Cape Town without tourists

Cape Town without tourists

South Africa's lockdown drastically changed Cape Town and Mike Zuma's life. He's hoping the tourists will return but, in the meantime, he shows us some of the highlights of his hometown.
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UNESCO World Heritage in Mecklenburg

UNESCO World Heritage in Mecklenburg

The most northern German state has been awarded two World Heritage titles by UNESCO: One for its old beech forests on Rugen and by Lake Muritz, as well as for its old Hanseatic cities, Stralsund and Wismar.
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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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China: The Dissident's Wife

China: The Dissident's Wife

In 2015, human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang vanished without a trace. His wife Li Wenzu assumed he'd been detained but had no certainty for several months. She would not let herself be intimidated and went public with the case.
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Bangalore: India's Silicon Valley sinks in trash

Bangalore: India's Silicon Valley sinks in trash

The Indian city of Bangalore is sinking in trash despite new regulations to curb the problem. One organization is collecting organic waste and using it to produce eco-friendly biogas.
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France: Bike boom in Paris

France: Bike boom in Paris

Many Parisians are choosing to stay away from the subway for fear of contracting the coronavirus. The environment ministry is seizing the chance to promote eco-friendly two-wheeled travel. Bike shops can hardly keep up with the demand.
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Global Snack: Brazilian energy booster

Global Snack: Brazilian energy booster

Guarana gives you a real energy boost, as the indigenous peoples of the Amazon have long known. Mirasilva Oliveira makes drinks from the plant in her snack bar in Manaus. Her specialty includes avocado, peanuts, cashews and plenty of guarana syrup.
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A Teenager from the Taiga

A Teenager from the Taiga

16-year-old Veronika Teflina wants to be a police officer. It won't be easy, because she comes from the Russian Taiga where her parents breed reindeer. To fulfill her dream, she attends a boarding school in Russkinskaya.
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25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre

25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre

The worst war crime since the end of World War II occurred in July of 1995. Bosnian-Serbian soldiers murdered an estimated 8000 civilians. 25 years after the massacre, the wounds have not yet been healed.
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Corona Outbreak in a meat factory

Corona Outbreak in a meat factory

Germany's Tonnies slaughterhouse brought wealth to Rheda-Wiedenbruck; decorated sidewalks, renovated buildings - new athletic facilities. But since the corona outbreak in the meat factory, the city is in an uproar.
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Berlin mechanics repair a German-made car in record time

Berlin mechanics repair a German-made car in record time

Another Mercedes requires the special skills of Omer's repair shop in Berlin. See the team repair taxis in record time, while gaining new insights on the job.
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A virtual wander through Rwanda

A virtual wander through Rwanda

Rwanda was a popular destination for foreign holidaymakers until the pandemic and lockdowns paralysed tourism worldwide. Visitors are slowly returning, but in the meantime virtual-reality tours can whet the appetites of many more.
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A special flight to China

A special flight to China

A charter flight from Frankfurt to Beijing was a kind of trial run for resuming travel. The passengers were businesspeople and their families who wanted to get back to work. The many health and hygiene precautions included regular temperature checks.
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Coronavirus fallout: Cruising into the unknown

Coronavirus fallout: Cruising into the unknown

Cruise ships may be major polluters and occasional hotbeds of infection, but cruises were very popular until COVID-19 hit. Eventually, large-scale operations will resume, but will the public be on board? Ben Fajzullin went to Hamburg to find out m...
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In praise of staycations: Allotment gardens

In praise of staycations: Allotment gardens

Germany has a lot of allotments. Almost a million families have one. They are oases of tranquility and nature, and you can grow fruit and veg there too. The coronavirus has heightened their appeal all the more.
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Coronavirus pandemic puts scientists in the spotlight

Coronavirus pandemic puts scientists in the spotlight

The coronavirus pandemic has suddenly put a spotlight on virologists, epidemiologists and physicists. Dirk Brockmann from Berlin's Humboldt University is one of them. DW asked him how he deals with his unexpected stardom.
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Coronavirus Argentina: Rosario eases lockdown restrictions

