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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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Deutsche Welle
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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Deutsche Welle
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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Deutsche Welle
How is Disney’s remake of Aladdin good news for the Middle East?

How is Disney’s remake of Aladdin good news for the Middle East?

Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin is amongst the latest additions in Jordan’s contribution to the international film industry.
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Euronews
Film mogul Tarak Ben Ammar urges expansion of Arab cinema industry

Film mogul Tarak Ben Ammar urges expansion of Arab cinema industry

Tunisian producer Tarak Ben Ammar has been in the international movie business for almost 50 years.
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Euronews
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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Deutsche Welle
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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Deutsche Welle
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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Deutsche Welle
How did Sharjah become the 2019 World Book Capital? H.E. Bodour Al Qasimi explains

How did Sharjah become the 2019 World Book Capital? H.E. Bodour Al Qasimi explains

The emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates was recently elected the UNESCO World Book Capital for 2019.
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Euronews
Kumzari: the Omani language on the verge of extinction

Kumzari: the Omani language on the verge of extinction

The tiny fishing village of Kumzar lies in the northern tip of Oman at the strategic trade artery called the Strait of Hormuz, and as a result, has developed an uncommon identity.
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Euronews
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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Deutsche Welle
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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Deutsche Welle
Syria: The Shammar look to the future

Syria: The Shammar look to the future

The Shammar are one of the largest Arab tribes in northern Syria. Its forces fought the IS, and now that the civil war is coming to an end, the Shammar hope to help shape the country's future. he largest Arab tribes in northern Syria. Its forces f...
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Deutsche Welle
Japan: Strict rules for asylum seekers

Japan: Strict rules for asylum seekers

In 2018, around 10,000 people applied for asylum in Japan. Only 42 were approved - fewer than in any other industrialized country. The rejected applicants are often held in camps with poor living conditions. We went to meet some of them.
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Deutsche Welle
Africa's underground forest

Africa's underground forest

The Sahel is hot, dry and barren. Trees have been cut down to make charcoal and building materials. Tony Rinaudo, winner of the 2018 Right Livelihood Award, shows farmers his method of growing new trees from stumps.
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Deutsche Welle
Mali: Returning to a destroyed land

Mali: Returning to a destroyed land

Mali was gripped by terrorist conflicts for decades. More than 100,000 people fled to neighboring countries. The 2015 peace treaty led many of them to return. But religious extremists still govern many aspects of everyday life - even in schools.
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Deutsche Welle
Colombia: Refugees in their own country

Colombia: Refugees in their own country

Colombia has 7.7 million internal refugees - more than any other country. They fled the conflict between paramilitary groups and can't return to their homes. There are also 1.5 million Venezuelans seeking refuge in Colombia.
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Deutsche Welle
Germany: How do refugees assimilate?

Germany: How do refugees assimilate?

Most asylum applicants in Germany are under 30. They're young, and hopeful they'll be able to rebuild their lives in a new country. A Syrian photographer explains how his camera helped him integrate.
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Deutsche Welle
United in diversity? The EU Parliament is about to find out

United in diversity? The EU Parliament is about to find out

The crumbling of old alliances and the emergence of new players has created a European Parliament which has little in common except a lack of common ground, writes Darren McCaffrey
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Euronews
Chronicle of Decay - Boris Mikhailov

Chronicle of Decay - Boris Mikhailov

Boris Mikhailov chronicled the decay of former Eastern bloc countries in starkly documentary images, yet his work remained largely unpublished until the 1990s. Today, he is one of the leading contemporary photographers of the post-Soviet generation.
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Deutsche Welle
The surge of populists in the EU elections is being greatly exaggerated ǀ View

The surge of populists in the EU elections is being greatly exaggerated ǀ View

The prospects of a populist, Far Right takeover in the European Parliament have been overhyped in the media. They are going to remain internally divided. They are going to remain in the minority and they are going to be increasingly marginalised.
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Euronews
Syria: The Shammar look to the future

Syria: The Shammar look to the future

The Shammar are one of the largest Arab tribes in northern Syria. Its forces fought the IS, and now that the civil war is coming to an end, the Shammar hope to help shape the country's future.
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Deutsche Welle
Sweet stories: Popular desserts in the Middle East explained

Sweet stories: Popular desserts in the Middle East explained

In the Middle East and North Africa, homemade sweets and confectionary are gestures of welcome and celebration.
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Euronews
Michelin-star chef Michael Mina shares recipe for success

Michelin-star chef Michael Mina shares recipe for success

During a visit to the UAE, celebrity chef Michael Mina talks to Euronews about his colourful career and how his cuisine is going back to his North African roots.
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Euronews
Sweet stories: Popular deserts in the Middle East explained

Sweet stories: Popular deserts in the Middle East explained

In the Middle East and North Africa, homemade sweets and confectionary are gestures of welcome and celebration.
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Euronews
What to do with Moscow's garbage?

What to do with Moscow's garbage?

