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6 Feb 2022
Pakistani authorities imposed new restrictions on online content. Critics and content producers are worried about their negative impacts on the digital economy.
5 Feb 2022
With a population of 1.4 billion people, many would find it hard to believe that India has a fertility problem. However, according to a new country-wide study, the fertility rate in the country has fallen below the replacement rate, and India's demography could stabilise. This will also mean better opportunities for Indian women who are now carrying the whole responsibility of birth control. For many women, sterilisation is preferred to regular contraception. A report by Anida Saifi and Thomas Denis.
29 Jan 2022
Former Pope Benedict XVI has apologized for giving false testimony during a child sexual abuse probe. For many Catholics, the statement isn't enough; they are bitterly disappointed and demand an admission of guilt.
18 Jan 2022
Climate Minister Robert Habeck wants to make Germany climate-neutral by 2045. The southern city of Freiburg is already close to achieving his vision.
22 Dec 2021
Can we stomach it? We're going to have to change our eating habits if we're going to save the planet. At the approach of the holiday season, amid a pandemic that's got many people home cooking instead of restaurant dining, a "no longer so quiet" revolution is on the move. In the past decade, vegetarian dishes have already stopped being a rarity on Parisian menus. But how much of a sacrifice will the future be for meat lovers?
27 Nov 2021
Kabul residents on Tuesday said the first 100 days after the Taliban takeover had been difficult, expressing ongoing concerns about security and girls' education.
20 Nov 2021
As the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma continues to spew lava and ash, residents are worried as jobs dry up and state aid is slow to arrive. Some have already left the island, as DW correspondent Nicole Ris reports.
9 Nov 2021
The first solar thermal power plant in South America hopes to reduce reliance on fossil fuels while maintaining jobs for the coal industry's workers.
12 Oct 2021
The IMF's managing director faces allegations that during her previous stint at the World Bank, she pressured staff to alter data to benefit China.
10 Oct 2021
Women from a taekwondo team in Herat call for the Taliban not to 'obstruct the path of girls' as they display their medals in the city in western Afghanistan. The Taliban's all-male government has shut down the ministry of women's affairs and replaced it with one that earned notoriety for enforcing religious doctrine during the hardliners' 1996-2001 stint in power. The Taliban's all-male government has shut down the ministry of women's affairs and replaced it with one that earned notoriety for enforcing religious doctrine during the hardliners' 1996-2001 stint in power.
13 Sep 2021
9 Sep 2021
A barber in Kabul said he was uncertain about the future of his business on September 9, after the Taliban swept into power in Afghanistan. More men are expected to grow beards, the hallmark of the Taliban, which means less customers for barbers. "We used to work with foreigners, and our clients were like the British embassy… our work was good, but now it is not working, our situation is bad," said barber Nazar Mohammad, adding that he was thinking about leaving the country if he could no longer maintain a livelihood.

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