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 2022-01-21 20:08 

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Opinion: Pope Benedict's defense is outrageous and tragic...

A report about how the archdiocese of Munich handled cases of sexual abuse by priests makes for devastating reading and tarnishes the image of the retired Pope Benedict XVI, says DW's Christoph Strack....

 2022-01-21 20:00 

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German, Dutch police nab suspected car smugglers...

Investigators broke up a highly organized gang of high-end car thieves and even stumbled upon an illegal cigarette factory, German police said. Many of the cars ended up in Dubai....

 2022-01-21 18:26 

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Cautious optimism as US and Russia 'on path to understanding each other's Ukraine positions'...

After a new round of security talks in Geneva, the US and Russia have agreed to further diplomatic talks to defuse the conflict with Ukraine....

 2022-01-21 17:50 

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EU interior ministers balance migrant rights and strong borders...

European Union interior ministers discussed border security and asylum at a meeting in Lithuania. The EU home affairs commissioner urged preemptive action outside the bloc and condemned the policy of pushbacks....

 2022-01-21 17:38 

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Davos: IMF chief says world must 'spend billions' to 'gain trillions'...

The pandemic must be contained to protect economic output, the head of the International Monetary Fund has said. Business leaders and policymakers agree that supply chains need to be rebuilt with resilience in mind....

 2022-01-21 17:25 

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Iran nuclear deal: Antony Blinken urges Moscow to pressure Tehran...

Nuclear talks with Iran are at "a decisive moment," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. He has called on Russia to use its influence on Tehran to push negotiations forward....

 2022-01-21 16:58 

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Will there be a needle-free COVID vaccine?...

Would you rather receive a COVID vaccine via needle or nasal spray? Scientists are working to make nasal COVID vaccines a reality....

 2022-01-21 16:58 

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Could there be a needle-free COVID vaccine?...

Would you rather receive a COVID vaccine via needle or nasal spray? Scientists are working to make nasal COVID vaccines a reality....

 2022-01-21 16:11 

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Austria, Luxembourg eye legal steps in EU nuclear energy row...

The EU Commission wants to designate nuclear power as a climate-friendly energy source, but several nations remain opposed. Austria has said it's willing to fight the notion of "green" nuclear energy in court....

 2022-01-21 15:54 

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Myanmar: Major gas companies pull out citing human rights record...

Chevron and TotalEnergies are set to exit projects in Myanmar almost a year after the military coup. They pointed to worsening human rights situation, but also admitted that it would bring limited losses....

 2022-01-21 14:24 

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Pakistan: 'WhatsApp blasphemy' death sentence reinforces dangerous trend...

A woman was sentenced to death this week after being convicted of sending a "blasphemous"; text message and caricatures of Prophet Muhammad via WhatsApp....

 2022-01-21 14:21 

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Germany prepares for omicron wave to worsen...

Daily case counts in Germany could be in the hundreds of thousands by mid-February, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has said. State and national leaders meet next week to discuss how they should move forward....

 2022-01-21 14:17 

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'Institutional racism': Experts from Cameroon denied visas...

After their visas were rejected, Cameroonian researchers may only participate online in a colonial looted art workshop organized by Munich's ethnological Museum Fnf Kontinente....

 2022-01-21 14:15 

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Beijing 2022: Avoiding COVID-19 ahead of the Olympics...

COVID-19 looms large over prospective Winter Olympians making final preparations for the Beijing Games. As excitement builds, so do fears that a positive test could end their Olympic dreams....

 2022-01-21 14:12 

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COVID-19: African scientists say 'mild Omicron' could end pandemic...

Many virologists were concerned by the Omicron variant because it spreads more quickly than previous strains. Now African scientists hope the variant marks the end of the pandemic and the beginning of an endemic....

 2022-01-21 14:10 

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India: Community health workers bear brunt of COVID efforts...

Women distributing pandemic care services often work long hours for low wages. Their work, however, has bolstered the health care system and helped increase the rate of vaccination....

 2022-01-21 14:07 

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What is the craziest placename you have ever heard of?...

There are strange placenames around the world. A village in Wales is even called: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch". We want to know what the most unusual placename is that you have heard of?...

