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Are Palestinians left out of Israel’s vaccination drive? | DW News

Israel has been praised for its record in vaccinating its population. But Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu is also facing flak for failing to organize vaccine supplies for five million Palestinians in the occupied territories. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news go…

How to be intimate during the coronavirus pandemic? | COVID-19 Special

Sex is one of the most basic human needs: sex. But when coronavirus has made something as simple as a kiss or a hug taboo – it’s become tricky. So how we can get the physical intimacy we need? Subscribe:…

This Rare Color Tintin Drawing Just Sold for €3.2 Million, Setting a New World Record for an Original Comic Strip

A picture by the Belgian cartoonist Hergé (1907–1983) has set a new record for the most expensive work of comic book art, selling for €3.2 million ($3.8 million) on January 14 at an auction at Artcurial in Paris. The 1936 gouache painting was originally intended…

Archaeologists Have Discovered a Pristine 45,000-Year-Old Cave Painting of a Pig That May Be the Oldest Artwork in the World

Archaeologists believe they have discovered the world’s oldest-known representational artwork: three wild pigs painted deep in a limestone cave on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi at least 45,500 years ago. The ancient images, revealed this week in the journal Science Advances,…

Antibody drugs and blood plasma therapy: Livesavers for COVID patients? | COVID-19 Special

Blood plasma is saving the lives of people with Covid-19. But there isn’t enough of it. That’s why scientists have been trying to recreate the antibodies it contains in the lab – and they’ve done it. They’ve developed defensive proteins…

Chinese officials dispute Wuhan origin of the coronavirus | DW News

A team of experts from the World Health Organisation has arrived in China to investigate the origins of the coronavirus. The international team arrived in Wuhan, the city where the first cases of the virus were detected in late 2019.…

Peru: Empowering mountain communities | Global Ideas

Villagers in the Manu Biosphere Reserve are actively engaged in protecting the environment while developing ways to make a sustainable and decent living. New crops, new farming methods, new kinds of jobs, and the arrival of the Internet are all…

The Rijksmuseum Had Its Lowest Attendance Last Year Since 1964. But Its Digital Audience Has Grown by Leaps and Bounds

Amsterdam’s famed Rijksmuseum, which was closed for much of last year, had its lowest attendance in decades in 2020, with visitors dropping by more than 2 million to just 675,000. That’s the lowest total for the museum since 1964, when it had…

Will we have a debt crisis following the coronavirus crisis? | COVID-19 Update

During the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns have halted the flow of cash to workers and companies, forcing governments to step in. Countries, rich and poor, are burning through vast amounts of money. But it’s all on loan.They’re taking on debt like…

WhatsApp Forces Users to Share Data with Facebook

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The Smithsonian Has Scrapped Its $2 Billion Bjarke Ingels Redesign in Favor of a More Modest Overhaul

The Smithsonian Institution has ditched a $2 billion design plan by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, which was set to be the blueprint for a major overhaul of its south campus. Unveiled in late 2014, the splashy master plan was expected to take…

Increased US support for Taiwan angers China | DW News

On Wednesday, US Ambassador to the UN, Kelly Craft travels to Taiwan, an island which neither the United States nor the United Nations recognise as a country. In fact, up until a few days back, official US policy restricted interactions…

What do the current mutations mean for the coronavirus pandemic? | COVID-19 Special

As it spreads, it’s mutating, taking on new characteristics, that can make it harder to fight. New variants found in South Africa and the UK are more contageous – straining health services. Japan is trying to isolate a new variant…

Lisa Montgomery, the first woman to be executed by the US government in nearly 70 years | DW News

Lisa Montgomery could be the first woman to face the death penalty in nearly 70 years. She was convicted for murdering a pregnant woman Bobbie Jo Stinnett and taking her unborn child, trying to pass the baby girl off as…