Mexico: mothers are looking for missing sons

Mexico: mothers are looking for missing sons

Violence between drug cartels is thought to be behind the disappearance of tens of thousands of people in Mexico. As authorities fail to provide answers, a group of mothers has embarked on a desperate search for bodies.
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Russia: a unique residential home

Russia: a unique residential home

In an experimental nursing home in Russia, senior citizens and disabled children live together. The home is an appeal for tolerance in a society where the disabled often face discrimination.
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Mozambique: life is hard after the cyclone

Mozambique: life is hard after the cyclone

Large parts of Mozambique were devastated when cyclone Idai swept across the country in early March. More than 1000 people died, hundreds of thousands are homeless, essential supplies are lacking. The port city of Beira was hit particularly hard. ...
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A Video from Australia

A Video from Australia

Viewer Yohanes Paulus Bisma from Singapore shows us kangaroos, dunes and turquoise waters in and around Sydney, New South Wales.
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Sightseeing in Havana

Sightseeing in Havana

Steve Hanisch explores the Cuban capital in a vintage car. Old Havana and its fortifications are a UNESCO world heritage site. An event visitors enjoy is the firing of the cannon at 9 p.m.
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Reporter - Violence against paramedics

Reporter - Violence against paramedics

As paramedics, Marcus Muller and Tobias Filler, who work in Offenbach, are there for anyone who is injured and needs help. But their dream job is turning into a nightmare.
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Planet Berlin: Markus Shimizu

Planet Berlin: Markus Shimizu

People from almost every country in the world live in the German capital. "Planet Berlin" tells some of their stories. Meet Markus Shimizu, a Japanese-German who's bringing traditional Japanese fermented foods to Berlin.
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Kaiserschmarrn: A dish fit for an emperor

Kaiserschmarrn: A dish fit for an emperor

At a Kaiserschmarrn festival in Tyrol, everything revolves around this Austrian dessert. It's the stuff of legend. Some claim it was created for Empress Elisabeth, known as Sissi. So why is it the Kaiser's 'Schmarrn'?
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Seatrekking - A land and water adventure

Seatrekking - A land and water adventure

Seatrekkers rely solely on their own physical endurance to explore gorgeous coastlines through diving, hiking and swimming. We accompany participants on a 3-day workshop to learn more about their unusual sport.
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Viva la Vespa!

Viva la Vespa!

Every year thousands of Italian scooter fans flock to the Vespa World Days. This time they took place at Lake Balaton in Hungary. Riders came from more than 40 countries -- including a Vespa acrobatic group from Munich.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Germany: asylum for Hong Kong refugees

Germany: asylum for Hong Kong refugees

Memories of Tiananmen Square were still fresh when Britain negotiated the handover of Hong Kong to China. The UK insisted that the right to assemble and protest be protected. DW met up with two Hong Kong dissidents who have found asylum in Germany.
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Fast and beautiful - the Porsche Cayenne coupe

Fast and beautiful - the Porsche Cayenne coupe

Porsche has launched a coupe version of its luxury crossover SUV with an identity all its own. We break down the optics, and check out two of the three powerful engines on offer.
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Rough and ready - Ford Ranger Raptor

Rough and ready - Ford Ranger Raptor

On the trail of a beast that's also a real beauty - Ford's off-roading Ranger Raptor pick-up. The special model is based on the American F-150, but packs a two-liter 156kW diesel engine. Drive it! took the model out for a spin in Morocco.
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The Race for Future - Formula E in Berlin

The Race for Future - Formula E in Berlin

The all-electric Formula E Series makes an appearance in Berlin, and one star of the show is former Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg. Also taking part in the event: India's Mahindra Racing Team, and electric motorcycle producer eROCKIT.
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Raquel Rodrigo's cross-stitched street art

Raquel Rodrigo's cross-stitched street art

For her street art, Raquel Rodrigo from Valencia, Spain, has revived an old embroidery technique: cross-stitching. She uses strong cord to knot colorful designs onto wire mesh, which she attaches to building facades.
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A festival of daffodils

A festival of daffodils

Every year the Aussee region in Austria puts on a daffodil festival with large flower sculptures. Clubs, companies and families take part by creating figures covered in handpicked daffodils from the region.
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Militias chase migrants in the US

Militias chase migrants in the US

Jim Benvie is the leader of a controversial armed vigilante group in the US. Heavily-armed members of this group go out every night to find and detain people crossing the border. Human rights organizations are outraged.
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Thailand: The problems of elephant tourism

Thailand: The problems of elephant tourism

Nueng the elephant is an attraction for rides - though it's unlikely to be his choice. The 30 year old male is one of the elephants in the Maesa Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.
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Soccer kids kicking off their careers

Soccer kids kicking off their careers

Stivi and Mehmet have a dream: to become professional football players. They train with Rot-Weiss Essen four times a week and at the weekend there are league matches. Their life is all about football.
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Freestyle footballer Melody Donchet

Freestyle footballer Melody Donchet

It's rare to see professional footballers perform such tricks. But Melody Donchet has won the world freestyle football championships four times. What may appear easy is the result of years of training.
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Dan Bannino's culinary still lifes

Dan Bannino's culinary still lifes

Mariah Carey seems to like purple food, Lady Gaga is into baby mush, Usain Bolt has a thing for chicken nuggets. All of this provides the material for Dan Bannino's still life works.
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Planet Berlin: Sedal Sardan

Planet Berlin: Sedal Sardan

People from almost every country on Earth live and work in the German capital. "Planet Berlin" tells their stories. Turkish-born Sedal Sardan has operated the city's famous A-Trane jazz club since 1997.
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A Turkish Wedding on Cyprus

