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 2021-10-08 02:50 

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US nuclear submarine hits object in South China Sea...

No life-threatening injuries have been reported and the USS Connecticut is in a "stable condition." The US Navy has launched an investigation into the incident....

 2021-10-08 00:58 

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US averts default after Senate approves debt ceiling hike...

Legislation to temporarily raise borrowing by amost half a trillion dollars avoids the threat of an unprecedented default, that could have wreaked havoc on the global economy....

 2021-10-08 00:00 

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Elon Musk says Tesla is moving to Texas...

The electric car maker will leave its headquarters in Silicon Valley for Austin. Musk is one of several tech bosses to have personally left California for states with less regulation....

 2021-10-07 23:05 

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US: Texas abortions resume after controversial law halted...

Some clinics in the state have carried out procedures amid fears a suspension to a law that in effect almost bans abortions may be "short-lived.4;...

 2021-10-07 21:21 

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Ireland agrees to increase corporate tax rate to 15%...

The country has finally dropped its opposition to a global tax reform brokered by the OECD in July. The revised corporate tax rate will only apply to large multinational companies...

 2021-10-07 20:29 

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Germany: Survey shows favor for Scholz candidacy amid coalition talks...

As the parties continue talks with their sights set on forming a new coalition government, support for the SPD's Olaf Scholz has continued to grow among German voters, according to a new survey....

 2021-10-07 20:23 

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US charges former Taliban commander with killing US troops...

Former Taliban commander Haji Najibullah is accused of killing US military personnel in 2008. He was previously charged for kidnapping a US journalist....

 2021-10-07 20:02 

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When are pushbacks at the EU's external borders illegal?...

Journalists' film footage of armed and masked men in uniform beating back people on the Croatian-Bosnian border has fueled debate about so-called pushbacks. But what exactly does the law say?...

 2021-10-07 19:14 

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UN Human Rights Council votes to end Yemen war crimes inquiry...

In a tight 21-18 vote, diplomats put an end to Dutch plans for a two year extension to an independent investigation despite Western support. The war in Yemen started in 2014 and continues to this day....

 2021-10-07 18:39 

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China crackdown: How much pain can the economy take?...

Beijing has taken aim at its high-tech, energy and property sectors in recent months, spooking investors who were used to decades of unprecedented growth. How much self-inflicted pain can China's economy endure?...

 2021-10-07 17:16 

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UN targets on Afghan resettlements 'doable' says EU, but without commitments...

The European Commission says a request from the UNHCR to resettle 42,500 Afghans in the next five years is "doable" but down to individual EU member states....

 2021-10-07 16:27 

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How Holocaust perpetrators are prosecuted in Germany...

German prosecutors are working to bring the last surviving Holocaust perpetrators to court. But what are the legal hurdles they need to clear? And why have they waited so long?...

 2021-10-07 16:01 

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S. Korea court says dismissal of transgender soldier 'illegal'...

Byun Hui-su is reported to have committed suicide after she was discharged from the military. Months after her death, the court told the army to recognize the soldier as a woman and annul her dismissal....

 2021-10-07 16:00 

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Are Rwanda's dads ready for paternity leave?...

Civil society organizations are calling for fathers in Rwanda to have more paternity leave. But some say men's attitudes to childcare and housework need to change first....

 2021-10-07 15:59 

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German government: What are the chances for a 'traffic light' coalition?...

Less than a fortnight after the general election, Germany's Social Democrats, Free Democrats and Greens are holding exploratory talks to form a coalition. It would be the first such constellation — if it comes together....

 2021-10-07 15:41 

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Saudi Arabia and Newcastle United: Would a takeover be possible in the Bundesliga?...

After Saudi Arabia resolved a dispute with Qatari broadcaster BeIN Sports, the Kingdom is set to lead a takeover of Newcastle United. Such deals are common in England's Premier League but not in the German Bundesliga....

 2021-10-07 15:38 

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Poland's top court rules against primacy of EU law...

