Children diving into India's toxic river for coins
India is the world's fifth largest economy and growing. But it is also home to millions of people below the poverty line. This includes children who are unable to benefit from public welfare programs.To survive, they've taken to dangerou...
Erdogan faces divided Turkey after election win
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces the tough task of uniting his deeply divided country after securing another five-year term in office. DW spoke to voters — some elated, others embittered.
Spain now the smuggling capital of Europe
Spain has become a gateway for wildlife trafficking into Europe. Spanish customs are discovering more and more protected animals being smuggled alive. The authorities are overwhelmed, and the animals suffer terribly.
The SRA – a rifle association with a twist
Gun violence is a major problem in the US and everyone has heard of the National Rifle Association which argues that more guns make the country safer. The Socialist Rifle Union may not quite agree, but it, too, thinks arming vulnerable g...
Getting Ukrainian children back from Russia
Ukrainians are fighting for the right to decide their own future. And yet, part of that future is already in Russian hands. DW'S Max Zander investigated how Russia is allegedly deporting Ukrainian children, and how some parents are getti...
The robots standing in for care staff
Robots are already assisting staff in care homes and hospitals. Could they replace them altogether? The Munich Institute of Robotics has developed Garmi, a humanoid robotic assistant for the elderly.
Finding the best locations for solar farms
Solar energy is crucial for achieving an emissions-free future. But where's best to put photovoltaic panels when they take up so much space?
Record-breaking tunnel between Denmark & Germany
The Fehmarn Belt Tunnel will link Denmark and Germany. It's an engineering masterpiece that is set to halve journey times between Hamburg and Copenhagen.
Spanish towns trial remote wildfire protection
Facing what Spanish experts call an era of "mega fires," Spanish towns are searching for better ways to protect their residents. Some are banking on innovative technology, as DW found on a visit to Ribarroja in eastern Spain.
Thousands missing after deadly DR Congo floods
Local authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo report that 5,000 people are still missing two weeks after torrential rains triggered floods and landslides in South Kivu province, destroying villages and farms, and killing more tha...
Pakistanis love their VW Beetles
In hardly any other country are VW Beetles cherished and cared for as lovingly as in Pakistan. There, where living conditions are not always easy, people have fallen in love with the old Volkswagen.
What happens if Erdogan loses?
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu are in a tight race in the elections. Jailed Erdogan critics hope his defeat after nearly 20 years in power will give them their freedom. AKP supporters hope Erdogan will prevail.
A Hamburg startup is rolling out electric bike trailers
Making it in Germany – one Hamburg startup is building electric trailers for bicycles that can transport loads of up to 150 kilos. The technology was developed by two engineers from Russia and Pakistan.
Italy reeling amid deadly floods
Northeastern Italy has been hit by deadly floods, with water levels showing little sign of receding despite a lull in the rain. In the village of Lugo, water continues to rise dangerously, sparking a huge relief effort.
Turning old planes into beach huts
An Irish businessman has converted a five-meter-long piece of aircraft and installed it in his garden as a home office space. The social media frenzy about was so high that he has now turned the whole thing into a business. His Aeropod n...
Is shutting down nuclear energy a mistake?
Germany’s atomic age ended on April 15th, 2023—during an energy crisis. Now coal plants are being fired up again to ensure a reliable supply of energy. Was shutting down Germany’s nuclear power plants a mistake?
Driving the 'mass market' Volkswagen electric
The ID.2all, an electric Volkswagen that wants to make electromobility possible for everyone starting in 2025. VW has unveiled the prototype of a car that’s set to cost less than 25,000€ - an e-car for the mass market.
Drake or Fake? How AI creates viral hits
Canadian rapper Drake is one of many artists whose voice has been used for so called audio deepfakes - without his consent. Creating them is becoming easier and easier, but what are the legal and ethical implications?
The next big breakthrough in Space travel
3D printing technology could be crucial in future space missions like the planned journey to Mars. Food and other important things could be printed during long interplanetary journeys. Here’s what you need to know.
How Russia is waging a global cyberwar
The leaked “Vulkan files” are the first insight into Putin’s cyberwarfare. They link the Kremlin to hacks around the world and could help experts prepare for coming attacks. Here’s what’s in them.
Russia's silent protest against war
A student with an anti-war slogan. A vocational school founder who doesn't want to recruit for the military: some people in Russia are still demonstrating opposition to the war in Ukraine. They're taking huge risks in doing so.
Remembering Al Jazeera's Shireen Abu Akleh
A year ago, Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot while covering an Israeli military operation in the occupied West Bank. Although there has been no official confirmation on who fired the fatal shot, several investigations con...
Thailand elections: pro-reform movement hopes for change
Thailand is holding its first election since the pro-democracy protests in 2020. The government cracked down on the protests, but some former protestors have since shifted their focus from the streets to the ballot box.
Warnings migrant crossing into the U.S are set to surge
Public health rule Title 42 was used to block and expel migrants during the COVID pandemic. Migrant advocates warn its lifting could sharply boost the number of migrants attempting to cross the border.
German broadcaster Deutsche Welle turns 70
It started as a worldwide German-language radio program; today it is an international multimedia outlet, operating in 32 languages. This May, DW celebrates its 70th birthday.
Using celebrity doubles to deliver paparazzi laughs
Public interest in celebrities like the British royal family and their private lives is vast. English photographer Alison Jackson stages paparazzi-style photos of celebrities using doubles who look like the real McCoy.
How much energy does it take to run ChatGPT?
How much energy consumption is involved in ChatGPT? How much electricity does AI use? What about the internet in general? Is there a way of making computing power more energy-efficient?
Liverpool prepares to host Eurovision
Because of the war in Ukraine, Liverpool, hometown of the Beatles, is stepping in to host this year's Eurovision Song Contest. But is the "City of Pop" a worthy host? DW reporter Hannah Hummel found out.
Cancer-causing noodles 'safe' despite recall
Indonesian food manufacturer says its popular Indomie instant noodles are safe to eat. Despite product recalls in Taiwan and Malaysia over traces of possible carcinogens Indonesia's health ministry has not taken the noodles off shelves.