Sketching with both hands

Sketching with both hands

Rajacenna van Dam is an extraordinary artist with a rare talent: she's able to use both hands equally well to sketch different portraits at the same time.
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Hammering out portraits

Hammering out portraits

Simon Berger uses a hammer and chisel to create pictures in panes of glass. It may look like vandalism up close, but from further away the portrait becomes visible.
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Fine dining meets bespoke crockery

Fine dining meets bespoke crockery

Stefanie Hering has been creating gorgeous bespoke crockery since the early 1990s. She's really made a name for herself. And counts many top chefs and clients among her clients.
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For a Free Future! Young Hongkongers Rise Up

For a Free Future! Young Hongkongers Rise Up

17-year-old Zack Ho should really be studying for his final exams. But Hong Kong's future is so important to him that he's spending most of his time on the street -- protesting against a proposed extradition bill with hundreds of thousands of others.
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Roadtrip through Cambodia

Roadtrip through Cambodia

Michele Finadri travelled around Cambodia by motorcycle. The highlight was a visit to the country's best-known religious monument, the Angkor Wat temple complex.
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A city portrait of Augsburg

A city portrait of Augsburg

Augsburg was home to several prominent bankers and merchants, including Jakob Fugger. And the city's easy access to water made it an important industrial center in the late 19th century.
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Meet a local: Batumi, Georgia

Meet a local: Batumi, Georgia

Nino Khakhubia works as an economist -- and she'll show you around her home town. The highlights include vineyards, Batumi's historic Old Town and Black Sea beaches.
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Berlin travel tips from Meggin Leigh

Berlin travel tips from Meggin Leigh

For "Meggin's Perfect Weekend", reporter Meggin Leigh explores Europe's most exciting cities and provides personal travel tips. This time she's out and about in Berlin.
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Planet Berlin: Cashmere Sisters

Planet Berlin: Cashmere Sisters

People from almost every nation on Earth live in the German capital. Deutsche Welle's book "Planet Berlin presents fifty of them. On Euromaxx, some tell us what brought them here -- like Saraa Bazarvaani from Mongolia.
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A heart for herring

A heart for herring

The Dutch love their 'maatjes' and celebrate the start of the herring season each year with a big festival. It's held in Scheveningen, on the outskirts of The Hague.
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International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day is on June 21 and was first celebrated in 2015. The goal of the annual event is to make yoga more widely known worldwide. The ancient Indian practice has proven health benefits for body and mind.
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Philippines: Minimizing food waste

Philippines: Minimizing food waste

Over 2,000 tons of food are thrown away every day in Manila even though one in three Filipinos lives below the poverty line. A chef from the vacation resort of Tagaytay wants to change that.
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Viewer Questions

Viewer Questions

Dr. Carsten Lekutat answers viewers' questions on medical problems. This time, it's all about the hormone melatonin which regulates our sleep.
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A Yoga Teacher's Insights

A Yoga Teacher's Insights

Farhad Djabbari has been practicing yoga for a long time and has introduced many students to the benefits of the ancient practice. In Good Shape host Carsten Lekutat got the instructor to show him some poses.
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Gambling away their savings in Bulgaria

Gambling away their savings in Bulgaria

In Bulgaria, the poorest land in the EU, many people buy scratchcards for the state lottery. But their chances of winning big are very slim.
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Bosnia: Children of war

Bosnia: Children of war

At the War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo, every exhibit represents the fate of a child during the Bosnian War. The concept has earned the museum international acclaim.
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Traditional cow fighting in Switzerland

Traditional cow fighting in Switzerland

In the Canton of Valais, breeders of Herens cattle let their strongest animals engage in friendly cow fights. The fights have become a tourist attraction. Here it's the females who take the bull by the horns!
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Belarus: E40 Waterway an eco-threat

Belarus: E40 Waterway an eco-threat

The planned E40 Inland Waterway is a project to connect the Baltic to the Black Sea. But its route threatens Belarusian nature reserves, which are home to rare bird species.
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Greece: Fear in brown coal country

