UK: Dispute over "Right to Roam"

UK: Dispute over "Right to Roam"

The many thousands of kilometers of public footpaths are sacred to ramblers in Britain. But landowners and famers often illegally block the routes that pass through their property. If no one fights, this "right to roam" could disappear forever.
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Examine it! Mercedes G-Class

Examine it! Mercedes G-Class

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been on the road since 1979, and externally, little has changed in all those years. Yet the 2nd generation of this classic, launched in 2018, has little in common with the original concept for this all-terrain vehicle.
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Test it! Ford Focus ST

Test it! Ford Focus ST

Sport compacts are making a comeback. Whether newcomers, like Hyundai's i30N, or long-standing favorites, like VW's Golf GTI, they all face stiff competition from the likes of the Ford Focus ST. The 4th generation hot hatch was launched in 2019.
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Farming and climate change

Farming and climate change

Erosion, drought, storms, floods and insects are among the problems facing farmers. In parts of Germany, the water table is falling and harvests are declining. Adapting to changing conditions means exploring new methods and trying out new crops.
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The rise of the wooden skyscraper

The rise of the wooden skyscraper

As a building material, timber has a lot going for it. Wooden skyscrapers are shooting up all over the world, including in Germany. MADE visits a timber tower project underway in Berlin and Leipzig.
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Face to Face: Pierre Ibisch, Conservation Expert

Face to Face: Pierre Ibisch, Conservation Expert

The Brothers Grimm made the German forest legendary. But we're destroying it, say climate experts, and ecosystem management is in dire need of an overhaul. MADE discusses the 'wood economy' in the era of changing climate.
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Forest facts

Forest facts

Forests protect biodiversity and store carbon. But we're destroying them for economic gain. Exactly how much are forests worth?
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Krieger - Have you planted a tree today?

Krieger - Have you planted a tree today?

As climate protestors take to the streets all over the globe, reporter Olaf Krieger has decided he can no longer sit by and watch. He's started planting trees, and also went to see teen activist Greta Thunberg leading a demonstration in Berlin.
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Restoring the German forest

Restoring the German forest

German forests are under threat from a range of factors, including extreme weather. 10 percent of the country's woodland is parched. Reforestation schemes are helping to restore and diversify dying forests.
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Mauritius: A model for religious tolerance

Mauritius: A model for religious tolerance

Pope Francis wraps up his tour of Africa with a celebration of diversity on the island of Mauritius, where he will pay tribute to 19th-century missionary Father Jacques Laval, who worked for tolerance and is revered by members of all religions on ...
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Yemen: Culture in times of civil war

Yemen: Culture in times of civil war

Since the beginning of Yemen's civil war, the country's cultural life has essentially come to a standstill. DW's Fanny Facsar met people there who believe that the best path toward peace and a return to normal life is through the pursuit of the arts.
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Mediterranean: Sea rescue from the air

Mediterranean: Sea rescue from the air

DW Correspondent Max Zander accompanies a Sea Watch plane on the lookout for migrants in the Mediterranean. The reconnaissance flight route is roughly 70 miles off the Libyan coast, the central Mediterranean route between northern Africa and Europe.
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Germany: Swimming instructor at 102

Germany: Swimming instructor at 102

Berliner Leo Kuchwalek is 102 years old. When he retired, forty years ago, he qualified as a swimming instructor and has been teaching children to swim ever since. It keeps him fit and active, and the kids enjoy having a swimming teacher who is so...
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Europe's Canine Black Market

Europe's Canine Black Market

Stefan Klippstein is an expert on the dog trade. For over five years now, the volunteer animal welfarist has been rescuing dogs from smugglers. Millions of dogs are thought to be sold illegally in Europe every year.
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Global Teen Peru

Global Teen Peru

Gonzalo Palomino Cruz is 13 years old and lives in Ollantaytambo, near Cusco in Peru. He is worried about climate change and that there is hardly any water in so many places in the world.
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France: learning the art of peaceful protest

France: learning the art of peaceful protest

The "Fridays for Future" demonstrations have brought young people onto the streets around the world to finally spur politicians into action on the environment. In a training camp for activists, they learn how to peacefully fight for a cause.
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Mexico: promoting solar thermal energy

