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Walled in! - The inner German border | DW English
more: http://www.dw-world.de/english For 28 years, a nearly insurmountable barrier kept people from fleeing East Germany. But then, the dramatic night of November 9, 1989, saw the fall of the Wall that divided Germany. Today, it is difficult to imagine what was bitter reality just a few decades ago. For the first time, a realistic computer animation reveals the vast security system of Germany's inner border and the Berlin Wall, both of which were recreated virtually in the greatest detail. The animation is part of the DVD "Walled in! What the Cold War frontier in divided Germany was really like" which can be purchased at DW's online store http://store.dw-world.de.
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Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood Star | Journal Interview
Bollywood: Illusion and Reality in India's Dream Factory
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Miniatur Wunderland: The world's largest tiny airport | DW English
Miniatur Wunderland, with its small-scale model trains and landscapes, is one of Hamburg's biggest tourist attractions. Highlight: the world's largest miniature airport. For more go to http://www.dw.com/lifestyle
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Think big: Cars "made in Ghana" | Africa on the Move
Ghanaian inventor Apostle Kwadwo Safo has opened up a factory which produces SUVs and pickups "made in Ghana." Customers include, among others, the police. Ghana is seeking to promote products made locally.
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The living statue world champion John Eicke| DW English
We're at the annual Living Statue Championship in the Dutch city of Arnhem. John Eicke from Germany is here for the sixth time. His simple white costume sets him apart from all the others. He calls his presentation "Blanco". For more Euromaxx go to: http://www.dw.de/program/euromaxx/s-7555-9798
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Recycling: Old cell phones are a gold mine | DW English
Just about all Germans have three of four old mobile telephones lying about in a drawer somewhere. That's more than 72 million cell phones country-wide. But simply throwing them away is what's really wasteful. The electronic elements of cell phones contain valuable materials such as copper, silver, gold and rare earth metals which can earn their owners good money! Germans can sell their old mobiles on the Internet portal "Wir kaufens". The company that runs it, asgoodas, from Frankfurt-Oder receives more than 6000 cell phones a month. In the US and Britain, such opportunities have existed for a long time. Now the business is gaining momentum in Germany. Read more: http://www.dw.com/en/old-cell-phones-find-new-owners/a-15350851
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Philippines: Plastic Bottles go Solar | Global 3000
In the Philippines' urban slums, families are unable to afford electricity and often have no access to the grid anyway. But Filipino actor Illac Diaz is looking to change that. With his organization My Shelter Foundation, he's come up with an innovative idea: turning empty plastic bottles into lamps. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798
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One Thai soccer player who narrowly escaped | DW English
One 13-year-old Thai boy didn't join his teammates on the trip that led them to explore a cave during monsoon season and become trapped. His mother is glad, while he himself waits every moment for news of his friends. For more on this topic, go to: https://p.dw.com/p/312A3 "Thailand cave rescue: First boys rescued from trapped soccer team" For more news, go to: https://www.dw.com/en/
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Stuttgart: Avantgarde and Tradition | Discover Germany
Stuttgart is famous as a car-making centre, home to Mercedes and Porsche. The state capital of Baden-Württemberg is also associated with innovative architecture such as the modernist Weissenhofsiedlung as well as the Staatsgalerie and the Kunstmuseum buildings. Stuttgart boasts pioneering architecture from a range of eras - from the Renaissance to the Art Nouveau and the Postmodern. Read more on http://www.dw.de/dw/episode/0,,16094108,00.html
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Iconic Designs: The loft cube | DW English
The loft cube is designed for people on the move. When they change locations they can take their home with them. More information: http://www.dw.com/en/living-in-a-box/a-1861078
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The guardian of Tsavo | DW English
To keep wildlife from leaving Kenya’s semi-arid Tsavo West National Park, a local conservationist started a ‘Go Fund Me’ online call to raise money to bring water directly to the animals.