Greece: Fear in brown coal country

In Greece, lignite mining is becoming less and less profitable. And very little is invested in environmental protection. The health and wealth of residents in the surrounding villages are suffering as a result.
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Present it: Audi S7 Sportback

Present it: Audi S7 Sportback

VW's luxury brand Audi is offering its sporty S models in Europe only with newly developed diesel engines. They combine a 48-volt mild-hybrid system with an electronic supercharger and a 3-liter V6 turbodiesel engine to generate 700 nm of torque.
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Anticipate it: Opel Corsa-e

Anticipate it: Opel Corsa-e

Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller has laid out the German carmaker's new strategy to over 300 international journalists. By 2024, all Opel model ranges will be available in an electric version. First up are the Corsa-e and the all-wheel drive Grandland X.
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Japan: Tepco and the return to nuclear power

Japan: Tepco and the return to nuclear power

Eight years after the reactor disaster in Fukushima, operator Tepco is preparing to restart the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant. Residents are nervous, but the power plant will create jobs and boost the local economy.
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Recycling nuclear waste - a lucrative business

Recycling nuclear waste - a lucrative business

Reprocessing spent nuclear fuel is a huge challenge for nuclear plant operators - it contains highly toxic radioactive material. The La Hague nuclear reprocessing facility in France is built to recycle spent fuel. Our reporter paid a visit there.
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The search for nuclear waste storage solutions

The search for nuclear waste storage solutions

Although Germany is phasing out atomic energy by 2022, it still has several operating nuclear power plants. A storage facility for low-level waste is in the works - but a site for final repository for spent fuel rods still needs to be found.
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Explainer: Nuclear power to the rescue (of the climate)?

Explainer: Nuclear power to the rescue (of the climate)?

Could nuclear power save the global climate? If so, at what cost? Its supporters say nuclear power plants generate power with zero CO2 emissions. But what about nuclear waste, the expense of building new plants and the high electricity prices?
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The nuclear reboot

The nuclear reboot

While Germany is turning away from atomic energy, startups, engineers and investors around the world believe nuclear power can play an important role in the future of energy. Is their vision a realistic option - or are they ignoring the risks?
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Norway: the Viking School

Norway: the Viking School

Longing for a simpler life, more Norwegians are reviving the legacy of their ancestors. They take courses to learn the skills of everyday Viking life - when the famed warriors were NOT looting and pillaging Europe.
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Turkey: Istanbul's Election for Mayor

Turkey: Istanbul's Election for Mayor

Istanbul is holding a repeat election for mayor. The opposition senses fraud in the works. Turkey's high electoral board accepted an objection by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party and called for the repeat.
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200 years of chair design

200 years of chair design

Munich's Pinakothek der Moderne museum is dedicating a show to the history of chair design. It highlights the fact that these pieces of furniture come in all shapes and sizes.
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Mexico: mothers are looking for missing sons

Mexico: mothers are looking for missing sons

Violence between drug cartels is thought to be behind the disappearance of tens of thousands of people in Mexico. As authorities fail to provide answers, a group of mothers has embarked on a desperate search for bodies.
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Russia: a unique residential home

Russia: a unique residential home

In an experimental nursing home in Russia, senior citizens and disabled children live together. The home is an appeal for tolerance in a society where the disabled often face discrimination.
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Mozambique: life is hard after the cyclone

Mozambique: life is hard after the cyclone

Large parts of Mozambique were devastated when cyclone Idai swept across the country in early March. More than 1000 people died, hundreds of thousands are homeless, essential supplies are lacking. The port city of Beira was hit particularly hard. ...
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A Video from Australia

A Video from Australia

Viewer Yohanes Paulus Bisma from Singapore shows us kangaroos, dunes and turquoise waters in and around Sydney, New South Wales.
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Sightseeing in Havana

