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A deadly fire in an apartment block triggered protests across China. Did Beijing's strict COVID rules contribute to the death toll? DW investigates.

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Two more teams qualify for the World Cup last 16, meaning that there are still 13 squads looking to book their place. If you thought the matches were exciting so far, they're bound to get even tougher over the coming days. Portugal make it through with a double from Bruno Fernandes, as do Brazil despite Neymar’s absence. Plus, Cameroon come from behind in a 3-3 thriller against Serbia, while Ghana beat South Korea 3-2.
2 Dec
Content creator Ben Black is trying to see all 64 games at the World Cup – the first time anyone has attempted such a feat.
4 Dec
The sign of protest comes amid controversy over the pro-LGBTQ rights 'OneLove' armbands, which are banned during the tournament.
3 Dec
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11 Dec
Gaucho da Copa became a symbol of Brazilian fans after following the team to seven World Cups. Now, his sons are attending in his honor.
4 Dec
Stephanie Frappart, Neuza Back and Karen Diaz will become the first all-female refereeing team for a men's World Cup match as they have been named to take charge of the Costa Rica-Germany Group E match on Thursday, FIFA announced on Tuesday.
3 Dec
Grace Jonathan was devastated when she was confirmed HIV positive. Young and pregnant, the 22-year-old also became suicidal after her fiancé abandoned her. Today, she has a healthy 8-month-old baby, thanks to an early test and routine drugs.
4 Dec
In Niger the famous mosque of Agadez built about 700 years ago continues to attract tourists from all over the world. But unfortunately this UNESCO World Heritage Site is facing threats of destruction from floods due to climate change.
5 Dec
The World Cup group stage ended on Friday and the knockouts start this weekend with the last 16 teams. Who are the favourites? What can we expect from the first knockout round that kicks off on Saturday, as the Netherlands face the USA and Argentina take on Australia?
5 Dec
Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham is among the hottest talents at the Qatar World Cup. The 19-year-old has the world at his feet ahead of the tournament. Back home, his former coaches are as proud as can be.
5 Dec
We look at how the French and British papers are covering their nations' World Cup wins, as well as their future face-off in the quarter-finals. We also discuss the possibility of the Iranian morality police being disbanded. The South African press weighs in the political future of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
7 Dec
During massive zero-Covid protests that took place in China recently, Chinese state TV found witty ways to cut away from maskless football supporters in World Cup broadcasts. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.