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Taliban close schools for young women

The Taliban apparently want to exclude young women from higher education. The new regime of radical Islamic "Koranic...

1200 hospital beds in Berlin closed - nursing strike also in Brandenburg

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The nursing staff in Berlin's state-owned hospitals are escalating their strike once again - before the Verdi negotiators...

Trains return to normal service

After the end of the third round of strikes by the train drivers' union GDL, Deutsche Bahn has expressed satisfaction with...

Corona modelers call for testing strategy for vaccinated individuals

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A research group from Berlin has called for a far-reaching testing strategy that also targets vaccinated and recovered...

More than 40 dead due to severe weather in New York and surrounding area

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The morning after the storm, on the southern tip of Manhattan, one can begin to doubt whether it was perhaps all just a...

Hurricane "Ida" makes landfall

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Hurricane Ida, classified as "extremely dangerous," made landfall in the U.S. state of Louisiana at noon on Sunday (local...

China reopens terminal at global third-largest cargo port

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In China, authorities have reopened the terminal at the port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, which was closed due to a corona case....

Germany seven-day incidence above 50 for the first time since May

The nationwide seven-day incidence is according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Saturday morning at 51.6 and thus...

New regulation of private school financing in Berlin fails

The big deal has been postponed, but the election on September 26 will show whether it has been repealed: In the final...

More than 26,000 animals freed from homes in nine years

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In the past year, animal welfare activists have recorded 59 cases of animal collecting addiction. In total, more than...

Lotto Bayern sentenced for "impermissible gambling advertising"

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According to a ruling by the Munich Regional Court, the Free State of Bavaria is engaging in "impermissible gambling...

E-scooter providers want stricter rules - and thousands of parking spaces

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There is a lot of anger about e-scooters and other sharing vehicles lying around on Berlin's sidewalks. How can the chaos...

More than 2000 registered for follow-up vaccinations

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After possible vaccinations with saline solutions in the district of Friesland, more than 2000 people have already...

Berlin's families and the search for a good elementary school

Every third to fourth family has problems with the elementary school in whose catchment area they live. This is shown by...

How to persuade the undecided to vaccinate

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"Flattening the curve" - that was the central demand from science and politics at the beginning of the Corona pandemic....

Basketball players proud despite Olympic exit

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The frustration about the Olympic elimination quickly gave way to pride in the achievements of Germany's basketball...

New mandatory testing for travelers starts

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The seven-day incidence continues to rise steadily. According to data released by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) this...

It's up to us how the Corona autumn will be

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The Corona pandemic was never just about keeping the virus down. Of course, in the end, all the questions revolved around...

Dead found after explosion in the Leverkusen chemical park

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The bang of the explosion could be heard for kilometers, and the cloud of smoke that rose afterwards could also be seen...

Ten percent of new corona infections are due to holiday-makers

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Will summer vacations lead to a significant increase in the number of corona cases in Germany? This question is being...
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Concern about new violence in Washington

The iron fences have returned - just in time for the next big demonstration by right-wing groups this Saturday afternoon....
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10,000 migrants camp out at southern U.S. border

Near the Texas town of Del Rio, more than 10,000 migrants are holding out under a bridge on the U.S. border. At the...
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North Korea fires new cruise missiles

Self-declared nuclear power North Korea has successfully tested new long-range cruise missiles over the weekend, according...
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Two Berlin Corona vaccination centers still in operation for a few months

Despite a recent decline in interest in Corona vaccinations, Berlin's two remaining vaccination centers are to remain in...

More than 400 wind turbines in Brandenburg to be decommissioned

Many wind turbines, for which the 20-year subsidy under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) is due to expire, will soon...
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Armed Forces Commissioner calls for honors for Airlift soldiers from Kabul

The Bundestag's defense commissioner, Eva Högl, has called for the Bundeswehr soldiers involved in the evacuation mission...
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Weather in autumn and winter: Expert with unusual conclusion

The weather in Germany this year has been fairly awful. Instead of sunshine, the sky was often cloudy. Precipitation was...
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DGB head opposes GDL in collective bargaining dispute at Deutsche Bahn

The ongoing strike at Deutsche Bahn is also meeting with criticism in the trade union camp. DGB head Reiner Hoffmann...
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US state of Texas bans almost all abortions

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an emergency appeal to block an extremely strict abortion law in the U.S. state of...

