Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx offers resignation to pope
20 June 2021 | 12:47 pm
One of Germany's most senior Catholic clerics has offered his resignation to Pope Francis. He said in his letter that he wanted to take a share of responsibility "for the catastrophe of sexual abuse" by church members.
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18 Sep 2022
Turkish singer Gulsen was accused of inciting hatred over a joke she made about a band member who attended a religious school. She faces trial on October 21.
26 Oct 2022
Under a 2019 revision of the law, globally recognized K-pop stars were allowed to put off their service until 30. Military service is hugely controversial in South Korea where all able-bodied men aged between 18 and 28 must fulfil their duties as part of efforts to defend against nuclear-armed North Korea.
5 Nov 2022
Lyzza started DJing around Amsterdam when she was a teenager, just a few years after she and her mother moved from their native Brazil to the Netherlands. After making a name for herself across Europe's finest clubs, she reconnected with her motherland though her new mixtape "Mosquito", which has just been released on Ninja Tunes. She popped by FRANCE 24's studios to tell Marjorie Hache more about it.
17 Nov 2022
Qatar has been heavily criticized for its human rights record. Who is performing at the opening ceremony for the World Cup is still unclear. Rod Stewart said "it's not right to go there," but Jung Kook will perform.
25 Nov 2022
A court in Hong Kong has found Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others guilty of failing to register a legal defense fund set up to help protesters in the 2019 anti-government protests.
The leader of the Australian state of Victoria has ruled out a taxpayer-funded memorial for Cardinal George Pell. Victoria's state premier Daniel Andrews said it would be "deeply distressing" for sexual abuse survivors.
Songs are getting shorter and often launch straight into the lyrics. You have to listen for 30 seconds if the musicians are to get a fee from the streaming service. And there are so many songs jostling for attention.
BTS' management agency HYBE has lost a weeks-long tussle for South Korea's second largest entertainment group to the tech conglomerate which owns KakaoTalk.
BTS boy band member J-Hope has enlisted for mandatory military duty. South Korean men are required by law to perform 18-21 months of military service.
Moonbin, a 25-year-old member of the boy band Astro as well as its splinter duo Moonbin&Sanha, was found dead in his apartment in Seoul. The cause of death is not yet known.
Johnny Kitagawa, who died in 2019 at the age of 87, was the architect of Japan's vastly successful boyband empire and his company, Johnny and Associates, still dominates the lucrative J-pop market. Yet allegations of child abuse and sexual exploitation surrounded the music mogul for decades. Yuka Royer speaks to former idol Kauan Okamato, who says he was sexually abused as a teen.
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Two of the 23 Thai hostages released late November spoke exclusively with DW. They talked about what they saw during their captivity in Hamas' underground tunnels.
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In Belgium, a recent documentary on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church has caused shock and soul-searching, reigniting a debate about the way religion is funded in the country. Unlike in neighbouring France, the Belgian state finances officially recognised religions, with representatives of the Catholic Church receiving the best pay. But the abuse scandal has seen many people demand a change in the rules.
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The use of artificial intelligence in the EU will be regulated by the AI Act, the world’s first comprehensive AI law. Find out how it will protect you.
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The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has called on African countries to take urgent action to end poverty and mismanagement of natural resources if they want to earn the respect of the global community.
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The death toll from floods in northern Tanzania following torrential rains this weekend has risen to 63, the prime minister said on Monday, adding to hundreds of other deaths caused by extreme weather in East Africa since seasonal rains began in October.
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