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Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:32 AM ET

Deutsche Welle - World

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker Au Nok-hin resigns over security law concern -- An organizer of pro-democracy primary elections has resigned citing fears the polls may violate a national security law. Over 610,000 people voted in what was seen as a symbolic protest against China's grip on the city.

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India's bicycle culture takes off during coronavirus lockdowns -- Bicycle sales in India are booming during the coronavirus pandemic. Cycling enthusiasts want the trend to last, envisioning more professionals choosing cycle-powered commutes in bike-friendly cities.

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From Russia with love? UK government sits on hot-button report -- The "Russia Report" sounds like a title straight out of a James Bond movie. With a plot to match, it has the potential to wreak further damage on an already beleaguered prime minister and his government.

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Coronavirus latest: EU urges people to get flu shots early -- The EU is worried citizens could be hit by simultaneous COVID-19 and flu outbreaks this fall. If early vaccinations go-ahead, EU citizens will get their flu jabs in summer. Follow DW for the latest.

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South Koreans fight back against weak sex crime punishments - More than three years after the #MeToo movement rocked South Korea, a series of legal cases have once again underlined just how far the country still has to go. Some insist that changes will come slowly.

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Seoul mayor Park Won-soon dies in apparent suicide amid sexual harassment claims

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Seoul mayor's public funeral held despite objections

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UK: Black Lives Matter protester statue replaces toppled slave trader - A statue of a woman in a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol has replaced a sculpture of slave trader Edward Colston. Anti-racism demonstrators tore down the Colston statue and threw it into the city's harbour.

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Opinion: Let's topple statues to decolonize

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Slave trader's statue toppled in UK anti-racism protests

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World population growth to diminish, spurring geopolitical power shift - The number of people in the world could be 2 billion fewer than UN forecasts by 2100, according to a new study. With declining fertility rates and ageing populations, experts predict a global shift in power dynamics.

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Opinion: COVID-19 threatens sexual health of Africa´s women

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Feeding the world in 2050

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US oil and gas drilling drives global methane emissions spike -- Global emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, soared to a record high from 2007 to 2017, new studies have shown. Energy and food production demands created a 9% increase in methane emissions within that decade.

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Trump ends Hong Kong's special trade status with US, sanctions China -- The US president signed sanctions legislation targeting Chinese businesses and officials in the wake of a new security law imposed in Hong Kong. China condemned the move, and vowed to retaliate with sanctions of its own.

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Thousands of protesters in Israel call on Netanyahu to resign -- Critics say Benjamin Netanyahu is unfit to lead at a time when he is on trial for corruption. Israelis are also voicing their anger at worsening unemployment and the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hundreds protest in Belarus after opposition leaders barred from August election -- The country is due to hold nationwide elections later this summer, but without two significant candidates. Viktor Babariko was jailed last month for corruption while Valery Tsepkalo has been ruled out on a technicality.

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Agreement on EU coronavirus rescue fund deadlocked ahead of summit -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned "time is of the essence" for an EU agreement on funding the €750-billion reconstruction package. However, the Netherlands says a deal at a summit over the weekend is unlikely.

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Protests against Vladimir Putin rock Russia's Khabarovsk -- People in the eastern province of Khabarovsk have been staging protests against Vladimir Putin for nearly a week. Russia's president has not intervened, fearing that acting could backfire and weaken his grip on power.

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Coronavirus in India: Sikh temples in Delhi save millions from hunger -- As Indian authorities struggle to contain COVID-19, Delhi's Sikh community has come together to feed millions of people with food cooked every day at gurdwaras.

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Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes leave several dead in worst hostilities in years -- Three days of fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces have left at least 16 people dead. The clashes are the worst between the two South Caucasus nations in several years.

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Burger King changes cows' diets to reduce methane output -- The fast-food chain is adding lemongrass to the diets of its cattle in a bid to cut methane emissions. The greenhouse gas is a significant contributor to global warming.

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Opinion: Duda's reelection in Poland will deepen divisions - Poland's conservative President Andrzej Duda has won a second term. This could mean an end to an independent judiciary and a further erosion of the separation of powers in the country, writes DW's Bartosz Dudek.

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What is behind China and India's border dispute? -- Last month, a deadly skirmish between Indian and Chinese soldiers in the disputed Himalayan border region raised international concern about the growing geopolitical rivalry between the two Asian powers.

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Fighting Corona with fashion -- A young fashion designer's masks may help fight the coronavirus pandemic in Nairobi's Kibera.

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Ghana: Sex and the (African) City -- The Ghanaian web and TV series "An African City" is the continent's answer to "Sex and the City".

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The sakawa boys

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Deadly initiation rituals South Africa -- In South Africa, the secretive rite of passage to mark the transition from boyhood to manhood kills dozens every year.

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Superheros for Africa -- In the studios of Comic Republic in Lagos, African superheroes are being brought to life.

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Rapping for Social Justice -- Many people think rap music is only made by gangsters and criminals. Kenyan rapper Madigolo wants to change this.

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How Pakistani Kashmir managed to contain the coronavirus -- As Pakistan struggles to combat COVID-19, its part of Kashmir region has had more success in fighting the outbreak.

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Sharing healthy food with those who cannot afford it -- In Indonesia, Ardiati is helping the poor by sharing vegetables from farmers' gardens with those who cannot afford them.

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Pakistan: Where education lacks, superstitions run wild -- Superstitions are rife in some areas in the absence of proper public health facilities and a lack of education.

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A woman's perspective of the Kashmir conflict -- This year's winner of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award wants to show a different side.

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Indonesia: Protecting orangutans from the coronavirus -- Authorities have shut down two orangutan rehabilitation centers to limit the apes' interaction with the public.

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Indonesia: Street artists create murals to fight coronavirus

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Moscow: Dancing when no one is watching -- The coronavirus has closed cultural institutions around the world, chasing performers into lockdown.

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WWII veteran in Ghana joins COVID-19 fight -- Meet the 95-year-old veteran from Ghana who walked three kilometers every day to raise money to fight the coronavirus.

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Bangalore: India's Silicon Valley sinks in trash -- An organization in Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley, is turning trash into eco-friendly biogas.

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Global Snack: Brazilian energy booster -- Mirasilva Oliveira mixes energy-boosting guarana drinks in her snack bar in Manaus.

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France: Bike boom in Paris -- The coronavirus crisis is influencing our mobility habits. Paris is rediscovering the bicycle.

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Thailand: Coronavirus and the collapse of tourism -- With many beaches and hotels empty, Thailand is suffering from the collapse in tourism due to COVID-19.

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Syrian refugee in Iraq: Life after tragedy -- Abdullah Kurdi lost his wife and two sons in 2015 trying to flee to Greece. We speak to him in Iraq.

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Global Living Room: Belize -- Alisa Atkinson has built a self-sustaining 'Earthship' in southern Belize from recyclable materials.

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Tunisia: Where water is a precious resource -- Water shortage is reaching a critical level for Tunisia's farmers. Solutions are desperately needed.

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Curaçao: A celebrity flamingo named Bob -- Everyone on the Caribbean island of Curaçao knows Bob. The flamingo helps teach kids about nature.

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Meat workers in Germany: Exploited and infected -- The working conditions in slaughterhouses and meatpacking plants have been likened to modern slavery.

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North Macedonia holds first election since changing its name -- After a three-month delay due to coronavirus, North Macedonia is heading for crucial elections on Wednesday. Voters must decide between the government's international stance or the opposition's 'lost identity' narrative.

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