India: Education for indigenous children

India: Education for indigenous children

The Tamarind Tree School in Maharashtra state is designed for indigenous children who wouldn't otherwise get an education. Students study reading and math, but also computer programming. And they learn about social justice and democracy too.
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Vorsicht Virus! Corona in Deutschland

Vorsicht Virus! Corona in Deutschland

Schulen und Kitas dicht, Kneipen und Museen ebenso - wer kann, arbeitet vom Homeoffice aus: In Deutschland steht das offentliche Leben still. Das ist notwendig, um uns alle zu schutzen. Doch manchen geht die Zwangspause schon jetzt an die Existenz.
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US ramps up coronavirus response, belatedly critics say

US ramps up coronavirus response, belatedly critics say

President Trump has signed a $100 billion relief package aimed at helping people cope with the disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak, but many Americans say the government has not acted quickly enough. DW's Oliver Sallet met with one of t...
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Coronavirus empties out Berlin's public spaces

Coronavirus empties out Berlin's public spaces

The coronavirus pandemic is throttling social and cultural life in Germany's public spaces. Chancellor Angela Merkel's message to the nation to reduce travel, stay at home and keep social distance is also being heeded in Berlin.
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Fear of coronavirus outbreak at Greek migrant camp grows

Fear of coronavirus outbreak at Greek migrant camp grows

The first confirmed coronavirus case on the Greek island of Lesbos has sparked fears that the infection could reach the island's notorious Moria camp, where migrants live in squalor with little medical care. Now they're more at risk than ever before.
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The fight against coronavirus

The fight against coronavirus

A global threat calls for a global response. Scientists around the world are hard at work on a vaccine against coronavirus, and in Berlin, physicists are investigating how to reduce the spread of the respiratory disease.
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Colombia: Indigenous communities forge the future

Colombia: Indigenous communities forge the future

Colombia's Misak people want to protect the traditions of their ancestors. An indigenous university focuses on traditional values and spirituality as a protection against outside threats, from large-scale agriculture to drug cartels.
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Kenya: Global Living Room

Kenya: Global Living Room

This week's Global Living Room comes from Kenya, where we visit a mother-of-four and her dog Abby.
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Global Snack: Iceland - soup in a bread bowl

Global Snack: Iceland - soup in a bread bowl

Iceland may be beautiful but the weather is, well, bracing. Locals and tourists agree that there's no better a winter warmer than hearty soup, the specialty at Svarta Kaffid in central Reykjavik. And it comes in a bread bowl!
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Save the insects!

Save the insects!

In Morocco, researchers are helping local farmers protect insect populations and boost their yields. The project called Farming with Alternative Pollinators encourages farmers to grow a variety of insect-attracting plants alongside their main crop.
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Italy: Home schooling

Italy: Home schooling

Italy has shut all universities and schools until early April. This has created problems for parents. They now have to supervise their children, rather than go to work.
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Russia: Crusade against the virus

Russia: Crusade against the virus

Cossacks are trying to combat the Coronavirus - with folk remedies and holy water. And the authorities are allowing them.
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Challenge: For the Family - Compact SUVs

Challenge: For the Family - Compact SUVs

The SUV is undergoing a transformation. It's going electric, the four-wheel drive is on the way out and it's even getting smaller. So small in fact that even the Polo and Twingo are feeling the heat.
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Green Mobility: Saving the World

Green Mobility: Saving the World

Can scientists from RWTH Aachen University reinvent the world of mobility? Why are the professors there trying their hand at business? And can Professor Schuh's electric cars really save the world?
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Beyond Belief: The New Audi RSQ3

Beyond Belief: The New Audi RSQ3

The RSQ3 is Audi's sportiest compact SUV. Five cylinders, a turbocharger and 400 PS under the hood. There's nothing like it on earth. Some of this test is beyond belief, even!
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Globalization: What now?

Globalization: What now?

