The Wild Beauty of Spain's Galicia

The Wild Beauty of Spain's Galicia

Galicia in northwestern Spain combines breathtaking countryside, rugged coastlines and picturesque fishing villages. In the many bays along the Atlantic coastline, mussels are still cultivated by traditional methods.
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Women Take the Reins in Kyrgyz Villages

Women Take the Reins in Kyrgyz Villages

Airkairenza Kushtarbek and her four children live in rural Kyrgyzstan. But her husband works in Russia - some 3,000 kilometers away, like many men from Kyrgyzstan who are fleeing poverty in their own country.
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Meet a local: Kerry, Ireland

Meet a local: Kerry, Ireland

Irishwoman Mairin Ahern takes us around her home region, a county shaped by the torn Atlantic coast, steep cliffs and tiny fishing villages.
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Maastricht - a European City

Maastricht - a European City

With elements from the Middle Ages to the modern era, the southernmost city of the Netherlands attracts students and tourists from the world over.
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Desserts on high

Desserts on high

There's a special treat awaiting customers at the highest patisserie in Austria: Kaiserschmarrn! The pancake-based dish is easy to make, and it's one of the country's most popular desserts.
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Solar power for the Kalunga

Solar power for the Kalunga

The Kalunga live in remote settlements in the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park in Brazil. These people of African origin whose ancestors were slaves still live in poverty, usually off-grid. The NGO Litro de Luz is introducing them to solar power.
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Global Teens - Bulgaria

Global Teens - Bulgaria

15-year-old Ivea Simeonova comes from Sofia. One day she would like to be a pediatrician.
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Global Snack - Belize

Global Snack - Belize

Joseph Ingram and his family run a snack bar in the countryside of Cayo District. They serve barbecued pork and chicken with rice and beans, vegetables and tortillas.
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Intricate Paper Snowflakes Ornaments

Intricate Paper Snowflakes Ornaments

Our DIY expert Hang-Shuen Lee shows how to make unique Christmas tree ornaments from paper snowflakes. All you need is paper, scissors, a box cutter, glue and a little imagination.
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Turning classic masterpieces into Pop Art

Turning classic masterpieces into Pop Art

In one of Tomoko Nagao's works, Venus de Milo pops out of a Play Station console instead of a scallop shell. Nagao uses contemporary culture symbols to create colorful Micro Pop updates of classic masterpieces.
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Adrenalin rush: Freerider Benedikt Mayr

Adrenalin rush: Freerider Benedikt Mayr

German freerider Benedikt Mayr loves his adrenalin-fueled sport. He travels the globe, in search of mighty mountains and steep slopes. And he makes videos of his eye-watering stunts, too.
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Ever brighter - the business of light

Ever brighter - the business of light

It's been more than a century since the first lightbulbs lit up our homes. Today we can use our smartphones to regulate LEDs all over the house: to make them brighter, more colorful, to automatically switch on or off. Light has become smart.
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Bumper harvest with LEDs

Bumper harvest with LEDs

The global population is exploding, cities are mushrooming and more farmland is needed. So why not turn high-rise buildings into greenhouses, with the latest LED lamps providing light? A huge opportunity for traditional light bulb manufacturers.
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"I can hear when someone's lying"

"I can hear when someone's lying"

Lawyer Pamela Pabst is blind. In the courtroom she's unable to assess photos or other visual evidence. But what she lacks in eyesight, she more than makes up for with her other senses. As a result she's been very successful in her chosen career.
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Turning light into money

Turning light into money

They can't read or write, but they're learning to become entrepreneurs. After undergoing training at Barefoot College in India, 60 women from all over the world will return to their villages, with the skills to install and repair solar systems.
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Sleepless in Berlin!

Sleepless in Berlin!

