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Nigeria: Hundreds of kidnapped students released — governor

The governor of Zamfara state has said that 279 girls taken from a school are “now safe.” Their abduction was the second mass school kidnapping to take place in Nigeria this year. Hundreds of Nigerian students kidnapped from their boarding…

Lesbos: Winter brings more suffering for refugees

The Kara Tepe camp for displaced people on the Greek island of Lesbos is ill-suited for the harsh winter conditions. Aid agencies are sounding the alarm about catastrophic conditions there. Things have gone from bad to worse at the temporary…

Stand up against gender-based violence with The 77 Percent

“Choose what is right” and join Namibian musician EES and DW’s The 77 Percent in calling for an end to gender-based violence! Send us your dance videos to make your statement and win a prize for your participation. DW, Germany’s international…

Catalonia election: Socialists win, but separatists expand majority

The pro-union Socialist Party is set to claim the most seats in the Catalan parliament, but the faction will also face a stronger separatist bloc. Party leader Salvador Illa said it was time to “turn the page.” The Sunday vote…

Colombia to grant temporary status to one million undocumented migrants from Venezuela

The migrants will receive a 10-year protection status after which they can apply for a residence visa. The decision affects about 950,000 undocumented Venezuelans. Colombia’s president Ivan Duque announced on Monday that the country would grant temporary protection status to…

Belgium staggers towards decolonization

Months after Belgium’s Black Lives Matter protests, the country’s reckoning with its past has come under the spotlight. For a group of Belgian activists, tackling race and colonialism-related issues needs a bigger push. Ibrahima, a 23-year-old Black Belgian man, died…

WHO team leaves Wuhan quarantine to start COVID probe

World Health Organization experts have begun their fact-finding mission on the origins of the global coronavirus pandemic. But it is not yet clear where they will be allowed to go and who they will get to talk to. A World Health…

Far-right terrorism in Germany: Walter Lübcke’s murder and the NSU

The main suspect in Germany’s most prominent far-right political assassination since World War II has closed his defense in court. He and his alleged accomplice have been linked to the National Socialist Underground. The lawyer defending Stephan E.*, the neo-Nazi…

Coronavirus: India launches massive vaccination drive

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the “world’s largest” vaccination drive today, starting with healthcare and frontline workers. The government has defended the Indian-made Covaxin jab. India launched its mammoth vaccination drive on Saturday, as the country tries to…

Rare snowfall hits Spain due to Storm Filomena

Parts of Spain have been covered by a rare snowfall, causing traffic disruption and canceling flights, as the country records the lowest temperature in its history. Madrid and other parts of Spain were blanketed in snow on Thursday as the southern European…

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