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Russia: Motorway crosses nuclear waste dump

Russia: Motorway crosses nuclear waste dump

A proposed new highway is stoking health fears because it may cross a nuclear waste dump. Authorities say there is no risk of contamination, but locals have taken to the streets to protest.
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Bolivia: Child Labor Completely Legal

Bolivia: Child Labor Completely Legal

Bolivia has the world's lowest minimum age for child labor. Children there can work legally for themselves or their families. Once they hit 12, they can work for others. It's estimated that there are around 850,000 child laborers.
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Escape from East Berlin

Escape from East Berlin

When they began building the Berlin Wall, Hartmut Richter knew he had to escape. In the 28 years that the Berlin Wall divided the city, at least 136 people were killed trying to get to West Berlin. Richter risked his life and went on to help more ...
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Woodstock: Business with the Past

Woodstock: Business with the Past

On the 50th anniversary of the iconic rock fest, DW visits Woodstock, where 'peace, love, and rock and roll' never gets old.
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Germany: How Children escaped the Holocaust

Germany: How Children escaped the Holocaust

Kurt Marx was allowed to flee Nazi Germany when he was 13, just months before the Second World War began. He, and 10,000 mostly Jewish children, were granted refuge in the UK.. On a recent visit to Berlin, the 94-old retraced a painful journey.
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Pakistan: Work instead of School

Pakistan: Work instead of School

The world is likely to fail to meet its commitments on education. Under the UN Sustainable Development Goals, all children should be in school by 2030. But a third of the way towards the deadline, a review paints a bleak picture, especially for lo...
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South Africa: Successful HIV Prevention Campaigns

South Africa: Successful HIV Prevention Campaigns

An HIV prevention project in South Africa has been hugely successful in raising awareness and reducing the number of cases.
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Lebanon: Why Refugees are Destroying their Houses

Lebanon: Why Refugees are Destroying their Houses

Lebanon, which has taken in more refugees per capital than any other country, has now declared some refugee camps for Syrians illegal. Some Syrians have to demolish their own homes.
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Thailand: Diver tells of rescuing cave boys

Thailand: Diver tells of rescuing cave boys

One of the divers in the dramatic rescue of boys from a Thai cave tells DW one year on about the breathtaking experience of not knowing whether they would find the boys dead or alive.
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Threatened journalists in Mexico

Threatened journalists in Mexico

Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. Reporter Dulcina Parra was kidnapped and barely escaped murder. She reports again and again on cases of corruption and the machinations of the powerful drug cartels.
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Hope for new government in Greece

Hope for new government in Greece

Change of government in Greece: Many people have high expectations of the new Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. These include the fishing family Labadarious and the unemployed Vicky Paraskevou. DW has spoken with both of them.
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LGBT activists remember Stonewall riots

LGBT activists remember Stonewall riots

In the early hours of June 28th 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village. The protests that ensued lasted for days and are seen as a watershed moment in the fight for LGBT rights in the United States.
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