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 2022-01-18 12:09 

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Deaths confirmed in Tonga after devastating volcano eruption...

Tonga's government released its first statement on the extent of damage on the country's islands. An "unprecedented" volcanic eruption in Tonga generated tsunami waves of up to 15 meters (close to 50 feet)....

 2022-01-18 11:58 

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Germany's Baerbock says Russia troop buildup 'hard not to take as a threat'...

After a visit to Kyiv, Germany's Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is in Moscow for talks about the Ukraine crisis with her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov....

 2022-01-18 11:16 

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COVID: Do multiple boosters 'exhaust' our immune response?...

It's too soon to understand the effectiveness of a fourth vaccine dose, according to the top EU drug regulator. But some countries have already authorized the shot....

 2022-01-18 10:50 

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DW's Beethoven documentary receives music prize...

The DW film "A World Without Beethoven?" explores the composer's influence on pop culture. This year, it takes home an International Classical Music Award....

 2022-01-18 10:14 

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Who is Roberta Metsola, the new president of the European Parliament?...

Maltese conservative politician Roberta Metsola is the new president of the European Parliament. While many praise the 43-year-old as a bridge-builder, others criticize her anti-abortion stance....

 2022-01-18 10:10 

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Opinion: IOC partly responsible for My2022...

The extreme security gaps in the My2022 app for the Winter Olympics in Beijing seem to indicate that the IOC has failed to live up to its duty of care for all competitors, writes DW Sports editor Stefan Nestler....

 2022-01-18 10:10 

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European Parliament elects conservative Roberta Metsola as president...

The European Parliament has elected conservative Maltese lawyer Roberta Metsola as president after the death of office-holder David Sassoli. She is the first woman in 20 years to hold the post....

 2022-01-18 10:10 

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Opinion: IOC partly responsible for My 2022...

The extreme security gaps in the My 2022 app for the Winter Olympics in Beijing seem to indicate that the IOC has failed to live up to its duty of care for all competitors, writes DW Sports editor Stefan Nestler....

 2022-01-18 10:04 

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DW exclusive: Cybersecurity flaws leave Olympians at risk with Beijing 2022 app...

Anyone traveling to the Beijing Olympics is required to document their health for authorities. But the "My 2022" smartphone app has vulnerabilities that could lead to hackings, a security report obtained by DW has found....

 2022-01-18 08:54 

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Housing: Rethinking the space we need to live...

Millions of homes will need to be built for booming city populations in the coming decades. Given that the construction sector is a major greenhouse gas emitter, that could pose problems for curbing CO2 emissions....

 2022-01-18 08:02 

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Germany's top diplomat Baerbock in Moscow amid Ukraine standoff...

After a visit to Kyiv, Germany's Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is in Moscow for talks about the Ukraine crisis with her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov....

 2022-01-18 07:37 

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Norway massacre: Court weighs mass killer Breivik's application for parole...

A district court in Norway is hearing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's appeal for an early release. He was convicted of killing 77 people in 2011 — the country's deadliest terror attack since World War II....

 2022-01-18 04:55 

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US airlines call for no 5G near airports, warn of 'catastrophic disruption'...

Airlines are concerned that the technology, which is planned to be rolled out as early as Wednesday, could have serious consequences. They warn if implemented near airports, 5G could interfere with gauging altitude....

 2022-01-18 04:08 

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Significant damage reported on Tonga's main island after volcanic eruption, tsunami...

The New Zealand High Commission and the UN have reported damage on the island nation of Tonga after Saturday's volcanic eruption. Relief measures are still hampered, with the airport shut and communication lines down....

 2022-01-18 02:33 

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Over 70,000 attend German protests against COVID measures...

In what's becoming a regular event on Monday evenings, protesters took to the streets of Berlin, Cologne, Cottbus and Rostock, as well as several other locations across Germany....

 2022-01-17 21:47 

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Sudan: Seven dead after security forces open fire during protest...

The Central Committee of Sudanese doctors say seven civilians have been killed by security forces. UN Security Council members urged "utmost restraint."...

 2022-01-17 20:55 

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Coronavirus digest: Fourth booster 'not enough' to fight omicron, study shows...

