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Mexico votes in referendum on prosecuting ex-presidents -- The country's president says that the referendum will strengthen democracy. But critics are calling it a political stunt and think it won't get the turnout it needs to be binding.

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Europe remembers Sinti, Roma murdered under Nazi rule -- On August 2, 1944, 4,300 Sinti and Roma were killed in the gas chambers of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Genocide survivors described the horrors. To this day, their descendants have been refused compensation.

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Turkey: Death toll rises as wildfires rage along coastal resorts -- Wildfires on Turkey's southern coast have killed eight people and forced residents and tourists to flee. Italy and Greece are also seeing blazes amid high temperatures across the Mediterranean.

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Palestinians in Jerusalem neighborhood fear for their future - Four Palestinian families could soon find out whether they will be evicted from their homes in occupied east Jerusalem to make way for Israeli settlers. The move would leave them homeless — and could spark new tensions.

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After Netanyahu era, Israel ready for change

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Palestinians fear losing homes, evictions loom

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Tokyo Olympics: South Sudan's Abraham Guem and his race for peace -- Middle-distance runner Abraham Guem was stranded in Japan for 21 months with four compatriots. Though his chances at the Tokyo Olympics look slim, he has more at stake than medals.

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Coronavirus: Berlin anti-lockdown protesters clash with police - Despite a court order banning the protests, thousands of people gathered in the German capital to vent their anger over COVID restrictions. Police said they made almost 600 arrests.

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Germany's stricter rules for unvaccinated travelers take effect

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Germany: Coronavirus deniers show up in flood-hit area

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Germany's Seehofer backs Afghanistan deportations despite Taliban advances - Interior Minister Seehofer sees no reason why criminals cannot continue to be deported, despite the insecurity in war-torn Afghanistan. Human rights organizations and the Green party have spoken out against the policy.

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Afghanistan: Taliban says its rockets struck Kandahar airport

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Afghan diva launches fashion brand amid Taliban threats

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Germany: 100-year-old ex-death camp guard to go on trial -- The accused worked as a prison guard at the Sachsenhausen death camp near Berlin from 1942 to 1945. The elderly man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will face trial in the fall.

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China tech crackdown spooks global investors -- Alibaba's Jack Ma was the first to be targeted by Beijing's crackdown on private enterprise. Now ride-hailing, streaming, delivery and tuition firms have run foul of authorities and investors are nursing heavy losses.

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Myanmar junta promises elections by 2023 -- Myanmar's military chief has delivered a televised address on the six-month anniversary of the coup. He said the country was stable except for "some terrorist attacks."

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More violence, less income: Arab women bear the brunt of COVID-19, study finds -- A new survey by Arab Barometer adds numbers to the narrative that COVID has led to a harsher reality for women in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Opinion: Germany's floods highlight need for urgent climate action -- As scientists warn that increased flooding marks the end of a stable climate, we must step up our efforts to minimize the damage caused by extreme weather events, write Ban Ki-moon and Patrick Verkooijen.

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In pictures: Deadly extreme weather shocks the world -- From Germany to Canada to China, dramatic pictures of the severe impacts of extreme weather have been dominating the news in recent weeks. Is the climate crisis to blame?

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US: Millions on edge as pandemic eviction ban expires -- Even though the government approved funding to be passed on to states for protecting renters, the money has been slow to reach people. Now, they're faced with the threat of eviction without backup.

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Tunisia: US urges return to 'democratic path' -- A top US official spoke to Tunisia's President Kais Saied days after his shock power grab. But the plea has not stopped Saied jailing opposition lawmakers.

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Opinion: Despite setbacks, we must continue to vaccinate - After the rush to vaccinate, many areas are now seeing vaccine fatigue — and the destruction of valuable doses. Germany seems to drifting away from the goal of herd immunity. It's tragic, says Astrid Prange de Oliveira.

