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Israel-Gaza violence: Israel pledges to keep up airstrikes — live updates

5 hours 10 min ago
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel will continue its airstrikes in Gaza as the death toll grows. Israeli cities are also facing rockets and mob violence. Follow DW for the latest.

Germany: Synagogue vandalism condemned by lawmakers, religious leaders

7 hours 31 min ago
As tensions in Israel heighten, two synagogues and a memorial site were vandalized in Germany. Lawmakers and religious leaders said the acts were "shameful" and called for greater protection of Jewish places of worship.

US: Hacked Colonial Pipeline restarts amid local fuel shortages

7 hours 54 min ago
The Colonial Pipeline has begun to deliver fuel across the eastern seaboard once again as gas stations begin to run dry. President Biden has issued an executive order to boost cyber security.

DW's African Roots project: Making Africa's history tangible

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 23:56
'African Roots' is celebrating 50 portraits of significant figures in African history. Narrated with African voices, they serve as the basis for debates on the web, radio, or historical sites.

Risks and benefits of vaccinating children against COVID

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 22:47
The EU is scheduled to decide whether to approve vaccination of 12-to-15-year-olds within a few weeks. Not all doctors consider this a good thing.

Bundesliga: Injury-ravaged Hertha Berlin on the cusp of safety after win at Schalke

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 22:39
With multiple Schalke players in quarantine and Hertha Berlin torn apart by injuries, it’s a minor miracle that this game even went ahead. It did and Hertha Berlin’s narrow victory moves them to within a point of safety.

Israel's Iron Dome proves successful against Gaza rockets

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 22:22
Israel has been using its Iron Dome missile defense system for a decade — but never so much as in the past few days. DW takes a look at how it works.

Afonso I of Kongo: The ruler caught up in the slave trade

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 22:07
Afonso I of Kongo strategically pursued a close mutually beneficial relationship with Portugal. At first, he collaborated in the slave trade, but later rejected it when it got out of control.

Arab states begin dialogue with Turkey after yearslong rift

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 21:55
Recent meetings signal that Turkey is reaching out diplomatically to powerful Arab states. But can President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reestablish influence in the Middle East and North Africa?

Opinion: The Golden Globes need to change

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 20:59
Beset by scandal over corruption and a lack of diversity, the hierarchy governing the Golden Globes must change before it is completely canceled, says DW's Scott Roxborough.

UEFA Champions League final to be moved from Istanbul to Portugal

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 20:50
With Istanbul in lockdown until at least May 17, the Champions League final will once again be moved. Manchester City and Chelsea will now vye for the title in Portugal after talks to move it to England broke down.

Opinion: Hey, everyone: Hands off my body — and my choices

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 20:14
A campaign against the amendment of an anti-separatism law in France has triggered debate on how society sees women’s clothing as a measure of their progress or backwardness. Hands off of my hijab, writes Wafaa Albadry.

Germany's two biggest churches shift closer together in adversity

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 19:48
Germany's Christian churches are facing similar problems in the ongoing COVID pandemic. Now they are holding a digital ecumenical assembly. Chancellor Angela Merkel will not be the only top politician attending.

US Republicans force Liz Cheney out of party leadership after Trump criticism

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 19:19
The Wyoming representative was one of the few Republicans to not fully support former president Trump. She intends to remain in Congress, but could face a tough battle to keep her seat.

Austrian Chancellor Kurz confirms he is under investigation, denies wrongdoing

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 19:05
Sebastian Kurz stands accused of perjuring himself before a parliamentary committee investigating the so-called "Ibiza Affair." The 2019 sting brought down the country's previous government and forced new elections.

Ghana's youth turn to social media to 'fix country's problems'

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 18:38
What started as a social media campaign under the #FixTheCountry is turning into a full-fledged movement by predominantly young Ghanaians calling for better living conditions.

Why Argentina needs more help with its huge debt

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 18:29
Argentina was already hurtling towards its second sovereign default in 20 years when the COVID pandemic struck. President Alberto Fernandez is in Europe this week, seeking support for extra time to pay.

COVID-19 in India: Patients hit by rare 'black fungus'

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 18:18
In India, COVID-19 patients are developing a rare but fatal fungal infection, dubbed "black fungus." Starting in the airways, it spreads through the body.

COVID: Cambodia's harsh lockdown aggravates food insecurity

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 18:16
Efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus left many Cambodians without access to food, essential medicines and other necessities for weeks.

Rudolf Douala Manga Bell: Cameroon's king who stood up against German oppression

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 18:09
Born a prince and educated in Germany, King Rudolf Douala Manga Bell was passionate about German culture. When German colonists shortchanged his people, he protested. In the end, he was hanged for his act of resistance.

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