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4 days ago
Philippine Senator Christopher "Bong" Go was President Rodrigo Duterte's choice for the presidency. For now, the withdrawal leaves Duterte's administration without a candidate.
12 Sep
French President Emmanuel Macron has hosted Christian Democrat leader Armin Laschet at the Elysee Palace. The visit comes just weeks before critical elections, with Laschet vying to become Germany's next chancellor.
25 Apr
The Cuban Communist Party has chosen Miguel Diaz-Canel as its new first secretary. The new leader has pledged continuity, but faces economic challenges.
4 Apr
President Paul Biya's son is making a name for himself on Cameroon's political scene. Some observers think he is being groomed to take over the job of his 88-year-old father.
26 Oct 2020
The pope has made a surprise announcement while addressing the faithful at the Vatican, announcing a group of new cardinals who could help ensure Francis' eventual successor will continue his legacy.
30 Jul 2017
During a rally in the town of Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe reassured his supporters that he was not dying and he was not stepping down. The 93-year-old's health has been closely watched by Zimbabweans.

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The governing body of women's tennis took the decision after Peng made an allegation of sexual abuse against a Chinese official. WTA chairman Steve Simon said he worried about player safety at tournaments in China.
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The Omicron variant might be one of the first real immunoescape variants, says Professor Adam Grundhoff of the Leibniz Institute of Experimental Virology. It could therefore re-infect people who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19.
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The vaccine-maker's CEO says existing COVID-19 vaccines are unlikely to be as effective against omicron. Meanwhile, Japan detected its first case of the variant. Follow DW for the latest.
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Panjshir Valley became known as the last bastion of the anti-Taliban resistance as the militants swept to power in Afghanistan in August. But it was only a matter of weeks before Panjshir too would fall into Taliban control. Once a bustling hub of activity, Panjshir is now largely deserted. The few residents who have stayed are now under constant surveillance, and are struggling to survive amid a crippling economic crisis. Sonia Ghezali, Shahzaib Wahlah and Solène Chalvon Fioriti report.
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Millions of domestic workers in Africa continue to work under sometimes appalling conditions with very little pay. Trade unionists are now calling to integrate them into the formal sector.
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One pill during a pregnancy was enough, resulting in thousands of children worldwide born with severe deformities. In 1961, the manufacturer took thalidomide off the market. Survivors are still living with its effects.