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In Chile, protesters are demanding better social services and President Sebastian Pinera's resignation. Millions find it difficult to make ends meet, and many are forced to live in makeshift camps and shanty towns. DW's Nicole Frohlich reports fro...
Eighty years after the beginning of World War II, a new generation of Germans is facing the reality of what their relatives did during the Nazi era. Some young people are the first members of their families to talk openly about the feeling of shame.
Critics say the current system favors the ruling Georgian Dream party. A first wave of protests in the summer saw 200 demonstrators injured. DW's Emily Sherwin met one of them - a young activist who has become one of the faces of the protest movem...
For many Chinese children, time spent in school is just part of their learning. That and after-school activities and extra tuition may well add up to 12 hours. That leaves little time to play and relax.
The fashion designer Diamantina Arcoiris knowingly relocated her studio to Santa Fe, one of the most dangerous districts of Bogota. Crack, glue and alcohol abound; prostitution is rife. She gives them a chance to embroider her dresses and strut th...
Africa's first climate monitoring station is located on Mount Mugogo in Rwanda. Scientists there monitor levels of various greenhouse gases. They hope their data will help strengthen Africa's position at international climate negotiations.
Attacks on butcher shops, restaurants, and cheese shops are increasing - especially in France where food is a culture in and of itself. Radical vegans are behind the acts of vandalism.
More than a fourth of Nepal's population has no access to electricity. Many villages use hydropower plants to generate energy. NGOs and the government support the projects. The goal is to provide remote areas with sustainable energy.
The Moulin Rouge in Paris became notorious for its provocative can-can dance. One-hundred and thirty years on, it still attracts visitors in search of glitz and glamour.
There have been more than 100 bombings in Sweden this year - more than twice as many as in 2018. Experts blame the violence on feuding criminal gangs. And the police seem powerless to act.
A teacher from Uzbekistan had been cleaning for years in Moscow when she stumbled onto the club scene. Although there's increasing xenophobia in Russia, she's respected despite her ethnicity, age, and career as a cleaner.
The Mercedes G Class has survived for 40 years. Now, this cross-country vehicle has been thoroughly re-worked. The design language, with round headlights and fender-mounted turn signals, has not changed. But the interior and ride quality have.
The LA Auto Show is just over. And E-mobility is the tinsel-town topic. Not even the land of V8 engines and pickups can afford to ignore it. For carmakers exhibiting at the year's last major auto fair, it's a balancing act between present and future.
The Smart City Expo World Congress has been held in Barcelona. The goal was to change urban mobility while improving quality of life and reducing the environmental footprint - with concepts that combine technical, economic and social innovation.
A decision to buy an SUV is not usually based on logic. Who really needs high ground clearance and off-road capability? It's more about adventure - and looks. Audi now has a sporty, aggressive option in its range: The Q3 Sportback.
Christina is a student demonstrating against the old men who've run Lebanon into the ground. She's demanding reforms, but wants the protests to remain peaceful. So she and other women are positioning themselves between demonstrators and the police.
More than a dream: An Indian boy is inspiring his countrymen after being successful at swimming. But what makes Abdul Qadir's story remarkable, is that he has achieved this, despite having no arms.
Blanketing the Antarctic ice sheet in artificial snow might sound outlandish. But could geoengineering help to counteract runaway climate change? One thing is clear: many of the ideas could be very risky.
Abdoulaye Coulibaly is mayor of Fana in Mali and a climate change expert. He hopes to prepare his community for global warming. It's also a question of war and peace in the crisis-plagued country.
Dr Tim Eckmanns of the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin talks about proper and sustainable ways to use antibiotics to prevent undesirable unintended outcomes.
In a camp at the border between Bosnia and EU member Croatia, refugees are currently living in catastrophic conditions. Local authorities refuse to deal with the situation and demand that new camps be set up in other parts of the country.
Just outside Berlin, the remains of thousands of soldiers who fell in the Second World War are buried. The "Association for the Recovery of the Fallen in Eastern Europe" searches for the dead and has made a surprising discovery--74 years after the...
The trend researcher sees cultural changes underway. While older Germans still love big houses and cars, younger ones are, she says, more into experiences than possessions.
Cars, ships, planes and buildings have all been getting ever larger. Does that make sense? What are the limits and the alternatives? We also look at the role of tiny things in high-tech.
VW is turning out a sports version of its T-Roc, giving the Crossover SUV the 221-kilowatt engine from the Golf R and exchanging the sport mode for a Race mode. The T-Roc is designed to resolve the comfort and sportiness conundrum.
