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The US Senate has approved hundreds of billions of dollars to fight climate change. The House of Representatives is expected to follow, making this a major victory for President Joe Biden.
Longer quarantine periods on the Chinese mainland, coupled with a daily limit on the number of people who can enter Hong Kong, mean many poor families have been separated for more than two years.
A new omicron subvariant is thought to be driving an uptick in COVID-19 cases in India. But the country is lagging behind when it comes to booster shots, pushing the authorities to take fresh steps to tackle the situation.
Germany's center-left Social Democratic Party has determined that there are no grounds to expel former Chancellor Schröder over his ties to Russian companies and Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The party's arbitration body says Schröder did not break party rules.
A ceasefire between Israel and the Islamic Jihad militant group is holding. Israel has reopened a border crossing with Gaza, allowing fuel deliveries to resume after a severe fuel shortage forced the area's only power station to shut down.
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Rescue operations are continuing in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila to save ten men trapped in a flooded coal mine. Plans to send in divers have once again been postponed after emergency services were unable to get the flooding under control.
The frontrunners in Kenya's presidential election, Raila Odinga and William Ruto, have been fighting for the last undecided voters, but one group has already made its decision: Kenya's young people. DW looks at why so many of them do not intend to vote.
A long drought in Germany has firefighters overstretched, battling blazes in many parts of the country. The summer heat and dry vegetation is a mix that's testing the professionals, and it means volunteers are also being called to the front lines.
Colombia has opened a new chapter in its history, with a former leftist rebel sworn in as president. Gustavo Petro has pledged to fight inequality, achieve peace and rethink the war on drugs. Colombia's new vice president also represents a new start.
An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza has held overnight. It follows three days of violence, which left more than 40 people dead. News of the deal was met with relief in southern Israel and Gaza.
The whale was first spotted in the Seine river north of Paris several days ago. Rescuers are fighting hard to help him recover, saying though they have ruled out "euthanasia" for now.
China has been conducting a fourth day of massive military drills off Taiwan, but many Taiwanese do not appear to be particularly worried. The expectation is that tensions will ease now that Beijing has expressed its anger over a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Cuban authorities are searching for 17 firefighters who are missing after explosions and a huge fire at an oil depot in the northern city of Matanzas. One person was found dead and more than 100 people have been injured.
Israel has struck Gaza for a second day, targeting the Islamic Jihad militant group. The group confirmed that one of their top commanders was killed in an airstrike. Palestinian militants have since been firing back.
It's been a long wait for heavy metal fans. But now, after a two year hiatus during the pandemic, one of the world's biggest heavy metal festivals is back. Wacken is once again hosting 85,000 metal fans for three days in a field in northern Germany.
Ukrainian artists fighting for their country — not on the battlefield, but on the stage: The Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra is made up of some of the nation's finest musical talents. They hope to bolster solidarity, as the war for their country's future grinds on.
Former guerrilla fighter Gustavo Petro is about to become Colombia's new president, leaving campaign controversies behind him. In recent weeks, Petro has managed to forge alliances to guarantee him a majority in parliament, and his popularity has soared among Colombians.
Women in Kenya have a hard time in politics. Kenya introduced a quota for women in Parliament in 2010, but it has never been fulfilled. DW's Felix Maringa caught up with a candidate who is determined to change that in Kenya's Embu County.
Not all of the candidates on the ballot for Kenya's upcoming elections are experienced politicians. But some of them are well-known personalities online and on the airwaves. DW met with three of them to find out what they hope to achieve.
Kenya's presidential election is set to be a tight race between Deputy President William Ruto and opposition leader Raila Odinga. The incumbent, Uhuru Kenyatta, is not allowed to run for a third term. But Kenya's new president will have a very familiar face.
Kenya's presidential campaigns are an opportunity for many people to earn money as paid supporters of candidates. But there is also a violent side to campaigning.
For many, "Wacken" is more than just a music festival — it's holy ground. Fans from around the world travel to the small town in northern Germany for the Heavy Metal meet — one of the world's largest.
Israeli airstrikes have hit an apartment building near central Gaza City. Israel says it was targeting the Islamic Jihad group, in response to an "imminent threat." The jihadists confirmed one of their top commanders was killed.
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