Hundreds swim in Germany’s annual icy Danube River race
28 January 2019 | 9:31 am
A record number of people have taken part in the annual, 400-meter mid-winter dip in the Danube River in southern Germany. The water was so cold that 20 people had to be treated for hypothermia.
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"Levels of water security in Africa overall are unacceptably low. Not a single country or sub-region has yet achieved the highest level of the model or even the reasonably high effective stages of national water security," the report said.
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Water security in Africa 'unacceptably low' (UN) In tonight's edition: Heads of states, scientists and campaigners head to Dakar for the World Water Forum as the UN warns that water security across the continent is dangerously low. And high seas protection talks fail to reach a deal.
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More than half of India's population doesn't have access to clean drinking water. Contaminated water is not only disastrous for people's health and the environment, it is also estimated to cost the country more than half a billion euros annually. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged to bring clean drinking water to all households by 2024, by investing €45 billion. But can he deliver? Our correspondents report on the ambitious Jal Jeevan Mission.
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There are just 16 days to go before the first round of the French presidential election. In this edition of the show, we follow far-right candidate Eric Zemmour on a rocky visit to a "crack camp" in northern Paris. We also take a closer look at why young voters might not go to the polls on April 10.
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A Nigerian activist who as a child walked for miles in the search for water has spoken to FRANCE 24 about that injustice and how it inspired him to take action. As a young adult, Wilson Atumeyi set up the NGO WaterWide, which aims to provide clean water supplies to all. He joined us for Perspective to tell us more about fighting against corruption to achieve his goals and the role that young people can play.
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Regions around the world are facing drought and water shortage, even where rain was once abundant — and that will only worsen as the planet warms. In many parts of the world, cities and countries are learning to adapt.
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Amid growing concern over price hikes of gas, kerosene and charcoal, a young Nigerian from Kano State invented a water-powered stove. With the help of some chemical components, the prototype works mainly with water to generate a clean, flammable gas.
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Many Kenyan households, especially in informal settlements, lack piped water. However, vending machines installed are helping to solve the problem. Moreover, one can vend cooking fuel and milk.
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In Andalusia, several groups are fighting large mineral water companies. In the Ducral Valley, citizens are especially worried about water scarcity as millions of liters of drinking water are being diverted.
Industrial production tends to decrease when the Rhine River remains as low as it currently is, challenging Germany's industry to deal with heightened tensions around supply chains and other resources.
As German cities heat up, the federal government has announced plans to increase the number of public drinking fountains to help ease the impact of the changing climate. The plan also has other environmental benefits.
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The Lunar New Year is a huge holiday in China, but also in other Asian countries like Korea and Vietnam. More than one billion people will be celebrating the event, which begins on January 22. For most, it's the Year of the Rabbit but in Vietnam, people will mark the Year of the Cat.
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