 2022-01-21 12:38 

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Pope Francis vows 'justice' for church abuse victims after damning report...

More needs to be done to enforce rules against perpetrators of sexual abuse, Pope Francis has said. Public prosecutors in Munich have also said they will investigate dozens of cases outlined in a scathing report....

 2022-01-21 12:23 

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Is North Korea reopening its China border for much-needed trade?...

The appearance of two North Korean freight trains in the Chinese border city of Dandong has given rise to speculation that Pyongyang may be cracking open its frontiers to much-needed supplies of food and medicine....

 2022-01-21 12:16 

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Women in Egypt: Ongoing crackdown stokes solidarity...

Persecution, prosecution and public shaming have led to a new wave of solidarity among women in Egypt. Could this kind of grassroots movement gain enough power to change the difficult situation on the ground?...

 2022-01-21 11:55 

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Yemen: Over 100 killed and injured in Saudi airstrike on prison...

Houthi rebels in Yemen have blamed the Saudi-led coalition for an airstrike that hit a detention center. The strike comes days after three people were killed in a drone attack on the UAE claimed by the rebels....

 2022-01-21 11:55 

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Yemen: Scores killed and wounded in Saudi airstrike on prison...

Houthi rebels in Yemen have blamed the Saudi-led coalition for an airstrike that hit a detention center. The strike comes days after three people were killed in a drone attack on the UAE claimed by the rebels....

 2022-01-21 11:08 

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Yemen: Several killed in Saudi air strike on prison...

Houthi rebels in Yemen have blamed the Saudi-led coalition for an airstrike that hit a detention center. The strike comes a day after three people were killed in a drone attack on the UAE claimed by the rebels....

 2022-01-21 10:30 

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Together forever: The football fans devoted even in death...

For any true football supporter, the devotion to his or her club remains unwavering until the day they die. Fans of some clubs can even take that devotion with them to their graves literally....

 2022-01-21 09:52 

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Ukraine-Russia crisis: Blinken meets Lavrov for talks...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russia's top diplomat are meeting in an attempt to de-escalate tensions in Eastern Europe. However, Blinken has said resolving major issues "won't be done quickly."...

 2022-01-21 09:52 

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Blinken, Lavrov exchange 'frank' views on Ukraine crisis...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russia's top diplomat met in an attempt to de-escalate tensions in Eastern Europe. However, Blinken said resolving major issues "won't be done quickly."...

 2022-01-21 09:49 

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AFCON 2021: The unraveling of Algeria...

The Fennec Foxes had gone into the tournament as favorites with an unbeaten run dating back to 2018. However, they failed to win a single game and are on their way home after the group stage....

 2022-01-21 09:29 

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Ukraine-Russia crisis: Blinken to meet Lavrov for talks...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russia's top diplomat are expected to meet in Geneva in an attempt to de-escalate tensions in Eastern Europe....

 2022-01-21 08:22 

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Singer Meat Loaf dies at 74...

Meat Loaf, the singer best known for the "Bat Out of Hell" album, has died at the age of 74, a statement on his official Facebook page said on Friday....

 2022-01-21 08:20 

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Bulgaria: Fighting a losing battle against COVID...

Only 29% of people in Bulgaria are fully vaccinated. Half the population is determined not to get the vaccine. The omicron wave confronts the country with serious challenges....

 2022-01-21 08:02 

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Opinion: Nuclear energy is far too costly...

Nuclear power will soon be classified as environmentally friendly under the new EU taxonomy. But nothing about it is green or safe, says DW's Jeannette Cwienk....

 2022-01-21 07:57 

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Tonga: International aid arrival hampered by COVID...

An aid flight heading towards volcano-hit Tonga had to return to Australia after a crew member tested positive for COVID-19. This comes a day after the first shipment of aid arrived....

 2022-01-21 07:50 

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz holds first closed Cabinet meeting...

The traffic light coalition is holding its first closed Cabinet session, with an already packed agenda including Germany's G7 presidency. Pressing issues include Ukraine and Germany's rising coronavirus case numbers....

 2022-01-21 07:50 

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Germany to use G7 presidency to push for climate action...

