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Deutsche Welle - World

Storm Isaias batters US East Coast, triggering flooding and tornadoes -- Six people were killed as Isaias toggled between hurricane and tropical storm strength, moving north up the East Coast. Isaias also caused floods and fires that displaced and injured dozens of people.

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India PM to lay foundation stone for flashpoint Ram temple in Ayodhya -- The Ram temple is being built on the site of a mosque that was demolished in 1992. About 175 people are expected to attend the event.

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Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe placed under house arrest over witness tampering -- One of Colombia's most controversial political leaders faces charges of fraud and bribery. Alvaro Uribe also stands accused of being a founding member of a paramilitary group and could face up to eight years in prison.

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Neil Young sues Trump campaign over repeated use of songs -- After years complaining over Donald Trump using his songs at political rallies, Neil Young has filed a suit seeking damages. Other musicians to object range from Adele and Rhianna to Mick Jagger and Elton John.

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Condolences pour in for Lebanon after Beirut blast - Well wishes and promises of assistance are flooding in after the deadly explosion in Lebanon. France said it had already dispatched aid, Germany said embassy staff were among the injured, and Trump hinted at foul play.

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Powerful explosion rocks Lebanon's capital Beirut, dozens killed, thousands injured

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Beirut Blast: 'I can't find the words to describe it'

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French figure skating rocked by sexual abuse findings - The Sports Ministry's investigation into the French ice skating federation has uncovered decades of sexual abuse. A very public rape allegation prompted skaters to speak up — and now over 20 coaches face accusations.

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Dutch gymnastics hit by abuse allegations

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Sexual abuse allegations in French figure skating

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Opinion: Juan Carlos, a once admirable king in tatters - Juan Carlos should have had a place of honor in Spain's history for his achievements as a young king. But after a string of scandals, his departure into exile is ignominious, says Gabriel Gonzalez.

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Has Spain's former king Juan Carlos I fled to the Dominican Republic?

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Spain's former king Juan Carlos leaves country amid corruption allegations

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Belarus President Lukashenko slams Moscow 'lies' as row with Russia escalates -- Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko has said Moscow and Minsk would always be allies — but also called on Russia to stop "lying" about alleged mercenaries detained in Belarus. Russia has dismissed it as a "spectacle."

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Slow German bureaucracy keeps migrant worker families apart -- Tens of thousands of people from the Western Balkans find work in Germany every year. Their families often face a long wait for permission to join them. Opposition lawmakers are demanding change.

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Argentina strikes eleventh-hour deal with creditors over massive debt -- Argentina has announced a deal with international creditors over the mountain of money it owes them. A restructuring of $66 billion in debt could allow the country to narrowly escape bankruptcy.

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Kashmir: A year of lockdown and lost autonomy -- It has been a year since the Indian government stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special semi-autonomous status. DW examines what has changed there since then.

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Man thought dead found in UK forest after nearly 5 years -- A Lithuanian man was found deliberately hiding and had not spoken with anyone for a long period, according to police. Investigators are now looking into his possible exploitation as an agricultural worker.

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In pictures: Deadly Lebanon blast injures thousands -- A powerful explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut, killing at least 100 people and injuring thousands more. Hospitals quickly filled beyond capacity and have pleaded for blood supplies.

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DW News Africa with Christine Mhundwa, 04 August, 2020 -- Uganda's opposition accuses the government of using the pandemic to steal next year's election. Plus an interview with pop star-turned-politician, Bobi Wine on why he thinks he is the right person to lead the country.

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DW News Asia, August 4, 2020 -- Sri Lanka is preparing to finally stage its twice-delayed election - and the ruling party wants a super-majority in parliament that could reinstate previously curbed presidential powers. Critics cry power grab. Also: China moves to destroy a giant Buddha statue - the latest instance of the Communist Party clamping down on anything it views as a challenge to its authority.

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Opinion: Germany should not ban protests by coronavirus deniers - Even though the protests against coronavirus restrictions are disturbing, they are a sign of a free society and should be allowed. A ban is just what the protesters are waiting for, says DW's Marcel Fürstenau.

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Usman dan Fodio: Sokoto Caliphate founder -- Usman dan Fodio criticized the elites and changed the political system in present-day northern Nigeria.

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Wangari Maathai: Outspoken conservationist -- With her Green Belt Movement, Wangari Maathai was lauded for building a peaceful and self-sustained society.

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Shaka Zulu: Founding father of the Zulu nation -- The name Shaka Zulu has become synonymous with battle. Historian Maxwell Shamase says Shaka's legacy has been distorted.

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William Tubman: Modernizer of Liberia -- Besides uniting his people, William Tubman prepared the country for a prosperous future – that was not to be.

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Bibi Titi Mohamed: Tanzania's "Mother of the Nation" -- Without Bibi Titi Mohamed, Tanzania's Nyerere would have lacked an important mobilizing force in achieving independence.

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Amina: The warrior queen of Zazzau -- At a time when men dominated, Amina, the queen of Zazzau, commanded a vast army which conquered many territories.

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Eduardo Mondlane: The man behind Mozambique's unity -- Although Eduardo Mondlane was assassinated, his vision of a free, united and independent Mozambique lives on.

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Léopold Sédar Senghor: From prisoner to president -- Considered as one of Africa's great statesmen, Léopold Sédar Senghor was shaped in many ways by the colonial experience.

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Fatima al-Fihri: Founder of the world's oldest university -- In the Moroccan city of Fez, Fatima al-Fihri founded a mosque which developed into a famous university.

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Flora Nwapa: Mother of modern African Literature -- Nigerian author Flora Nwapa's first novel Efuru made her the first African woman to publish a book in English.

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Kimpa Vita: The unity prophet -- Kimpa Vita attempted to unify the kingdom of Kongo through an African Christianity.

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Kashmiris wary of India-Pakistan border skirmishes -- Cross-border shelling between Indian and Pakistani forces has left scores of civilians injured and dead.

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What is behind China and India's border dispute? -- Last month, a deadly skirmish between Indian and Chinese soldiers in the disputed Himalayan border region raised international concern about the growing geopolitical rivalry between the two Asian powers.

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Fighting Corona with fashion -- A young fashion designer's masks may help fight the coronavirus pandemic in Nairobi's Kibera.

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Ghana: Sex and the (African) City -- The Ghanaian web and TV series "An African City" is the continent's answer to "Sex and the City".

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Brazil: Violence against women -- Maria da Penha fights against violence against women, and a law was even named after her.

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India: The right to a childhood -- With her NGO Toybank, Shweta Chari rights for every child's right to play.

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Sudan: Women's new freedom -- Sudan has changed, especially for its women. They finally have more rights.

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Russia: Climate change and Arctic reindeer -- Russia, climate change, nomads, reindeer, thaw, extinction

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Hong Kong: The end of democracy -- China's new Security Law means the end of the freedom of expression for Hongkongers.

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Germany: Everyday racism -- In Germany, Afro-Germans and BIPOC still struggle with everyday prejudices and hostility.

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India: Elephant warning system -- In India, a warning system prevents farmers and field workers being trampled to death by elephants.

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Morocco: Shrinking oases -- In Morocco, two-thirds of all oases have disappeared in the last 100 years thanks to climate change and desert tourism.

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Zimbabwe: Rebuilding after the cyclone -- Cyclone Idai hit Zimbabwe in 2019. Now people there are trying to rebuild their devastated homes.

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