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24 Apr
Guilty on all three counts. It took but ten hours for the jury to make Derek Chauvin the state of Minnesota's first ever white policeman convicted of murder. We ask if the outrage sparked by last May's killing of George Floyd marks a turning point for the United States and a criminal justice system that's violent, harsh and where many of the country's 18,000 law enforcement bodies wield outsized power.
26 Sep 2020
Jiang Haiqi starred alongside the controversial Sun Yang in winning a historic relay swimming bronze medal for China at the London 2012 Olympics. But now he is doing national duty of a very different kind -- as a policeman saving lives on Shanghai's Huangpu River.
21 Jun 2020
Donald Trump will begin campaign rallies next week, despite cases of coronavirus in the US surpassing 2 million. We look at the impact of his contradictory positions on race, policing and Confederate statues. Also, a transphobia row involving Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling continues to dominate the opinion pages. Finally, an Indian man changes his will to bequeath most of his land to... two elephants!

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.