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2 days ago
The coronavirus Delta variant is spreading across Europe, with almost all new infections in people who have not been vaccinated. Yet many still refuse to be inoculated. Healthcare workers in France and Greece will soon have to decide: either be vaccinated or face unemployment. Is it the right way to go?
22 Oct
On average, 40% of health professionals in the world are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 but this figure hides huge disparities between regions, regrets Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO.
2 Oct
The World Health Organization again apologises to the victims who suffered rape and sexual abuse by workers sent to fight Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo from 2018 to 2020.
11 Sep
There are huge staff shortages in Berlin’s restaurants, bars and hotels. The post-pandemic phenomenon is being seen across Europe and elsewhere, including in the US, as workers leave the challenging sector for good.
7 Sep
Twenty years since the September 11 attacks, hundreds of undocumented workers who joined the clean-up efforts at Ground Zero are suffering from health issues caused by inhaling contaminated dust, with many still fighting to obtain US citizenship.
8 Aug
Workers at the world's biggest copper mine, Chile's Escondida, have approved a strike after rejecting the final contract offer proposed by multinational owners BHP. The workers are asking for a one-time bonus to recognize their work during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as education benefits for their children. Escondida workers staged a 44-day strike in 2017, the longest in the history of Chilean mining. The strike caused $740 million in losses for the company.
22 Jul
People demonstrate in Athens against plans to make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for all health workers and retirement home employees, with police using tear gas and water cannon to disperse some protesters.
5 Jul
They identified the victims as Maria Hernandez, 35, MSF's emergency coordinator who is a Spanish national; Yohannes Halefom Reda, 31, assistant coordinator and an Ethiopian national; and Tedros Gebremariam Gebremichael, 31, their driver and also an Ethiopian citizen.
28 Jun
Crowds of migrant workers and families rush to escape from Bangladesh's Dhaka ahead of a tough new lockdown to be imposed on Monday, packing a ferry full at a river terminal south of the capital. "No point to sit idle and imprisoned in Dhaka. I'd rather spend time with my kids and parents at home," says one of the migrant workers leaving the capital.
19 Jun
Bangladeshi textile workers fear for their safety following the expiration of a successful accord brought in after the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster. Global unions say firms could revert to an old model of self-monitoring.
12 Jun
The Afghan interior ministry has said that the Taliban are responsible for attacking dozens of mine clearers. The violence took place in a region north of Kabul that has seen heavy fighting recently.
14 May
More than 20 women in the east of DR Congo say they were coerced into having sex with aid workers sent into their community to help them face an Ebola crisis. We speak to one of the investigators, Robert Flummerfelt. Also in the country, an anti-corruption coalition warns that DR Congo could lose up to $4 billion from murky mining and oil deals with sanctions-hit Israeli businessman Dan Gertler. And a grave dating back thousands of years has been discovered in Kenya, helping shed light on the cultural evolution of man.

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Blaming South Africa for the new COVID-19 variant is wrong. A global crisis needs a global response, says DW's Sertan Sanderson. Instead of finger-pointing and isolation, there should be more solidarity.
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According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 7,216 people have died crossing the U.S–Mexico border between 1998 and 2017. In 2005, more than 500 died across the entire U.S.–Mexico border. The number of yearly border crossing deaths doubled from 1995 to 2005, before declining.
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DW's Biresh Banerjee spoke to Nalin Kohli, spokesperson for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), about coronavirus-related Islamophobia in India and allegations that the Indian government is exploiting the crisis to ramp up suppression of Muslims.
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France's small business minister is to outline details of compensation for the nightclub and events industries, after the announcement that clubs would be forced to close for four weeks from this Friday due to rising coronavirus cases. French nightclub owners have said they feel unfairly targeted by the measures, after already having to shut for 16 months until July of this year. Also today, we look at the latest twist in the debt troubles facing the Chinese property developer Evergrande.
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Chinese private investment in Uganda is growing while Westerners are losing appetite to put money to work in the country, President Yoweri Museveni told Reuters, pledging to step up efforts to tackle corruption which has made slow progress. Museveni, in power since 1986 and one of Africa's longest-serving leaders, said Uganda was working to sign a number of deals with Chinese private sector lenders in sectors from agro- and fertilizer-processing, minerals processing or textiles.
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For almost a decade, international forces in Mali have been trying to help fight Islamist groups that threatened to take over the country in 2012. But today, the government still only controls the capital and a small area around it. DW's Fred Muvunyi reports.