Water sommeliers, masters of subtle differences

Water sommeliers, masters of subtle differences

Bottled water is very big business. Water sommelier is a new kind of occupation. To practise it, one has to learn about all kinds of barely perceptible differences. We visited a training course.
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Water shortage: Controversial dam for Manila

Water shortage: Controversial dam for Manila

Millions of people in the capital of the Philippines don't have enough clean water. To improve things the government plans to build a dam to supply Manila with 600m liters of water a day. But it would uproot many people from their village homes.
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Is it OK to make money with water?

Is it OK to make money with water?

What should water cost? Who should provide it? Is it morally acceptable for companies to profit from selling it to those who need it? Sophia Maria Schmidt, involved in the Students4Water project, discusses the issues. She says the price should rise.
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The ways we waste water

The ways we waste water

It takes 8,000 liters to make a pair of jeans: we use a lot more water than we realise. Virtual water is a term for water used to make products. In effect, we even import water from drought-stricken regions in coffee or meat. What can we do about it?
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A tour of Oslo

A tour of Oslo

World traveller Steve Hanisch takes you on a tour of the Norwegian capital Oslo. Highlights include the opera house, Akershus Castle, the Holmenkollen ski museum, and a football stadium.
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Shipwreck diving off the coast of Bali

Shipwreck diving off the coast of Bali

The wreck of the USS Liberty, a WW II-era military transport ship, is popular with diving enthusiasts around the world. The wreck is located about 30 meters off the coast of Tulamben, Bali.
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Reporter - Richie, Rubbish and Hard-earned Cash Surviving Kenya's Landfills

Reporter - Richie, Rubbish and Hard-earned Cash Surviving Kenya's Landfills

Richie is only 12, but already he is his family's main breadwinner. He collects garbage at the Dandora dump site in Kenya's capital Nairobi. It's a dangerous job, not least because the dump - one of the largest in Africa - is ruled by local gangs.
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Pushing back against the glorification of narco culture

Pushing back against the glorification of narco culture

Drugs, money, mansions and private jets: A myth is being created around the world's most famous drug lord, Pablo Escobar, glamorizing his life -- and trivializing narcoterrorism. The NGO Colombia con Memoria has set out to refresh the country's me...
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Hong Kong activists shift focus to coronavirus

Hong Kong activists shift focus to coronavirus

The coronavirus has led pro-democracy activists in the Chinese territory of Hong Kong to press pause on public protests. The movement has gone underground, as activists shift their focus onto the failure of the government to keep the virus out of ...
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Global Teen: India

Global Teen: India

Our Global Teen this week is 16-year-old Mia Aliyah Makhija from Bangalore. She's a singer, plays golf and likes to hang out with friends in a cafe.
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Mali: Solar power for Mali

Mali: Solar power for Mali

Millions of people in Mali have no access to electricity. Torsten and Aida Schreiber want to change that. They founded Africa GreenTec to provide solar power plants to remote villages.
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Venezuela's economic exodus

Venezuela's economic exodus

Venezuela was once a picture-book democracy. Now it's suffering the biggest emigration crisis of a country not at war. The UN expects 6.5m people will have fled the country by the end of the year.
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Modern medicine and human-made selection

Modern medicine and human-made selection

Fewer people are now being born with disabilities, thanks to advances in medicine and prenatal diagnostics. But is this actually a positive development? No, says Timo Oelschlager, who is himself disabled. He's calling for inclusion over selection.
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Rwanda: From street kid to Paralympian

Rwanda: From street kid to Paralympian

When Theogene Hakizimana became disabled at the age of eight, he had to drop out of school and was forced to live on the street. But his life took an unexpected turn when he was asked to join the Rwandan Paralympic team.
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Challenge: Which SUV tows best?

Challenge: Which SUV tows best?

