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The chief of an NGO that provided aid to people fleeing Belarus was found hanged in Ukraine's Kyiv. His friends said he had been followed by "strangers."
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Top Lebanese officials had been warned about the dangers of chemicals stored in the port yet failed to act to prevent the tragedy, according to a report from Human Rights Watch.
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya lost a legal bid to continue running in Tokyo 2020 after what she described as a "kidnapping" attempt by Belarusian authorities.
Facing a fourth COVID wave, France is making it harder for unvaccinated people to access certain public places.
The US reached Biden's goal of vaccinating 70% of its population a month late. The country is seeing a surge in infections and hospitalizations, fueled by the delta variant. Follow DW for the latest.
Health ministers of German states will push ahead with recommending jabs to teenagers despite disagreement. One medical official has called it an "election campaign blunder."
Federal and state health ministers have recommended COVID-19 booster shots for at-risk and elderly citizens. They also approved plans to vaccinate adolescents, despite pushback from the STIKO vaccine commission.
Antibodies are important for a vaccination to work, but scientists don't yet know what level they must reach. The new delta variant poses another problem.
A 9-year-old girl in Delhi has allegedly been raped and murdered by a priest and three other men as she went to fetch water at the crematorium. Her death has prompted a protest.
The US says it will take on thousands more refugees as the security situation continues to deteriorate in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has blamed the US for the crisis.
Israeli judges put forward a proposal that would have seen four Palestinian families be granted "protected tenant" status in the long-running legal row over the homes in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
The human rights group has used a new report to warn that Riyadh is cracking down on dissidents now that it is no longer chairing the G20 group of leading world economies.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has suggested he may not accept the results of next year's elections, citing flaws in the voting system. Now the country's electoral court has opened an investigation into his comments.
As the southern European nation battles hundreds of wildfires, Prime Minister Mitsotakis has warned that the country is facing its worst heat wave for 30 years. Extreme weather in 1987 claimed more than 1,500 lives.
How hard is it to switch an entire village to renewable energy? DW visits Sprakebüll, which took the leap.
Recent tit-for-tat sanctions from Beijing and Washington have accelerated a trend of economic decoupling, with China looking for more ways to achieve self-sufficiency in critical tech sectors.
The US gymnast has returned to win bronze, but how she dealt with her mental health is more important than any medal.
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Among the first Olympics transgender athletes was eliminated early in her first appearance at the Games. Nevertheless, she has forced us to rethink the anachronistic sports system, writes DW editor Sarah Wiertz.
Germany's women's track cycling foursome smashed the world record as they dethroned Great Britain at the Tokyo Games.
Seoul appears keen to help its belligerent neighbor — but critics warn that Pyongyang has little to offer in return.
Hong Kong's gay singer Anthony Wong, a seasoned dissident, has yet again irritated pro-Beijing officials.
Bangkok is looking to revive trade and business with the EU to avoid dependence on Beijing and Washington.
Australian comedian Celeste Barber parodies the six-pack and beauty cult on the net like no other.
Latin America is becoming the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic — but there is an exception.
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