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Aegean Sea: Attacks on Refugees

Aegean Sea: Attacks on Refugees

Video has emerged of masked men attacking the boats of migrants trying to reach Greece. The identity of the attackers remains unclear, but a DW investigations unit and Bellingcat have uncovered information that may link them to the Greek Coast Guard.
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USA: COVID-19 Divides Society

USA: COVID-19 Divides Society

In the southern US state of Georgia, officials are easing restrictions meant to stem the spread of the coronavirus even as around 1,000 people a day test positive for the disease. As public life resumes, those in greatest danger are African Americ...
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West Bank: Living with Uncertainty

West Bank: Living with Uncertainty

Beit Iksa is a Palestinian enclave in the West Bank. It is surrounded by an Israeli settlement. Separated by a fence, it still takes an hour to get from the enclave to the settlement a stone's throw away, and only Palestinians with a permit can cr...
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Italy: 18 bodies ordered to be exhumed amid probe into care home's handling of COVID-19 crisis

Italy: 18 bodies ordered to be exhumed amid probe into care home's handling of COVID-19 crisis

Prosecutors are investigating how Italy’s care homes handled the coronavirus crisis, just as new clusters of infection break out across the country.
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Colombian markets pose risk despite COVID-19 precautions

Colombian markets pose risk despite COVID-19 precautions

Amid Colombia's coronavirus lockdown, a whole series of precautions are being taken to keep markets running. But as DW's Nicole Frohlich reports, some customers and vendors are failing to stick to social distancing rules -- potentially rendering t...
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Coronavirus presents challenge to homeless people in US

Coronavirus presents challenge to homeless people in US

In the US, the coronavirus pandemic has presented a challenge to the homeless, who number more than half a million people. They lack health care and even basic hygiene tools, like access to water. DW's Oliver Sallet reports from Washington, D.C.
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Pushing back against coronavirus scapegoating in Germany

Pushing back against coronavirus scapegoating in Germany

Across the globe, a growing number of people report having been abused or even attacked because the color of their skin or their ethnicity was being linked to foreign coronavirus hotspots. In Germany too, people are not immune to the scapegoating ...
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Years of underfunding catch up with UK healthcare system

Years of underfunding catch up with UK healthcare system

The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare shortcomings in healthcare systems the world over. In the UK, years of underfunding have contributed to a severe shortage of personal protective equipment that has left frontline workers buckling under the st...
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Columbia: Superspreader market?

Columbia: Superspreader market?

Amid Colombia's coronavirus lockdown, a whole series of precautions are being taken to keep markets running. But as DW's Nicole Frohlich reports, some customers and vendors are failing to stick to social distancing rules -- potentially rendering t...
Deutsche Welle
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Former Russian spy takes ‘moral responsibility’ for downing of plane

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Former Russian spy takes ‘moral responsibility’ for downing of plane

Igor Girkin says as a military commander in eastern Ukraine at the time he has "indirect" responsibility for bringing down the MH17 plane.
Euronews
Racism toward Africans in China

Racism toward Africans in China

African migrants in China have become the target of discrimination and harassment as the country strives to contain the coronavirus.
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TikTok subject of Dutch data protection probe

TikTok subject of Dutch data protection probe

The watchdog say they will “examine whether TikTok adequately protects the privacy of Dutch children”.
Euronews
China: Worldwide Fight Against Coronavirus

China: Worldwide Fight Against Coronavirus

A global threat calls for a global response. Scientists around the world are hard at work on a vaccine against coronavirus, and in Berlin, physicists are investigating how to reduce the spread of the respiratory disease.
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'There are vultures out there': Police across Europe thwart €2.38 million face mask scam

'There are vultures out there': Police across Europe thwart €2.38 million face mask scam

€2.38 million euros were paid up front for masks that never arrived. Two arrests have been made in the Netherlands, and more are expected, says Interpol.
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Tattoo artist helps domestic violence victims take control

Tattoo artist helps domestic violence victims take control

It's believed that up to 12,000 women in Russia die every year at the hands of their partners. Abuse is a taboo subject there, which makes living with its scars difficult. One tattoo artist has found a way to help victims take control of their lives.
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Refugees pushed from both sides of the Turkey-EU border

Refugees pushed from both sides of the Turkey-EU border

A new refugee crisis looms on the external border of the European Union. More than 12,000 refugees and migrants are encamped on the Turkish side of its border with Greece. DW's Max Zander is on the ground in the Greek border town of Kastanies.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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