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11 Dec
World AIDS Day is dedicated to raising awareness and remembering those who lost their lives to the illness. Although the world has come a long way in terms of both destigmatising and treating HIV/AIDS, much remains to be done.
6 Mar 2022
Germany has one of the highest rates of femicide in Europe. According to statistics from the Federal Criminal Police Office in December 2021, the pandemic has only made the situation worse. Despite the tireless work of support groups for victims of domestic violence, the number of femicides continues to rise. Activists condemn a failure by police to take women's cases seriously enough, as well as legal shortcomings in German law. Our Berlin correspondents report.
12 Feb 2022
By 2050, the Middle East and North Africa could be dealing with 400 million more elderly people suffering from dementia. A lack of facilities, specialists and local knowledge means the region is woefully underprepared.
19 Nov 2020
The Democratic Republic of the Congo's Health Minister, Eteni Longondo, announces the country has declared the end of the country's latest Ebola epidemic after the outbreak killed 55 people over the past five months.
11 Sep 2020
The new football season in England starts this weekend, and fans all over the world are eagerly expecting their teams in action. But as the world gradually adjusts to the new normal brought about by the Coronavirus epidemic, football fans should brace up for changes as the PL kicks off.
9 Apr 2020
As the world currently reels from the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic, we take a look at some other outbreaks that affected Nigeria in the past. ⁣⁣ ⁣
10 Mar 2020
The spread of coronavirus around the world has impacted the staging of sporting events around the world with major sports events facing cancellation or postponement.⁣ Here’s a video highlighting five (5) major sports events facing cancellation or postponement due to the spread of coronavirus.⁣
4 Mar 2020
To curb the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, robots have been mobilised in China and parts of the U.S. to perform tasks that will reduce human contact with people already infected with the virus and inform the public about preventive measures to take to avoid getting infected.⁣⁣
29 Feb 2020
Fears of a Coronavirus epidemic play into the hands of those who for political, ideological reasons would like to see a return of hard borders in Europe. Elsewhere, the virus is becoming a political football in the US. Finally, sales of Corona beer have slumped.
27 Feb 2020
The coronavirus epidemic has triggered several warnings from officials about an impending pandemic. Follow DW for the latest updates across the globe as public health authorities struggle to contain the virus.
11 Feb 2020
The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic in mainland China soared past 1,000 on Tuesday with a record daily rise in fatalities. The number of reported cases however has fallen almost 20% compared to the previous day.
9 Feb 2020
Will the coronavirus epidemic do major damage to global economic growth? The world's second-largest economy is facing significantly slower growth this year as a result of the outbreak. Tens of thousands of people have been infected with the virus, the vast majority of them in China. Also, after two decades of France's 35-hour working week, has the policy delivered on its promises? And a paper trail is causing controversy in Germany, as retailers criticise a new law which makes issuing receipts mandatory.

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US Defense Secretary Austin has said Germany would continue to exercise leadership, despite Berlin not yet approving its Leopard 2 tanks for delivery to Ukraine.
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Father Victor Ntambwe is not content with just reciting psalms during mass on Sunday mornings in Congo's capital. With presidential elections just months away, he has more earthly concerns.
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Kurds living in Sweden are concerned over an agreement reached between the Swedish and Finnish governments and Turkey, which has threatened to block the two countries from joining NATO over their alleged harboring of Kurdish militants.
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The Paris Peace Accords 50 years ago began the withdrawal of US forces from Vietnam. DW looks at how Germany's support for Vietnam during the war was divided by east and west.
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Holocaust survivors and concentration camp memorial sites are taking to the video-based social media platform to raise awareness among young users.
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The pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party is facing possible court-ordered dissolution ahead of elections in May. The court has refused to postpone the decision until after the vote.