A Turkish Wedding on Cyprus

On our Euromaxx series "Europe Ties the Knot", we profile a bridal couple from Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus. We follow them on their journey: from their traditional Muslim Henna Night until their wedding night.
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Europe to the Maxx: The highest steeple

Europe to the Maxx: The highest steeple

Ulm Minster's steeple is 161.53 meters high, which makes it the highest in the world. About a million people visit it each year. And some ambitious athletes even run up the tower.
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Israel: Helping people with mental health issues

Israel: Helping people with mental health issues

People with mental health issues have little hope of finding a job, but social entrepreneur Irad Eichler believes in their potential. He's set up a training center to prepare them for working life - overcoming their isolation at the same time.
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Brazil: Indigenous peoples show the way

Brazil: Indigenous peoples show the way

The Satere-Mawe people grow the Guarana plant using traditional methods in the Amazon basin. They are hoping others will follow their example and prevent further damage to the rainforest.
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Rwanda: Global Teen Mutoni Favour loves books

Rwanda: Global Teen Mutoni Favour loves books

17-year-old Mutoni Favour lives with her two younger sisters and their uncle and aunt. Her father works as a driver, her mother died while she was still young. She loves to read novels and listen to music.
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Poland: WWII Wreck Poses Eco-Threat

Poland: WWII Wreck Poses Eco-Threat

Some seventy years ago the tanker "Franken" sunk off Gdansk. Since then, the ship has been corroding at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Experts warn it's an environmental disaster just waiting to happen.
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Farming and climate Change

Farming and climate Change

Erosion, drought, storms, floods and insects are among the problems facing farmers. In parts of Germany, the water table is falling and harvests are declining. Adapting to changing conditions means exploring new methods and trying out new crops.
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Agribusinesses are gaining ground

Agribusinesses are gaining ground

In eastern Germany, about a quarter of farmland belongs to agribusinesses and investment funds. Land prices are soaring. Many farmers feel besieged.
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AI and bees

AI and bees

BeeHero has developed a monitoring system to help maintain bee colony health; another start-up, BEEsharing, runs a pollination service, matching up bee keepers and farmers. Such innovative ventures are needed in the face of mass bee death worldwide.
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Digital lifestyle - Mercedes CLA Coupe

Digital lifestyle - Mercedes CLA Coupe

The new CLA Coupe from Mercedes is all about high-tech design, infotainment and sporty elegance. The sleek headlights, together with the low-slung sculpted hood and diamond radiator grille emphasize the CLA's sporting credentials.
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Reborn - Toyota Supra

Reborn - Toyota Supra

It's been gone for nearly 20 years, but now the Toyota Supra is back - designed in cooperation with BMW. The two-seater sports car has the same underpinnings as the new BMW Z4. The Supra is powered by a 250-kilowatt three-liter six-cylinder engine...
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Skoda enters the electric era

Skoda enters the electric era

Skoda has unveiled its first electric-powered production models. The Skoda CITIGO e IV is the brand's first all-electric vehicle and will have a range of 265 kilometers. The Super iV will be the automaker's debut plug-in hybrid model.
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New hybrid system - Honda CR-V

New hybrid system - Honda CR-V

The CR-V's unusual hybrid system reverses the standard practice: Here it's an electric motor that mainly drives the car. Mostly, the combustion engine serves only as supplier of electricity. The aim is to improve efficiency. So how does it shape up?
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App for self-diagnosis

App for self-diagnosis

Could an app could save you a trip to the GP when you're sick? Medical chatbots like #tellAda are now used around the world. But how reliable are they? Could AI help us to live longer, healthier lives?
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US: vigilantes against migrants

US: vigilantes against migrants

Jim Benvie is the leader of a controversial armed vigilante group in the US. Heavily-armed members of this group go out every night to find and detain people crossing the border. Human rights organizations are outraged.
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Sri Lanka: Search for missing people

Sri Lanka: Search for missing people

Ten years after the civil war, people are still searching for loved ones who disappeared during the conflict. Various commissions have been set up over the years to address the issue of the missing but many people are skeptical about them.
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Germany: Equal rights for people with disabilities

Germany: Equal rights for people with disabilities

Natalie Dedreux fights for equal rights for the disabled. She has launched a petition to ban free blood tests for the early detection of gene defects. "Down syndrome is cool", she says.
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A Fashionista at 14: Josh Birch Jones

A Fashionista at 14: Josh Birch Jones

14-year-old Josh Birch Jones is going to school in Kent, England, and enjoying success as a fashion designer. He's already put out two collections and picked up several young designer awards.
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A Playground for Grown-ups: Walk-Through Art

A Playground for Grown-ups: Walk-Through Art

The "Art and Motion" exhibition in Linz, Austria, is more about joining in than just looking on. International artists have created walk-through installations for it that demand active participation from the visitors.
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Planet Berlin: Jeniffer Mulinde-Schmid

Planet Berlin: Jeniffer Mulinde-Schmid

People from almost every country in the world live in Berlin. "Planet Berlin" tells their stories. Jeniffer Mulinde-Schmid is a Swiss native with African roots. She opened a restaurant here called "Schwarze Heidi".
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Unreal Beauty: Bas Meeuws' Photo Art

Unreal Beauty: Bas Meeuws' Photo Art

At first glance, these images recall the paintings of the old masters, but in fact, they're photos. The carefully composed floral still lifes by Dutch artist Bas Meeuws are clearly too beautiful to be real.
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Mexico: Coastal protection, Aztec-style

Mexico: Coastal protection, Aztec-style

Famers in Veracruz have cleared large areas of mangroves in recent years that used to protect the coast. The region is now defenseless against storms. A traditional style of crop called a Chinampa could save it.
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India: Empowering women to earn money

India: Empowering women to earn money

Men still dominate many aspects of life in India, with women traditionally staying at home. A cooperative is helping to get women into work and strengthen their position within society.
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