins just as the old one ended, with people out on the streets of Hong Kong. Many are students and have a lot to risk by protesting.
Deutsche Welle
Germany: Carers from overseas

Germany: Carers from overseas

Germany is facing an alarming shortage of qualified nurses in the geriatric care sector. The Economics Ministry is trying to attract personnel from Vietnam to train as nurses.
Deutsche Welle
Colombia: Medical emergency

Colombia: Medical emergency

Even in the capital Bogota, where there are plenty of hospitals and clinics, patients are finding it impossible to get even the most urgent appointments. Necessary treatments are often denied without explanation.
Deutsche Welle
Iran: A Cafe Offers Hope

Iran: A Cafe Offers Hope

Imran loves his job working in a cafe in Tehran. He and his coworkers all have one thing in common: Down Syndrome. And an employer who cares about them.
Deutsche Welle
South Africa: Gin with Elephant Flavor

South Africa: Gin with Elephant Flavor

Gin made a comeback some years ago with small distilleries springing up everywhere. Not least in South Africa, which is increasingly becoming the place to go for gin-lovers. Amongst the new versions constantly coming onto the market, one stands out.
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Chile: More Slums in the Cities

Chile: More Slums in the Cities

In Chile, protesters are demanding better social services and President Sebastian Pinera's resignation. Millions find it difficult to make ends meet, and many are forced to live in makeshift camps and shanty towns. DW's Nicole Frohlich reports fro...
Deutsche Welle
Germany: The Nazis in my Family

Germany: The Nazis in my Family

Eighty years after the beginning of World War II, a new generation of Germans is facing the reality of what their relatives did during the Nazi era. Some young people are the first members of their families to talk openly about the feeling of shame.
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Georgia: Drumming for Reform

Georgia: Drumming for Reform

Critics say the current system favors the ruling Georgian Dream party. A first wave of protests in the summer saw 200 demonstrators injured. DW's Emily Sherwin met one of them - a young activist who has become one of the faces of the protest movem...
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China: Studying instead of Playing

China: Studying instead of Playing

For many Chinese children, time spent in school is just part of their learning. That and after-school activities and extra tuition may well add up to 12 hours. That leaves little time to play and relax.
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High Times and Lowlifes

High Times and Lowlifes

While drug dealers never sleep and the drug of choice changes over time, the demand for getting high does not.
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44mins
The Business of Crime

The Business of Crime

The cases featured in The Business of Crime pinpoint the depths detectives must go to get the result society needs. Criminals who truly believe they are untouchable – and the detectives must prove them wrong.
TVF Media
44mins
India: An armless boy is a great swimmer

India: An armless boy is a great swimmer

More than a dream: An Indian boy is inspiring his countrymen after being successful at swimming. But what makes Abdul Qadir's story remarkable, is that he has achieved this, despite having no arms.
Deutsche Welle
Netherlands: Floating Cow Stalls

Netherlands: Floating Cow Stalls

If you're looking for a traditional countryside barn you're in the wrong place. This one is high-tech: Floating solar cells supply it with electricity, the cows are milked by robots, and another robot collects their manure.
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Senegal: Successful family planning

Senegal: Successful family planning

West Africa has one of the highest birth rates in the world, with traditional values typically resulting in large families with lots of mouths to feed. This often means a financial burden on young couples but also affects the reproductive and over...
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India: Why many young women commit suicide

India: Why many young women commit suicide

India has a major problem around female suicide. Almost 40 percent of women who kill themselves globally live in India. This is much higher than the suicide rate for Indian men. A report published recently calls what's going on in India a public h...
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Chile: Students fight for constitutional reform

Chile: Students fight for constitutional reform

Chile has been rocked by three weeks of sometimes violent protests demanding constitutional reform and greater equality. DW met up with one student leader for whom the last few weeks have been unusually hectic.
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Ethiopia: Jews want to emigrate to Israel

Ethiopia: Jews want to emigrate to Israel

In Gondar, thousands of Ethiopians practicing Judaism have hopes of moving to Israel. They live in difficult conditions, often separated from close relatives.
Deutsche Welle
What Should Be Done To Rein In Big Tech

What Should Be Done To Rein In Big Tech

Technology giants like Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google are under an investigation for anticompetitive behavior.
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NYPD Program Offers Free Mental Health Care_Clean

NYPD Program Offers Free Mental Health Care_Clean

With the 10th NYC police officer to die by suicide this year, the NYPD is offering its officers confidential mental health care from outside sources.
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NYPD Program Offers Free Mental Health Care

NYPD Program Offers Free Mental Health Care

With the 10th NYC police officer to die by suicide this year, the NYPD is offering its officers confidential mental health care from outside sources.
Stringr
Yes, there are penguins in Africa, but for how long?

Yes, there are penguins in Africa, but for how long?

It is believed that more than two million penguins once lived along the coast of Namibia and South Africa. Now only a tiny fraction remains. An organization in Cape Town is trying to put a stop to the downward spiral of the seabird's population.
Deutsche Welle
Germany: Kurds worry for families in Syria

Germany: Kurds worry for families in Syria

Syrian Kurds abroad are worried about what is happening in their homeland. In Berlin, they take to the streets to remind Germans of the plight of their loved ones. DW met with one who has made a new life in Germany but maintains a connection with ...
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