The Constitutional Tribunal said that law out of Warsaw can take precedence over laws coming from Brussels. The decision could affect Poland's relationship with the EU....

 2021-10-07 14:48 

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Germany recommends booster shots for over 70s...

The German authority on vaccines has suggested extra vaccine doses for people aged over 70 as well as care home workers. It also recommended mRNA booster shots for people who received the J&J vaccine....

 2021-10-07 14:46 

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Germany's Merkel and pope talk climate change, child abuse...

On a farewell visit to Italy, the outgoing German chancellor spoke to the pontiff about climate change and the sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergy....

 2021-10-07 14:29 

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Afghanistan: Journalists encounter tough times under Taliban rule...

Afghan journalists who spoke with DW say the already-difficult situation for the nation's reporters and other media personnel has become much more precarious under the Taliban....

 2021-10-07 14:20 

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Germany's vaccination rate could be higher than previously thought...

A survey by the Robert Koch Institute has revealed that some 3.5 million more people may already be vaccinated. German Health Minister Jens Spahn has happily welcomed the news....

 2021-10-07 14:18 

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A cultural prize for tech billionaire Peter Thiel...

Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, is receiving an award typically given to authors and artists. The honor for the Trump supporter is met with criticism....

 2021-10-07 13:22 

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Kashmir: 2 teachers shot dead at government school...

Two government schoolteachers, one Hindu and one Sikh, were shot dead in Kashmir. The death of the pair means that seven people have been killed in six days in the volatile, contested region....

 2021-10-07 12:17 

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Germany sees rise in cannabis and cocaine use...

While cannabis use has continued its upward trend among young people, cocaine use and related crime have risen "significantly," according to Germany's latest drugs report....

 2021-10-07 11:52 

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Australia welcoming back French ambassador after sub row...

France says it is sending its ambassador back to Australia to help "redefine the terms'' of the bilateral relationship after Canberra ditched a multibillion-dollar submarine contract....

 2021-10-07 11:29 

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'The Billion Dollar Code': Two Berlin nerds' battle over Google Earth...

Netflix's new miniseries tells the story of two Berlin internet pioneers who attempt to prove that Google stole their idea, worth billions....

 2021-10-07 11:29 

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'The Billion Dollar Code': The battle over Google Earth...

Netflix's new miniseries fictionalizes the story of two Berlin internet pioneers who attempt to prove that Google stole their idea, worth billions....

 2021-10-07 11:23 

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Philippines: Can boxer Manny Pacquiao win the presidency?...

Analysts say Pacquiao has a fair chance of winning, due to his home region and celebrity status. However, other members of the electorate would prefer a candidate with more political experience....

 2021-10-07 11:15 

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Why are tensions increasing between China and Taiwan?...

The record numbers of Chinese military flights near Taiwan over the last week show that Beijing is prepared to step up pressure on the Taiwanese leadership....

 2021-10-07 11:10 

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Abdulrazak Gurnah wins 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature...

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature for his works exploring the effects of colonialism and the experiences of refugees....

 2021-10-07 10:16 

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Violent migrant 'pushbacks' at Croatian border exposed by German media...

A months-long investigation by several European media partners included footage of Croatian police beating migrants trying to cross the EU border from Bosnia into Croatia. Such "pushbacks" are considered illegal....

 2021-10-07 08:52 

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Coronavirus digest: WHO sending COVID aid to North Korea...

The World Health Organization says it's trying to ship essential COVID-19 medical supplies to North Korea. Meanwhile, Australia's largest city is set to emerge from a 106-day lockdown next week. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-10-07 08:47 

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German election: SPD, Greens and FDP hold first three-way talks to explore possible coalition...

It's the first time the three parties are meeting to discuss a possible coalition. While the Social Democrats are hopeful, there are still major hurdles to overcome before the race to succeed Angela Merkel is finished....