Roadsters like the Mazda MX-5 are built for driving fun. The MX-5 is one of the bestselling roadster in the world. Now, Mazda has updated the engine. We tested the MX-5 with a 135-kilowatt gasoline engine.
Skoda has unveiled its new Octavia in Prague. The bestseller's fourth generation is larger, and more dynamic and modern. The engines offered range from gasoline or diesel, both mild and plug-in hybrids, to natural-gas versions.
Oil has ensured prosperity, but also triggers crises and wars. How did the Petroleum Age begin? What is oil? And does it have a future as an energy source?
Chen Hui-ping co-founded the startup Sunnyfounder. The solar power fundraising platform is a pioneer in Taiwan, where photovoltaics are lagging. The government is pushing green technology, but industry still depends on fossil fuels and nuclear power.
Our fossil fuel-based civilization will collapse by 2028. That stark prediction comes from US economist and author Jeremy Rifkin. He says the first signs are showing on capital markets. His response is outlined in his latest book, 'The Green New D...
No more crude oil - would that be the end of the chemical industry? The entire sector is dependent on fossil fuel resources. But chemical companies are rethinking and developing climate-friendlier technologies. Evonik is working on CO2 recycling.
The chalk-and-talk approach is yesterday. Students at the Osterskov Efterskole in Hobro, Denmark, learn through role-play. 17-year-old Emma felt disadvantaged at a conventional school because of her dyslexia. She's hoping for a new start here.
If you're looking for a traditional countryside barn you're in the wrong place. This one is high-tech: Floating solar cells supply it with electricity, the cows are milked by robots, and another robot collects their manure.
West Africa has one of the highest birth rates in the world, with traditional values typically resulting in large families with lots of mouths to feed. This often means a financial burden on young couples but also affects the reproductive and over...
Ananya Birla is the daughter of a billionaire industrialist. Despite her family's wealth she has embarked on a singing career and has founded a microfinance company. It provides small loans to poor rural women.
When Lucy Wanjiku Njenga was 19, her boyfriend and the father of her child infected her with HIV. Her baby son died. She received little help in her poor district in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. She has founded a network for young women living with...
In our Global Teen series we present 14-year-old Ivan Emmanuel Santana Vega from the state of Jalisco in Mexico. He loves sports, especially the martial art taekwondo, and he's really good at it.
Chile gets plenty of sunshine. More and more businesses are using it as a cheap source of power. They are getting support from the German-Chilean Chamber of Commerce, which offers training in the efficient use of renewable energies.
Flooding in Venice has heavily damaged St. Mark's Basilica and several palaces. Local residents are upset that a hugely-expensive flood-control system that was begun 17 years ago is still not complete.
For nearly 30 years, a former baker has studied the night sky over his home town of Diyarbakir. He managed to prove that Galileo's calculations on the moon's orbit were wrong.
German authorities have cut down on asylum permits for refugees who've been housed at churches and monasteries. In 2016, 80 percent got permits; 2019 it was just 1.4 percent. We'll talk to some refugees who are staying at a monastery in Bavaria.
In Good Shape talks to dentist Stephan Ziegler about oral hygiene, the causes of dental phobia and how it can be managed.
Toyota's luxury marque Lexus is celebrating its 30th anniversary. In 1989 its first model, the LS 400, launched in the US. The RX debuted in 1998 and was one of the vehicles that established the premium SUV segment.
After nine years and more than 1.36 million sold, Mitsubishi has given its ASX a fourth facelift with a new look, a new engine and a return to four-wheel drive. The Japanese automaker believes it can hold its ground in the highly competitive compa...
Private cars are still in demand in big cities, with not everyone willing do everything by bus, train or bike. So Audi is expanding its vehicle portfolio with the A1 Citycarver, a version of its A1, but about five centimeters higher. Drive it! tak...
For more than a century, the name Bentley has been the epitome of luxury. A brand fit for a queen it seems: Bentley is an official supplier to the British Royal Family. No wonder - the hand-crafted materials in the interior ooze comfort and luxury.
India has a major problem around female suicide. Almost 40 percent of women who kill themselves globally live in India. This is much higher than the suicide rate for Indian men. A report published recently calls what's going on in India a public h...
Chile has been rocked by three weeks of sometimes violent protests demanding constitutional reform and greater equality. DW met up with one student leader for whom the last few weeks have been unusually hectic.