Caravan or trailer crashes have always been messy and dangerous. But is that changing with the rise of the SUV? DW tested five to see which is the best at towing one a half tonnes.
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Check: Opel Grandland X Hybrid4

Check: Opel Grandland X Hybrid4

How good is Opel's three-motor design? The plug-in compact SUV combines Autobahn performance with urban efficiency and can do almost 60 kilometres on electric drive alone.
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Kenya: Sugar cane as a green fuel

Kenya: Sugar cane as a green fuel

Kenya is one of Africa's major tea producers. Traditionally, wood is used as fuel to dry the tea leaves. Tebesonik is a company that uses briquets made of waste sugar cane. They are more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
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This Week's Viewer's Video: Argentina

This Week's Viewer's Video: Argentina

DW- viewer Joaquin Sosa took a vacation with some friends in the northern Argentinian provinces Catamarca and La Rioja, where wine making and rugged countrysides make for a stunning atmosphere.
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Meet a local: Blumenau, Brazil

Meet a local: Blumenau, Brazil

Lizete Zimmermann explores Blumenau, which is considered Brazil's most German city. The city has a rich Oktoberfest tradition. After the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, it's the country's biggest folk festival.
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Uganda: Global Snack

Uganda: Global Snack

In Uganda people associate "Rolex" not with a luxury wristwatch but an omelet rolled up in a chapati. Faizo Mugerwa's stand in Kampala is busy from dawn until late at night.
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Hong Kong: Eating Out as a Political Statement

Hong Kong: Eating Out as a Political Statement

Shops and restaurants are being labelled pro-democracy or pro-government, which has had a huge impact on customer numbers.
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Integration or Expulsion?

Integration or Expulsion?

The eastern German town Frankfurt an der Oder was long held up as a model of integration - until a group of refugees stormed a popular nightclub. Social worker Thomas Klahn is fighting to keep sentiments from turning against the refugees.
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Philippines: Global Snack

Philippines: Global Snack

While perhaps an acquired taste for people outside the country, Lugaw is hugely popular in the Philippines. Customers throng to Nini Elago's snack bar in Payatas to savor the rice porridge cooked with garlic, congealed chicken blood and chicken feet.
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Blood - an interview with our experts

Blood - an interview with our experts

In Good Shapes talks to Dr. Rudolf Tauber at Labor Berlin. He knows everything about blood tests and what physicians can learn from them. Dr. Claudia Vollbrecht from the Charite Hospital in Berlin explains the advantages of a liquid biopsy in anal...
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Challenge: Are GT sports cars still cool?

Challenge: Are GT sports cars still cool?

Sports cars used to be the most desirable things on four wheels, but their star has fallen in the age of SUVs and low emissions. Yet the luxury racers are still being produced, and REV took three models out for a spin.
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Future Now: Cities without Cars

Future Now: Cities without Cars

By 2050, most of us will be living in cities. But already our urban centers are failing us. Air and noise pollution, traffic chaos, lack of green spaces. How can we improve urban mobility for us and future generations?
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Somebody, make me a brand!

Somebody, make me a brand!

Ulrike Zecher makes her living advising people on how to stand out in the online crowd by developing a snazzy personal brand. She says the process starts with self-reflection!
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Personal Branding

Personal Branding

Individuals scramble to stand out online. Not only companies cultivate their brands, people seek to as well. How did it come to this?
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Krieger loves himself on social media

Krieger loves himself on social media

DW's Olaf Krieger learns a lesson: If you think you are great and are totally self-absorbed, that really turns others off.
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A city tour of Valencia

A city tour of Valencia

Journalist Carles Claver takes you through his home town and shows its historical and modern sides. The tour begins at the central market, the Mercado Central, and ends in the City of Arts and Sciences.
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Stroll through Paris

Stroll through Paris

Freddy Quiros from Costa Rica has created a portrait of the French capital in a short video.
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Brooklyn Jewish community fears rising anti-Semitism

Brooklyn Jewish community fears rising anti-Semitism

Members of the Jewish community worried about the increased harassment and attacks. New York is home to a large Jewish community where the number of anti-Semitic incident has been on the rise in recent months.
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Coronavirus: China's bustling capital shuts down

Coronavirus: China's bustling capital shuts down

Beijing's streets and squares are deserted as the government scrambles to contain the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, in China's central province of Hubei. People from Hubei are being tracked, turned away from hotels and residential...
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Fast fashion - where does it all end up?