What to do when you can't sleep at night? Count sheep? Well if you're Olaf KRIEGER you hit the town. And he's clearly not alone - it feels like the whole city is awake. Don't waste your time, make the most of your nights!
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Internet per Laser

Internet per Laser

Billions of people don't have access to high-speed internet. Many live in remote regions without cable or fiber-optic broadband. But laser beams can reach anywhere. The German startup Mynaric is sending information round the world by laser beam.
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A visit to festive Potsdam

A visit to festive Potsdam

At Christmastime, Potsdam gets decked out in modern and traditional decor. The bluish lighting downtown is a modern touch. The Sinterklaas Fest in the Dutch Quarter harks back to the heritage of the Prussian kings.
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Gerald Knaus: "There is no right to migrate."

Gerald Knaus: "There is no right to migrate."

Gerald Knaus is a founding member of the European Stability Initiative, ESI. He has been studying the plight of refugees and migrants since the Balkan Wars of the 1990s. We spoke to him about the challenges posed by migration and the UN migration ...
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South Tyrolean cuisine in an alpine chalet

South Tyrolean cuisine in an alpine chalet

The menu at the Sofie Hutte in the Val Gardena is more extensive and diverse than at the usual skiing chalet. Chef Markus Prinoth cooks bacon dumplings using typical products from the Dolomite region of South Tyrol.
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Open Borders and Elderly Care

Open Borders and Elderly Care

Donata is one of many thousands of middle-aged Polish women who work in Germany's care industry. They travel to and fro between their work in Germany and their family in Poland.
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Lyon Illuminated: the Fete des Lumieres

Lyon Illuminated: the Fete des Lumieres

Over four million visitors flock to Lyon's "Fete des Lumieres" light festival every year. Along with stunning light displays, the French city opens the streets to dance performances, concerts and millions of candles.
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The creepy Krampus run

The creepy Krampus run

In the run-up to Christmas, the evil companion of St Nicholas, the Krampus, strikes fear in the hearts of naughty Austrian children. Our reporter transformed himself into the terrifying figure and took to the streets.
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South Tyrolean cuisine in an alpine chalet

South Tyrolean cuisine in an alpine chalet

The menu at the Sofie Hutte in the Val Gardena is more extensive and diverse than at the usual mountain chalet. Chef Markus Prinoth cooks bacon dumplings using local products from the Dolomite region of South Tyrol.
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Fighting food waste in South Africa

Fighting food waste in South Africa

Millions of people in South Africa don't have enough to eat. Still, a third of all the food there is thrown away. Now some producers and supermarkets are giving away food that's past its sell-by date to people in need.
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Lebanon: waste management crisis

Lebanon: waste management crisis

The waste crisis in Lebanon is a constant problem. It's due to the combination of corruption, poor governance and weak infrastructure seen in many countries. What can be done with the massive amounts of garbage, produced in our globalized world?
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Orangutan: Out of the cage and into the jungle

Orangutan: Out of the cage and into the jungle

On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, orangutans are being released into the wild. The female ape, Dora, who was raised in captivity, went to primate school at a reintroduction station, to prepare for release into the wild.
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Christmas tradition: Nuremberg gingerbread

Christmas tradition: Nuremberg gingerbread

The southern German town of Nuremberg has been known for its gingerbread since the Middle Ages. It's a Christmas specialty that can be enjoyed at the local festive "Christkindlesmarkt".
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Follow a DIY Christmas star

Follow a DIY Christmas star

Christmas decorations don't have to follow the rules of convention, as DIY-expert Han-Shuen Lee demonstrates. Just a few steps can transform wooden skewers and a styrofoam ball into a modern Christmas star.
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Speed riding - soaring over the slopes

Speed riding - soaring over the slopes

Extreme athlete Ueli Kestenholz speeds down mountains while steering with a paraglider. He ploughs through the air, and flies through the snow - definitely not for the faint of heart!
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Where is hygiene particularly important?

Where is hygiene particularly important?

