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2 days ago
The Saudi government has lifted social distancing measures, allowing full-capacity attendance at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Follow DW for the latest.
3 days ago
The team of 26 scientists is set to revive the stalled investigation into the origins of the virus. Meanwhile, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed that he will not be vaccinated. Follow DW for the latest.
3 days ago
The United States plans to reopen its land borders with Canada and Mexico for those who are fully vaccinated. The frontiers have been closed for 19 months. Follow DW for the latest.
15 Oct
In eight areas of Germany, the incidence rate has crossed 500 per 100,000 people in 10- to 19-year-olds, according to the Robert Koch Institute. Follow DW for the latest.
13 Oct
US pharmaceutical company Merck is looking to get its COVID-19 pill cleared for emergency use. Meanwhile, people in Germany will have to start paying for rapid coronavirus tests that used to be free. DW has the latest.
9 Oct
4 Oct
The US COVID death toll has continued to sharply rise, despite the widespread availability of vaccines. Meanwhile, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro has said unvaccinated travelers are not welcome. Follow DW for the latest.
2 Oct
The BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds could be approved in the US as early as October. Meanwhile, Australia plans to stop paying workers affected by lockdowns. Follow DW for the latest.
30 Sep
This year’s scientific and literature Nobel laureates will again receive their awards remotely, instead of in Stockholm. Follow DW for the latest.
26 Sep
Mandates in the US, France and elsewhere are requiring certain workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. But many say they'd rather leave a job than get the jab. Can an economy in crisis handle the blow?
25 Sep
Russian President Vladimir Putin says that dozens of people in his entourage tested positive for the coronavirus before he went into self-isolation earlier this week.
25 Sep
China has vaccinated more than 70% of its population. Meanwhile, UNICEF has urged nations to reopen schools. Follow DW for the latest.

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1 day ago
We take a look at the tributes and the criticism of Colin Powell following his passing on Monday. We also look into why the coronavirus may be surging in Russia. Finally, the press is discussing the upsides and downsides of artifacts: namely a rock that’s managed, as Le Monde puts it, to “piss” off a French town.
1 day ago
The South American country is grappling with a surge in violent crime and deadly prison riots. The government has pointed to drug trafficking and consumption as the underlying problem.
1 day ago
Storms, floods and other extreme weather events are massively documented by ordinary people using their smartphones. Much of the material circulating online often includes false images that show similar natural catastrophes at another time in another place. We take a look at some examples from Hurricane Shaheen that struck Oman and Iran two weeks ago.
1 day ago
Portuguese authorities seize a 5.2-tonne haul of cocaine from a Spanish-registered sailing ship, arresting two Spanish citizens and a Peruvian. of on the docks
1 day ago
A report in the "Financial Times" suggested China had launched a low orbit "missile" that could penetrate current defense systems. The Asian superpower said it was for "peaceful" usage.
1 day ago
Police confront demonstrators as they attempt to block the access to the port of Trieste as they protest against Italy's new 'Green Pass' - a document offering proof of vaccination, recent recovery from Covid-19 or a negative test, which workers must provide to their employers or face being declared absent without pay.