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DW News Africa with Eddy Micah Jr., 30 July 2021 -- Separatist groups in Nigeria and Cameroon band together: Can they really force a breakaway? A high-profile Biafran leader is behind bars in Nigeria. What now? And we hear about the 'wickedness of war' from a man who saw it first-hand. Plus, the Ugandan weightlifter who reached Toyko, but hadn't qualified for the Olympic Games, and was then deported. We try to get to the bottom of the mystery.

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DW News Asia with Melissa Chan, 30 July 2021 -- On World Day Against Trafficking, we take a closer look at the life story of a Pakistani man, kidnapped and enslaved for 20 years before his dramatic escape. Plus US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visits Manila and secures a recommitment to a key military pact.

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Ghana's massive new National Mosque -- Thousands of people have already flocked to Ghana's National Mosque after it opened earlier this month. What about you?

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The wondrous Lake Wonchi -- The lake fills a volcanic crater that lies 100 km southwest of the capital Addis Ababa.

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Poetry slam to help the environment -- Burundian poet Gretta Karly Ineza uses the power of words to inspire others to protect the environment.

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Survival of Kashmir houseboats at risk -- Environmental degradation and the pandemic are keeping traditional houseboats on Dal Lake from staying afloat.

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Empowerment through livestock breeding -- In Niger's Damagaram region, women have a long tradition of raising cows and sheep.

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Africa's shea trees are under threat -- As the number of shea trees in West and East Africa rapidly declines, one group is trying to preserve shea parklands.

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Afghan diva launches fashion brand amid threats -- Aryana Sayeed has launched her fashion brand, as Taliban insurgents are making battlefield advances nationwide.

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Increasing Afghan refugee influx 'a huge challenge' for Turkey

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Internal Afghan refugee crisis much more dramatic: Journalist Ali Latifi

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Afghanistan women worry for their future -- With the withdrawal of international forces, Afghanistan is undergoing a major transformation — and women are worried.

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Budapest holds LGBTQ Pride parade -- Thousands took part in the 2021 Budapest Pride march to protest against a controversial Hungarian law.

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Fact check: The fake images of the German floods -- After the deadly floods, Germans had to face another storm: The spread of disinformation about the emergency response.

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A cultural preference for sons in Kyrgyzstan -- The high number of gender-selective abortions in Kyrgyzstan reflects societal pressure to bear sons.

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World in Progress - A weekly look at globalization, education, economic development, human rights and more. Through in-depth interviews and features, explore the far-reaching and interconnected consequences of a globalized economy.

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World in Progress: Louisiana's dwindling deltas

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South Africa: Conservation as tax break -- Conservation plus tax break: the Wilderness Foundation organization has done it in South Africa.

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Iceland: Device turns CO2 into rock -- In Iceland, a kind of vacuum cleaner is to suck CO2 out of the air and convert it to rock.

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A living room in Kenya -- Esther Yiampaine Tinayo and James Mokoire Moonka at home near Kenya's Amboseli National Park.

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India: Caring for people and animals -- Anjali Gopalan doesn't just care for animals. She also advocates for disadvantaged people.

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Iran: Fishing like the men -- The fisherwomen of Hengam Island won't be discouraged despite setbacks.

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Netherlands: From fashion to humanitarian aid -- Bas Timmers designs 'Sheltersuits' for homeless people and refugees.

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Mexico: The return of 'los lobos' -- In Chihuahua, the Mexican gray wolf has been brought back from the brink of extinction.

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The fight against illegal gold mining -- Illegal gold mining is rampant in the Tambopata National Reserve in the Amazon rainforest.

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Budding Indonesian soccer star -- Galang Rajendra Rabbani is a twelve-year-old from Indonesia who dreams of being a soccer star.

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Ocean Viking ship rescues nearly 200 migrants in one day -- The humanitarian ship carried out four rescues in one day — saving scores of people from one of the world's most dangerous crossings. Among those rescued were two pregnant women and a number of unaccompanied minors.

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