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World in Progress: Scaling up connectivity for Tanzania's rural regions -- Half of the world's population is not yet connected to the internet. Many are poor and live in places with bad infrastructure. A pilot project that's been bringing the web to rural Tanzania might be an example of the way forward for other places as well. The reporting was supported by the Internet Society.

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Sieren's China: Beijing is coy about plans for Hong Kong - There's an apocalyptic feeling in Hong Kong. Dialogue between the city-state's government and the protesters seems further off than ever. DW's Frank Sieren says officials don't seem to have the will to find a compromise.

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Hong Kong university standoff: A hundred students still trapped

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Trump impeachment hearing: Sondland followed 'president's orders' on Ukraine -- US diplomat Gordon Sondland has testified that Donald Trump's personal lawyer was pursuing a "quid pro quo" with Ukraine. The envoy to the EU is a crucial witness in the impeachment inquiry into the president.

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EU worried about France, Italy budgets - The European Commission says eight member states are at risk of breaching the bloc's tough public spending rules next year. It wants surplus-running countries such as Germany and the Netherlands to spend more.

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Greece exits bailout: Is the Greek economy strong enough?

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Germany faces falling tax revenue

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Bremen bans right-wing group Phalanx 18 -- Phalanx 18 actively promoted violent, anti-constitutional ideologies through its events and concerts. Following the ban, calls remain for German authorities to take action against other far-right groups.

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World in Progress: Not just for the money - expats like the Gulf states -- The oil boom has made the six Gulf States some of the most popular destinations for work migrants. While most migrant workers in the Gulf work in low paid jobs like construction or domestic work, there are also many highly skilled migrant workers in well-paid jobs in Dubai or Riyadh. And it's not just the money that draws, for instance, German expats to the region.

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Bolivian president promises imminent elections -- Jeanine Anez has once again assured voters of an upcoming ballot "as the entire country is demanding." Deadly protests have been ongoing in Bolivia since a disputed election on October 20.

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NATO meeting: Germany proposes new 'expert group' to strengthen union -- German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will propose a new "expert group" to rejuvenate NATO. The proposal comes in light of comments by French President Emmanuel Macron that NATO was "brain dead."

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Greece announces plans to close overcrowded refugee camps -- Greece has said it will close camps, replacing them with restrictive holding centers. The government said it would tighten border controls and clear bottlenecks in asylum vetting procedures.

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Japan: Environmentalists say Fukushima water too radioactive to release - Officials in Japan have claimed that water exposed to radiation in the Fukushima nuclear disaster is now safe to dump into the Pacific. Environmentalists say the water is too contaminated. Julian Ryall reports.

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Japan recognizes first Fukushima disaster radiation death

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Japan: Tepco and the return to nuclear power

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Opinion: Specter of MH17 haunts Kremlin -- Dutch-led investigations into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine have unearthed new evidence that points the finger squarely at Russia. It could implicate the Kremlin, writes Konstantin Eggert.

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The reluctant farewell to corporal punishment -- 30 years ago the UN passed its Convention on the Rights of the Child. But caning and beating remain common practice in many parts of Africa – in rare instances this can have fatal consequences.

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Fewer terror victims globally, far-right attacks on the rise -- The fall of al-Shabab and Islamic State partly accounts for the decrease in deaths by terror worldwide. Far-right attacks are on the rise, and deaths at the hands of far-right terrorists are increasing.

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Malta police arrest suspect in journalist murder case -- Malta police arrested one of the country's most prominent businessmen in connection with the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, local media reported.

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Pope Francis reaches out to Catholics in Thailand and Japan -- Pope Francis has arrived in Thailand and will later travel on to Japan, visiting countries with small Christian minorities. The head of the Catholic Church's visits to Nagasaki and Hiroshima will be closely watched.

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Hong Kong: University campus turns into battleground -- Violence in Hong Kong ratcheted up in two days of campus protests that had demonstrators attempting escape through the sewer system. Hong Kong Polytechnic University was turned into a battleground.

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DW News Asia with Biresh Banerjee, 20 November, 2019 -- Thailand disqualifies a popular opposition MP over alleged election law violations. The Pakistani filmmaker determined to change attitudes to child marriage through her film. And the pet detective on the trail of your missing pooch.

