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 2021-12-27 09:55 

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Russia: Gulag historian, activist Yuri Dmitriyev sentenced to 15 years...

Russian historian Yuri Dmitriyev, who also serves as a local head of Memorial rights group, has had his sentence extended to 15 years. His supporters say charges against him are politically motivated....

 2021-12-27 09:37 

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Astronomical anniversary: Johannes Kepler's legacy...

Astronomer Johannes Kepler was born 450 years ago, December 27. His discoveries shape our understanding of the planets and the way satellites orbit Earth....

 2021-12-27 09:09 

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Snowstorms snag travel in Japan...

Heavy snowfall has caused travel chaos and brought record drifts to parts of central Japan, with weather experts warning more snow was on the way. Thousands have been left without power....

 2021-12-27 09:02 

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Philippines: Typhoon Rai death toll nears 400 as diseases spread...

Philippine authorities now say at least 388 people were killed by Typhoon Rai, which hit the country nearly two weeks ago. Disease outbreaks are adding to the woes of residents....

 2021-12-27 06:28 

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Coronavirus digest: Australia's New South Wales sees first omicron death...

New South Wales has reported its first omicron fatality with the death of an elderly man. Hong Kong authorities have suspended Korean Air flights. DW has the latest....

 2021-12-27 02:46 

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German NGO rescues over 400 migrants over Christmas weekend...

The Greek and Tunisian coast guards have also reported successful rescue missions. Nonetheless, dozens of people have died in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the past several days....

 2021-12-27 02:00 

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Somalia: President 'suspends' prime minister amid tensions over elections...

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has adjourned the powers of Prime Minister Roble over accusations of corruption. The surprise announcement came as the two leaders clashed over delays in ongoing elections....

 2021-12-26 23:17 

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Windsor Castle crossbow intruder detained for mental health treatment...

The crossbow-wielding intruder was detained at Windsor Castle where Queen Elizabeth was celebrating Christmas. Police said he was stopped moments after entering the grounds and did not break into any buildings....

 2021-12-26 22:54 

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Brazil: Two dams give way as heavy rain swamps the northeast...

Flash flood warnings have been issued after two dams broke in the Brazilian state of Bahia. City authorities of Jussiape and Itambe have warned residents to find safety....

 2021-12-26 19:59 

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Kremlin 'forgot' to call critical newspaper to Putin event...

Vladimir Putin's spokesman blamed human error for not inviting Novaya Gazeta journalists to the Russian president's annual press conference. The paper is under threat over its coverage of corruption and rights abuses....

 2021-12-26 19:53 

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Tributes paid to anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu...

Desmond Tutu, a key ally to Nelson Mandela in South Africa's fight against apartheid, has died at the age of 90. World leaders remembered his role as a "moral compass" and "his great warmth and humor."...

 2021-12-26 19:01 

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Burkina Faso mourns 41 killed in 'insurgent' attack...

Amid a security crisis in the West African country, the government declared a mourning period of two days after a suspected militant attack claimed 41 lives....

 2021-12-26 17:15 

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Germany: Baerbock vows new law to curb weapons exports...

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said new weapons export control legislation is in the works. During its last few days in power, Angela Merkel's administration approved almost 5 billion in arms sales....

 2021-12-26 15:45 

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Putin says 'diverse' options open to fight Western 'threat'...

President Vladimir Putin said he would mull proposals by military experts if NATO did not guarantee an end to its eastward expansion, saying the alliance's actions left Russia with "nowhere to retreat."...

 2021-12-26 15:17 

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Israel set to double settlement in Golan Heights...

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced a 273-million plan to expand Israeli settlements in the disputed territory that Israel seized from Syria in 1967....

 2021-12-26 15:17 

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Israel set to double settlements in Golan Heights...

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced a 273-million plan to expand Israeli settlements in the disputed territory that Israel seized from Syria in 1967....

 2021-12-26 13:29 

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Afghanistan: Taliban clamp down on women's taxi use...