Israeli researchers found that a fourth COVID-19 booster provided "only partial defense" against omicron. Meanwhile, US drugmaker Moderna plans to have a vaccine ready for the variant this spring. Follow DW for more....

 2022-01-17 20:47 

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German Chancellor Scholz and Spanish PM Sanchez discuss relaxing EU fiscal policy...

In his first visit to Spain since becoming German chancellor, Olaf Scholz and his progressive Spanish counterpart discussed post-pandemic economic recovery in the EU, but disagreed on how to relax rules governing debt....

 2022-01-17 19:29 

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FIFA 'The Best': Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski deserved winner...

After missing out on the Ballon d'Or in November, Robert Lewandowski has been honored at FIFA's "The Best" awards. But despite the deserved accolades for his record-breaking performances, the Pole remains humble....

 2022-01-17 18:48 

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Tonga: First reconnaissance flights survey aftermath of volcanic eruption...

Communication with the Pacific island is still spotty after a massive volcanic eruption spewed ash into the atmosphere and triggered a tsunami that flooded coastlines from Japan to the US....

 2022-01-17 18:44 

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Countries are relaxing restrictions after omicron spikes...

Coronavirus cases have hit global records. Some countries have tightened measures, while others are pushing to relax rules because of the omicron variant's perceived milder infections and high national vaccination rates....

 2022-01-17 18:08 

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Tonga volcano eruption: 'Significant' damage likely...

Communication with the Pacific island is still spotty after a massive volcanic eruption spewed ash into the atmosphere. The eruption triggered a tsunami that flooded coastlines from Japan to the United States....

 2022-01-17 17:54 

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Berlin turns into a COVID hotspot...

Long waits at coronavirus testing centers, empty shops and soon reduced service on public transport — in the German capital, infection numbers are exploding, and infrastructure challenges piling up....

 2022-01-17 17:54 

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Berlin turns into a COVID hot spot...

Long waits at coronavirus testing centers, empty shops and soon reduced service on public transport — in the German capital, infection numbers are exploding and infrastructure challenges are piling up....

 2022-01-17 17:51 

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German conservatives slam 'coalition of willing' EU asylum policy plan...

Germany's center-right opposition criticized a plan by the Social Democrats to build a coalition of willing EU states to take in asylum applicants, saying it would divide the European Union on important migration issues....

 2022-01-17 17:42 

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Turkish activist Osman Kavala to remain in prison pending trial...

Turkish rights activist Osman Kavala has been jailed for over four years for alleged involvement in a 2016 coup plot, although he has not been convicted of any crime. European rights bodies have demanded his release....

 2022-01-17 17:36 

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How does an underwater volcano form?...

Most volcanic activity happens beneath the ocean — but we often don't know about it. DW looks at how underwater volcanoes form and what happens when they erupt....

 2022-01-17 16:49 

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Alexei Navalny says he has 'no regrets' 1 year since arrest...

After spending a year behind bars, prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny posted a message on social media telling his followers "don't be afraid of anything."...

 2022-01-17 16:38 

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German police pressure Telegram to delete far-right content...

Telegram has become the messenger app of choice for many right-wing extremists, allegedly due to its lax enforcement of rules. German police are planning to pressure Telegram to crack down on far-right content....

 2022-01-17 16:26 

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Olympics 2036: Egypt looking to reach top of international sports pyramid...

Egypt's planned bid to host the 2036 Olympics is part of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's vision for a "new era" in the country. There are also plans to help Egypt's athletes win more Olympic medals....

 2022-01-17 16:19 

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Jewish notary suspected to have betrayed Anne Frank...

Investigators have identified a suspect who may have revealed the hideout of Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis. The clues lie in an unsigned note....

 2022-01-17 15:44 

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Germany proposes scrapping Nazi-era abortion law...

Doctors in Germany are forbidden by law from providing information on abortion procedures. That looks set to change as the governing coalition has agreed push the issue, but the procedure will remain technically illegal....

 2022-01-17 15:36 

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Ayesha Malik: How this Pakistani female judge shatters the glass ceiling...

Justice Ayesha Malik's nomination to the Supreme Court has broken the glass ceiling and her appointment will open increased opportunities for women in the legal field, say observers....