Coronavirus has been made worse by globalization. So what's to come? Deglobalization, and a return to thinking local? Or increased globalization as we develop more efficient means of communicating remotely?
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Sami village wins in Swedish court

Sami village wins in Swedish court

In a historic first, a Swedish court has upheld the territorial rights of a Sami village. But the battle over access, hunting rights, and natural resources on their land is only just beginning.
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Belarus: The men who killed my father

Belarus: The men who killed my father

20 years after her father disappeared in Minsk, Elena Zakharenko meets one of the killers, Yuri Garavsky, a member of a death-squad that kidnapped and murdered her father, a prominent critic of the Belarus government.
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Descendants of German Jews disappointed

Descendants of German Jews disappointed

The German constitution guarantees citizenship to the descendants of Jews who fled the Nazis. But because the laws on the matter are surprisingly convoluted, the citizenship claims of many people are denied.
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Brown bear alert in Transylvania

Brown bear alert in Transylvania

Some Romanian politicians are demanding an end to the ban on hunting brown bears. There've been several fatal attacks on people over the past few months. But animal-rights activists say the hunting ban should stay in place and say the victims reac...
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Venice residents work to outsmart pick-pockets

Venice residents work to outsmart pick-pockets

A Venice volunteer group, "Cittadini Non Distratti," is making life difficult for pick-pockets. During carnival season, thieves often prey on unsuspecting tourists. Venice police have their hands full, and welcome help from the volunteers.
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France: On Patrol for Oysters

France: On Patrol for Oysters

Tons of oysters are stolen in France every year. The Gendarmerie wants to stamp out the thefts. In order to protect this shellfish delicacy, they are now patrolling the oyster beds on kayaks and with drones.
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United Kingdom: The Football Team of Grieving Fathers

United Kingdom: The Football Team of Grieving Fathers

In Britain's "Sands United" football team, fathers play for their lost babies. The club helps men to talk about their trauma within a community, and to process their grief.
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Bulgaria: violinist helps Roma child to escape poverty

Bulgaria: violinist helps Roma child to escape poverty

12-year-old Mariana lives in a Roma settlement in Sliven, Bulgaria. She wants to escape the crime and poverty that are part of her everyday life -- by becoming a successful musician. Violinist Georgi Kalaidjiev is paying for her music lessons.
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On a rescue mission with the Ocean Viking

On a rescue mission with the Ocean Viking

The mission of the "Ocean Viking" is to save as many refugees as possible at sea. But when the ship's volunteer crew wanted to bring 300 people to land, their boat was quarantined in Italy, allegedly because of corona virus.
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A generation in Spain with no future

A generation in Spain with no future

Spain's economy is recovering but there still aren't enough jobs for university graduates. Many have to take temporary, poorly paid jobs to make ends meet. Living costs are high, so a lot of graduates have to live with their parents.
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Russian mothers fight for jailed protesters

Russian mothers fight for jailed protesters

A social movement comprised of mothers in Russia is fighting for their sons who were jailed for demonstrating. They accuse officials of holding show trials for protesters, who they say are political prisoners.
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Goat brigades

Goat brigades

Goats and cows have a new job in Portugal -- helping to prevent forest fires. They eat a lot of the brush that allows fires to spread fast.
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Historic spots of the Peaceful Revolution

Historic spots of the Peaceful Revolution

Since 2009, Leipzig has commemorated the Monday Demonstrations that led to the fall of East Germany with a light festival. All year long, visitors can dive into the history behind the Peaceful Revolution.
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France: Comics to Overcome Trauma

France: Comics to Overcome Trauma

On November 13th, 2015, IS militants attacked sites in and near Paris. The worst hit was the Bataclan music club, where 90 people lost their lives. One of the survivors has found a way to deal with the trauma. She hopes her method can help others.
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Waste management in Brasilia

Waste management in Brasilia

Brazil still has hundreds of open landfill sites full of garbage. Now a university in the capital Brasilia is helping to implement a new, sustainable waste management system. The program aims to increase the proportion of waste that is recycled.
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Antibiotic medicines from mangrove swamps

Antibiotic medicines from mangrove swamps

The rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria is an urgent medical problem. At Germany's Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, a researcher from Indonesia is hoping to find potent antimicrobial substances in soil samples from mangrove swamps.
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Dominican Republic: Tourism killing coral reefs

