Shanghai Motor Show: German automakers shrug off China slowdown
21 April 2019 | 10:26 am
Despite China's car sales falling for nine months, German automakers are betting on new electric models to boost market share. Further headwinds could emerge when Beijing's generous electric car subsidies end next year.
20 Jun 2021
The prime minister decided to leave just a few months after the president was re-elected. The peace deal in the Central African Republic is on unsteady ground.
17 Jun 2021
The vehicle belonged to Marco Doria, a local official responsible for restoring parks and who has, according to reports, received threats in the past. Mayor Virginia Raggi has expressed her "full solidarity."
26 Jun 2021
A large black bear is behind a series of car break-ins in New Hampshire, US police said, after it was caught red-pawed on home security cameras clambering into a pick-up truck. Police in the town of Thornton released a video showing the bear standing on its two legs to open the car door, and then crawling into the vehicle. The bear was most likely searching for food or trash, according to local authorities.
25 Jul 2021
It's the biggest revolution in motoring in more than a century. In the decades to come, electric cars will overtake their petrol-powered counterparts. But what should be done with the batteries used to run electric cars? We take a closer look in this edition of Down to Earth.
5 Aug 2021
Afghan special forces patrol the streets of Herat as the Taliban press on with a series of offensives on cities, having seized control of much of rural Afghanistan since foreign forces began the last stage of their withdrawal in May.
7 Aug 2021
Three Tunisian brothers couldn't afford to buy a car, so they built one. Four years later, the trio manufactured the car of their dreams, and now hope to open up their own production line.
13 Aug 2021
Endless rows of mud-caked vehicles damaged during deadly floods last month sit abandoned in a parking lot in the central city of Zhengzhou, a monument to the power of last months' record floods to hit Henan province.
20 Aug 2021
Man accused of killing five people in a deadly car ramming in the city of Trier is now on trial. A 9-week-old baby and her father were among those killed in the pedestrian zone in December 2020.
5 Sep 2021
Two cars are seen destroyed in Kabul after the United States said it carried out an air strike on Sunday night in Kabul on an IS-prepared car bomb. The US military said it was "aware of reports of civilian casualties" from the strike, which came after an attack outside the airport late last week killed more than 100 people, including 13 American troops.
24 Sep 2021
The company behind the world's first electric flying racing car series have teamed up with Australian technology consultants to help deliver the virtual race track and control systems needed to get racing started. Telstra Purple will use its 5G expertise to help get the Airspeeder EXA Series off the ground, transmitting terabytes of data in near real-time.
2 Oct 2021
Eitan is at the center of a custody battle between his Israeli grandfather and his aunt who lives in Italy. In May, the 6-year-old's parents and younger brother were killed in a cable car crash in Piedmont.
30 Sep 2021
Hundreds gather to watch a car spinning tournament near Johannesburg in South Africa. Now recognised as a motor sport, "spinning" was born in South African townships during the late 1980s, when gangsters would spin stolen cars to show off their spoils. Tournaments have resumed after a nearly two-year pandemic hiatus.
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A 16-year-old Nigerian innovator has created an electronic piggy bank for fellow kids. His creation has motors that allow one to deposit and dispense cash in the same fashion as ATMs.
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We look at shocking video footage of migrants being tasered or beaten by law enforcement in June at Melilla, a Spanish border post with Morocco. An investigation by several European newspaper sheds light on the violence, in which at least 23 asylum seekers were killed.
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The sign of protest comes amid controversy over the pro-LGBTQ rights 'OneLove' armbands, which are banned during the tournament.
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Iran has been gripped by five weeks of demonstrations against dress codes for women — and some hard-liners want an even stronger clampdown. ZDF journalist Jörg Brase reports on protests and acts of civil disobedience in Iran's capital, Tehran.
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We take a look at how the press is covering the anti-Covid protests in China. We also discuss the anti-regime movement in Iran and a controversial World Cup move to support it. In food news, we find out the challenges facing the EU chocolate industry and how dolphins aren't put off by the taste of hot peppers.