 2022-01-17 15:32 

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Germany: Two killed in fire at highway gas station...

A fire at a gas station in the western German state of Hesse has killed two people. One witness heard an explosion before the fire broke out, but the cause remains unclear....

 2022-01-17 15:28 

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France: Far-right candidate Eric Zemmour fined for hate speech...

Zemmour, who plans to run for president in French polls in April, has been fined for remarks about young migrants made in 2020. He accused the youngsters universally of being "thieves, killers and rapists."...

 2022-01-17 14:43 

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COVID: Germany sputters on vaccine mandate...

Chancellor Olaf Scholz has said he favors compulsory jabs for everyone eligible, and similar measures have already been put in place in other EU countries. However, many hurdles remain....

 2022-01-17 12:54 

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India: Bishop rape ruling raises questions about role of church...

Bishop Franco Mulakkal was found not guilty on charges of rape. But now the Kerala Catholic Church has been left seriously divided with some asking if the church has too much power....

 2022-01-17 12:23 

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Turkish court clears German journalist Mesale Tolu of terror charges...

A court in Turkey has acquitted journalist and translator Mesale Tolu of belonging to a terrorist organization. Tolu said "the verdict cannot make up for the repression and the time spent in detention."...

 2022-01-17 12:10 

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Davos: China's Xi Jinping warns against 'hegemony and bullying'...

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for cooperation to address global challenges at the World Economic Forum in Davos. He also cautioned against confrontation, saying it would have "catastrophic consequences."...

 2022-01-17 11:54 

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Quentin Tarantino auctions off script as NFT...

Film studio Miramax is suing the director as he auctions off the screenplay of "Pulp Fiction." Tarantino is just one of the stars jumping on the NFT bandwagon....

 2022-01-17 11:52 

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Novak Djokovic returns to Serbia after deportation from Australia...

The Serbian tennis star has arrived home after an Australian court upheld a visa cancellation. Authorities said that his decision not to be vaccinated against coronavirus posed a risk to the Australian public....

 2022-01-17 11:36 

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UAE: Suspected drone attack kills several in Abu Dhabi...

At least three people were killed and six others were wounded after three oil tankers exploded in Abu Dhabi. Drones are believed to have caused the blast, with Yemen's Houthi group claiming responsibility....

 2022-01-17 11:00 

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Could the Red Sea's heat-resilient corals help restore the world's dying reefs?...

Corals in the Gulf of Aqaba have a unique evolutionary history that could help them survive the climate crisis. Scientists even hope to breed their resilience into other reefs....

 2022-01-17 10:22 

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US: Powerful winter storm batters southeastern states...

Winter Storm Izzy blasted southeastern states with snow, ice and high winds. Over 130,000 homes and businesses have been left without power and flights have been slashed. The storm is now headed for New England....

 2022-01-17 09:17 

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Airbus and Boeing face new competition from China and Russia...

The duopoly of Western aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing is under pressure. Russia's MC-21 airliner is now certified to fly and China is pushing ahead onto the international market with its own plans....

 2022-01-17 09:11 

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Germany's Baerbock visits Ukraine amid rising tensions with Russia...

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock says she wants a "serious dialogue" on security in Europe during her visits to Ukraine and Russia. Her first official trips there come amid fears Russia might invade....

 2022-01-17 08:27 

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Ukraine: Ex-President Petro Poroshenko returns to face treason charges...

Former President Petro Poroshenko was placed under investigation for high treason and left Ukraine in December. He is expected to head straight to a court in Kyiv....

 2022-01-17 08:17 

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Send us your best holiday photo and win!...

The pandemic has made travelling rather challenging. Even so, send us a photo of your favorite holiday destination, past or present, and you could win a prize!...

 2022-01-17 06:16 

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China's economy slowed at end of 2021 amid COVID outbreaks...

The Chinese economy was shaken by a series of shocks towards the end of 2021, including a spate of virus outbreaks, a property market slump and far-reaching regulatory crackdowns on some sectors....

 2022-01-17 05:38 

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Oxfam: 10 richest men in the world doubled wealth amid COVID pandemic...

Increasing inequalities are "are tearing our world apart," according to the anti-poverty charity. Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are among the world's richest....

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