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19 Aug
Violent forest fires have been raging in the Var region of southern France where thousands of people have been evacuated including tourists from campsites. The fires are spreading at a speed of 4km per hour and hundreds of firefighters are battling the blaze in windy conditions.
24 Jan
South Africa loses a prominent cabinet minister to Covid-19 as the continent struggles with a "fierce" second wave of coronavirus. Africa's CDC warns that the virus is leading to higher fatality rates on the continent than the global average. Also, the UN warns that an Islamist insurgency in northern Mozambique has caused a deepening humanitarian crisis. And finally, the city of Gondar in Ethiopia celebrates "Timket", the Orthodox Epiphany.
22 Sep 2020
Donald Trump is setting up a “Patriotic Education Commission” to promote a "pro-American curriculum" in US schools–or a propagandist “Hitler Youth” programme, as some commentators see it. Elsewhere, women protesters in Belarus and an anonymous website targeting Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, are both employing a doxing strategy.

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7 hours ago
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed when a gun in Baldwin's hand discharged on the set of a Western movie near Santa Fe. No criminal charges have been filed.
7 hours ago
Shooting to fame at the height of the Roaring Twenties in Paris, Josephine Baker was a Missouri-born dancer who found her spiritual home in France, far from the racial segregation of her native USA. Yet the early years of her career can make for uncomfortable viewing for a contemporary audience, with Baker seemingly complicit in numerous racist stereotypes. But for Ilana Navaro, director of the film "Josephine Baker: The Story of an Awakening", Baker "took what she had and, later on, turned it into a political tool" – as part of the French Resistance during World War II, and even later as a leading voice in the US civil rights movement.
8 hours ago
The OECD says recovery is being held back by supply bottlenecks and labor shortages. Calling for swifter vaccinations, it warns growth could be further derailed by new variant omicron.
8 hours ago
French far-right pundit Eric Zemmour has officially launched his bid for president with a 10-minute video clip on YouTube that looks like a crash course on replacement theory – immigrants supposedly taking over, violently – all to the dramatic sound of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. We ask our panel about the unorthodox campaign launch.
9 hours ago
German academic Adrian Zenz tells DW how new documents show that speeches made by Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top leaders link the government to the crackdown on Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
9 hours ago
Sufi whirling is a form of dancing that dates back to the 12th or 13th century. This mystic tradition emphasises the inward search for the divine. Not many women practice the dance in public but we're joined in the studio by one of them, Rana Gorgani. She tells us more about this unique form of dance.