Coronavirus Argentina: Rosario eases lockdown restrictions

Large parts of Argentina are still under strict coronavirus lockdown. But in the city of Rosario, life is returning to normal. What has the country's third-largest city done differently to battle COVID-19 more successfully than other parts of Arge...
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Sightseeing in Teheran

Sightseeing in Teheran

DW video blogger Steve Hanisch presents the most important sights in the Iranian capital, from the Golestan Palast to the Azadi Tower to the Grand Bazaar.
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Pacific skateboarding

Pacific skateboarding

A DW viewer from Colombia presents the promenade at San Diego's Pacific Beach - riding his skateboard, always with the sunset in view.
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Global Living Room: Belize

Global Living Room: Belize

Alisa Atkinson has built a unique home for herself in southern Belize. Her 'Earthship' is energy self-sustaining. The walls are made from recyclable materials, including hundreds of bottles.
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Tunisia: Where water is a precious resource

Tunisia: Where water is a precious resource

Water is a valuable commodity in Tunisia, especially in the region of Kairouan, one of the hottest in Tunisia. Rain is getting scarcer and scarcer. Better water management could help dispel tensions and anxiety among the farmers.
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Meat workers in Germany: Exploited and infected

Meat workers in Germany: Exploited and infected

Workers at German slaughterhouses have contracted the coronavirus en masse. Most of them are Eastern European migrants. The pandemic has once again shed light on their inhumane living and working conditions.
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Nifty & thrifty - the Mitsubishi Space Star

Nifty & thrifty - the Mitsubishi Space Star

David vs. the Goliaths - a fair match? Mitsubishi's 3.71-meter hatch takes on the wannabe SUVs. And it's packing an unbeatable punch: its low price.
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Making masks instead of car parts. Zender reinvents itself

Making masks instead of car parts. Zender reinvents itself

Coronavirus has also impacted the car industry, with demand and sales slumping. German-Italian automotive supplier Zender switched production and is now making protective masks.
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Greece: Illegal expulsion of migrants to Turkey

Greece: Illegal expulsion of migrants to Turkey

Refugees in Greece face violence and forcible expulsion to Turkey. Critics say this is a clear contravention of the European Convention on Human Rights.
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French scientists want to help albatrosses

French scientists want to help albatrosses

French scientists are looking for ways to protect albatrosses from swallowing hooks on fishing nets. Some trawlers still ignore the regulations seeking to prevent these fatal encounters.
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Russia: The last man standing

Russia: The last man standing

Villages across Russia are emptying as people flock to the cities. More than 20,000 have been entirely abandoned. Nevertheless, Rafgat Abzalov stayed put in Kirillo-Karmasan, even after everyone else had left.
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Put simply -- how did globalization come about?

Put simply -- how did globalization come about?

Emerging from ancient trade routes, globalization has seen supply chains spread around the world and set millions of people in motion. But environmental and social problems are also on the rise. A historical look at how globalization happened.
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Russian hospital workers criticize working conditions

Russian hospital workers criticize working conditions

Frontline medical workers in Moscow talk about lack of protection in the fight against COVID-19. A doctor and a nurse talk about the difficulties they face at work every day.
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Brits flock to beaches despite coronavirus restrictions

Brits flock to beaches despite coronavirus restrictions

UK health officials expressed alarm after people flocked to British beaches. A heatwave saw large crowds packing popular resorts, fueling fears the coronavirus could spread. The government is threatening to close beaches if restrictions aren't obs...
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New Zealand's COVID-19 approach - compared to Brazil's

New Zealand's COVID-19 approach - compared to Brazil's

Dirk Brockmann from Germany's Robert Koch Institut talks to DW about why New Zealand was so successful in containing the coronavirus outbreak compared to Brazil.
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What is the coronavirus reproduction number 'R'?

