Beijing Winter Games flame lit in Greece amid protests
By Abiodun Ogundairo
18 October 2021 | 2:46 pm
The ceremony to light the Olympic flame was disrupted as Tibetan and Hong Kong activists held banners protesting human rights abuses in China.
22 Nov 2021
The death toll rises in Sudan's protests, as security forces crack down on people marching against the military coup. Meanwhile in the DR Congo, Islamist attacks continue in Beni. The local Muslim community is having to deal with both the deadly consequences of terrorism as well as stigmatisation. Finally, we take you to meet baby turtles in Senegal. Tourism, fishing and construction have threatened several species, but with the pandemic slowdown, nests are flourishing.
21 Nov 2021
Activists who took part in search and rescue operations off Greece now face charges including human trafficking, espionage, and money laundering.
22 Nov 2021
In the wake of the teenager’s acquittal after killing two people, protesters have taken to the streets across the United States to demonstrate for racial justice. Police clamped down on crowds in Portland, but rallies were largely peaceful.
Thousands across Sudan have protested a deal between military and civilian leaders to reinstate Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who was ousted in a coup. The main opposition bloc now rejects any power-sharing with the military.
President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has vowed to improve the fight against terrorism following protests in Burkina Faso. However, many people feel that these are empty words and have been calling for his resignation.
A migrant shares the challenge of crossing into Greece, and Americans post their resignations on TikTok
The Observers, we caught up with a Syrian migrant who filmed himself crossing the Maritsa river from Turkey to Greece, in order to reach the European Union. He recounts his various trials crossing the river and being confronted by Greek border guards. Then, we go to the United States, where an unprecedented number of people are quitting their jobs, after being fed up with corporate culture and work-life balance during the Covid-19 pandemic. They've shared their #QuitMyJob stories on TikTok.
A video distributed by the International Olympic Committee is not enough to reassure the tennis world. The Women's Tennis Association is suspending all tournaments in China until it is sure that doubles star Peng Shuai is safe and sound, following the 35-year-old Peng's quickly deleted post on Chinese social media last month denouncing sexual assault by a former vice premier. How far will the ripple effects go?
Activists who helped migrants reach Greece in 2018 are on trial on the island of Lesbos. The accusations against them include spying and human trafficking. DW caught up with some of those facing the most serious charges.
Protesters have taken to the streets of Ankara and other Turkish cities after the country's currency - the lira - tumbled 15 percent against the US dollar. Many are calling for the government to resign, blaming them for the economic situation.
The UN's Human Rights Office has called for a prompt and independent probe into reports of rape and sexual harassment at Sudan's anti coup protests on Sunday. Also, the French army announced that it killed a top member of a jihadist organization in an airstrike in Niger. The man was a key suspect in the murder of eight people visiting a giraffe park, including six French citizens. And Egyptian authorities have banned shishas in cafes as a part of their fight against Covid 19.
Greece's new high-security refugee center on the island of Samos promises improved living conditions for asylum-seekers. But human rights organizations have reacted with dismay to a facility that so closely resembles a prison.
44 mins ago
Researchers from the US and France say that having more than 2 kids could have a negative effect on late-life cognition. The researchers analyzed data from the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE).
44 mins ago
In the French region of Burgundy, home to the city of Dijon, it's not just the grapes that are famous. The region's other star fruit is the blackcurrant. A whole market has emerged based on the cultivation of this small berry. Today, the precious black fruit is transformed in many ways. Its best-known use in France is in the production of the famous liqueur known as crème de cassis, but blackcurrant is also used in cooking and even in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. We take a closer look.
44 mins ago
The US Air Force has announced a successful test measured at five times the speed of sound. A B-52 bomber off the coast of California carried out the test.
1 hour ago
Hope is all but lost that eight miners trapped in a flooded mine in Burkina Faso for a month may have survived. Also, suspects are arrested in Mali after authorities say they foiled a coup attempt earlier this month. And advocates calling for tax reform on the continent say that lawmakers should be on the sharp end of pushing for changes that will tackle an unequal system.
1 hour ago
Two new prospective members of the 73-year-old NATO alliance have submitted their applications to join. Their bids, which come in light of Russia's aggression in Ukraine, have already faced resistance from Turkey.
1 hour ago
Brussels has said a British proposal to effectively override parts of a Brexit deal with a new law is "not acceptable." The UK has proposed a new law to drop part of the Brexit agreement on Northern Ireland trade.