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Energy “Trilemma” Debated at World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi

Energy “Trilemma” Debated at World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi

The World Energy Congress, an event and a council which represents more than 150 countries, was established in London in 1924.
Euronews
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Global Teen Peru

Global Teen Peru

Gonzalo Palomino Cruz is 13 years old and lives in Ollantaytambo, near Cusco in Peru. He is worried about climate change and that there is hardly any water in so many places in the world.
Deutsche Welle
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France: learning the art of peaceful protest

France: learning the art of peaceful protest

The "Fridays for Future" demonstrations have brought young people onto the streets around the world to finally spur politicians into action on the environment. In a training camp for activists, they learn how to peacefully fight for a cause.
Deutsche Welle
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Mexico: promoting solar thermal energy

Mexico: promoting solar thermal energy

Renewable energies are the key in the fight against climate change. A startup in Mexico develops solar thermal energy for companies. Parabolic mirrors heat liquids up to 260 degrees Celsius - without generating greenhouse gases.
Deutsche Welle
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Manila: fleeing rising water levels

Manila: fleeing rising water levels

Many slum dwellers in Manila live in constant fear of flooding. Their homes are often right at the water's edge. Rising sea levels make the problem worse. Now they are being relocated.
Deutsche Welle
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How is Women As Partners In Progress promoting gender equality in the MENA region?

How is Women As Partners In Progress promoting gender equality in the MENA region?

The Women As Partners In Progress International Conference in Jordan showcased key initiatives for gender equality in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Euronews
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Politician Paula Yacoubian says she risks her life fighting Lebanese corruption and garbage crisis

Politician Paula Yacoubian says she risks her life fighting Lebanese corruption and garbage crisis

Paula Yacoubian represents what some hope is the future of Lebanese politics.
Euronews
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Inspire Middle East : rencontre avec la députée libanaise Paula Yacoubian

Inspire Middle East : rencontre avec la députée libanaise Paula Yacoubian

Elle est l'une des rares femmes députées du pays, et n'hésite pas à dénoncer les travers du système politique libanais.
Euronews
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Tanzania: A divided river

Tanzania: A divided river

The Mara River flows 400 kilometers from Kenya to Tanzania, and also helps feed the Nile. A water management project will hopefully stop this precious resource from being a source of conflict between the countries.
Deutsche Welle
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Celebrity Syrian designer Rami Al Ali says rules of couture have changed

Celebrity Syrian designer Rami Al Ali says rules of couture have changed

Dubai-based fashion designer Rami Al Ali, who launched his eponymous label in 2000, is best known for dressing celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Helen Mirren and Nancy Ajram.
Euronews
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Lebanon’s Qasr Moussa: The story of the man who built his own castle

Lebanon’s Qasr Moussa: The story of the man who built his own castle

In the Lebanese mountains, the site of Qasr Moussa - or Moussa Castle - tells the story of a common man who pursued the dream of building his own castle.
Euronews
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The Greening of Armenia

The Greening of Armenia

Environmental protection is costly. An Armenian NGO advises companies on how to make production more sustainable while keeping costs down.
Deutsche Welle
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Mozambique: Protection from cyclones

Mozambique: Protection from cyclones

Cyclone Idai flooded large areas of northern Mozambique earlier this year, washing away homes and destroying crops. But the devastation could have been even worse, had it not been for the nearby Gorongosa National Park with its intact ecosystem.
Deutsche Welle
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Music and Freedom

Music and Freedom

At the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Bochabela String Orchestra performed "Long Way to Freedom", a programme which paid hommage to Nelson Mandela. The orchestra's musicians hail from South Africa's townships. Arts.21 went to go see them.
Deutsche Welle
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It's not all bad news!

It's not all bad news!