The Taliban have said women need a hijab — and in some cases a chaperone — to get a taxi ride. Taxi drivers have also been given new moral guidance on how to behave and look....

 2021-12-26 13:00 

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Germany: Woman bites woman in fight over dog discipline...

Two dog owners engaged in a fight which culminated in one woman biting another in east Germany. Meanwhile, their dogs "simply looked on," police said....

 2021-12-26 11:18 

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China: Beijing replaces Communist Party head in Xinjiang...

Chen Quanguo, who oversaw the alleged repression of ethnic Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, is stepping down, according to the Chinese media....

 2021-12-26 10:59 

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Bodies of Kurdish migrants who drowned in English Channel repatriated...

The bodies of at least 16 Kurdish migrants were returned to Iraq after their attempt to cross the English Channel ended in tragedy. The incident claimed a total of 27 lives....

 2021-12-26 09:54 

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5 things we can learn from Marlene Dietrich...

Marlene Dietrich was born on December 27, 1901 — 120 years ago. She fled the Nazis and conquered Hollywood. She remains a role model in times of crisis....

 2021-12-26 09:43 

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Opinion: Germany must face up to Russia's aggression...

As tensions grow along the Russian-Ukrainian border, the honeymoon period of the new German government is set to be short-lived. It should use the tools it has together with the EU to push back, says Oliver Rolofs....

 2021-12-26 09:06 

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The risk of dementia in football: A ticking time bomb?...

For a long time, links to dementia were widely ignored in professional football. This has now started to change, at least in the English game, where the issue is addressed much more than in Germany....

 2021-12-26 08:56 

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Coronavirus digest: Over 6,000 flights canceled over Christmas weekend as omicron surges...

Thousands of flights were called off during the long Christmas weekend as omicron gained foothold across the globe. Meanwhile, Germany pushed back one of its vaccination targets. DW has the latest....

 2021-12-26 08:56 

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Coronavirus digest: Over 7,000 flights canceled over Christmas weekend as omicron surges...

Thousands of flights were called off during the long Christmas weekend as omicron gained a foothold across the globe. Meanwhile, Germany pushed back one of its vaccination targets. DW has the latest....

 2021-12-26 07:47 

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Obituary: South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu...

One of South Africa's giants in the fight against the apartheid regime in the 20th century, Desmond Tutu remained a critical voice in the country's politics throughout his life....

 2021-12-26 07:24 

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South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at 90...

Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu was a key ally to Nelson Mandela in their fight against apartheid in South Africa....

 2021-12-26 05:38 

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Myanmar: Dozens killed in alleged military massacre...

Over 30 people have been killed near the Myanmar village of Mo So, with activists and local media blaming the massacre on junta troops. Two people from Save the Children remain missing....

 2021-12-26 04:31 

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BTS: 3 members of K-pop sensation test positive for COVID...

Three BTS members — Suga, RM and Jin — have tested positive for COVID-19. The superstar group had recently returned to South Korea from the United States where they held their first in-person concerts since the pandemic....

 2021-12-26 02:37 

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Thousands of Russian troops leave Ukraine border...

The Kremlin said a number of soldiers are returning to their permanent bases after finishing military drills. Western countries have accused Russia of amassing around 100,000 troops near Ukraine....

 2021-12-25 23:54 

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Christmas address: President Biden praises 'enormous courage' in face of COVID pandemic...

In his first Christmas address as president, Joe Biden heaped praise on military service members stationed around the world. "As your commander in chief, I wanted to say thank you. We're grateful for your sacrifice."...

 2021-12-25 22:29 

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Congo: Suicide bomber kills several people in attack on bar...

The attacker set off an explosive device at the entrance to a bar and restaurant in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as customers gathered on Christmas Day. Two children were reportedly among those killed....

 2021-12-25 20:00 

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Queen pays moving tribute to Philip in Christmas message...

The UK monarch shared the pain she felt after the death of her husband, saying there was "one familiar laugh missing." A 19-year-old intruder was arrested at Windsor Castle, where she is spending Christmas....

 2021-12-25 17:51 

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Spain declares end to La Palma volcano eruption...

