Dental phobia - The expert's view

Dental phobia - The expert's view

In Good Shape talks to dentist Stephan Ziegler about oral hygiene, the causes of dental phobia and how it can be managed.
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Celebration: Lexus RX450h

Celebration: Lexus RX450h

Toyota's luxury marque Lexus is celebrating its 30th anniversary. In 1989 its first model, the LS 400, launched in the US. The RX debuted in 1998 and was one of the vehicles that established the premium SUV segment.
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Test it!: Mitsubishi ASX

Test it!: Mitsubishi ASX

After nine years and more than 1.36 million sold, Mitsubishi has given its ASX a fourth facelift with a new look, a new engine and a return to four-wheel drive. The Japanese automaker believes it can hold its ground in the highly competitive compa...
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Present it!: Bentley Flying Spur

Present it!: Bentley Flying Spur

For more than a century, the name Bentley has been the epitome of luxury. A brand fit for a queen it seems: Bentley is an official supplier to the British Royal Family. No wonder - the hand-crafted materials in the interior ooze comfort and luxury.
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Examine it!: Audi A1 Citycarver

Examine it!: Audi A1 Citycarver

Private cars are still in demand in big cities, with not everyone willing do everything by bus, train or bike. So Audi is expanding its vehicle portfolio with the A1 Citycarver, a version of its A1, but about five centimeters higher. Drive it! tak...
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India: Why many young women commit suicide

India: Why many young women commit suicide

India has a major problem around female suicide. Almost 40 percent of women who kill themselves globally live in India. This is much higher than the suicide rate for Indian men. A report published recently calls what's going on in India a public h...
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Chile: Students fight for constitutional reform

Chile: Students fight for constitutional reform

Chile has been rocked by three weeks of sometimes violent protests demanding constitutional reform and greater equality. DW met up with one student leader for whom the last few weeks have been unusually hectic.
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Ethiopia: Jews want to emigrate to Israel

Ethiopia: Jews want to emigrate to Israel

In Gondar, thousands of Ethiopians practicing Judaism have hopes of moving to Israel. They live in difficult conditions, often separated from close relatives.
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Viewer's Video from Chichen Itza

Viewer's Video from Chichen Itza

Our viewer Ludwig Yorck took a study trip to the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, where he visited the famed Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza.
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Educational Travel in Munich

Educational Travel in Munich

From the famed Marienplatz tothe Royal Residence, this group of U.S. tourists visited Munich's highlights. They're traveling with Road Scholar, a non-profit organization that imparts education through travel.
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Munich in a Nutshell

Munich in a Nutshell

From modern art to traditional customs: Here's a summary of everything you ought to know about Munich.
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Exploring Zipaquira

Exploring Zipaquira

Two sisters show us around their hometown Zipaquira, which is world-famous for the wonders its salt mines harbor.
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The female scientists of Gorongosa

The female scientists of Gorongosa

In the Gorongosa National Park, young female scientists are cataloguing flora and fauna for a global genetic database. It will enhance our understanding of the diversity of life on earth and the roles different species play.
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How important are the bacteria in our bodies?

How important are the bacteria in our bodies?

This week's viewer question comes from Osman Maiga in Uganda.
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South Africa: Transforming African health care

South Africa: Transforming African health care

Dr. Ernest Darkoh's mission is to revolutionize health care in Africa. He set up the company BroadReach to provide doctors with data that could help them prevent disease.
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Brazil: Appetite for beef eats into rainforest

Brazil: Appetite for beef eats into rainforest

First they burn the forest, then the cattle arrive and then the soybeans. The global appetite for soy and beef has been driving the Amazon's destruction for decades now. The consultancy firm Pecsa hopes to teaches cattle ranchers sustainability.
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Present it! Volvo S60

Present it! Volvo S60

The 3rd-generation Volvo S60 edition is flatter, lower, sportier and more aggressive than its predecessor. The first Volvo to be produced in the USA, it comes to Europe with a choice of two turbocharged gasoline engines or a plug-in hybrid version.
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Taste it!: Audi R8 V10