According to a group of young Oxford University researchers, it's your own fault if you think life is getting worse. In terms of poverty, life expectancy and infant mortality, global statistics show positive improvement.
Deutsche Welle
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Massai women work as rangers in Kenya

Massai women work as rangers in Kenya

Traditionally, the Maasai people's women don't hold jobs - least of all as wildlife conservationists. But now several Maasai women are being trained as park rangers in Amboseli National Park.
Deutsche Welle
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A living room in Iceland

A living room in Iceland

Soffia Theodorsdottir lives in a typical Icelandic home in the south of the country. She campaigns against water in plastic bottles, and in her spare time she likes to play on her old Bluthner piano.
Deutsche Welle
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Morocco: Recognizing the importance of insects

Morocco: Recognizing the importance of insects

Scientists and farmers in northern Morocco are measuring the number of remaining insects. Populations of butterflies, wild bees and flies have fallen, which could have a dramatic impact on food production.
Deutsche Welle
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Iraq: Saving the Persian leopard

Iraq: Saving the Persian leopard

Kurdish biologist Hana Raza was worried the Persian leopard hadn't survived the wars in Northern Iraq. But her fears were put to rest when the animal was spotted in the mountains in 2011. Since then she's been campaigning for a reserve for them.
Deutsche Welle
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Khalil Gibran musical The Broken Wings makes regional debut at Lebanon's Beiteddine Art Festival

Khalil Gibran musical The Broken Wings makes regional debut at Lebanon's Beiteddine Art Festival

Lebanon’s iconic 19th century palace of Beiteddine, was the setting for the regional debut of The Broken Wings musical at the annual Beiteddine Art Festival.
Euronews
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How is the Beitedinne Art Festival bringing tradition and youth culture together?

How is the Beitedinne Art Festival bringing tradition and youth culture together?

The Beiteddine Art Festival is one of the most prestigious annual music festivals in the Middle East.
Euronews
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Jordanian community rallies to support local theatre to promote the arts in Amman

Jordanian community rallies to support local theatre to promote the arts in Amman

A passion for the performing arts, and a desire to bolster his country’s cultural scene, saw Dr. Abdelsalam Qubailat set up the Al Shams Theatre in Amman three years ago.
Euronews
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Pune tries to tame its traffic

Pune tries to tame its traffic

The Indian city is growing fast but public transportation isn't keeping pace. Congestion and pollution are problems. A green transport policy is in the works to make the city cleaner and more liveable.
Deutsche Welle
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Here’s what is pushing the right buttons with MENA gaming developers

Here’s what is pushing the right buttons with MENA gaming developers

The Middle East and North Africa gaming market is one of the least developed worldwide, but that’s changing fast as promoters and developers are taking it to the next level.
Euronews
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Co-founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell launches new game

Co-founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell launches new game

Being the co-founder of Atari, and the inventor of the smash-hit 1970’s arcade game Pong, earned Nolan Bushnell the nickname of, “the father of video-gaming”.
Euronews
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Record breakers are rising in the Middle East and North Africa

Record breakers are rising in the Middle East and North Africa

The Guinness World Records is a benchmarking institution best-known for having authenticated and catalogued feats of human endeavour since 1955.
Euronews
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Record breaking Egyptian mountaineer Omar Samra talks triumphs and tragedy

Record breaking Egyptian mountaineer Omar Samra talks triumphs and tragedy

Sixteen years ago, Egyptian adventurer Omar Samra turned his back on a successful career in finance to pursue his love of the great outdoors.
Euronews
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How is Iraqi cellist Karim Wasfi using music to fight terrorism?

How is Iraqi cellist Karim Wasfi using music to fight terrorism?

Iraqi musician & conductor Karim Wasfi is working to bring music to war-torn countries.
Euronews
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License to influence: UAE law regulates social media players

License to influence: UAE law regulates social media players

In a bid to regulate the social media marketing industry, the UAE has made licenses for commercialised influencers mandatory.
Euronews
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North Africa’s first tattoo school revives an old tradition in Tunisia

North Africa’s first tattoo school revives an old tradition in Tunisia

The National School of Tattooing, which opened its doors in Tunisia in January, is the only one of its kind in North Africa.
Euronews
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Global Teen: Madagascar

Global Teen: Madagascar

Lolita Hantantiana lives in Madagascar in a house she shares with nine other people. In her free time, the 15-year-old likes playing soccer. One of her goals is to improve her English.
Deutsche Welle
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WHO calls for greater action to fight diabetes & obesity in the Middle East

WHO calls for greater action to fight diabetes & obesity in the Middle East

The World Health Organization’s regional director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Ahmed Al Mandhari, is calling for united action to strengthen health systems in the the Levant.
Euronews
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UAE targets growing childhood obesity rates in MENA

UAE targets growing childhood obesity rates in MENA

Eighteen-year-old UAE-resident Nouran Fouad lost ten kilograms in two months after changing her eating habits and overhauling her lifestyle.
Euronews
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Will an Emirati businessman succeed in towing an iceberg to the UAE?

