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A photo of a young French protester in the hands of riot police gained attention on Twitter, with strong suspicions it was AI-generated -- but in an AI role reversal, it’s a real photo. We spoke to photographers who were there at the protest to verify -- including the person behind the lens themselves, in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
UN Human Rights chief Volker Turk has said the number of civilian casualties in Russia's invasion of Ukraine far outstrips official figures.
Tanzanian traders doing business in Kenya have raised concerns that the weekly demonstrations by the opposition are negatively affecting their business. Kenya is the main destination for Tanzania's corn exports.
Disgraced South African Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was denied parole on Friday, according to local authorities who said he has yet to complete his minimum sentence. Reeva Steenkamp was shot and killed in the home of star Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Thursday, February 14, 2013.
Moscow will hold the UN Security Council's rotating presidency for the month of April. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has vowed to increase munitions supplies to Russian forces in Ukraine. DW has the latest.
A video shared by everyone from prominent Russian media to official Kremlin social media accounts purports to show Ukrainian soldiers harassing a woman and her child. But open source communities' debunking of the video has prompted an unusual backtrack from some of the pro-Russian lobby. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Disney CEO Bob Iger has criticised Florida governor and Republican presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis as being "anti-business" and "anti-Florida". The comments are part of an ongoing feud between the entertainment giant and DeSantis that started when Disney voiced its opposition to a state law banning education on LGBT issues in schools.
Since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Taiwan has shown unwavering support for Kyiv. The invasion of a young democracy by its larger neighbour is indeed a situation that hits close to home in Taiwan.
The battle for the eastern city of Bakhmut has become the longest and bloodiest of the war, with severe losses on both the Russian and Ukrainian sides. How has the situation developed since the start of the siege?
Gunmen in Nigeria's northern Kaduna state kidnapped eight secondary school students coming from school along with an unknown number of others, authorities said on Tuesday, the latest in a wave of such abductions.
The first cheetah cubs to be born in India in over 70 years mark an important milestone. But wildlife specialists are worried the ambitious transcontinental conservation project can't ensure the cheetahs' longevity.
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Although climate change has been conspicuously absent from Nigeria's political agenda, the tangible effects of global warming are undeniably present. The country has one of the highest rates of desertification in the world, many of its cities are under threat from rising sea levels, and the 2022 floods resulted in hundreds of fatalities and displaced over a million people.
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A divided U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to suspend the $31.4 trillion debt ceiling on Wednesday, with majority support from both Democrats and Republicans to overcome opposition led by hardline conservatives and avoid a catastrophic default.
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For the first time in nine years, leaders from the regional bloc formerly known as the Union of South American Nations have convened this week in Brazil. The gathering of these 11 countries has demonstrated a renewed spirit of cooperation. A notable highlight is Brazilian President Lula da Silva's meeting with Venezuela's authoritarian President Nicolas Maduro, a significant move, as diplomatic relations were severed under Lula’s predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro.
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The wildfires have displaced thousands and continued to endanger communities on the outskirts of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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A child was among those killed in the missile attacks on Kyiv's eastern outskirts, according to Ukrainian officials.
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On one page of 15 pages of early drafts for the rock opera, songwriter Freddie Mercury wrote the words “Mongolian Rhapsody” near the top – but crossed out the first word and wrote “Bohemian” above it, the New York Times reports.