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A stroke of fate changed history - Germany: Berlin Wall anniversary | Focus on Europe
A stroke of fate changed history: on November 9, 1989 a member of the politburo announced at a press conference that East Germans would be free to travel. He mistakenly said they would take immediate effect, prompting a breathtaking 24 hours that changed history. The new travel regulations were intended only to calm the increasingly tense situation, with citizens leaving East Germany for the West in droves via third countries. The resulting chain of events led to the fall of the Wall. Read more: http://www.dw.de/euromaxx-lifestyle-europe-2014-11-06/e-17990696-9798
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Zimbabwe farm yields fruit after return of Smart family | DW English
After Emmerson Mnangagwa ousted Robert Mugabe from power, Robert Smart and his family returned to the lands they had been forced from last year. The news came too late to plant maize or tobacco, but another crop thrived. For more on this story, go to: "First white Zimbabwean farmer to return praises change in government attitude" - https://p.dw.com/p/2pqTY For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/english ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dw_stories/ Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMIgOXM2JEQ2Pv2d0_PVfcg
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Bavaria - In the Footsteps of King Ludwig II | Discover Germany
Ludwig II of Bavaria had castles and palaces built that reflected all his dreams and desires. That's how he became known as the fairy-tale king - a fascinating figure to this day. Discover more: http://www.dw.de/discovergermany
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Video of the day | Narrowest house in Europe
The northern German city of Kiel lays claim to having the narrowest house in Europe. It's not the smallest - because it does have six stories - but at it's narrowest point,this building is only 80 centimeters wide. Some people might be a bit put off by all the stairs but the owner,architect Bjoern Siemsen,says it keeps him and his family fit. And the view of the city from the top is well worth the climb.
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Arts.21 | Dance Theater
The news of the sudden death of Pina Bausch sent shock waves through the dance world. Not even three weeks ago,she was celebrating the premiere of her newest work in Wuppertal. Pina Bausch was a groundbreaking choreographer. Since the 1970s,she has revolutionized dance around the globe with her Wuppertal Tanztheater traveling from continent to continent with her ensemble. Throughout her career,she has challenged the traditional calm of choreographic movement,setting her dancers bodies into a flurry of motion. With theatrical flare,she created fantastic new worlds and stories of her own. Her credo
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Art project for train passengers | DW English
The art project "Bewegtes Land" transformed Germany's Saale valley into a 30 kilometer long stage, entertaining passengers in passing trains. Some 500 residents and volunteers took part along the Jena-Naumburg route.
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Christmas Specialties (1) Lebkuchen from Germany | euromaxx
Christmas time offers a wealth of traditional holiday treats. Our euromaxx reporter Mathias Stamm set out to try his hand at making some of the best-known specialties from various European countries. Today he starts off in Nuremberg, the best place to learn how to whip up a batch of Germany's version of gingerbread cookies.
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Wooden Textiles -- Designer Elisa Strozyk | euromaxx
Elisa Strozyk's work initially gives you the impression that it's paper, but it's actually wood. The German textile designer has been researching ways to make wood flexible and soft, opening up a multitude of new options in working with textile elements. Her lamps, carpets, clothes and blankets have attracted a lot of attention and won her several awards.
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The Principality of Andorra | Euromaxx - Europe's Microstates
A report on the small principality that lies in the Pyrenees between Spain and France. Europe's smallest parliament is located in the capital La Vella. More from Euromaxx: http://www.dw.de/euromaxx-lifestyle-europe-2014-07-21/e-17755813-9798
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Freiburg - Kissed by the sun | Discover Germany
Freiburg in the heart of the Black Forest has a reputation for its high quality of life. It's among the sunniest cities in Germany, and with its picturesque old town and fabulous local cuisine it's a real treat for visitors, too. For more go to http://www.dw.de/program/discover-germany/s-7856-9798
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Search for the best-sounding wood | Made in Germany - Handmade
Enchanted wood. That's Andreas Pahler's passion. He's a tonewood supplier, constantly on the lookout for the perfect Alpine spruce to turn into valuable violins and other stringed instruments. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/made-in-germany/s-3066-9798
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German Nobility, New Horizons 05 - Alexis, Prince of Hesse-Philippsthal-Barchfeld | euromaxx
Alexis always knew he would take over and manage his parents' estate. That's why he decided to leave Berlin and move back into the family palace located on the former East-West German border and set an example as an aristocrat who is a civic-minded citizen with a social conscience.
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The best unpronounceable German words, part 1 | Meet the Germans
From Streichholzschächtelchen to Sonnenblumenkernbrötchen German is known for its long, hard-to-pronounce words. Join Meet the Germans presenter Kate Müser as she tracks down native speakers to help with the pronunciation of Germans' best tongue-twisters. Every other week, DW's Kate Müser explores the quirks of everyday life and language in Germany. Originally from the United States, Müser has lived in Germany for over 13 years. Follow Meet the Germans on YouTube or at dw.com/meetthegermans.
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Defying the Crisis - The Spanish Collective Mondragón | Made in Germany
Mondragón in the Basque Country is the largest cooperative in the world and manages what other Spanish companies are struggling to achieve; bucking the trend by generating an annual turnover of €14bn despite the economic crisis. Its members sometimes work part-time and do not demand pay increases. Sometimes they even switch to another company for a limited period of time. Mondragón comprises over 100 firms ranging from machine tool manufacturers and supermarket chains to household appliance makers. Mondragón even has its own university and a bank.
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Cute German nicknames for your sweetheart | DW English
Is German a harsh language? Not if you're talking to your sweetheart. From "mouse-bear" to "Schnucki," Meet the Germans presenter Kate Müser discovers lots of cute and funny nicknames Germans use for their loved ones. ….. Every other week, DW's Kate Müser explores the quirks of everyday life and language in Germany. Originally from the United States, Müser has lived in Germany for over 13 years. Follow Meet the Germans on YouTube or at dw.com/meetthegermans.
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Made in Togo: A 3D printer from electronic scrap | Global 3000
Afate Gnikou is a systems developer. He's fascinated by 3D printers and has one aim: to produce a commercially viable 3-dimensional printer from Togo, mainly from e-waste. More reports: http://www.dw.de/english/global3000
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East Germany's Brands | Business Brief
Products from the former East Germany are not only nostalgic for those who lived under the communist regime. For more go to: http://www.dw.de/program/business-brief/s-30478-9798
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A seafarer’s tale: Loneliness and danger | Life Links
Fighting pirates, a girl in every harbor - those are the tales of adventure and romance we associate with seafarers. But Jeroen’s works on a large cargo ship and it couldn’t be more different. Find out more at www.dw.de/lifelinks
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An orphanage for baby chimps in Liberia | DW English
Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue and Protection runs a special orphanage that looks after baby chimps and prepares them to be released back into the wild. The West African chimpanzee is critically endangered due to poaching and the loss of habitat. For a related story, go to: http://p.dw.com/p/2tEq4 For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/english ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dw_stories/ Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMIgOXM2JEQ2Pv2d0_PVfcg
Views: 61626 DW English
Signing in Style - Elegant fountain pens made in southern Germany | Made in Germany
They’re engraved by hand, made of sterling silver and highly sought after all over the world. Fountain pens made by the Waldmann company from southwestern Germany are a favorite of movers and shakers the world over, from Angela Merkel to Leonardo diCaprio. Made in Germany takes a look at how these luxury writing implements are made.
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Mainz - The Romans, Gutenberg and Carnival | Discover Germany
Though it’s hard to imagine today, Mainz was nearly totally destroyed during the Second World War. With its reconstructed historic district, the state capital is beloved by visitors during the Carnival season - and year-round. For more discover-germany go to: http://www.dw.de/program/discover-germany
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Small Companies Thinking Big | Made in Germany
The German state of Baden-Württemberg boasts an unusually large number of local companies that have made it big on the global market. That's in large part due to the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of its residents. Made in Germany takes a look at how so many local companies have taken little-known products and turned them into export hits. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/made-in-germany/s-3066-9798
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Berlin - The Museum Island World Heritage Site | Discover Germany
Museum Island in the heart of Berlin is a complex of five museums built on an island in the River Spree over the course of 130 years. Since 1999, the architectural ensemble has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Find out more: www.dw.de/dw/episode/9798/0,,15961703,00.html
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Leipzig - City of Music and the Arts | Discover Germany
Located in the German state of Saxony, the city of Leipzig has almost half a million inhabitants and a multifaceted past and present. Renowned composers Felix Mendelssohn and Johann Sebastian Bach both left their influence on a city also known for the visual arts. Leipzig-born painter Neo Rauch counts as one of contemporary art's most successful figures. One of Leipzig's newest attractions is Gondwanaland in Leipzig Zoo. Named after the prehistoric supercontinent Gondwana, it takes visitors on a journey through natural history in Europe's biggest tropical biosphere. Rare animals dwell among numerous tree and plant species in an enclosed area bigger than two soccer pitches. They include Germany's only Komodo dragon, the world's largest type of lizard. For more go to http://www.dw.de/dw/episode/9798/0,,15879969,00.html
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Markus Lüpertz Turns 70 | euromaxx
Lüpertz is one of Germany's most renowned artists of the second half of the 20th century. Markus Lüpertz is also known for producing controversial sculptures.