Will an Emirati businessman succeed in towing an iceberg to the UAE?

An Emirati businessman wants to tow an iceberg from Antarctica to the Arabian Gulf.
Euronews
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What are some Middle East inventions that helped shape the world?

What are some Middle East inventions that helped shape the world?

Since the beginning of humankind, inventions have helped move civilizations forward, with many creations coming from Middle East and North Africa.
Euronews
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Little inventors come up with big ideas in the UAE

Little inventors come up with big ideas in the UAE

Investing in inventors is how some countries in the Middle East and North Africa are looking to enrich and enhance their societies.
Euronews
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Peru: Sustainable farming in the rainforest

Peru: Sustainable farming in the rainforest

Deforestation in the Amazon jungle is destroying human and animal habitats at an alarming rate. An NGO in Iquitos is helping local farmers adopt methods that protect more trees and yield better harvests.
Deutsche Welle
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Bosnia-Herzegovina: Global Snack

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Global Snack

Meat is often on the menu when dining in Banja Luka. One favorite is cevapi, kebabs of ground beef served in flatbread. We visit the Obelix Restaurant to see how it is made.
Deutsche Welle
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Brazil: Global teen

Brazil: Global teen

Beatriz de Abreau Soares Schmitz is 15 and lives in Brasilia. She loves to play guitar and to party with her friends, but she is also concerned about global problems such as water scarcity.
Deutsche Welle
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Why is honey in Oman creating a business buzz?

Why is honey in Oman creating a business buzz?

In the Al-Hajar mountain chain of northern Oman, what appears to be just a pile of logs is actually an apiary of beehives. This is a centuries-old method of beekeeping which has been passed down from one generation to the next.
Euronews
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Rising Syrian songwriter-rapper Moh Flow talks challenges for regional artists

Rising Syrian songwriter-rapper Moh Flow talks challenges for regional artists

Singer-songwriter Moh Flow is hoping to hit the big time with his most recent releases from an upcoming album called Faith.
Euronews
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How are Egyptians leading the way for American Football in the region?

How are Egyptians leading the way for American Football in the region?

Egypt is the only nation in North Africa which is home to a domestic American Football League.
Euronews
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Philippines: Minimizing food waste

Philippines: Minimizing food waste

Over 2,000 tons of food are thrown away every day in Manila even though one in three Filipinos lives below the poverty line. A chef from the vacation resort of Tagaytay wants to change that.
Deutsche Welle
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Can coral species in Jordan save other reefs from global warming?

Can coral species in Jordan save other reefs from global warming?

Scientists in Jordan have discovered that corals in the Gulf of Aqaba are resisting the rise in water temperatures.
Euronews
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Deep sea explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau teaches UAE children about ocean conservation

Deep sea explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau teaches UAE children about ocean conservation

Oceanographer and environmentalist, Jean-Michel Cousteau, paid his first visit to the United Arab Emirates as part of his educational conservation programme.
Euronews
12mins
Wildlife trafficking in Peru

Wildlife trafficking in Peru

The famous Belen market in Iquitos, Peru specializes in bushmeat. Animal conservationists do what they can to rescue endangered species from wildlife traffickers.
Deutsche Welle
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Shady dealing in endangered wildlife

Shady dealing in endangered wildlife

The sale of illegal wildlife has grown into a $20 billion business along with narcotics, arms sales and human trafficking. Online sales make wildlife trafficking even easier.
Deutsche Welle
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Uganda's southern white rhinos

Uganda's southern white rhinos

There were no rhinos left in Uganda until the Rhino Fund imported a few and started a breeding program. Now there are 24 at its sanctuary in Ziwa, protected by a large team of rangers.
Deutsche Welle
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