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Speaking with DW, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she is relieved to have found "safety" in Warsaw. The sprinter flew to Poland after Belarus team officials tried to force her to leave the Tokyo Olympics.
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The two Belarusian coaches were involved in the effort to force a sprinter to return to Minsk. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya was critical of being put in a race she had not trained for.
Belarusian activist Vitaly Shishov was recently founded dead in a suburb of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. His acquaintances doubt he committed suicide. Police have not ruled out a political murder.
Greece saved Olympia "for now" and Turkey put out a blaze near a coal-fueled power plant. Follow DW for the latest.
Firefighters in Turkey are battling the worst blazes in decades. The flames are being fueled by high temperatures and conditions that experts say have been worsened by climate change. Many people have lost everything.
Amid the current heat wave, Italy is struggling to contain the wildfires that are raging around the country. In addition to the scorching heat, there are a variety of reasons why wildfires have become such a problem.
The US has been under pressure to lift restrictions on international travel. Vaccinated travelers may soon be allowed to enter the country. Follow DW for the latest.
Even though vaccination rates are speeding in the US, so is the spread of the delta variant — prompting officials to reinstate some COVID restrictions previously lifted.
With a pot of borscht with sorrel and cherries, Yulia Navalnaya has visited the Pokrov prison camp for three days. Navalny sent his "warmest greetings to everyone."
"NeuralHash" technology makes it possible to detect child sex abuse images uploaded to the cloud. Privacy advocates fear technology invites political mission creep, especially in authoritarian states.
Chadian soldiers were attacked while patrolling the volatile Lake Chad region. Both Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) are active in the area.
The 21 activists who had been arrested for attending an LGBTQ event in May have been acquitted. The activists were taken into custody by police in a move that caused outrage among rights groups.
US President Joe Biden said the "significant erosion" of rights and "politically motivated arrests" were behind the move. Hong Kong residents in the US can now extend their stay.
The historic town in northern Ethiopia is famous for its 12th-century rock-hewn churches. The US has urged for rebels to "protect this cultural heritage" and to end the violence.
Belarus' plans to shut parts of its border to halt migrants from re-entering the country has raised the ire of the EU. Brussels said migrants are not a political weapon.
Less than two months before the general election, current Finance Minister Olaf Scholz is emerging as the most popular candidate to replace Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Many Kashmiris fear a permanent loss of the region's special status as New Delhi faces no pressure to turn back.
From his parents' home in the eastern German city of Leipzig, a teenager single-handedly — and successfully — ran a profitable drug business. Netflix has the true story.
Daniel Ortega wants a fourth term as president. But with opposition candidates barred, the upcoming election is a farce.
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India defeated Germany in the bronze medal match to win its first medal in men's field hockey since 1972.
The Argentinian football star is leaving FC Barcelona following issues over renewing his contract, according to a statement from the club.
It's a rumor that won't go away: COVID-19 vaccines lead to infertility in both men and women. Is there any truth to it?
A young Ugandan tattoo artist wants to change the negative perception of ink in Africa.
Hong Kong's artists expressing anti-establishment views are having their creativity clipped like some mainland peers.
A former Afghan cosmonaut recalls seeing the Earth from space as everyone's home with no countries or borders.
The coronavirus vaccine from Germany's CureVac was expected to be among the first to market. Concerns about efficacy mean it has yet to be approved, but the company still sees a role for the jab.
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