Australians warned against surge in snakes and spiders
19 December 2021 | 12:51 pm
A weather phenomenon in the Pacific means people in New South Wales are being plagued by snakes. The ambulance service is warning people to watch out.
A stampede at a church gathering in Liberia's capital Monrovia killed 29 people overnight, the deputy information minister told state radio on Thursday. A large rush of people at a church gathering in Liberia's capital Monrovia has left at least 29 people dead overnight into Thursday, according to authorities.
Anti-vax enthusiasts claim that at least three athletes have dropped out of the 2022 Australian Open tournament due to chest problems related to Covid-19 vaccination. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.
A four-year-old girl missing for 18 days in a remote part of Western Australia has been found alive and well in a locked house, police have said. "They found little Cleo in one of the rooms," Deputy Commissioner Col Blanch from WA Police said in a statement.
Rafa Nadal defeated Russian Daniil Medvedev 2-6 6-7(5) 6-4 6-4 7-5 in a marathon Australian Open men's singles final on Sunday. The victory gave the 35-year-old Spaniard a men's record 21st Grand Slam singles title.
Inflation fed by high oil and gas prices hit record levels in Europe for the third month in a row, extending pain for consumers and sharpening questions about future moves by the European Central Bank. Once again, soaring energy prices played a major role, rising a painful 28.6%.
France blindsided by US-Australian submarine deal: Sonia Phalnikar reports
Decades of conflict has made Iraq a hotbed for trafficking. From weapons to drugs, Iraq has dominated headlines. However, less attention has been focused on the trafficking of wild animals. In fact, the Middle East is considered one of the hubs of animal trafficking. Our correspondent in Iraq, Lucile Wassermann, went to meet the players in the trading of wildlife to understand the drivers behind it.
Global stock markets have taken a beating as investors rush for safe havens amid an escalation in geopolitical tensions over Ukraine. Russian stocks and bonds as well as the ruble are among the biggest losers.
Victoria Scholar, head of investment at Interactive Investor, says the geopolitical volatility and limited supplies mean oil prices will continue to rise and are likely to pass well beyond the symbolic $100 per barrel level.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has changed the lives of many Ukrainians. DW reporter Oleksandr Kunyzkyj visited the western city of Lviv which has seen thousands of people arriving from different parts of the country.
Crude oil futures touched 13-year highs on Monday as the US and UK signalled a willingness to include the previously untouched Russian energy sector in sanctions. Meanwhile, more US firms and Chinese social media giant TikTok are suspending Russian operations, and new UK laws to sanction Russian oligarchs could mean big changes for London's luxury real estate market.
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