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has described the end of the eruption on the tiny Canary island as the "best Christmas present." The volcano flared for more than 85 days, causing nearly 1 billion in damage....

 2021-12-25 16:18 

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German arms exports hit new record during Merkel's last days...

The former government approved almost 5 billion in warships and missile defense deals as it prepared to leave office. New Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who was then finance minister, has also received criticism....

 2021-12-25 14:05 

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Germany: Asylum applications rebound as COVID fears wane...

Asylum claims in Germany rose by a third in the first nine months of the year, as migration to Europe resumed following last year's COVID lockdowns....

 2021-12-25 13:28 

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Russia slaps 'foreign agent' label on rights monitor OVD-Info, blocks website...

The Russian government has blocked a rights monitor's website to prevent publication of information on rights abuses. Communication watchdog Rozkomnadzor took the action following a court ruling....

 2021-12-25 12:22 

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James Webb Telescope launches into space...

The telescope left Earth enclosed in a rocket, which blasted off from French Guiana. The revolutionary instrument could help scientists discover extraterrestrial life....

 2021-12-25 12:01 

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Coronavirus digest: Domestic violence surges in Germany amid pandemic...

Reports of domestic violence cases have risen in Germany during the pandemic. Meanwhile, China has registered higher numbers of COVID infections ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics. Follow DW for the latest....

 2021-12-25 11:46 

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How art restorers uncover hidden details in artworks...

From Jan Vermeer to Renoir: Hidden paintings have been found concealed behind famous artworks in 2021. How do art restorers reveal these details?...

 2021-12-25 10:08 

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Mali denies using Russia's Wagner mercenaries...

The government of Mali has refuted the use of Russian mercenaries from the Wagner Group. Western countries involved in fighting jihadis in the Sahel beg to differ....

 2021-12-25 09:20 

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Saudi Arabia: Houthi attack kills 2 in Jizan...

A Yemeni Houthi rebel attack on the Saudi Arabian town of Jizan resulted in two casualties and seven injured. Among the dead from the Houthi-fired projectile are a Saudi and a Yemeni national....

 2021-12-25 08:25 

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Eating disorders in sports: When being lightweight becomes a serious problem...

Norway's ski jumping star Maren Lundby has fueled the discussion about deliberate starvation in competitive sports. Experts warn of the danger of slipping into a dangerous eating disorder....

 2021-12-25 07:40 

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Greece: At least 16 people killed in migrant shipwreck...

A migrant boat carrying 80 people capsized off the coast of the island of Paros, leaving at least 16 dead. It is the third shipwreck this week involving migrants in Greek waters....

 2021-12-25 06:44 

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Gambia commission recommends ex-president Jammeh be tried...

A commission in Gambia has suggested that former President Yahya Jammeh be brought before an international tribunal for crimes committed during his 22-year dictatorship....

 2021-12-25 04:13 

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Thousands of flights canceled globally as omicron dampens Christmas joy...

More than 4,500 flights were scrubbed globally over Christmas weekend as staffing shortages and rising cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 shadowed holiday spirit....

 2021-12-25 02:57 

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South Africa: Nelson Mandela prison key sale condemned by minister...

The key to the Robben Island prison cell is being put up for sale by Nelson Mandela's former jailer. Mandela's oldest daughter approved its sale, but South African officials have objected to the auction....

 2021-12-25 01:13 

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Iran fires missiles during drills in 'warning' to Israel...

An Iranian military chief said that the military exercises were a response to "massive but pointless threats" from Israel. The British government sharply condemned the missile launches....

 2021-12-24 23:35 

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Pope calls on followers to support those in poverty on Christmas Eve...

Pope Francis said that those who are indifferent to the poor "offend God." In a Christmas season overshadowed by coronavirus worries, he also urged followers to value the "little things in life."...

 2021-12-24 23:20 

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Greece: Migrant shipwreck kills several people...

A migrant boat carrying 80 people capsized off the coast of the island of Paros, with over a dozen people still missing. It is the third shipwreck this week involving migrants in Greek waters....

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