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French Cabinet passes controversial pension reform that prompted strikes -- The government says changing the pension system is the only way to guarantee "intergenerational justice." Negotiations with labor leaders are set for next week.

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China extends lockdown on millions in coronavirus outbreak - Chinese officials have restricted transport in at least 13 cities besides the virus epicenter, Wuhan. China is rushing to construct a new hospital in 10 days to prepare for an influx of patients infected by the virus.

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China cancels Lunar New Year events over deadly virus fears

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Billions of locusts swarm over East Africa -- A locust invasion in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia has left crops devastated. It is the biggest swarm in decades, with billions of the ravenous insects nibbling their way through the already climate-ravaged region.

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Thomas Cook airline Condor sold to Poland's LOT - The two airlines have confirmed the deal, which creates a European airline that carries more than 20 million passengers. LOT's owner has insisted a €380 million German government bridging loan will be repaid.

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Third-safest year for flying, German report shows

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Air travel on the rise despite climate

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Singapore minister sued in 'fake news' row over botched executions -- A Malaysian rights group has launched legal action after Singapore ordered a correction to an article accusing the city-state of illegal execution practices. In 2018, Singapore hanged 13 people, mostly for drug offenses.

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DRC: President Tshisekedi's first year in office -- When Felix Tshisekedi became president in the Democratic Republic of Congo's first ever peaceful transfer of power, expectations for change were high. But after a year in power, his results are mixed.

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EU names first post-Brexit UK ambassador -- Portuguese diplomat Joao Vale de Almeida is set to serve as the EU's top envoy in London after the UK leaves the bloc, EU authorities have said. The diplomat has represented the EU in Washington and at the UN.

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Germany's Merkel backs Turkish refugee initiative in Syria -- The German chancellor has signaled the government's intention to provide funds for "this humanitarian action." Turkey's leader has proposed building shelters for refugees displaced by fighting in Syria's Idlib province.

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Scientists still 'don't know the source' of Wuhan coronavirus - As China takes measures to stop the spread of the virus, health officials are working to understand how it is transmitted. DW spoke with infectious disease expert Raina MacIntyre about what could happen next.

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Iraq: Thousands rally calling for US troop withdrawal -- Demonstrators have staged a "million man march" in Baghdad calling for the US to end its military presence in Iraq. Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called the march after the US drone strike that killed a top Iranian general.

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EU leaders sign UK Brexit agreement, what's next? -- The heads of the EU Commission and Council put their signatures on the Brexit deal negotiated with the UK. Here's what else needs to happen before Britain leaves the bloc at the end of the month.

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Australia bushfires send CO2 levels soaring -- The fires in Australia are a major factor in one of the biggest rises in atmospheric CO2 in 60 years, experts have said. Meanwhile, a team is trying to recover the bodies of three US firefighters killed in a plane crash.

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Angela Merkel meets Erdogan amid regional tension -- During a brief visit, Chancellor Merkel plans to address multiple topics with President Erdogan, from regional conflicts to human rights issues. German politicians believe continuing dialog is crucial.

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Mexican forces break up migrant caravan from Central America -- A large group of mostly Honduran migrants has been forcefully rounded up on Mexico's southern border. Mexico has cracked down on illegal migration under US pressure, but still migrants continue to attempt safe passage.

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WHO international health emergency declarations -- World Health Organization (WHO) experts convened Wednesday to determine if the outbreak of a new coronavirus is an international health emergency. It's a distinction the WHO has only made five times in the past decade.

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DW News Asia with Biresh Banerjee, 24 January 2020 -- China expands a lockdown in Wuhan to other cities in the region. The goal - to stop a deadly coronavirus from spreading further. But its a lockdown that comes at a festive time. We look at what it means to be a Rat in the Lunar Year of the Rat.

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Inside Europe: Chance encounters, haunting impressions -- Before the Nazis finalized their plan in 1942 to exterminate European Jews, the Holocaust by bullets was well underway in Eastern Europe. Mobile killing squads, sometimes helped by local auxiliaries, carried out mass shootings between 1941 and 1944, killing an estimated 40 percent of all the Jews murdered in the Holocaust. A personal reflection from Alexa Dvorson.