The traffic light coalition is holding its first closed Cabinet session, with plans to use Germany's G7 presidency to accelerate action on climate change. Other pressing issues include Ukraine and the COVID pandemic....

 2022-01-21 07:50 

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Germany to use G7 presidency to accelerate climate action...

The traffic light coalition is holding its first closed Cabinet session, with plans to use Germany's G7 presidency to accelerate action on climate change. Other pressing issues include Ukraine and the COVID pandemic....

 2022-01-21 05:24 

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Brazilian samba star Elza Soares dies at 91...

The singer championed the cause for Black feminism and was an outspoken voice regarding violence against women. Her marriage to Brazilian soccer star Garrincha ended in 1982 after he physically assaulted her....

 2022-01-21 04:38 

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Syria: 'Islamic State' militants attack al-Hasaka prison...

Although a human rights monitor reported that some inmates fled following the IS attack, Kurdish-led forces that run the jail said the escape attempt in northeast Syria was thwarted....

 2022-01-21 03:38 

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US indicts Belarus officials with aircraft piracy over forced Ryanair landing...

The US Department of Justice alleges Belarus forced the plane to land by way of a fake bomb threat. Minsk subsequently detained dissident journalist Raman Pratasevich, who was on board at the time....

 2022-01-21 00:19 

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'Doomsday Clock' remains at 100 seconds to midnight...

Co-founded by Albert Einstein, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists sets the clock designed to represent how near humanity is to the apocalypse. The time has remained unchanged for the third year in a row....

 2022-01-20 20:53 

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Ivanka Trump asked to cooperate with Capitol riot probe...

A US House of Representatives panel is seeking to interview former US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, saying she "was present in the Oval Office" at the time of the attack....

 2022-01-20 20:40 

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Ghana: Explosion kills several people, levels buildings...

A mining truck collided with a motorcycle setting off an explosion that razed hundreds of nearby buildings. President Nana Akufo-Addo has called it a "tragic incident."...

 2022-01-20 20:04 

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Serbia cancels plan for lithium mine following protests...

Following weeks of major protests, the Serbian government has put an end to a planned lithium mine in Serbia. Protesters still want to push for a complete ban on lithium mines....

 2022-01-20 19:55 

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Europe's gas crisis: Could LNG help boost energy security?...

Europe's gas reserves are at their lowest in years just as peak winter demand hits. If Russia were to halt gas deliveries over the Ukraine crisis, could liquefied natural gas (LNG) fill the gap?...

 2022-01-20 19:54 

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Coronavirus digest: Austria becomes first EU country to pass vaccine mandate...

Austria's vaccine mandate for adults passed easily with only far-right politicians protesting. Meanwhile, Germany reported another record high in daily infection rates. DW has the latest....

 2022-01-20 19:24 

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Twitter loses French court battle over hate speech...

A court in France ruled the US tech giant must show exactly how it combats online attacks. Anti-discrimination groups say the social media company drags its feet on removing discriminatory content....

 2022-01-20 18:27 

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Earth's core may be cooling faster than scientists thought...

At the center of Earth sits the planet's fiery core, which scientists say might be losing heat faster than expected....

 2022-01-20 18:13 

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A young woman's fight to tackle revenge porn in the EU...

Ins Marinho, a victim of image-based sexual abuse, is on a mission to tackle the crime. How can the EU's new digital law guarantee online safety?...

 2022-01-20 18:12 

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UN General Assembly adopts German-Israeli proposal against Holocaust denial...

Ambassadors of Israel and Germany say denying the Holocaust threatens peaceful coexistence worldwide. Their appeal comes 80 years after the Wannsee Conference, where Nazis discussed the extermination of Europe's Jews....

 2022-01-20 17:50 

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US imposes sanctions on four Ukrainians over Russia links...

Four Ukrainian current and former officials have been accused of being "pawns" of the Russian secret service. The US Treasury has slapped sanctions on them amid tensions with Moscow....

 2022-01-20 17:29 

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Iran nuclear talks at 'urgent' point, US, Germany say...

Western nations are rushing to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal amid reports that Tehran is boosting its uranium enrichment....

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