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16 Nov 2021
Russia has acknowledged destroying a satellite in a missile test, as the US had reported. But the Kremlin denies creating a risk to others in space — and says the US is being hypocritical on space safety.
12 Aug 2021
An Indian rocket failed to place an Earth observation satellite into low orbit just five minutes after liftoff. The failure was a big setback for the space agency whose missions have been delayed due to the pandemic.
27 Mar 2021
In tonight's edition: The main opposition challenger in Congo Brazzaville's elections dies of Covid-19 on polling day. Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas' death overshadows the weekend's vote, which is expected to return incumbent President Denis Sassou Nguesso to power. Also, in Kenya, Lamu's fishermen protest over a border dispute with Somalia. And Tunisia has an out of this world day by launching its first satellite, named "Challenge One".
8 Dec 2020
The past month was on average the hottest November on record for the world, the EU's Copernicus satellite monitoring service says. The data should be "alarm bells" for policymakers, its director warns.
5 Jul 2019
The continent's average temperature for June 2019 was the highest on record, according to the European Union's satellite agency. International researchers have warned Europe faces more frequent and intense heat waves.
29 Nov 2017
Russian space agency Roscosmos says it has failed to make contact with a satellite launched earlier on Tuesday.
4 Aug 2017
Citizen scientists are helping researchers to root out modern day slavery in northern India using satellite imagery to locate brick kilns, sites notorious for using millions of slaves.

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A year ago, the Taliban retook Kabul. In their first press conference after seizing power in Afghanistan, they surprised the world with the announcement of moderate policies. A key pledge was to address women's rights.
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Translation and language-learning giants like Google and DuoLingo are expanding language databases available online, in a push to widen representation and reduce bias in artificial intelligence systems. Residents in countries like Uganda where the native tongue Luganda is not taught in schools, say adding their languages to these platforms could be a game changer.
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Germany's €9 monthly travel pass has boosted rail usage, particularly in more rural and tourist areas, the latest statistics suggest. However, road usage is virtually unchanged, suggesting little impact on commuters.
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Beijing's military threats against Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi's visit are unprecedented. For the time being, however, not much will likely change as neither country can do without the other as a trading partner.
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The top German official for antiziganism says Romani people face structural discrimination in Ukraine. Roma make up 1-1.5% of the country's population.
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Among the dangers posed by the war in Ukraine is the risk of a nuclear catastrophe at Europe's largest nuclear plant, which is now under Russian control — in a war zone. The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, spoke to DW about his concerns over the situation at the Zaporizhzhia plant.