New traumas in Berlin for refugees from Afghanistan

Experts say the re-traumatization of refugees from Afghanistan by current events and the Taliban takeover is massive. "It...

Group quarantine in Berlin's schools and daycare centers ends

Berlin's public health officials are changing their strategy for dealing with the coronavirus in schools and daycare...
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USA threatens terrorists with retaliation after attack in Kabul

After the devastating attack near Kabul airport, U.S. President Joe Biden has threatened the terrorists responsible for it...
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DBahn resumes normal operations

Following the strike by the GDL train drivers' union, Deutsche Bahn is on course for normal operations on Wednesday. "Rail...
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Lack of emergency service rule - court prohibits nursing staff strike

In Berlin's state-owned hospitals, the Charité and the Vivantes hospitals, the week starts with an industrial action by...
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What it takes to be considered a Corona recoverer

The so-called 3-G rule has already been implemented in many places: According to this rule, areas of public life are now...
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Social housing policy doesn't come for free

There is a shortage of around 350,000 apartments with affordable rents of less than six euros per square meter for social...
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Berlin schools and universities fare poorly nationwide

Berlin suffers from a severe shortage of qualified teachers; year after year, only just under half of the vacancies can be...
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Experts begin to doubt New Zealand's no-covid strategy

Day one of New Zealand's strict curfew began with an update from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who - in now-familiar...
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Söder warns Union against loss of power

Six weeks before the federal election, CSU chairman Markus Söder has warned the CDU/CSU against losing power. "There is...

Vaccination for everyone aged 12 and older

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) now advocates Corona vaccination for all children and adolescents aged...
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Devastating forest fires in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the scale of natural disasters in his country as unprecedented. Authorities...
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Those who cannot - or should not - be vaccinated against Corona

The willingness to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in Germany is stagnating more and more. According to the RKI, the...

Nursing trainees in Berlin's state hospitals ready to strike?

In the collective bargaining conflict at Berlin's state-owned hospitals, the trade union is taking political action -...
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The most curious vaccination actions from around the world

Free points or free sausage - in the fight against the coronavirus, offers are sprouting up all over the world to reward...
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How many Germans have really already been vaccinated?

There is "some uncertainty" in the interpretation of vaccination rate data, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI)....

Train Drivers' Union GDL goes on strike

The train drivers' union GDL has decided to go on strike at Deutsche Bahn. In the union's ballot, 95 per cent of the...
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Positive Corona tests after party night in Berlin

Berlin is known for its parties. Thus, 43 employees of the DRK vaccination center Arena did not miss the opportunity to...
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How Israel wants to stop the spread of Delta

There was a time in the spring when many Europeans looked to Israel in the hope of seeing their own future there. Cafes,...

Denmark incidence rising rapidly

Corona numbers are currently on the rise in the popular German vacation destination of Denmark. According to Statens Serum...
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Quarantine requirement for travel to England remains in place

Corona figures are currently on the rise again worldwide. This is also the case in France. The incidence has risen...
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Immunization centers to offer vaccinations for children and adolescents

Starting in September, the German states plan to offer a booster vaccination for the very elderly, patients in need of...
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China and India wrestle over Afghanistan's mineral resources

The promising, threatening and haggling have begun. Americans and Europeans have packed their weapons and left, and now...
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Mediterranean countries fight against forest fires

Thousands of firefighters continue to battle devastating wildfires in Greece, Turkey and Italy. In a massive fire in the...

Dramatic drought in the Middle East

A heat wave in the Middle East is causing water to become scarce in some regions. For weeks, temperatures in Iran, Iraq...
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Berlin considers rebuilding its Corona traffic lights

In view of the debate about the significance of the corona incidence in the course of the vaccination campaign, an...
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Misinformation on Facebook slow down vaccination readiness

In the debate about how to deal with persistent vaccination refusers, the role of social networks such as Facebook,...
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Biontech wants to develop mRNA-based malaria vaccine

Mainz-based pharmaceutical company Biontech plans to develop the world's first malaria vaccine based on mRNA technology....

Incidence rises to 14.3 - Expert sees no chance of herd immunity

The seven-day incidence of coronavirus has been rising for nearly three weeks. According to data released by the Robert...

Corona outbreaks in clubs increase - thousands in quarantine

Due to low infection figures, many German states have relaxed their Corona regulations, and clubs have also been allowed...
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Flood of applications for subsidised housing

For years now, the city has been registering a steady increase in demand for subsidised housing and housing subsidies. The...