Pope Francis condemns ‘virus’ of Christmas consumerism
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For a long time, Brazil's health care system was seen as a model for fighting HIV. But the number of infections is rising again, with the growing conservatism in society partly to blame, according to experts.
4 Jul 2021
Fast fashion has made buying clothes cheaper and easier. It's terrible for the environment because a lot of garments end up in the trash. But businesses are looking for ways to move towards a circular model in fashion.
11 Jul 2021
The international fashion scene is becoming aware of the need of black representation in campaigns and on the catwalk. A Nigeria-based modelling pioneer has launched a continent-wide competition - known as Future Face Africa - to discover a supermodel.
25 Jul 2021
Organizers confirmed at least 10 coronavirus cases linked to the Olympics, with the two infected athletes listed as non-Japanese. Meanwhile, German experts expect a fourth wave by autumn. Follow DW for the latest.
24 Jul 2021
Decades on from the start of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, researchers are yet to crack a successful formula for a vaccine. But now we have eight COVID vaccines in 18 months, people are asking: Can we speed things up for HIV?
6 Aug 2021
Even though vaccination rates are speeding in the US, so is the spread of the delta variant — prompting officials to reinstate some COVID restrictions previously lifted.
6 Aug 2021
African children are neglected when it comes to HIV treatment. Without any intervention, many will die before their second birthday, according to a UN report.
9 Aug 2021
Victoria Salcedo, a young girl without arms and only on legs, is taking on her next challenge by participating in the Miss Ecuador contest, as filmed in Guayaquil. Salcedo lost her limbs in an accident when she was five years old after being electrocuted by a high voltage cable.
18 Sep 2021
The Syrian province of Idlib, one of the last remaining rebel strongholds in the country's north, is experiencing a new wave of Covid-19 infections, driven by the more contagious Delta variant. This comes as the regime intensifies bombings in the region, putting local hospitals under even greater pressure. We take a closer look.
2 Oct 2021
While the eyes of the world focus on the Covid-19 pandemic, the fight against HIV has slowed down in Romania. The pandemic has deprived at-risk groups of access to health services and testing, as well as disrupting supply chains and medicine supplies, raising fears of a rise in cases.
22 Oct 2021
Russian President Vladimir Putin orders a nationwide week-long paid holiday starting on October 30 to curb Covid infections amid record coronavirus deaths.
13 Nov 2021
Germany is facing a massive fourth COVID-19 wave even though two-thirds of its population is vaccinated. Here's why.
19 Nov 2021
During a visit in October, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin described the new refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos as a "European model" for the reception of asylum seekers. The EU-funded Samos camp is closed and isolated – a far cry from overwhelmed reception centres such as the Moria camp on Lesbos, which was nicknamed the "camp of shame". But the asylum procedure remains lengthy and refugees are surrounded by barbed wire and video surveillance. Meanwhile, migrants trying to make the sea crossing to Europe still face a perilous journey. On October 27, three children drowned off the coast of Chios when their dinghy sank. Our correspondents report.
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A judicial investigation is finally underway after Peru carried out a forced sterilisation program of mainly indigenous women during the late 1990s. Our reporter meets some of the victims who are still suffering to this day. Also Sudan's newest recruits to martial arts are now fearing the fact they are women will see authorities demand an end to their involvement.
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Wolves were once the stuff of myths. But decades of conservation efforts have gradually brought them back to life, with the predator reclaiming lost territory across Europe. Their return, though, has sparked tensions within rural communities and questions over how man and wolf can peacefully coexist.
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Emily O'Reilly, who heads the EU Ombudsman, says she has been stonewalled by the European Commission when asking for information in relation to the "Pfizergate" affair. At the core of this controversy is an exchange of text messages between the EU Commission chief and the CEO of Pfizer in the run-up to a major contract signed between the EU and the pharmaceutical company for a Covid-19 vaccine.
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The United Kingdom is experiencing a wave of strikes on a scale not seen since the 1980s under then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. With double-digit inflation, the spiralling cost-of-living crisis means that those on stagnating and low salaries, especially public sector workers, are struggling to make ends meet. This Wednesday, half a million people are expected to go on strike, from teachers to civil servants to train drivers.
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A suicide bomber killed dozens of police officers at a mosque in northwestern Pakistan. It is the country's worst terrorist attack in years as a wave of Taliban-fueled militancy targets the state.
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US President Biden has said the US will deliver 31 of its sophisticated M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine. The announcement came just hours after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz confirmed that Germany will transfer 14 of its modern Leopard 2 tanks.