Fast fashion - where does it all end up?

Sales of clothing have more than doubled in 20 years. Big fashion chains launch new collections like there's no tomorrow. Clothes production is fast and cheap. And it accounts for 5% of global emissions.
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Nepal: Dr. Ruit helping the blind see

Nepal: Dr. Ruit helping the blind see

In Nepal, ophthalmologist Sanduk Ruit has developed a method for treating cataracts, an eye disease that leads to blindness. The operation is quick and inexpensive, so that even the poorest can afford it. It's set an example for the world.
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Ghana: Tomato farmers under pressure

Ghana: Tomato farmers under pressure

Ghanaian farmers have traditionally earned good money growing tomatoes. Today their market is being swamped with subsidized cheap imports from Europe and China, and prices have plunged. See the full documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlP...
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Belize: Lobbying for crocodiles

Belize: Lobbying for crocodiles

US-born Marisa Tellez has always been fascinated by crocodiles, and is a leading researcher on the animals in Belize. She wants to spread the message that crocodiles are not monsters but vulnerable creatures deserving of protection.
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Vaishali, Ronny and Honecker's Peugeot 604

Vaishali, Ronny and Honecker's Peugeot 604

Peugeot launched the 604 in 1975 with a then-luxury price tag equivalent to EUR7000. GDR leader Erich Honecker had one for official business. And DW's Car Lovers Vaishali and Ronny took it out for a spin on a race track.
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Check: What has Ford done to the Puma?

Check: What has Ford done to the Puma?

In the 1990's Ford made a brave re-entry into the low-budget sports car market. It enlisted Steve McQueen's Bullit to create the image, and the Ford Puma was born. More than 20 years later, DW grappled with the new Puma.
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Dirty diesel - will it make a comeback?

Dirty diesel - will it make a comeback?

Vehicle bans and the manipulation of exhaust emission data have driven diesel cars into disrepute all over the world. But diesel cars are less harmful to the climate than gasoline ones, so we might need them for some time yet.
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Namibia: Germany recruits nurses

Namibia: Germany recruits nurses

Germany's health system has a problem: there are not enough nurses. Thousands of positions remain unfilled. That's why clinics and recruitment companies are increasingly looking for staff abroad. For the first time now also in Africa. Our correspo...
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Saving the animals! Australia after the fires

Saving the animals! Australia after the fires

In the Australian village of Cobargo, Sara Tilling and her husband Gary had created a kind of paradise: a wildlife sanctuary for kangaroos. Then came the bushfires. Do they have the strength to start over again?
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Philippines: Preparing for the rise of sea levels

Philippines: Preparing for the rise of sea levels

As sea levels rise, people living in coastal regions will see floods. Most of this will take place in Asia. In the Philippines, climate change is no longer an abstract concept for those living near the coast.
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British MEPs bid farewell to European Parliament

British MEPs bid farewell to European Parliament

British Green Party MEP Magid Magid has only had a seat in the European Parliament for seven months. Now he has to pack his bags because of Brexit. For the pro-Europe politician, it's an emotional time.
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Auschwitz survivor returns to death camp

Auschwitz survivor returns to death camp

Auschwitz survivor Dawid Lewin talks about how he survived the German extermination camp working in the gas chambers.
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Kenya - Electromobility in Nairobi

Kenya - Electromobility in Nairobi

The air in Nairobi is heavily polluted by emissions from cars, buses and mopeds. The first solar-powered trucks and jeeps with electric motors have now started appearing in the city. While the energy is cheap, the vehicles themselves are not.
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Global Teen - Nepal

Global Teen - Nepal

Aastha Panday is 17 and lives in Kathmandu. She says she has a much better life than her grandparents. She wants to become a dentist so that she can provide rural communities of Nepal with better healthcare.
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Countdown to Solar Orbiter launch

Countdown to Solar Orbiter launch

Scientists will soon be able to predict solar storms with a special orbiter, set to launch in February. Its job is to track the visible surface of the sun and at the same time map its magnetic field, thereby providing glimpses into the inner life ...
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