Mexico: promoting solar thermal energy

Renewable energies are the key in the fight against climate change. A startup in Mexico develops solar thermal energy for companies. Parabolic mirrors heat liquids up to 260 degrees Celsius - without generating greenhouse gases.
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Manila: fleeing rising water levels

Manila: fleeing rising water levels

Many slum dwellers in Manila live in constant fear of flooding. Their homes are often right at the water's edge. Rising sea levels make the problem worse. Now they are being relocated.
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Finland: Resisting Deforestation

Finland: Resisting Deforestation

In Finland, record numbers of trees were felled in 2017. Environmentalists are outraged. The country's trees capture the equivalent of about half the amount of CO2 it puts out. But lumber exports are vital to Finland.
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Northern Ireland: the Rocky Road to Brexit

Northern Ireland: the Rocky Road to Brexit

As uncertainty over Brexit drags on, people in Northern Ireland are losing their patience. Two thirds of the town of Newry, close to the Irish border, voted against Brexit. Now, they're hoarding foods and medicines.
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France: Cock Fights in the Courts

France: Cock Fights in the Courts

If a rooster crows too early or too loudly, it may well be a matter for the French courts. Holiday cottage owners on the Isle of Oleron have filed complaints because their guests can't sleep in on a summer morning.
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Bosnia: Gays and Lesbians Live in Fear

Bosnia: Gays and Lesbians Live in Fear

A growing number of Bosnia's LGBTI community is hiding their sexual orientation. Numerous attacks against LGBTI people have been reported in the country, where anti-gay sentiment can often be heard in public.
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Spain: 'Beehive-Flats' in a Housing Shortage

Spain: 'Beehive-Flats' in a Housing Shortage

Housing in Barcelona is so scarce that developers are turning a profit off tiny "beehive flats." The three-square-meter cubicles barely fit a bed, but waiting lists are already running to the thousands.
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Electrifying: Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Electrifying: Hyundai Ioniq Electric

The Ioniq is one of the most future-oriented models in Hyundai's lineup. The compact is available as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and as an all-electric vehicle.
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Vintage: VW T1 Doka

Vintage: VW T1 Doka

The VW Bus was the right car at the right time. In 1948, the mini transporter filled a gap in the market and quickly became a global bestseller. The vehicle was incredibly versatile. Christoph Bauer takes the pickup version, the T1 Doka, out for a...
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Exclusive: Audi Q8

Exclusive: Audi Q8

Audi's Q8 aspires to be a vehicle for all occasions - one that performs just as well on country roads or the highway as it does off-road. We put the luxury crossover to the test, to see if it delivers on its promises.
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Sporty: Toyota GT86

Sporty: Toyota GT86

Can you buy a real sports car for under EUR30,000? Drive it! decided to find out. We tested Toyota's GT86 to see if it's a real racer or just a poser.
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Tanzania: A divided river

Tanzania: A divided river

The Mara River flows 400 kilometers from Kenya to Tanzania, and also helps feed the Nile. A water management project will hopefully stop this precious resource from being a source of conflict between the countries.
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Italy: The child crisis

Italy: The child crisis

Italy's birth rate is at a record low. Is it because young Italians lack confidence in the country's future? Italy has just formed its 66th government in 74 years. State debt and unemployment are high - and fewer Italians are choosing to have kids.
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Scotland: Exit from Brexit?

Scotland: Exit from Brexit?