Taste it!: Audi R8 V10

We test the most powerful Audi R8. It shares a 5.2-liter V10 engine with the Lamborghini Huracan. 456 kW and 580 Nm of torque carry it from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds. But this gasoline dinosaur is doomed to disappear.
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Examine it! Toyota Mirai

Examine it! Toyota Mirai

Mobility is changing. Toyota is bucking the trend and putting its hopes on hydrogen fuel cells. We test drove the hydrogen-powered Mirai at the Zero-Emission-Tour and learned more about this drive technology.
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Test it!: Ateca Cupra Limited Edition

Test it!: Ateca Cupra Limited Edition

In 2018, Seat spun off its subsidiary sports carmaker Cupra. Now, they have added exclusivity to the mix. Limited to 1999 cars, the Cupra Ateca Limited Edition has rims and a carbon-fiber body finished with a distinctive copper-thread braiding.
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Ethnic pay gap - discrimination on the job market?

Ethnic pay gap - discrimination on the job market?

Ethnic origin and cultural background can influence your opportunities on the job market. What do you need to know to ensure you're getting a fair chance? DW's Chiponda Chimbelu looked into the topic, on his own behalf.
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Explainer: Migrants in Germany

Explainer: Migrants in Germany

Germany is the most popular destination for migrants in Europe. Most migrants are looking for jobs, but not all of them find one. Why? And how welcome are migrants in Germany really? A fact check.
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Dresscode: First job - first suit

Dresscode: First job - first suit

Your first job interview and nothing to wear? Suit up, says DW's Gerhard Elfers. He tells you what to look out for when buying your first office outfit. On one point he's adamant: don't let your mother choose it!
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Climbing the social ladder with Aladin El-Mafaalani

Climbing the social ladder with Aladin El-Mafaalani

Educational researcher Aladin El-Mafaalani has compared the biographies of top achievers with Turkish and German backgrounds. He talked to men and women with successful careers as managers and professors in Germany.
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Traditional: Golf 8 World Premiere

Traditional: Golf 8 World Premiere

The Golf has not only become Volkswagen's best-selling car in recent decades, but also a synonym for an entire vehicle class. Now VW is showing the eighth generation of the million-seller to the world for the first time.
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French Chic: Peugeot 508

French Chic: Peugeot 508

The Peugeot 508 is undoubtedly one of the world's most elegant mid-size sedans. A real eye-catcher from the outside, it also has a refined interior. Numerous assistance systems support the driver on long hauls. The 508 can even park itself.
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Electrifying: Tokyo Motor Show 2019

Electrifying: Tokyo Motor Show 2019

If European manufacturers are right, the future of mobility will be all-electric. But what about the Japanese manufacturers like Toyota, Mazda or Lexus? They showed off their rather different future concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show.
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Revolutionary: Porsche Taycan

Revolutionary: Porsche Taycan

Taycan is Porsche's first all-electric production sports car. Nicknamed the Turbo S, it boasts an impressive 560 kW and 1050 Nm of torque. It goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and top speed is limited to 260 km/h.
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The apostle comes from Africa - A contemporary passion story

The apostle comes from Africa - A contemporary passion story

The fight of refugees for better living conditions is at the centre of Milo Rau's new project. The renowned theatre director wants to end their exploitation. His film recasts the Passion of Christ, with refugees as Jesus and Apostles.
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Hiking through Norway

Hiking through Norway

DW viewer Seth Umbenhauer made an impressive video of his hiking trip through Norway, complete with fjords, mountains and waterfalls.
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Meet a Local: San Francisco

Meet a Local: San Francisco

American Andrew Roth leads you to the west coast of the USA. In his home city of San Francisco, he shows popular tourist attractions from the Golden State Bridge to Chinatown.
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Brazil: Reforming the garbage economy

Brazil: Reforming the garbage economy

Until 2018, almost 2,000 illegal waste pickers worked on the largest garbage dump in Brasilia. Now they're part of the city's waste management program. Even at the university, you can study climate friendly garbage disposal.
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China: All work and no play for kids

