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Monkeypox virus mutations 'challenging' what we know

  • New research suggests that monkeypox is mutating surprisingly fast in Europe and North America. The study shows how little we know about the virus.
The genetics of the virus that causes monkeypox are relatively unknown. This is the kind of skin rash that the virus causes, viewed under a microscope.(CDC/REUTERS )
The genetics of the virus that causes monkeypox are relatively unknown. This is the kind of skin rash that the virus causes, viewed under a microscope.(CDC/REUTERS )
Published on Jul 05, 2022 11:56 AM IST
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German Holocaust survivor Margot Friedländer honored for life's work

  • "We cannot change what happened, but it must never happen again," the 100-year-old Holocaust survivor said.
Margot Friedländer was awarded the prize for her 'decades' of commitment to understanding and tolerance, the Walther Rathenau Institute said(Britta Pedersen/dpa/picture alliance )
Margot Friedländer was awarded the prize for her 'decades' of commitment to understanding and tolerance, the Walther Rathenau Institute said(Britta Pedersen/dpa/picture alliance )
Published on Jul 05, 2022 11:34 AM IST
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Musical solidarity: Odessa Classics survives in Bonn

  • The Odessa Classics summer festival was one of the most popular in Ukraine. This year, the festival has been another victim of the Russian invasion but has found new life across Europe.
Odessa Classics has had to relocate from its home venue due to the Russian invasion(Odessa Classics)
Odessa Classics has had to relocate from its home venue due to the Russian invasion(Odessa Classics)
Published on Jul 04, 2022 05:01 PM IST
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Why language needs to be decolonized

  • Where did racist words come from and how can we replace hurtful expressions with more politically acceptable terminology? A new book offers some answers.
A poster depicting racist stereotypes in South America(public domain/Rubén Polar )
A poster depicting racist stereotypes in South America(public domain/Rubén Polar )
Published on Jul 03, 2022 03:36 PM IST
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Restored masterpiece: The Isenheim Altarpiece

  • Matthias Grünewald's paintings are masterpieces of the late Gothic era. After four years of work, experts have restored the painter's famous Isenheim Altarpiece to its former glory.
The Isenheim Altarpiece (Martin Jung/imageBROKER/picture alliance)
The Isenheim Altarpiece (Martin Jung/imageBROKER/picture alliance)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 12:43 PM IST
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London LGBTQ Pride draws a million-strong crowd

  • The Pride parade in the UK capital marked half a century of progress in the fight for LGBTQ equal rights.
Organizers said more than 30,000 people took part in the Pride parade, watched on by a crowd of around a million(Henry Nicholls/REUTERS )
Organizers said more than 30,000 people took part in the Pride parade, watched on by a crowd of around a million(Henry Nicholls/REUTERS )
Published on Jul 03, 2022 12:13 PM IST
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COVID: How useful are restrictions as infection numbers soar?

  • Restrictions imposed quickly to combat the COVID pandemic have a measurable effect, according to an expert commission in Germany. The assessment comes at a time when infections again threaten to spiral out of control.
As more people fall ill with COVID this summer, emergency and rescue services are suffering from staffing shortage. (Jens Büttner/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/picture alliance )
As more people fall ill with COVID this summer, emergency and rescue services are suffering from staffing shortage. (Jens Büttner/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/picture alliance )
Published on Jul 02, 2022 01:28 PM IST
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Rodin's 'The Thinker' sells at auction

  • Worldwide, about 40 casts exist of Auguste Rodin's world-famous bronze sculpture of a man lost in thought. Christie's auction house has just sold one of them for $11 million.
Auguste Rodin's
Auguste Rodin's "The Thinker" is a world-famous sculpture(Friso Gentsch/dpa/picture alliance )
Published on Jul 01, 2022 05:17 PM IST
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Climate change: Do we have to rethink what we eat?

  • The global food system allows us to buy almost any product we want, whenever we want - often at the cost of the environment. But are we even capable of changing our eating habits?
Supermarkets stock thousands of products from all over the world(Li Ying/Xinhua/picture alliance )
Supermarkets stock thousands of products from all over the world(Li Ying/Xinhua/picture alliance )
Published on Jul 01, 2022 05:10 PM IST
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Hong Kong: How tourism has changed since return to China

  • It was 25 years ago that Great Britain handed rule of Hong Kong over to China after the city had been a crown colony for 155 years. Since then, much has changed in the metropolis — including tourism.
The skyline of Hong Kong — around 7.5 million people live here(leungchopan/YAY Images/IMAGO)
The skyline of Hong Kong — around 7.5 million people live here(leungchopan/YAY Images/IMAGO)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 04:51 PM IST
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Period trackers: How apps exploit your menstrual cycle