Most Scots oppose Brexit. Many hope another referendum on Scottish independence could allow the country to remain in the EU, if or when Brexit goes ahead. But the British parliament would have to agree to the vote.
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Taste it! Citroen C5 Aircross

Taste it! Citroen C5 Aircross

New models just keep coming for the SUV segment. One of the latest is the Citroen C5 Aircross. To stand out from the crowd, Citroen put its own spin on convention. The C5 Aircross' main selling points are design and comfort.
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Sicilians celebrate their carts

Sicilians celebrate their carts

They're typically Sicilian: Two-wheeled wooden carts decorated with elaborate carvings and paintings. Pulled by donkeys or horses, they were once the primary means of transport on the Italian island.
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Luminaria: Inflatable art

Luminaria: Inflatable art

British design collective "Architects of Air" creates huge, cave-like art installations that are accessed through an air lock. Inside are bizarre arrangements of light and space.
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Reporter - Abducted: A father's search for his sons

Reporter - Abducted: A father's search for his sons

Bjorn Echternach from Berlin is desperate. Two years ago his wife left and returned to her homeland of Japan, taking the couple's two sons with her. Echternach has had no contact with his children ever since.
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Europe to the Maxx: The Tabernas Desert

Europe to the Maxx: The Tabernas Desert

Andalusia in southern Spain is home the Tabernas Desert. It's the driest region in Europe and boasts a breathtaking natural landscape. And it's long been a favorite backdrop for Western films.
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Venice's Restaurant of the Stars

Venice's Restaurant of the Stars

Celebrities and film stars at the Venice Film Festival flock to the Acquerello restaurant. Located on the Island of San Clemente, the restaurant can only be reached by boat.
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Champion Freediver Anna von Boetticher

Champion Freediver Anna von Boetticher

Anna von Boetticher is one of the best freedivers in the world. She can hold her breath for more than six minutes and dive to depths of 125 meters - without an oxygen tank and on a single breath.
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Planet Berlin: Paula Gouveia from Portugal

Planet Berlin: Paula Gouveia from Portugal

Berlin is home to people from over 190 countries. In "Planet Berlin", we meet people who've started a new life here. One is Paula Gouveia, who runs a cafe specializing in treats from back home in Portugal.
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Seeing Red: The Redhead Days Festival

Seeing Red: The Redhead Days Festival

An annual festival in the Dutch city of Tilburg draws thousands of redheads from around the world. It's like a family reunion where redheads can really let their hair down.
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The Greening of Armenia

The Greening of Armenia

Environmental protection is costly. An Armenian NGO advises companies on how to make production more sustainable while keeping costs down.
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Sugar - interview with our expert

Sugar - interview with our expert

Nutritional researcher Andreas Pfeiffer of the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam-Rehbrucke talks to In Good Shape about the health risks of consuming large amounts of sugar, and explains why it's okay to eat a few pralines now and then.
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Tradition with a twist: Peugeot 508 SW

Tradition with a twist: Peugeot 508 SW

Big station wagons with a lot of space, like the Citroen DS Break and the Peugeot 503 wagon, have long been a French specialty. Can the new Peugeot 508 SW wagon keep up with these legends? After all, it's not only practical, it's good-looking.
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Revamp: Audi A4

Revamp: Audi A4

The fifth generation of the car that set the design tone for all other Audi models was released in 2015. After four years it's time for a new version to hit the showrooms. Visually streamlined and sportier, it now comes with a mild hybrid system.
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Pushed to the limit: 24-hour race in Spa

Pushed to the limit: 24-hour race in Spa

A highlight of the Blancpain GT Series is a gruelling 24-hour endurance race. And the weather is a force to be reckoned with in this Belgian town.
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Flying power station

Flying power station

A start-up in Berlin has developed a kite that generates electricity as it soars. It's the pulling on the cord that does it. The firm needs investors, technological prowess, and a keen eye on the competition.
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Investing in the UK. Really?

Investing in the UK. Really?

Brexit is tormenting the people of the UK and much of continental Europe as well. There have been many dire predictions about the UK economy. But what about business opportunities? Does anyone think money is to be made there? Well, yes actually.
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Soaring ambitions, soaring costs

Soaring ambitions, soaring costs

Bayer bought Monsanto despite its legal plight; SoftBank invests vast sums of money in untested start-ups; Berlin's yet-to-open new airport is hemorrhaging billions. Some acquisitions and investments beggar belief. Due diligence, where are you?
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Russian light design specialists Sila Sveta

Russian light design specialists Sila Sveta

Moscow-based agency Sila Sveta creates light designs for prominent musicians like singer Shakira. These and other projects, and their use of 3D mapping, have won Sila Sveta clients around the globe.
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