Psychological support for Ukrainian soldiers in wartime
Ukraine sends psychologists to help the soldiers under unrelenting stress and exhaustion on the frontlines as the war drags on.
Hunting for deepfakes
Deepfakes are becoming better and easier to make thanks to better tools and more computing power. But deepfake hunters are also upgrading. A race for the truth has begun.
Taking action against misinformation in Kenya
Videos with hate speech and fake news have achieved millions of views in Kenya. The fact-checkers from Fumbua, a local initiative, and a well-known TikTok influencer are working together to combat this.
Floods fuel growing hunger in Pakistan
More than half a million flood-affected children in Pakistan are reportedly suffering from the deadliest form of malnutrition. Pakistan is one of the countries most affected by the direct impact of climate catastrophes.
Serbia election: Is change on the horizon?
The opposition coalition in Serbia says President Aleksandar Vucic has fueled a climate of hatred and violence in the country and eroded democracy. They're hoping the December parliamentary elections will bring change.
Increased terror threat in Germany
German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser is meeting with regional leaders to discuss heightened security concerns in the run-up to Christmas. Security services say the Israel-Hamas war has significantly increased the risk of terror attacks ...
Ukrainian airpower based on Soviet-era technology
Ukraine is still waiting for its allies to provide modern aircraft like F-16 fighter jets to help in the fight to take back territory from Russia. For now, the army and air force have to make do with equipment that has been flying since ...
Explained: How the Moon is open for business
Whether it’s rare metals, moon dust, or e-fuels, the Moon offers abundant untapped resources. The USA, Russia, China and India are entering a new space race to cash in on them.
People in Gaza falling victim to deadly infections
A record number of people in Gaza have been diagnosed with infectious diseases as displaced Palestinians jam into overcrowded shelters. This is further straining doctors and clinics already overwhelmed by the Israeli offensive.
Fewer fact checks, more disinformation on X
Since Elon Musk fired the team responsible for election integrity at X, fake news has increased significantly on the platform. This will probably also have an impact on future elections.
Breakthrough mosquito discovery could eradicate dengue fever
Infecting mosquitoes with a naturally occurring bacteria dramatically reduces their ability to transmit dengue fever, according to a breakthrough study.
Thousands of Lebanese displaced by border fighting
Hezbollah and Israeli Army have been exchanging fire since the Israel-Hamas war began, putting lives of civilians in the active front at risk. Fear of death at the border grows as the smell of a larger conflict lingers.
Indian unions oppose deal to send workers to Israel
Union leaders in India are criticizing the Israel-Hamas war and arguing that replacing displaced Palestinian workers with Indian labor is unethical.
Bangladeshi textile workers fight for higher wages
Bangladesh's most important export sector is the textile industry, yet workers say they're paid far too little and are taking to the streets in protest. The country's minimum wage commission announced a wage increase, but the workers and...
Malaysia’s ghost town built on sand
Forest city was an ambitious residential project in Malaysia, but it has failed to draw residents. Buyers are shying away from the development because Chinese developer Country Garden is behind it.
Ukrainian soldiers face second winter of conflict
Ukrainian soldiers face their second winter of conflict, worrying about relentless Russians and dwindling support at home.
Germany faces budget crisis after court ruling
German court has ruled that the reallocation of €60 billion left-over emergency funds from the COVID-19 pandemic to green projects and industry subsidies is illegal. The government needs to take urgent action as the huge gaping hole in i...
Local voices disapprove of Rohingya boat arrivals in Indonesia
Increasing numbers of Rohingya refugees arriving in rickety boats cause tensions in Aceh, a province in western Indonesia. The country’s initial welcome to Rohingya refugees, a Muslim minority who fled from Myanmar, slowly wears thin.
Craft beer pours into South East Asia
Vietnam and Singapore are two of the most well-known beer drinking markets and have the largest growth numbers. Particularly in Vietnam, small microbreweries have started to meet an increasing demand for diversified tastes.
Amid Israel-Hamas war, some Israelis flee to Hungary
Since the Hamas terror attack on Israel, a Jewish refugee center in Hungary has been taking in families from southern Israel. It was initially set up in 2022 to house more than 600 Jews who fled Ukraine after the Russian invasion.
Europe's first battery-powered train runs in Italy
The future of European regional transport is now a reality in Italy's Tuscany. This is where the Blues train runs - on batteries. This could propel Europe to the forefront of a new technology.
Explained: How can Taiwan defend itself from China?
Beijing sees the Taiwan as its own territory and has openly threatened to take it over by force. Washington is the island's biggest arms supplier, but Taiwanese authorities are also keen to show what they might do to defend themselves.
Israeli October 7 survivors find comfort in Cyprus
An Israeli-run wellness retreat in Cyprus is offering a free stay to survivors of the October 7 Hamas attack on the Nova music festival to help them come to terms with what happened.
Russian drones change Ukraine’s tactics on eastern front
A year and a half into the war, Russia and Ukraine have adapted their strategies. Ukrainian units on the frontline in the east are learning to protect valuable artillery against Russian drones.
Explained: Why you might pay for social media soon
TikTok, Facebook, X: Your favorite Social Networks might come with a price tag soon. Paid business models seem to be the future. Is there a way around it?
Ukraine's elderly struggle as war with Russia grinds on
The elderly are often last to evacuate warzones. Unable or unwilling to leave their homes, many of them rely on humanitarian aid and the support of their communities to survive.
German FM rejects calls for ceasefire in Gaza
Germany's Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has said a ceasefire in the Middle East would prevent Israel from defending itself. Baerbock also hit out at criticism of Germany's support for Israel, calling it "extremely disturbing."
EU struggles with Ukraine ammunition pledge
The European Union promised Ukraine one million rounds of artillery by March 2024. But as it stands, the bloc has delivered less than a third of that supply. Ammunition manufacturers say the problem starts way before it gets to them.
ESA plans future of European space exploration
Outer space appears just a bit closer these days: Earlier this month, Europe's most powerful telescope, Euclid, beamed back its first images to earth. And last week, the EU held a summit to plan Europe's next steps exploring outer space....