Sightseeing in Havana

Steve Hanisch explores the Cuban capital in a vintage car. Old Havana and its fortifications are a UNESCO world heritage site. An event visitors enjoy is the firing of the cannon at 9 p.m.
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Reporter - Violence against paramedics

Reporter - Violence against paramedics

As paramedics, Marcus Muller and Tobias Filler, who work in Offenbach, are there for anyone who is injured and needs help. But their dream job is turning into a nightmare.
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Kaiserschmarrn: A dish fit for an emperor

Kaiserschmarrn: A dish fit for an emperor

At a Kaiserschmarrn festival in Tyrol, everything revolves around this Austrian dessert. It's the stuff of legend. Some claim it was created for Empress Elisabeth, known as Sissi. So why is it the Kaiser's 'Schmarrn'?
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Planet Berlin: Markus Shimizu

Planet Berlin: Markus Shimizu

People from almost every country in the world live in the German capital. "Planet Berlin" tells some of their stories. Meet Markus Shimizu, a Japanese-German who's bringing traditional Japanese fermented foods to Berlin.
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Seatrekking - A land and water adventure

Seatrekking - A land and water adventure

Seatrekkers rely solely on their own physical endurance to explore gorgeous coastlines through diving, hiking and swimming. We accompany participants on a 3-day workshop to learn more about their unusual sport.
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Viva la Vespa!

Viva la Vespa!

Every year thousands of Italian scooter fans flock to the Vespa World Days. This time they took place at Lake Balaton in Hungary. Riders came from more than 40 countries -- including a Vespa acrobatic group from Munich.
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Wildlife trafficking in Peru

Wildlife trafficking in Peru

The famous Belen market in Iquitos, Peru specializes in bushmeat. Animal conservationists do what they can to rescue endangered species from wildlife traffickers.
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Shady dealing in endangered wildlife

Shady dealing in endangered wildlife

The sale of illegal wildlife has grown into a $20 billion business along with narcotics, arms sales and human trafficking. Online sales make wildlife trafficking even easier.
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Uganda's southern white rhinos

Uganda's southern white rhinos

There were no rhinos left in Uganda until the Rhino Fund imported a few and started a breeding program. Now there are 24 at its sanctuary in Ziwa, protected by a large team of rangers.
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Germany: asylum for Hong Kong refugees

Germany: asylum for Hong Kong refugees

Memories of Tiananmen Square were still fresh when Britain negotiated the handover of Hong Kong to China. The UK insisted that the right to assemble and protest be protected. DW met up with two Hong Kong dissidents who have found asylum in Germany.
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Fast and beautiful - the Porsche Cayenne coupe

Fast and beautiful - the Porsche Cayenne coupe

Porsche has launched a coupe version of its luxury crossover SUV with an identity all its own. We break down the optics, and check out two of the three powerful engines on offer.
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Rough and ready - Ford Ranger Raptor

Rough and ready - Ford Ranger Raptor

On the trail of a beast that's also a real beauty - Ford's off-roading Ranger Raptor pick-up. The special model is based on the American F-150, but packs a two-liter 156kW diesel engine. Drive it! took the model out for a spin in Morocco.
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The Race for Future - Formula E in Berlin

The Race for Future - Formula E in Berlin

The all-electric Formula E Series makes an appearance in Berlin, and one star of the show is former Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg. Also taking part in the event: India's Mahindra Racing Team, and electric motorcycle producer eROCKIT.
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A festival of daffodils

A festival of daffodils

Every year the Aussee region in Austria puts on a daffodil festival with large flower sculptures. Clubs, companies and families take part by creating figures covered in handpicked daffodils from the region.
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Raquel Rodrigo's cross-stitched street art

Raquel Rodrigo's cross-stitched street art

For her street art, Raquel Rodrigo from Valencia, Spain, has revived an old embroidery technique: cross-stitching. She uses strong cord to knot colorful designs onto wire mesh, which she attaches to building facades.
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