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Opinion: Why has the West failed to address the Rohingya crisis? Why haven't Western democracies called out Myanmar for its persecution of the Rohingya? The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled on the issue, but is powerless to enforce its decision, says Peter Sturm.

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DW News Africa with Eddy Micah Jr, 23 January 2020 -- A stark warning from one of the most violent places on earth. A new power struggle in the Democratic Republic of Congo threatens to destabilize the region and provoke a fresh security crisis drawing in several countries. Plus nurses from Namibia are being recruited by German hospitals. How worried should the country be about the loss of skilled workers?

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Huawei workers carry on amid crises on multiple fronts -- Stuck in the middle of the US-China rivalry, the company says its priority is to "ensure survival."

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The coin fishers of Ganges -- Hindu pilgrims offer coins to the River Ganges for a better afterlife. But Golu hunts for the coins in order to survive.

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Islamic school's herbal medicine project helps environment -- The Annuqayah Islamic school in Madura has initiated a project to develop herbal medicine through local methods.

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Indonesia: Converting plastic waste into paving blocks -- An innovative campaign in Indonesia is turning plastic garbage into paving blocks to reduce environmental hazards.

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Pakistan's Indus River dolphins under threat -- Due to the construction of several barrages, Indus dolphins are facing many threats, including habitat loss.

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Afghan tattoo artist challenges social taboos -- After a female tattoo artist in Afghanistan opened her mobile shop, she started receiving threats from Islamist groups.

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Sufi women in Kabul escape hardship with dance -- To escape war and political crisis, a group of Afghan youth practises "Sema," the mystical Rumi dance.

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Kashmiri shawls draw customers at Christmas market -- Kashmiri shawls are famous for their soft fabric and handwork. At Bonn's Christmas market, they're quite a catch.

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Pakistani Hindus in India welcome new citizenship act -- DW spoke to some Pakistani Hindus who fled religious persecution and are now living in a makeshift camp in New Delhi.

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Indian women exploring freedom on wheels -- Thanks to "scooty," women in small Indian towns are finally enjoying their freedom to commute freely.

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Cleaning up Karachi: One man's mission against the mafia -- A startup is trying to help clean up Pakistan's Karachi city, but faces threats from the mafia.

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Climate emergency in the Himalayas -- The glaciers in the highest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas, are starving for snow.

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Indonesia: A smartphone app to manage household waste -- People in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta are using a smartphone app for garbage collection and disposal.

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Can 'red gold' saffron replace poppy in Afghanistan? -- Saffron farming is on the rise in Afghanistan, with the country exporting this valuable crop to foreign markets.

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Solomon Islands: Protecting sea turtles -- Poaching and illegal trading pose a threat to hawksbill sea turtles on the Solomon Islands.

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Botswana: Conflict over elephant hunting -- Botswana has lifted its elephant hunting ban, saying that the animals pose a threat to farmers.

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Kenya: Global Teen -- In our Global Teen series, we meet Jessica Achieng from Nairobi, Kenya.

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Costa Rica: Breeding butterflies for the world -- In Costa Rica, butterfly farming is a thriving business that also helps support forest ecosystems.

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Kenya: Ice hockey at the equator -- Ice hockey at the equator: Nairobi's Ice Lions are Kenya's first-ever ice hockey team.

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Vacant homes for one-yen -- Japan's rural regions are in decline. Could selling empty homes for a yen reverse this trend?

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Brazil: Indigenous peoples show the way -- Indigenous farmers help to spare Brazil's rainforest by organically cultivating an ancient plant.

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Global Teen Mutoni Favour from Rwanda -- Mutoni Favour is 17 years old and comes from Rwanda.

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Israel: Helping people with mental health issues -- A social entrepreneur in Israel helps people with mental health issues prepare for working life.

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Inside Europe: A journey to Auschwitz -- January 27 marks the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Red Army's liberation of the notorious Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in southern Poland. The date is now commemorated annually as Holocaust Memorial Day. Some 1.1 million people — mostly Jews — were killed at Auschwitz by Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime during World War II. Our correspondent Julian Berner visited Auschwitz and files this report.

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