 2021-10-07 08:47 

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German election: SPD, Greens and FDP hold first 3-way talks to explore possible coalition...

It's the first time the three parties are meeting to discuss a possible coalition. While the Social Democrats are hopeful, there are still major hurdles to overcome before the race to succeed Angela Merkel is finished....

 2021-10-07 07:18 

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100-year-old Nazi concentration camp guard goes on trial...

A former guard from the Sachsenhausen concentration camp is charged with complicity to murder in more than 3,500 instances....

 2021-10-07 06:24 

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Philippines: Vice-President Leni Robredo announces run for presidency...

A liberal human rights lawyer, and political opponent of President Rodrigo Duterte, Robredo's announcement comes days after the son of ex-dictator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. announced his bid....

 2021-10-07 06:11 

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Peru president names new prime minister amid political turmoil...

Peru's controversial Prime Minister Guido Bellido, and his cabinet, stepped down only two months after taking office. President Castillo quickly swore in a new cabinet. Bellido said he resigned at Castillo's "request."...

 2021-10-07 04:02 

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Conflict being driven by ecological damage, report finds...

Countries hit by ecological damage and conflict are trapped in a vicious cycle where one problem reinforces the other. And climate change is expected to make things worse....

 2021-10-07 02:07 

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US: Federal judge suspends near-total abortion ban in Texas...

A district judge ordered Texas to suspend its law that imposes a near-total ban on abortions. The ruling comes after a challenge brought by President Joe Biden's administration....

 2021-10-07 00:35 

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Several killed in earthquake in southern Pakistan...

It has initially been registered as a 5.7 magnitude earthquake....

 2021-10-07 00:35 

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Several killed as earthquake hits southern Pakistan...

It has initially been registered as a 5.7 magnitude earthquake. At least 15 people have died but disaster management officials say the death toll could rise....

 2021-10-06 23:51 

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Brazil: Police uncover Nazi trove during child rape investigation...

Nazi memorabilia and weapons valued at around 3 million have been found by police in Rio de Janeiro. The hoard was found during an investigation into a suspected raping of a minor....

 2021-10-06 22:56 

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Germany repatriates women and children with links to IS...

Women and children with links to the so-called Islamic State have been brought back to Germany. They are being held in custody....

 2021-10-06 22:49 

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WHO approves first malaria vaccine after trials in Africa...

Although the vaccine is only 30% effective and requires four shots, hopes are high that it will save tens of thousands of children's lives each year across Africa. The jab was developed by GlaxoSmithKline....

 2021-10-06 21:38 

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Turkey ratifies Paris climate change agreement as last G20 country...

The Turkish parliament has ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change more than five years after Ankara first signed the deal. The move comes in time for next month's UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow....

 2021-10-06 21:13 

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UK court rules Dubai ruler hacked ex-wife's phone with Pegasus...

A judge has ruled Sheikh Mohammed used spyware on Princess Haya as part of a "sustained campaign of intimidation and threat." Mohammed denies wrongdoing, saying "these matters concern State security."...

 2021-10-06 19:57 

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Opinion: Anna Politkovskaya, a true Russian patriot...

Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered 15 years ago. The Kremlin would prefer to forget her, but there's good reason for the world to continue to remember the brave activist, DW's Miodrag Soric says....

 2021-10-06 19:56 

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Several Malian soldiers die in jihadi attack...

Security and health officials in Mali say 16 soldiers have died in an attack in the center of the country. An Islamist insurgency in Mali has claimed thousands of military and civilian lives since 2012....

 2021-10-06 17:58 

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Afghanistan mission: German Defense Ministry review begins with low attendance...

The Bundeswehr mission in Afghanistan ended on June 30. It has already been labeled a failure in the German media. Now, the Defense Ministry's review is off to a bumpy start....

 2021-10-06 17:50 

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EU summit: No firm timeline for Western Balkans accession...

EU leaders reaffirmed commitment for six Western Balkan countries to join the union but held off opening full negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia....

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