Hamburg firefighter saves toddler’s life over phone
21 December 2019 | 5:32 pm
A father of a two-year-old boy and several passers-by in Hamburg managed to save the child's life by following instructions given by a firefighter on the phone. The child's windpipe was blocked by bits of a pretzel.
5 Dec 2021
For years, Vietnamese children and teenagers have been disappearing in Germany. Those responsible are unscrupulous human traffickers whose networks span continents. The young Vietnamese are smuggled into Germany via Russia and Eastern Europe. Many end up in the world of crime, working as slaves for the Vietnamese mafia. This film tells their story. One high-ranking investigator describes the phenomenon as "modern slavery". This is how many children and young people are brought from Vietnam to Germany: They are crammed into vans, loaded into refrigerated trucks, on the road for months, held along the way in abandoned warehouses or apartments. They are beaten, raped, exploited, they fear for their lives. They are lured by the prospect of a better life, as promised to their families by the criminals.
10 Dec 2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's wife, Carrie, has given birth to a baby girl, his office said.
19 Dec 2021
Falling pregnant at 15 caused Sara to drop out of school. Determined to support her and her child, Sara has since built up a successful business selling fried bananas.
22 Dec 2021
Falling pregnant at 15 caused Sara to drop out of school. But determined to support herself and her child, Sara has built up a successful business selling fried bananas.
22 Jan 2022
They continually want to be the center of attention, they have an excessive sense of self-importance and have to get their way — children too can manifest narcissistic traits. So what can and should parents do?
22 Jan 2022
Child trafficking is often described as modern day slavery. despite legal and social measures aimed at combating the practice, it remains rife in a number of west african countries.
21 Jan 2022
Former Pope Benedict XVI failed to act over four child abuse cases when he was archbishop of Munich, a German probe into the Catholic Church has alleged. ... But a new report into historical abuse allegations carried out by a German law firm incriminated the former pontiff.
29 Jan 2022
Former Pope Benedict XVI has apologized for giving false testimony during a child sexual abuse probe. For many Catholics, the statement isn't enough; they are bitterly disappointed and demand an admission of guilt.
31 Jan 2022
Pop star Rihanna showed off what appears to be a baby bump in pictures published online on Monday. The 33-year-old Barbados-born singer, whose birth name is Robyn Fenty, posed alongside her partner, rapper A$AP Rocky for a series of photos taken in New York, according to the Mail Online.
13 Feb 2022
In an interview with DW, Oscar-winning Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy spoke about her new animated film, "Sitara: Let Girls Dream," on the issue of child marriage. She says that some 12 million girls in the world are not able to reach their potential due to early marriages.
10 Feb 2022
The retired German pontiff has apologized for any "grevious faults" in the way he dealt with sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, but denied any personal wrongdoing.
20 Feb 2022
In this edition of Perspective, we discuss a recent discovery that challenges long-held beliefs about human evolution. Researchers in France have uncovered a child's tooth and stone tools dating back some 54,000 years. The find, in a cave in the Rhône valley, suggests that modern humans arrived in Europe from Africa about 10,000 years earlier than previously thought. It also appears to indicate that they didn't immediately wipe out Neanderthals and that the two species may have co-existed for some time. For more, we speak to Professor Chris Stringer, anthropologist at the Natural History Museum in London and co-director of the Pathways to Ancient Britain project.
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Military reservists are threatening to stop reporting for duty if Israel goes ahead with its judicial reforms. The unprecedented military protests underscore the growing opposition to the legal overhaul.
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To mark French Language and La Francophonie Week, we head across the Atlantic to New Orleans in Louisiana. Located on the banks of the Mississippi, it's the most French of American cities. Some want to preserve New Orleans' rich colonial heritage.
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Protests erupted in several cities a day after President Emmanuel Macron doubled down on raising the pension age. Worker strikes shut down transport, while protesters blocked highways and other infrastructure.
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Berlin's Bode Museum is juxtaposing sculptures from the Middle Ages with contemporary Ukrainian art, including an image of a mother and her child taking refuge from war.
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The alcohol sector is lobbying against potential tax hikes in Vietnam, while the government's ear is being bent. But at what cost to public health?