The origins of Halloween
01 November 2022 | 5:33 am
Halloween is not an ancient Celtic custom, nor was it invented by the American candy industry. DW explores the unique history of this spooky holiday.
20 Apr 2018
31 Oct 2017
Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says President Donald Trump is "ignoring the intelligence community about an urgent threat," in refusing to stand up to Russia.
20 Apr 2018
This mom decided to scare her two young girls after painting her face in scary makeup for a party. As she walked into their room, the kids loudly screeched and cowered away in fear.
19 Oct 2018
After having launches at comic conventions and film festivals, "Halloween" finally had its premiere in Hollywood on Wednesday.
1 Nov 2018
If you're anxious about earnings, you're not alone. They're getting revised down into 2019 and the S&P 500 is on track for its worst month since 2009 - despite still-strong GDP growth at 3.5% and employment near a half-century low.
20 Oct 2019
Pennywise the Clown from 'IT' ranks number one for solo costumes. The classic witch costume is second followed by Spider-Man in third. The web-slinger's popularity stems from 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' and other recent flicks. Popular searches also include costumes of overweight Thor from 'Avengers: Endgame.'.
14 Jan 2021
A team of ten scientists will investigate the origins of the new virus in a politically fraught mission that comes more than a year after the pandemic began and after accusations Beijing has tried to thwart the project. Finding the origins of the SARS-Covid-2 'could be a very long journey', says Peter Ben Embarek, head of the international WHO mission to China.
20 Feb 2021
The World Health Organization's Africa chief speaks on patient zero for the separate, unlinked outbreaks of Ebola in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2 Nov 2021
Beijing said the use of spy agencies, not scientists, was "iron-clad proof" of Washington's attempts to politicize the origins of COVID-19. A new report published Friday shed little fresh light on how the virus emerged.
6 Oct 2022
"Who's Black and Why?" is the title of a fascinating new book about the origins of racism. Back in 1739, the Royal Academy of Sciences in the French city of Bordeaux announced a contest for the best essay on the sources of "blackness".
5 Nov 2022
We bring you the burning front pages of The Guardian and Liberation reacting to multiple UN reports about how we will soon be unable to reach our target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. Also, we look at reactions to Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter and what it means for the social media platform.
30 Oct 2022
According to South Korean media JTBC, 153 people were killed and 103 others injured in a stampede that occurred Saturday night at Itaewon, a district of the South Korean capital Seoul, during Halloween gatherings.
4 Nov 2022
President Han Duck-soo said the government would carry out a "thorough investigation" as the casualty count continued to climb overnight. A 561-member task force will interview witnesses to the tragedy.
5 hours ago
At COP28 in Dubai, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for a phase out of fossil fuels, the US announced $3 billion in new climate funding and France pushed for nuclear energy as a way to reduce emissions.
5 hours ago
South Korea has been ramping up its surveillance capabilities in order to gain a strategic edge over North Korea. The move comes after North Korea launched a satellite of its own in violation of UN resolutions.
6 hours ago
Early drafts of the COP28 agreement refer to the "phasedown/out" of fossil fuels, which are responsible for most climate emissions. The final wording will likely be disputed. What's the difference — and does it matter?
6 hours ago
Britain and Rwanda have inked a new treaty aimed at rescuing failed plans for the UK to deport asylum-seekers. A top court ruling had blocked the policy, saying it violated human rights laws enshrined in UK legislation.
8 hours ago
After the military burned down their village, one community describe their efforts to survive in a diplaced person's camp on the fringes of the jungle in the Sagaing region.
8 hours ago
Junta-led Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger have ditched the G5 anti-jihadist force. Experts say their intended confederation to tackle Islamist insurgents in the Sahel is bound to fail unless they mend ties with ECOWAS.
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