The Russian capital produces millions of tons of trash every year. It often ends up in landfills thousands of kilometers away. In the northern Russian city of Arkhangelsk protest is growing against the garbage from Moscow.
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Deutsche Welle
Nepal: Global living rooms

Nepal: Global living rooms

Nepalese farmer Ram Chaudary shows us his home in Kapilvastu in the Terai, a fertile lowland region in the south of the country. He lives there with his mother, two daughters and two nieces.
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Deutsche Welle
Flood management in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Flood management in Bosnia and Herzegovina

In 2014 the Vrbas River in Bosnia and Herzegovina overflowed its banks after heavy rains, leaving twenty people dead. Climate change is making such extreme weather more likely. That is why the country is investing in flood protection.
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Deutsche Welle
A traditional snack in Delhi

A traditional snack in Delhi

In Old Delhi is a street famous for a special snack: parathas, or flatbread. The traditional specialty has a long history.
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Deutsche Welle
Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque feeds 30,000 during Ramadan

Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque feeds 30,000 during Ramadan

Ramadan is a time of reflection and communion for the estimated 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide.
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Euronews
Ramadan unites Christians and Muslims in Egypt

Ramadan unites Christians and Muslims in Egypt

A group of Muslims and Christians have come together in Egypt to give their time to help the needy of society.
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Euronews
What are bad sleep habits in the Middle East? Experts explain

What are bad sleep habits in the Middle East? Experts explain

Insomnia remains a largely undiagnosed and under-treated issue in the Middle East region.
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Euronews
Emirates CEO sees FY profit, wants Boeing compensation

Emirates CEO sees FY profit, wants Boeing compensation

Emirates Airline, the world’s largest long-haul carrier, will report profitable full year earnings this month, according to its CEO Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
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Euronews
Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

One week after the attacks in Sri Lanka, executives from the country’s Tourism Development Authority and national airline attended the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.
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Euronews
UAE ecotourists help save Hawksbill turtles

UAE ecotourists help save Hawksbill turtles

Approximately 80 Hawksbill turtles, which were rescued last winter, have been rehabilitated and returned to their home in Arabian Gulf this April.
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Euronews
The role of bees in vanilla growing

The role of bees in vanilla growing

One of the world's most expensive spices, vanilla originates in Mexico. Its blossoms are pollinated by bees - but with bees dying out due to widespread use of pesticides, the plant's survival is at risk. Environmentalists are looking for solutions.
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Deutsche Welle
Why don't we have enough food to feed everyone?

Why don't we have enough food to feed everyone?

There is enough food in the world to ensure that no one goes hungry. Yet huge amounts of produce is lost on the way from field to plate.
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Deutsche Welle
Ahead of mission, UAE’s first astronaut shares expectations

Ahead of mission, UAE’s first astronaut shares expectations

On September 25th, Hazza Al Mansoori will mark a historic moment for the UAE as the first Emirati astronaut to be sent into space.
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Euronews
Partnerships boost UAE's space ambitions

Partnerships boost UAE's space ambitions

The UAE space programme is striking partnerships with established space players as it seeks to turn its space dreams of Mars exploration and human spaceflight into reality.
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Euronews
How can tech help the arts? Abu Dhabi Culture Summit debates the issue

How can tech help the arts? Abu Dhabi Culture Summit debates the issue

The third annual Culture Summit was held from 7 to 11 April in Abu Dhabi, gathering industry experts from 90 different counties. The main theme of this year’s event was the discussion of how technology could be a commanding force for the arts.
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Euronews
The latest on Guggenheim Abu Dhabi: An interview with Richard Armstrong

The latest on Guggenheim Abu Dhabi: An interview with Richard Armstrong

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is a project earmarked for the capital’s Saadiyat Island. The museum is being developed near the completed Louvre Abu Dhabi, as part of the emirate’s increased tourism marketing spend by $136 million over three years.
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Euronews
Artists tackle social issues at Sharjah Biennial

Artists tackle social issues at Sharjah Biennial

The 14th edition of the Sharjah Biennial, which runs until June 10, is made up of paintings and sculptures dotted across customised sites throughout the emirate.
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Euronews
Belarus: A Chinese-funded eco-disaster?

Belarus: A Chinese-funded eco-disaster?

A car battery plant in the Belarusian city of Brest has fueled protests. Activists are warning about the impact of highly toxic lead.
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Deutsche Welle
Ghana: Where Europe's e-waste goes

Ghana: Where Europe's e-waste goes

Thousands of tons of discarded electrical goods end up in Ghana's capital Accra every year. The German development agency GIZ is helping with the recycling - in an effort to reduce the impact on workers' health at the waste dump.
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Deutsche Welle
What is ethical hacking and what is it doing for cybersecurity?

What is ethical hacking and what is it doing for cybersecurity?

Hackers today are capable of stealing your bank details in seconds by simply holding your debit card to their phone.
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Euronews
Is blockchain a game-changer? Highlights from the Future Blockchain Summit

Is blockchain a game-changer? Highlights from the Future Blockchain Summit

The UAE hosted its second annual Future Blockchain Summit, gathering together thousands of technology industry experts, government bodies and international companies.
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Euronews
Refugees in Jordan are buying groceries with eye scans

Refugees in Jordan are buying groceries with eye scans

Across Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, blockchain technology is helping the United Nations cut costs and combat corruption.
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Euronews
The business of Oud, one of the world’s most expensive scents

The business of Oud, one of the world’s most expensive scents

Oud has been a key ingredient of traditional Middle Eastern perfumes for thousands of years. The distinctive musky scent comes from the wood of the Indian and South American Agarwood tree.
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Euronews