Dominican Republic: Tourism killing coral reefs

The Dominican Republic is a popular destination among visitors to the Caribbean. Inconsiderate tourists, sewage and climate change have already destroyed 90% of the coral reefs there. Coral Gardens is a conservation project set up to protect them.
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Challenge: Electric battle, Audi vs. Kia

Challenge: Electric battle, Audi vs. Kia

Is going electric a matter of the heart or the mind? Should I give my heart to the smooth moving Audi e-tron? Or follow my mind to the practical, carefree Kia e-Niro? REV takes up the challenge.
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Will carsharing save our cities?

Will carsharing save our cities?

Carsharing is supposed to save our cities from gridlock. But doesn't carsharing via WeShare and Share Now with tens of thousands of additional cars actually add to the gridlock? REV checks out an alternative: private carsharing.
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Check: Seat Cupra Leon RST vs. Cupra Ateca

Check: Seat Cupra Leon RST vs. Cupra Ateca

Making decisions can be fun: On the snow in sunny Davos, Switzerland, we pursue two potent competitors from the same maker: the Seat Cupra Leon RST and the Cupra Ateca. The engines are identical - how about the rest?
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Clean, green and profitable

Clean, green and profitable

The inhabitants of Wildpoldsried in southern Germany have installed solar panels on their roofs, built thermal power plants and set up a self-funded wind farm. They produce more energy than they need. They are living proof that change is possible.
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Climate activism and the private sector

Climate activism and the private sector

Luisa Neubauer is the German face of Fridays For Future. Inspired by Greta Thunberg, she gets protesters out on the street to call for governments and the private sector to take action on climate change. Corporations need to do their part too.
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Five ideas to promote climate protection

Five ideas to promote climate protection

We need to radically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions if we are to restrict global warming. What can each one of us do to reduce our impact on the planet? We take a look at the "dos and the don'ts" of sustainable living.
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From Wall Street to the woods

From Wall Street to the woods

A former investment banker is working to preserve the rain forest in Borneo. It's both environmental protection and a business venture. He sells carbon credits to big polluters such as Volkswagen and Shell.
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Woman Owned and Operated: A Restaurant in Marrakesh

Woman Owned and Operated: A Restaurant in Marrakesh

In Morocco, households that find themselves without a man often face financial difficulties. Fatima Zahara knows that only too well. After her father died, her mother could barely feed her children. So Fatima quit school to help support her family.
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England: Nazi Victims and the German Pass

England: Nazi Victims and the German Pass

During the Nazi dictatorship, thousands of Germans were deprived of their citizenship on political, racial or religious grounds. The German constitution allows Germans whose citizenship was revoked by the Nazis, and their descendants, to apply to ...
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Global Living Room: Thailand

Global Living Room: Thailand

Pornrat Wongjina and her husband are shopkeepers in Ban Samkha. They used to be farmers, but had to give up when he hurt his back.
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What causes ocean currents?

What causes ocean currents?

This week's viewer question was sent in by Arnulfo Quintanilla from El Salvador.
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Future Now: What will electric traffic sound like?

Future Now: What will electric traffic sound like?

What will the urban soundscape of the future be like? It's not just down to laws about otherwise silent e-vehicles. Sounds cause emotional responses, as DW finds out on a voyage of audio discovery.
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Car Lovers: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Car Lovers: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Vaishali and Ronny give the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid the Car Lovers treatment. Is it any good on electric only? Can Ronny get a better lap time backwards with the gas engine than Vaishali going forwards on electric drive?
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Soundtrack: Atna - "Come to Me"

Soundtrack: Atna - "Come to Me"

A unique take on mobility from a unique pop group. What's the most poetic way of traveling? Are Segways really more fun than cars? Take a trip with the German band Atna.
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Explainer: Migrants in Germany

Explainer: Migrants in Germany

Germany is the most popular destination for migrants in Europe. Most migrants are looking for jobs, but not all of them find one. Why? And how welcome are migrants in Germany really? A fact check.
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