We talk to Dr. Tobias Kramer from the Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine in Berlin about washing your hands properly; and about the hotbed of bacteria in every home - the kitchen.
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Blockade in the Sea of Azov

Blockade in the Sea of Azov

The conflict between Ukraine and Russia is re-kindling long-standing tensions. Have the two countries once again come to the brink of war?
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Hungary Bans Homelessness

Hungary Bans Homelessness

The Hungarian state has made homelessness a crime. Anyone without a fixed address is sent to prison. That forces the homeless into hiding from the law. Aid organisations fear more will die in the winter cold.
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Germany's Last Coal Mine Shuts Down

Germany's Last Coal Mine Shuts Down

Germany has ended coal mining. The people of the Ruhr see it as the bittersweet end to an era in their history. The pits were closed not so much for environmental as for economic reasons. Mining is no longer lucrative.
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Integration at Stake for Italy's Villages

Integration at Stake for Italy's Villages

Calabria's aging villages could use migrant families. But the Italian government is threatening to end the integration project. A mayor has even been placed under house arrest for helping refugees more than allowed.
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Winter Sports Tips for the Chinese

Winter Sports Tips for the Chinese

China will be hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics. So its athletes are getting winter sports tips from their Norwegian counterparts and putting everything they've got into bringing their skills up to Scandinavian standards.
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Tour a loft in Stockholm's Old Town

Tour a loft in Stockholm's Old Town

When their second child was born, Nina and Jacob Salo knew they needed more space. So, with the help of architects, they used the generous loft above their apartment to create a flat that's big enough for the family.
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Speculoos: the taste of Christmas

Speculoos: the taste of Christmas

In Europe, speculoos, a spicy cookie with cinnamon and clove, is what makes Christmas complete. The "Maison Dandoy" bakery in Brussels has been keeping the tradition alive for nearly 200 years.
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Can vegetarians save the planet?

Can vegetarians save the planet?

Many consider vegetarians the new superheroes. They eat no meat and so have a reduced carbon footprint. But is that really true? An avocado can actually do more damage to the environment than a steak. Environmental vegetarianism - fact or fiction?
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Cheap steaks or happy cows?

Cheap steaks or happy cows?

Meat is in many cases an indicator of prosperity. That's because consumers generally choose which meat they want, how much they eat and where and how it's produced - a cheap product from the supermarket or higher-priced meat from ethical farming.
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Ghana's last poultry farmers

Ghana's last poultry farmers

Cheap EU chicken exports continue to decimate Africa's domestic industry. We meet one of the few poultry farmers left in Ghana.
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Meat from the petri dish

Meat from the petri dish

The whole debate over conventional farming is driving increased research into lab-grown meat. Many startups see it as a business opportunity. But the challenges they face are huge.
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A tale of two chickens

A tale of two chickens

A whole chicken may cost less than three euros at a German supermarket, while an ethically farmed equivalent could set you back ten euros or more. So what's the difference? How do farmers set their profit margins and what pressure are they under?
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Goose - yes please, but without meat!

Goose - yes please, but without meat!

It seems like a paradox: for many meat is out, but Christmas without a traditional Christmas dinner is unthinkable. And so the trade in meat alternatives is booming. So what's it all about?
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Old Masters inspire street art

Old Masters inspire street art

If you come across the work of an Old Master in a city but not in a museum, it's likely to be a painting by Julio Anaya Cabanding. He paints famous pictures onto walls. From a distance, they look like they've been hung.
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Art inspired by dogs

Art inspired by dogs

Known as man's best friend, it's no wonder that dogs have inspired painters, sculptors and photographers alike. Five artists who have immortalized their canine muses are especially creative examples.
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Vintage: Retro Classics Cologne 2018

Vintage: Retro Classics Cologne 2018

The second Retro Classics Cologne vintage car fair has been luring visitors to the western German city. Following last year's brilliant premiere, Retro Classics has been showing it has what it takes to become a regular fixture for car fans.
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Test it!: Cupra Ateca

Test it!: Cupra Ateca

The Cupra Ateca isn't being billed as a SEAT. Instead, the sporty compact SUV is the first model from the new subsidiary brand Cupra under which the Spanish maker plans to sell its high-performance offerings.
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