Solomon Islands: Buildings set on fire as rioters defy lockdown
27 November 2021 | 3:29 pm
Protesters in the Solomon Islands called on the prime minister to resign as riots took place for a second day. Australia said it would send a peacekeeping force to the Pacific nation seized by inter-island tension.
The Kruger National Park in South Africa is where most of the country's rhino are being slaughtered. Authorities are battling to protect the species from poaching gangs.
Judges in the German capital have moved to ban a number of weekend demonstrations amid fears they will lead to a rise in coronavirus infections. Police expect protesters to travel to Berlin nonetheless.
Australia's third-most populous city enters one of the "strictest lockdowns" for three days. Elsewhere, Uganda relaxes rules imposed during a six-week lockdown. Follow DW for the latest.
Melbourne has gone into a sixth coronavirus lockdown as Australia falters in its efforts to bring a Delta outbreak under control.
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces that the country is heading for a three-day lockdown after identifying a single case of locally transmitted Covid-19 suspected to be the Delta variant. New Zealand had not recorded any infections in the community for six months.
New Zealanders say they are "gutted" by the announcement of the government of a snap lockdown. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed New Zealand is dealing with the highly transmissible Delta variant linked to the outbreak in Australia that authorities have so far been unable to contain.
Police in Australia arrested more than 200 as anti-lockdown protests turned violent. The country has seen its biggest spike in COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began.
Going back to live performances is very much on the mind of musicians these days, after months of introspective confinements and home recordings due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Ben Shemie from Suuns tells us more about his band's new album "The Witness", whose instinctive new sound will soon be taken to the stage, first in their native Canada and then on tour in Europe.
Shamim Mwanaisha was bitten by the coding bug while helping her son, a young pilot, with his lessons. She went on to start the Supersonic Aviators club in her home to help children, especially girls, develop their interests in aviation, astronomy, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Mwanaisha has taken the club's activities online to work around Uganda's strict COVID lockdown.
The tightest restrictions will remain in place in the country's largest city, Auckland, however. Meanwhile, a new Vietnamese school year has started with most students still in a virtual classroom. DW has the latest.
The premier of Australia's most populous state New South Wales says "quite confidently" that vaccinated Sydney residents will finally emerge from a lengthy lockdown on October 11.
Elated Sydneysiders defied grey skies and drizzle to celebrate the end of almost four months of lockdown in Australia's largest city, with many embracing a return to cafes and hairdressers. Sydney's more than five million residents have been subjected to a 106-day lockdown, designed to limit the march of the highly transmissible Delta variant.
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