  • Thinking about tracking your menstrual cycle on a smartphone? Well, you may want to consider a few digital privacy issues before you use some random app.
Your body, your period... your data? New apps are trying to move people away from commercial period trackers that sell your data for advertising(Isabel Infantes/REUTERS)
Your body, your period... your data? New apps are trying to move people away from commercial period trackers that sell your data for advertising(Isabel Infantes/REUTERS)
Published on Jun 30, 2022 04:58 PM IST
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Europe searches for ways to ease summer travel chaos

  • Travelers hadn't planned for cancellations and lines when departing for long-awaited trips postponed by the pandemic.
European airports do not have enough staff to deal with a surge in post-pandemic travel(Kadir Ilboga/AA/picture alliance )
European airports do not have enough staff to deal with a surge in post-pandemic travel(Kadir Ilboga/AA/picture alliance )
Published on Jun 30, 2022 12:11 PM IST
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Samantha Smith: How a 10-year-old became a Cold War icon of peace

  • Her letter, penned at age 10 to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov, remains relevant on what would have been her 50th birthday.
'America's Youngest Ambassador' spoke with the press on her trip to Russia in 1983(Alexander Yakovlev/ITAR-TASS/IMAGO )
'America's Youngest Ambassador' spoke with the press on her trip to Russia in 1983(Alexander Yakovlev/ITAR-TASS/IMAGO )
Published on Jun 29, 2022 02:02 PM IST
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Ukrainian Serhiy Zhadan wins German Peace Prize

  • The Ukrainian writer, poet and musician Serhiy Zhadan has won the 2022 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
Serhiy Zhadan writes on the frontlines of the Ukraine war(Haus für Poesie/gezett/IMAGO )
Serhiy Zhadan writes on the frontlines of the Ukraine war(Haus für Poesie/gezett/IMAGO )
Published on Jun 28, 2022 02:35 PM IST
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Rheingau Music Festival returns with powerful sounds

  • The music festival welcomes the return of full choirs and orchestras after two years. A musical fairy tale by Dvorak and a choral symphony by Mendelssohn symbolize hope for Ukraine.
Standing ovations for choir and orchestra at the opening of the Rheingau Music Festival(Gaby Reucher/DW )
Standing ovations for choir and orchestra at the opening of the Rheingau Music Festival(Gaby Reucher/DW )
Published on Jun 28, 2022 01:59 PM IST
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The end of party tourism on Mallorca?

  • The Spanish island of Mallorca had hoped after the pandemic-related timeout to increasingly attract holidaymakers who want to do more than just party. But the change is not happening as quickly as hoped.
After quite times, Mallorca's bars and beaches are once again teeming with tourists(Clara Morgais/picture alliance/dpa )
After quite times, Mallorca's bars and beaches are once again teeming with tourists(Clara Morgais/picture alliance/dpa )
Published on Jun 27, 2022 05:04 PM IST
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My coming of age with 'Harry Potter'

  • DW's Shabnam Surita believed she had nothing in common with the boy wizard. But 25 years after JK Rowling's first "Harry Potter" book was published, she recalls how their very different life stories became entwined.
The 'Harry Potter' story is 25 years old, but his influence remains fresh. (United Archives/Impress/picture alliance )
The 'Harry Potter' story is 25 years old, but his influence remains fresh. (United Archives/Impress/picture alliance )
Published on Jun 27, 2022 01:16 PM IST
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Lufthansa expects air travel crisis won't end this year

  • The German airline is canceling over 2,000 additional flights at its Frankfurt and Munich hubs due to staff shortages.
The announcement comes two weeks after Lufthansa said it would cancel 900 connections in July(Vasco Garcia/dpa/picture alliance )
The announcement comes two weeks after Lufthansa said it would cancel 900 connections in July(Vasco Garcia/dpa/picture alliance )
Published on Jun 26, 2022 02:37 PM IST
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Denmark opens Flugt refugee museum

  • The Flugt museum, in the town of Oksboel, will recognize the contribution refugees have made to the Nordic country. A quarter of a million Germans fled the Red Army to Denmark in the dying days of World War II.
The museum has been built at the site of the Oksboel refugee camp, which held tens of thousands of Germans at the end of World War II(John Randeris/Ritzau Scanpix/AP/dpa/picture alliance )
The museum has been built at the site of the Oksboel refugee camp, which held tens of thousands of Germans at the end of World War II(John Randeris/Ritzau Scanpix/AP/dpa/picture alliance )
Published on Jun 26, 2022 02:14 PM IST
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Toblerone chocolate to lose 'Switzerland' tag

  • Toblerone bars are still produced exclusively in Switzerland, but the world-renowned chocolate brand is planning an expansion. Under Swiss law, this change comes with a price.
Toblerone has always used its 'Swissness' as a selling point (Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto/picture alliance )
Toblerone has always used its 'Swissness' as a selling point (Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto/picture alliance )
Published on Jun 25, 2022 12:42 PM IST
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Monkeypox: How to protect yourself against the virus

