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Gunshots at several barracks in Burkina Faso had prompted fears of a military takeover. It was the latest sign of dissatisfaction with the government's handling of the Islamic insurgency wracking the country for years.
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The volcanic ash that covers much of the South Pacific islands of Tonga is one of many obstacles to getting aid to people in need. Families have stopped children from playing outside. But cleanup operations are moving forward.
In southwestern China, women have led families for centuries. Here, at the foot of the Himalayas, Lizajui is one of the last villages where matriarchal Mosuo traditions still rule.
The Islamic State group attacked a Syria prison housing fellow jihadists and a military base in Iraq in near simultaneous deadly operations that revive fears of an IS resurgence.
A major oil spill off the coast of Peru has reached the nation's shorelines, with the government calling it the biggest "ecological disaster" in recent years. The crisis was caused by waves from a volcanic eruption.
Poland plans to build a wall on its border with Belarus to prevent undocumented migrants from crossing into its territory illegally. But environmental campaigners warn a wall could have a dire impact on local wildlife. DW’s Jack Parrock reports.
Russia still seems to be beefing up the military presence on its border with Ukraine, while Kyiv has received military support from the US and the UK. Germany won't send weapons to Ukraine, saying that would only escalate the situation.
A project in Rwanda aims to help farmers adapt to climate change by teaching them how to restore terrains and use different crops. It is already showing results in the rugged hills of the country's Northern Province.
Mass viral infections have consequences. What will omicron's be?
After the first aid flights reached Tonga with more en route, the remote Pacific island nation, home to about 100,000 people, grapples with the aftermath of an underwater volcanic eruption and tsunami.
The Africa Cup of Nations is not only about football. The stadiums are full of fans who have come up with various colorful ideas to encourage their teams. There is also plenty of partying on the streets.
As one of the first countries in Europe, Italy makes coronavirus vaccination compulsory – for over-50s at least. DW correspondent Christine Mhundwa looks at why the country is taking that step.
In Yemen, the death toll from a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a prison run by rival Houthis has climbed to at least 82. The coalition denied targeting the facility. The attack marks an escalation in the country's seven-year civil war.
The Africa Cup of Nations kicked off earlier this month in Cameroon. The football tournament is going ahead despite worries about the coronavirus and security threats from rebel groups. DW looks at how fans have been experiencing AFCON so far.
In Tanzania, women often die in childbirth. Poor basic health care during pregnancy and delivery places the country toward the bottom of global rankings for maternal mortality. But, for people living in the Simiyu region, this is changing.
The government of Burkina Faso said last week that it had averted a plot by armed forces to take over the country. This attempted coup in Burkina Faso comes hot on the heels of military take-overs in Mali as well as in Guinea.
''We cannot offer safety, only a window for escape'', says one of the co-founders of Between The Lines, an initiative set up to offer journalists protection at rightwing demonstrations in Saxony. This interview was originally broadcast on DW's Inside Europe.
Friedrich Merz will take over from Armin Laschet, who led the Christian Democrats' ill-fated 2021 election campaign. So who is the new leader of Germany's conservatives?
The cradle of European winter tourism can be found in the Swiss Engadin region. DWs Lukas Stege explores the valley region that's famous for its stunning nature and delicacies.
Switzerland's highest mountain attracts tourists and mountain climbers alike. The mountain is stunning, but very dangerous to climb. The Matterhorn Museum preserves the story of the first ascent—which turned deadly.
After seven years of war, the situation for civilians in Yemen is getting worse every day. Hardly any aid is getting into the country. And on the divided island country of Cyprus, the ghost town of Varosha is slated to get a new lease of life.
A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia has been at war with the Houthis in Yemen for seven years. The conflict has left about two-thirds of Yemen's population dependent on foreign aid.
The once sophisticated seaside resort Varosha in the restricted area of Cyprus is open to visitors again. The Famagusta hotels were once graced by international stars. Turkey has now reopened the ghost town to tourists.
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