Residents navigate through flooded streets in northeast Bangladesh
20 June 2022 | 2:57 pm
Residents of a town in northeastern Bangladesh navigated through flooded streets on Monday as the country experiences what officials have called some of its worst monsoon floods in recent history. Monsoon rains in low-lying Bangladesh have triggered catastrophic flooding in Sylhet, leaving a quarter of its 15 million population stranded amid fast-rising waters and swollen rivers.
28 Aug 2021
In the western Afghan city of Herat, not far from the border with Iran, local residents complain over the dire state of the economy. With banks still closed since the Taliban's takeover of the country a week ago, one man laments that 'unemployment, poverty and misfortune are high'.
2 Sep 2021
Taliban patrols are a common sight in Kabul streets as crowds of Afghans continue with their commute and buying groceries, a day after the Islamists celebrated the US military withdrawal as a victory.
26 Sep 2021
Intense flooding has caused devastating damage to cars and houses in the town of Alcanar, on the Spanish Catalan coast. Authorities accelerated clean up efforts after intense rain washed away cars, filled homes with mud and knocked out power in the east of the country.
11 Sep 2021
Turkey is home to millions of immigrants, but economic instability brought on by the coronavirus pandemic is fueling mistrust of migrants.
19 Sep 2021
Hundreds of Tunisian protesters form a human chain over the weekend to highlight the pollution plaguing the coast south of the Tunisian capital. Organisers say some 3,500 people joined the protest along the beaches between Rades and Borj Cedria, a 13-kilometre (eight-mile) stretch of sheltered coastline home to around 300,000 people.
30 Sep 2021
Tokyo residents react after Japan's ruling party elected former foreign minister Fumio Kishida its new leader, setting him on course to become the next prime minister of the world's third-largest economy. Kishida, 64, will be confirmed as the new premier in a vote in parliament on October 4 and will then lead the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) into general elections that must happen by November. The 64-year-old won the ruling party's leadership vote, beating popular vaccine chief Taro Kono to finally clinch a job he has long targeted.
1 Oct 2021
People in Beijing share their views after a decision announced by the International Olympic Committee that next year's Winter Olympics in the city will be held without fans from overseas. "I think this measure is for the safety concerns and is acceptable," says a pedestrian at Beijing Olympic Park.
25 Oct 2021
Animal welfare advocates, conservationists and scientists have carried out a three-year effort to count every cat in the US capital and provide an accurate estimate of the size of Washington's indoor, outdoor and shelter population, as well as the health of the city's cats. As part of the DC Cat Count, researchers set up wildlife cameras in more than 1,500 spots across the city.
3 Nov 2021
The much-awaited Anambra gubernatorial election comes up this Saturday, and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is assuring residents of its readiness to organise a hitch-free poll.
6 Nov 2021
Schools have been closed and flights canceled because of the massive amounts of ash being spewed from the Cumbre Vieja volcano. Scientists have said the eruption on the island of La Palma could last up to three months.
20 Nov 2021
As the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma continues to spew lava and ash, residents are worried as jobs dry up and state aid is slow to arrive. Some have already left the island, as DW correspondent Nicole Ris reports.
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It's the first time Xi has made a trip outside mainland China since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The visit is expected to showcase Beijing's control over Hong Kong after a political crackdown crushed dissent.
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As coal prices bite, Poles turn to collect firewood
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We look at reactions in the French press to the verdict of the "trial for the history books" – that of the November 2015 Paris terror attacks. Also, Indian papers react after the brutal murder of a tailor sparks Hindu-Muslim tensions. Finally, Californian authorities restitute beachfront land to the descendants of a Black couple, a century after it was seized.
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Germany will be the largest provider of troops in Mali following the UN's decision to extend its peace mission in Mali. But one important security measure will be missing after France's troop withdrawal this fall.
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The 'Because of You' hitmaker's marital split from Brandon Blackstock - who she first filed for divorce from in June 2020, after seven years of marriage - has impacted Kelly's song choices as she only wants to release material she is "comfortable" with.
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All 20 defendants were convicted for their roles in the 2015 Paris terror attacks. The main defendant was sentenced to life in prison. The highly anticipated verdict brings to an end a case that lasted over nine months.