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Growing numbers of treasure hunters are digging up archeological sites illegally and destroying artifacts. Scientists are concerned. Many potential discoveries are irretrievably lost because of the looters' activities.
Form, function, colors. A short history of the Bauhaus, which observes the centenary of its foundation in 2019.
Turkey hopes to stem the flow of Syrian refugees with an 800 kilometer wall along its border. Now, vast refugee camps are forming on the Syrian side. Many families are separated by it.
Shorter waits for donor organs are luring patients to Spain from across the European Union. Spaniards in desperate need of transplants have to wait longer. Spanish authorities are considering a minimum residence requirement of two years.
350 years of garden art: The Herrenhausen Gardens are one of Europe's best known landscape parks. The Baroque ensemble transports visitors back to the time of Princess Sophia, who had the gardens built next to her palace.
Film backdrop, day-trip destination and ancestral home of the Hohenzollern dynasty: like a vision from days of chivalry, this Neo-Gothic castle sits on a bluff above the Swabian Alb. We drop by for a visit.
The Cliffs of Moher are a unique and special sight in County Clare on Ireland's west coast. They rise as high as 200 meters straight up from the Atlantic waves.
In 2017, this over-5000-year-old city in Iran was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. DW globetrotter Steve Hanisch had a look around.
Turning unused urban spaces into vegetable gardens is a trend that has many adherents in Berlin, because it's eco-friendly and promotes a sense of community. Visit the Himmelbeet Cafe and the Prinzessinnen gardens.
Cash-strapped football club Gulspor in the southwestern Turkish city of Isparta has sold 18 youth players to pro teams. With the income, they bought 10 goats. The Turkish team hopes to make a tidy profit from the sales of goat's milk.
Bulgaria is banking more and more on hydroelectric power. It's already authorized the construction of 300 new dams. But environmental organizations say these will destroy valuable ecosystems and won't produce much electricity either.
A humanitarian crisis is looming in Bihac, near Bosnia's border with Croatia. Refugees are flocking here, hoping to enter the EU. Each day people cross fields still littered with landmines from the Bosnian War in an attempt to reach Croatia.
Right-wing extremists have recently whipped up anti-immigrant sentiment in the eastern German cities of Chemnitz, Dresden and Kothen. Why are so many residents here susceptible to the hatemongers' rhetoric?
More and more Germans are retiring to Bulgaria, because the cost of living is lower. But it doesn't always work out as hoped. Expenses pile up, communication can be difficult, and some hoping to return to Germany find they've burned their bridges.
Many Tatars believe their culture is endangered, as their language is no longer a compulsory subject alongside Russian in Tatarstan's schools. Moscow did away with the requirement. But many in the autonomous republic want it back.
In Rotherham, northern England, several trials in connection with the massive sexual abuse of at least 1400 children and teenagers have begun. Most of the accused are men of Pakistani origin. More and more of the victims are telling their stories.
A space boot developed from human sweat ...to a "fashion homage to grandma" are among the creations vying for a top design award.
Whyi Gun Kim from Seoul shows you impressive footage of dancing and adventures in Mexico and Guatemala in Central America.
Graffiti artist Gonzo 247 shows you highlights of his home town, among them Space Center Houston.
Former gang members have fused drill music with the gospel to try and rescue youths from violence and drugs.
Czech conglomerate Agrofert, founded by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, has been accused of subsidy fraud. To what extent is he involved?
The Second World War left thousands of children orphaned in former German territories such as East Prussia. They were seen as the enemy, and grew up denying their identity.
Ahead of the general election in Sweden, right-wing populists are stoking xenophobia by linking crime and immigration. Maher Turkie from Lebanon mediates in Malmo between police, politicians and young people from immigrant backgrounds.
The Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of both Germany's division and eventual reunification. "The Gate" museum traces its turbulent history in a fascinating multi-media show.
Friendly and hospitably -- that's how Ireland's capital receives its guests. City guide Tanya Jordan shows us around the nicest places in her home town Dublin.
The Lohmeyers have been staging a rock festival in their garden for over a decade now. The aim is to upset their neo-Nazi neighbors in the village of Jamel, which has become a far-right stronghold.
Around 65 French police officers have taken their lives in recent years. The high suicide rate is linked to the immense, ongoing pressure French police have been facing since the terror attacks in 2015.
DW viewer Norris Pritam from New Delhi sent a video of his vacation in Varanasi on the banks of the River Ganges.
DW viewer Diana Barrios Trevino takes you around her hometown San Antonio in Texas. Starting at the San Antonio River, then a visit to the Mexican Market and the Mission San Jose church.
If the media celebrate an immigrant who does something wonderful, he or she may be offered a fast track to citizenship. Those who do good out of the limelight do not enjoy such preferential treatment.
In Russia, nationalistic youth groups spend the summer in paramilitary training. That is quite to the government's liking.
Inflation is soaring in Turkey, and the economy is being hit by economic sanctions. Its currency is tanking. Poor people are suffering the most.
Michelangelo, Botticelli, da Vinci - Florence is a Renaissance treasure trove. You could spend days in the Uffizi alone, but the city on the River Arno offers much more!
On his trip through Ecuador, blogger Steve Hanisch visits Quito's old town and the volcano Quilotoa.
DW viewer Denys Kushnarov takes you on a treasure hunt in Monastyrok.
Many Syrian children have physical and psychological wounds. According to UN statistics, 80,000 have had to have limbs amputated. Those in Turkish refugee camps are trying to forget the traumas of war.
British farmers in Kent are worried ahead of Brexit. Many have accused the government of not being up to scratch in the negotiations. They would like another referendum.
Marcos grew up in the woods of Galicia with wolves. He thinks humans are the animals' greatest enemy. He considers himself half-wolf, half-human, despite living amid society over 50 years.
The Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina is one of the few glaciers in the world that is still growing and one of the country's biggest tourist attractions.
Norderney lies in Lower Saxony's Wadden Sea Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2009. A visit to this unique habitat is one of the highlights of a vacation on the island.
Sara Al Zaabi presents her home country, the northernmost of the seven United Arab Emirates. She takes you through the old souk in Ras al-Khaimah city and explains why the Emiratis prefer to picnic in the mountains.
Despite worldwide protests and years of a ban on whaling, Iceland's fishermen are hunting fin whales again. But this time, not only are environmentalists objecting but ever more Icelanders. Whale watching is far more lucrative than whale hunting.
More and more migrants are setting course for Spain and pushing the country to its limits. Their numbers have already tripled over those for all of 2017. Many look for jobs in Spain, competing with migrants already there.
The young student Elin Ersson stopped the deportation of an Afghan asylum-seeker on a flight from Sweden and triggered a debate on civil disobedience.
A size 24 pole dancer who starved herself for days at a time in a desperate bid to be thin has finally embraced her curves - hitting back at online trolls who've dubbed her a "pig."
Check-in- viewer Jeff Nesmith is an American living in Vietnam. He took a vacation to the island of Leyte. Here's his video of a dive down to the colorful underwater worlds of the Pacific Ocean.
From the old town to the beach, Tel Aviv is lively and well worth a visit! Check-in viewer Eyal David shows us famous parts of his home city, as well as some lesser-known areas.
These magnificently-designed grounds with their palaces, gardens and parks were commissioned about 250 years ago by the progressive Leopold III, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau.