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Africa: UN reports dire lack in children's HIV treatment

African children are neglected when it comes to HIV treatment. Without any intervention, many will die before their second birthday, according to a UN report. On the African continent, many children are left behind when it comes to HIV treatment: If untreated, around fifty percent of children living ... Read full article »

Biden pledges 50% of US car sales to be electric by 2030

US President Joe Biden hopes to dramatically increase the sale of electric vehicles in the US, which account for less than 2% of car sales currently. US President Joe Biden has vowed to make 50% of all vehicles sold in the US "zero-emissions" by 2030, the White House said in a statement on ... Read full article »

Southern Europe wildfires: Which countries are affected?

Greece saved Olympia "for now" and Turkey put out a blaze near a power plant, but Italy is still struggling to contain the wildfires spreading in Sicily. Follow DW for the latest. Forest fires fueled by a protracted heatwave continued to rage on Thursday from Italy to Turkey and through the Balkans. The ... Read full article »

Iran: Ebrahim Raisi sworn in as president

President Ebrahim Raisi has become the new president of Iran during a ceremony broadcast live on TV. The ultraconservative has said he will end sanctions against Iran. Hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi was sworn in as the new president of Iran on Thursday during an inauguration ceremony in the country's ... Read full article »

How the Japanese get through scorching summers

As temperatures climb, the Japanese turn to shaved ice, soothing wind chimes and grilled eel to stay cool, while more modern solutions include personal electric fans, chilled backpacks and "Cool Biz" attire. Soaring temperatures and uncomfortably high humidity levels have been among the biggest complaints ... Read full article »

Belarus Olympic sprinter 'happy' to be in Poland

In a dramatic series of events, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya arrived in Poland after she said Belarus team officials tried to force her to leave the Tokyo Olympics. Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she was "happy" to be in Poland on Thursday, after claiming Belarus team officials ... Read full article »

What's next for Kashmir 2 years after losing semi-autonomy?

India-administered Kashmir was once a state with its own constitution and special rights. Now, many Kashmiris fear a permanent loss of the region's special status as the Indian government faces no pressure to turn back. On August 5, 2019, the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of its semi-autonomous ... Read full article »

Germany's public broadcasters win funding battle against Saxony-Anhalt

The federal state of Saxony-Anhalt had blocked the increase in funding for Germany's public broadcasters, but the top court said the move was unconstitutional. Germany's federal constitutional court ruled on Thursday that the monthly fee for publicly funded media may increase. The decision upheld ... Read full article »

Pakistan orders probe into Hindu temple vandalism

Police said a mob stormed a Ganesh temple after the release of an 8-year-old Hindu boy accused of blasphemy. It is the latest attack against a religious minority in the Islamic republic. Pakistan's prime minister's office has ordered an investigation into the vandalism of a Hindu temple, an official ... Read full article »

How one Catholic nun keeps the faith while managing church businesses

Many religious institutions are often seen as traditional and a bit out of touch. But Germany's main churches are huge commercial enterprises and are using modern management methods to stay relevant and make a profit. From her office in Waldbreitbach, a small village situated in the Westerwald mountains ... Read full article »

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