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World in Progress: Egypt's new Capital under construction -- Egypt is building a new capital city in the desert, about 50 km away from the old capita. It's designed to relieve congestion in Cairo, with its more than 22 million inhabitants - a number that's expected to double in the coming decades. But the building project has stalled – and critics believe the new capital won't solve the problems Egypt faces.

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Opinion: Germany not ready to win Euro 2020, and that's fine - Germany will not be challenging to lift the European Championship trophy in 2020, and that's fine given the team's new development cycle. The current squad lacks in two key areas, writes DW's Jonathan Harding.

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DW News Africa with Christine Mhundwa, 19 November 2019 -- Germany's grand plan for Africa. Chancellor Angela Merkel says there are more opportunities than risks in Africa. But are investors buying into that? And fears that ethnic tensions could be inflamed in Ethiopia as the people of Sidama prepare to vote in a referendum on autonomy that will shape the future for generations to come.

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Indonesia building earthquake-proof homes with bamboo -- Earthquakes are a common occurrence in Indonesia. But houses made of wood and bamboo often remain unscathed.

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Sex education for madrasa girls in Bangladesh -- Despite threats from fundamentalists, hundreds of Bangladeshi girls have been taking sex education in religious schools.

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Abdul Qadir Indori — India's swimming champion without arms -- Abdul Qadir Indori, who lost both his arms several years ago, is determined to win a gold medal in the 2024 Paralympics.

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Can 'truck art' help promote girls' education in Pakistan? -- In Pakistan's conservative, traditionally patriarchal society, girls have often been sidelined from education.

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Mass protest in Iraq -- Baghdad has seen the biggest demonstration since the fall of Saddam Hussein.

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Drivers of change: Afghan women take the wheel -- In Afghanistan's Bamyan province, many women are going to driving schools to be less dependent on men.

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WHO battles Ebola outbreak in Congo -- More than 650 staff are trying to contain the deadly virus where mistrust of Western medicine lingers.

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Sri Lanka: DW viewer shows his holiday video -- DW viewer Chris Jeffers's trip took him to Koggala, Polonnaruwa, Kandy and Sigiriya.

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'Child marriage hinders girls from reaching their potential' -- In an interview with DW, Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy spoke about her new film on child marriages.

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Families of Indonesian Lion Air crash victims seek closure -- Indonesian investigators are releasing a final accident report almost a year after a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max crashed into the sea killing 189 people. Some of the victims' families say are not satisfied with the report's findings.

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Chile faces general strike, protests -- Chile's president has failed to calm protesters despite announcing economic reforms.

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CPEC: PM Khan inaugurates first China-Pakistan power plant -- Pakistan's PM Imran Khan has inaugurated a 1,320MW coal-fired power plant, set up as part of the CPEC initiative.

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Iranian asylum-seeker faces racist threats for helping migrants in Greece -- Arash Hampay, an Iranian asylum-seeker, was called a "monkey" by a Greek politician for challenging far-right groups that oppose his voluntary work for other migrants. Although the politician has been expelled by his party, Hampay faces continuous threats.

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Bangladesh: 'We're balancing our ties with China and India' -- In a DW interview, Foreign Minister A. K. Abdul Momen spoke about the Rohingya and Dhaka's ties to China and India.

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Keeping Rohingya culture alive

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The Colombian musician turning guns into guitars

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Fighting for inclusion in South Korea

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South Africa: Transforming African health care -- In South Africa, the company BroadReach is helping doctors to prevent disease.

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Egypt: A soccer coach tackles discrimination -- Football coach Rama Guweily trains girls to play soccer and hopes to tackle prejudice at the same time.

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Brazil: Appetite for beef eats into rainforest -- Intensive cattle ranching and soy beans are fuelling the fires in the Amazon.

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Chile: The fight for social justice -- For weeks now, massive protests have been taking place in Chile against social injustice.

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India: Education for indigenous children -- The Tamarind Tree School in Maharashtra gives indigenous children an education.

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India: Global Teen -- For Karanraj Dewasi from India, environmental pollution is a major concern.

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Madagascar: Midwives saving lives -- Given Madagascar's high maternal and infant mortality rates, midwives are now getting more training.

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China: All work and no play for kids -- All work and no play! Many school kids in China study 12 hours a day, even on weekends.

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Brazil: Reforming the garbage economy -- Almost 2,000 former illegal waste pickers now work officially in Brasilia's waste disposal system.

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