  • The World Health Organization is in emergency talks because of rising monkeypox infections. That doesn't mean that there's another pandemic — but some people will need additional protection.
In many European countries, monkeypox cases are rising(Dado Ruvic/Illustration/REUTERS )
In many European countries, monkeypox cases are rising(Dado Ruvic/Illustration/REUTERS )
Published on Jun 24, 2022 11:33 AM IST
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Antisemitism debate rages at Documenta art fair

  • A mural by Indonesian artists displaying antisemitic tropes has added more controversy to the world-renowned Documenta.
A large mural banner at Documenta has been deemed to contain antisemitic images(Sabine Oelze/DW )
A large mural banner at Documenta has been deemed to contain antisemitic images(Sabine Oelze/DW )
Published on Jun 22, 2022 02:24 PM IST
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Belgium returns gold tooth of Congo independence hero Patrice Lumumba

  • The only remnant of the murdered Congolese independence leader, a gold tooth, was returned to his family during a ceremony in Brussels. His 1961 murder is a reminder of Belgium's brutal colonial history.
Lumumba (center) was ousted in a coup only months before to his assassination(Everett Collection/picture alliance )
Lumumba (center) was ousted in a coup only months before to his assassination(Everett Collection/picture alliance )
Published on Jun 21, 2022 12:56 PM IST
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Dutch researchers uncover Roman temple complex

  • In a "highly unusual find," archaeologists in the Netherlands uncovered the remains of temples where Roman soldiers once paid tribute to their gods and goddesses.
Dutch researchers have celebrated the find, which included dozens of small, stone altars like the ones pictured above(Archäologisches Forschungsinstitut RAAP/dpa/picture alliance)
Dutch researchers have celebrated the find, which included dozens of small, stone altars like the ones pictured above(Archäologisches Forschungsinstitut RAAP/dpa/picture alliance)
Published on Jun 21, 2022 12:35 PM IST
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A WWII family secret: How two trailblazing female artists were rediscovered

  • Katharina Feil spent decades investigating her family's history under the Nazis, and found out that two of her relatives, Sophie and Betty Wolff, were artists who worked with Käthe Kollwitz.
Katharina Feil speaks in Berlin at a Stolperstein ceremony commemorating her great-great-aunts Sophie and Betty(Clare Roth/DW)
Katharina Feil speaks in Berlin at a Stolperstein ceremony commemorating her great-great-aunts Sophie and Betty(Clare Roth/DW)
Published on Jun 20, 2022 11:02 AM IST
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From COVID to war: Will travel become more expensive?

  • The pandemic remains ongoing; there's a war in Europe, and inflation is soaring. In such challenging times, many people are longing for a vacation. But taking off on holiday isn't as easy as it used to be.
Although many long for a vacation, several factors have made it more challenging (Philipp Laage/dpa Themendienst/picture alliance )
Although many long for a vacation, several factors have made it more challenging (Philipp Laage/dpa Themendienst/picture alliance )
Published on Jun 20, 2022 09:40 AM IST
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Documenta international art show focuses on Global South

  • Instead of big names, contemporary collectives from Africa, Asia and South America take center stage at the international art exhibition held every five years in Kassel, Germany.
The documenta is one of the world's most significant exhibitions of contemporary art(Martin Meissner/AP/picture alliance)
The documenta is one of the world's most significant exhibitions of contemporary art(Martin Meissner/AP/picture alliance)
Published on Jun 18, 2022 03:07 PM IST
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Traveling to Europe during the summer? Consider this

  • As travelers set off on vacations to avenge being grounded thanks to the pandemic, they are getting a reality check.
Travelers are having to brave long queues at airports before they embark on their much-delayed holidays(Ying Tang/NurPhoto/picture alliance )
Travelers are having to brave long queues at airports before they embark on their much-delayed holidays(Ying Tang/NurPhoto/picture alliance )
Published on Jun 18, 2022 09:44 AM IST
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Is breastfeeding too hyped up?

  • Some women with ample maternity leave put enormous pressure on themselves to breastfeed. But sometimes it just doesn’t work.
Some women have health problems that make breastfeeding nearly impossible(Angel Santamaria/Addictive Stock/imago images)
Some women have health problems that make breastfeeding nearly impossible(Angel Santamaria/Addictive Stock/imago images)
Published on Jun 17, 2022 06:52 PM IST
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Korean pop band BTS going on 'hiatus' to launch solo careers

  • The mega K-pop group BTS has announced that the group will be on "hiatus." The reason given is band members hope to launch solo careers.
Popular English-language songs by BTS include
Popular English-language songs by BTS include "Dynamite" and "Butter"(YONHAPNEWS AGENCY/picture alliance)
Published on Jun 15, 2022 03:04 PM IST
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