What is the coronavirus reproduction number 'R'?

The reproduction number 'R' is used to determine how fast the coronavirus spreads through a given community. But what exactly does this number mean? And what is its significance? Professor Dirk Brockmann of Berlin's Humboldt University explains.
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How did German meat plants become coronavirus hotspots?

How did German meat plants become coronavirus hotspots?

A meat-processing plant has become epicenter of Germany's coronavirus outbreak. To stem the spread, authorities have massively restricted public life in the town of Gutersloh and a neighboring district. How was the virus able to spread so quickly?
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Forecasting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

Forecasting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

How will the COVID-19 pandemic change our lives and our way of working? Futurist Tristan Horx says the coronavirus offers opportunities, too. Are his forecasts merely utopian?
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Coronavirus winners - pandemic boosts the bottom line

Coronavirus winners - pandemic boosts the bottom line

The number of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria nearly doubled in June. Fear of the pandemic is driving many to do their business online. Some firms operating in the digital economy are seeing rising demand.
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Farewell to the global supply chain?

Farewell to the global supply chain?

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, European companies with long supply chains are looking vulnerable. Overreliance on production in just one country can cause problems. Global supply chains are increasingly seen as a liability. What is the alte...
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State of emergency - company bosses fight to survive

State of emergency - company bosses fight to survive

Coronavirus and lockdown have had a profound effect on nearly all businesses worldwide - in many different ways. For some it's been a catastrophe, for others an opportunity. Company leaders in lockdown around the world ask: what can be done?
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Augustusburg and Falkenlust castles in Bruhl

Augustusburg and Falkenlust castles in Bruhl

The rococo castles Augustusburg and Falkenlust in Bruhl are among the most important palace buildings of the 18th century. Let us show you the UNESCO World Heritage Site from a drone's perspective.
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The Driver: Berlin

The Driver: Berlin

The pandemic may be a disaster for his business, but Simi Simsek still loves to drive his taxi. He's a resourceful Berliner who's seen a few things in his cab over the years. But sometimes, he still loses his cool.
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Cycling in Times of Coronavirus: Reclaim the City!

Cycling in Times of Coronavirus: Reclaim the City!

Could riding a bike be the best way to protect yourself from coronavirus? It keeps you away from crowded public transport, keeps you fit and lets you feel free. Cities are reacting by quickly expanding bike lanes.
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Black Lives in Germany Racism Hidden and Overt

Black Lives in Germany Racism Hidden and Overt

Not only in the U.S.A., but in Germany, too, people encounter discrimination based on their skin color. What are the lives of Afro-German youngsters and women like? Where do they run into racism, and how can their rights be better protected?
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South Africa: Townships & the war on waste

South Africa: Townships & the war on waste

South Africa's white sandy beaches and smart promenades contrast with life in the townships, where trash often abounds. In the townships of Port Elizabeth, waste collection is irregular at best. Children are playing in the rubbish and getting sick.
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Worthless wool

Worthless wool

Keeping sheep in Germany is hardly worth it anymore. Sheep farmers can no longer make money from wool. The competition from abroad is just too great. But one tailor is looking to change that and is making clothes out of local wool.
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Russia: Surge in violence against women

Russia: Surge in violence against women

A hotel in Moscow was turned into a shelter for women subjected to violence by their male partners during the coronavirus lockdown. Many official shelters were full. Women's rights organizations say the situation will remain extremely serious.
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Majorca welcomes tourists again

Majorca welcomes tourists again

Lockdowns and closed borders meant tourism on the Mediterranean island was suspended. Now holidaymakers are back. It's a trial run involving a few hotels and a few thousand guests. Some locals are worried they might bring back the virus to Majorca.
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Germany: Racism increasing during pandemic

Germany: Racism increasing during pandemic

People of Asian appearance are being scapegoated in Germany because the coronavirus originated in China. The incidents expose ingrained racist beliefs. One woman has set up a website to make the problem more visible and provide self-help.
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