Suicidal woman rescued from eighth floor of flat
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South Korean firefighter rescues a woman who attempted suicide from the window of the eighth floor of a flat.
16 Jan 2021
It's the first civilian legal case in South Korea regarding so-called "comfort women" who were forced into sexual slavery for Japanese troops during World War II. The unprecedented ruling is likely to spark ire in Japan.
21 Jan 2021
A rare twin suicide bombing has killed nearly 30 people and wounded another 73 in central Baghdad, Iraqi state media said, the deadliest attack in the city in three years.
15 Feb 2021
Police in the capital, Mogadishu, fired at the attacker as he broke through a checkpoint, allowing civilians to escape before the explosion.
21 Mar 2021
Spain has become the fourth European country to allow terminally ill people to end their lives.
25 Mar 2021
Governor Babajide Sanwoolu has named LagosHOMS Igbogbo 2B in Igbogbo Baiyeku after the former Lagos Deputy Governor, Abiodun Ogunleye. At the event the Governor hands over a 3-bedroom flat to Veteran Actor, Lanre Hassan-Adeshina is popularly known as Iya Awero, free of charge.
29 Mar 2021
Suicide bombers have struck outside a Catholic church in the Indonesian city of Makassar on Palm Sunday, injuring more than a dozen people. President Widodo said he "strongly condemned this act of terror."
21 Apr 2021
A South Korean court rejected a lawsuit calling for Japan to compensate victims forced to work in wartime brothels. Activists and plaintiffs denounced the decision, calling it a "major disappointment."
26 Apr 2021
The UK's opposition Labour Party has demanded an investigation into the funding of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's London apartment, amid accusations that donors secretly paid the refurbishment bill.
26 May 2021
No fewer than 264 suicide cases were recorded in the country within the last 4 years.
29 May 2021
Hong Kongers reluctant to get the coronavirus jab have been given a million-dollar reason to roll up their sleeves after property tycoons donated a brand new flat to a vaccine lottery.
31 May 2021
North Korean state media has blasted the US decision to permit South Korea to develop unlimited range missiles, calling it evidence of a "hostile" US policy towards Pyongyang.
18 Jul 2021
Spain has joined a handful of countries where terminally or seriously ill people can end their lives legally, provided they fulfill certain criteria and get doctors' approval. The reform came after years of campaigning by supporters. DW's Nicole Ris reports from Madrid.
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Some pro-Russian web users in West Africa have been sharing a photo that allegedly illustrates the destruction of a Ukrainian military base in Odesa on September 25. However, the photo has nothing to do with the war in Ukraine. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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Elizabeth Shoo speaks to Somali human rights activist Ilwad Elman, the winner of the 2020 German African Prize. Having left Somalia at a young age, she returned to her homeland in 2010 to follow in the footsteps of her activist family. Today her organization rehabilitates child soldiers and victims of sexual violence.
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