China: All work and no play for kids

All work and no play is normal for a seven-year-old in China. Education is a top priority. Children learn languages, study math and do sport too, well into the evenings and even on weekends.
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Madagascar: Midwives saving lives

Madagascar: Midwives saving lives

Hygiene is of utmost importance. Midwives at Madagascar's state-run health centers get regular training, to combat maternal and infant mortality. And thanks to a new health insurance scheme, more women are now able to go to the doctor.
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India: Global Teen

India: Global Teen

Karanraj Dewasi from India loves going to school. His father is a teacher. But he's worried about environmental pollution and that he might not have the same standard of living as his parents and grandparents.
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Violence against politicians in France

Violence against politicians in France

Many in France are worried about the political climate in their country. Following the death of Jean-Mathieu Michel, mayors are resigning due to the aggression and violence they're experiencing.
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Russia: Lack of teachers in rural areas

Russia: Lack of teachers in rural areas

A program called 'Teachers for Russia' is designed to attract young academics to rural areas, otherwise many schools will have to close. This would leave school kids without teachers or prospects.
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Kosovo's planned reintegration of IS members

Kosovo's planned reintegration of IS members

Kosovo wants to reintegrate and hold trials for its citizens who were IS members upon their return from camps in Syria. Since the Syrian offensive, the discussion about this approach to IS members has been reignited.
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Rare earths

Rare earths

Whether hard drives or electric motors, rare earth elements play a key role in a range of technologies. The metals mostly come from China. To ease dependence, researchers at the RWTH Aachen University are working on recycling the precious elements.
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Biodiversity in the Orinoco basin

Biodiversity in the Orinoco basin

Travelling up and down the river, Alexander von Humboldt was ravished by the beauty and variety of the landscapes, flora and fauna. Today nature conservationists are battling to preserve the region's many threatened species.
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Harvesting sap with aphids

Harvesting sap with aphids

If sap could be manipulated to make a plant more attractive to various pollinators, it would help secure harvests. A common plant pest is helping researchers in the process.
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Meet a Local: Sao Joao del-Rei, Brazil

Meet a Local: Sao Joao del-Rei, Brazil

Marco, a retired university professor, takes us to some of his favorite places: the ornate church of Sao Francisco de Assis, the old-town district, the market place, a historic train station, and the local parks.
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Spitsbergen in Europe's High North

Spitsbergen in Europe's High North

Spitsbergen lies halfway between Norway's mainland and the North Pole. The largest settlement on the archipelago is Longyearbyen. Nicole Frolich visits the northernmost town in Europe.
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Meet a local: La Paz, Bolivia

Meet a local: La Paz, Bolivia

Ligia Mariaca shows us the most interesting spots in her Andean city, which lies over 3,500 meters above sea level. And she reveals a trick to help gasping tourists catch their breath.
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A visit to the Volklingen Ironworks.

A visit to the Volklingen Ironworks.

The Volklingen complex was shut down in 1986, and the site was later converted into an industrial museum. It was declared a a UNESCO World Heritage Site.in 1994.
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Starting over again - the auto industry in Zwickau

Starting over again - the auto industry in Zwickau

Cars have been built in Zwickau since 1904. In the days of the old East Germany, it is where the Trabant was produced. Volkswagen took over the company in 1990 and modernized the plant; now it is re-engineering it again to make electric cars.
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The UK, Brexit and foreign doctors

The UK, Brexit and foreign doctors

Some doctors in Poland are brushing up on their English skills in order to apply for jobs in the United Kingdom. For them, the ongoing saga surrounding Brexit does not appear to be a deterrent.
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Hiltrud Werner, an eastern German woman on VW's board

Hiltrud Werner, an eastern German woman on VW's board

Women can still have a hard time rising through the corporate ranks. The same can hold true for people from the old East Germany. Hiltrud Werner has succeeded in both respects.
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