Coronavirus digest: Mecca Grand Mosque drops social distancing
18 October 2021 | 2:23 pm
The Saudi government has lifted social distancing measures, allowing full-capacity attendance at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Follow DW for the latest.
2 Feb 2022
Which COVID-19 vaccines work longest? And what are their advantages and drawbacks?
15 Feb 2022
The tennis star is prepared to miss the French Open, Wimbledon and any tournament if they require jabs. He told the BBC that he is not against vaccines but wants "the freedom to choose what you put into your body."
20 Feb 2022
Buckingham Palace has announced that Queen Elizabeth has tested positive for COVID-19
8 Mar 2022
More than 6 million people around the world have died from COVID-related causes, according to the US Johns Hopkins University. Meanwhile, Hong Kong is struggling with a surge in cases.
26 Mar 2022
The omicron variant is driving case numbers in parts of China to levels not seen since coronavirus first emerged. But keeping case numbers at near zero means continued disruptions and lockdowns.
3 Apr 2022
Even as it said Germany likely passed the peak of omicron infections, the Robert Koch Institute warned coronavirus cases remained high. Despite this, the country is considering relaxing quarantine rules.
9 Apr 2022
Most people in Germany support the government's coronavirus policies. But a small, yet vocal, minority rejects vaccinations, masks and distancing rules — and denies the existence of the virus. The conflict has changed Germany's social climate.
28 Apr 2022
The WHO chief has urged countries to ramp up testing to accurately reflect global transmission trends. Meanwhile, Mexico said it is transitioning from pandemic to endemic.
28 Jul 2022
After some short-lived optimism that the worst of the COVID pandemic might be over, health experts are warning that the peak of the seventh wave has yet to arrive.
What can we expect in the Northern Hemisphere this fall and winter as temperatures start to drop? DW Reporter Hang-Shuen Lee asks immunologist Christine Falk, who has a message of hope.
In late 2019 a mysterious respiratory infection surfaced in China. COVID-19 soon spread around the world. How much longer do we need to worry about infection and potential damage to the heart, lungs and brain?
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The death toll from the bombing of herders in central Nigeria has risen to 40. Also, we hear from some of those behind a top report on the state of African governance. It finds that Africa is less secure than it was a decade ago, with a marked deterioration in the rule of law, but there is progress in the empowering of women.
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France's former president François Hollande granted an interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI on Wednesday, some 10 years after launching Operation Serval, which ousted armed rebels and Islamist militants from northern Mali. Hollande defended the record of French military operations in the Sahel region and expressed regret at the arrival of mercenaries from the Russian paramilitary Wagner Group.
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Anatoly Legkodymov is accused of permitting users to launder hundreds of millions of dollars. His platform, Bitzlato, has been shut down by authorities.
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You won't see Elon Musk in Davos this year. He says it’s boring on Twitter, which he now owns, and which is still bleeding money. The same big losses are being seen at his electric car maker Tesla. But it would take a lot more for the billionaire to go broke. The truth is that in today's world, tech titans seem unbreakable, even when the likes of Musk face a lawsuit for allegedly manipulating Tesla's share price.
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A football and a lot of skill: That's all the "funguiceiros" need to put on a show! In the Angolan city of Malanje, a version of freestyle football is attracting more and more young people. Now, the Sem Stress project is on the search for fresh and creative talent.