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Brilliant Minds - Astrophysicist Jingnan Guo | Tomorrow Today
Even when she was a child, Jingnan Guo was fascinated by space. Today the 28-year-old astrophysicist from China heads a research team at the German University of Kiel. Her team developed an instrument for the US research robot CURIOSITY to measure radiation levels on the surface of Mars for the very first time. That information will help us understand whether conditions on the Red Planet could one day be conducive to life. The 'Brilliant Minds' series on TOMORROW TODAY introduces young researchers from all over the world who have chosen to live and work in Germany.
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The Carnival of Venice | Euromaxx
The Carnival in Venice, Italy has begun! Sunday saw the traditional "Vollo dell' Angelo" or flight of the angel kick things off. We now check out one of Europe's most elegant and OPULENT spectacles! And we get some help by this year's "Casanova". And we check out wig maker Michele Doardo's salon. For more go to http://www.dw.de/english
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Royal Umbrellas | euromaxx
Swaine Adeney Brigg of London has been selling umbrellas since 1750,and got its royal warrant from Queen Victoria in 1893. The Brigg brolly achieved international fame when wielded by John Steed in The Avengers TV series. But they're not that cheap so what makes them different from more ordinary umberellas?
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Vienna Coffee Houses | euromaxx
Coffee houses are a veritable institution in the Austrian capital Vienna - and are now officially recognized as such after being added to UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list. One of the city's biggest and best-loved coffee houses is Café Landtmann, and the owner told us how his family balances preserving tradition and keeping up with the times.
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Tomorrow Today | In profile: Math genius Julia Ruscher
21-year-old Julia Ruscher is a math genius. Numbers have been her passion from an early age. Now she is studying at the Berlin Mathematical School, where she is involved in research projects in Israel and the US. Julia Ruscher's area of expertise is stochastic processes, which seek to make sense of seemingly random occurrences. Her research focuses on the growth of animal and human populations. We spend a day with Julia Ruscher at university in Berlin and take a look behind the scenes at math research at the highest level.
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German designer Anke Domaske and her fashions made from milk | euromaxx
Anke Domaske is a 28 year old biologist and fashion designer who makes clothes from a very unusual fabric, milk yarn. She has come up with an easy and environmentally friendly way to extract fibres from milk and her designs are proving very successful.
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Belgian Delicacy -- Moules Frites | euromaxx
Moules Frites or mussels and chips is a very popular dish in Belgium. Belgians eat on average about four kilos of mussels every year -- that's four times the EU average. Ten percent of EU mussel production ends up on Belgian plates even though Belgium makes up only about 2 percent of the EU-population!
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Delicious German cakes you can't resist | DW English
German cakes may be world-famous, but which varieties are the most popular? Meet the Germans host Kate Müser heads to a cake shop to find out. Every other week, DW's Kate Müser explores the quirks of everyday life and language in Germany. Originally from the United States, Müser has lived in Germany for over 13 years. Follow Meet the Germans on YouTube or at dw.com/meetthegermans.
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Stasi Files: The Lives of Others | Journal Reporter
DW-TV reporter Georg Matthes is searching through the files of the former East German secret police.
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A Visit to a 1 Euro Store | Made in Germany
Every item for 1 euro - there's no overlooking the slogan of this"Euroshop"store. Each washing-up brush, china plate, roll of tape or bottle of nail polish costs exactly 100 euro cents. But how much is a euro really worth - in stores and in people's minds? Made in Germany decided to find out.For many, 1-euro shops are synonymous with junk. But the Euroshop company hopes to dispel this image. Its stores are well-kept and can be found on ritzy shopping streets—like the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin. Euroshop already has 170 stores and regularly opens new ones. Germans seem to like the concept, but how does a 1-euro store generate a turnover of over 100 million euros? What do customers get for a euro and is it worth the money? How many euros do the store's employees earn? Is the euro now a junk currency? Claudia Laszczak went on site to find out.
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Secrets of Switzerland | Euromaxx
One current study which polled people in 221 cities around the globe has placed three Swiss cities in the list of the top ten places to live in worldwide: Zurich, Geneva, and Bern. We find out why Switzerland is so attractive. Euromaxx home page: http://www.dw.de/program/euromaxx/s-7555-9798
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The History of Berlin | Euromaxx
The German capital dates back 775 years. We take a look at the famous landmarks, including Potsdamer Platz, the Nicolai quarter, the famous Ku-Damm promenade and Unter den Linden, the central boulevard which leads to the Brandenburg Gate.
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From trash to art - murals by Bordalo Segundo | Euromaxx
Trash found in nature and on the streets are the materials that make up the creations of Bordalo Segundo. The Portugese street artist not only creates giant murals, he tries to convey an environmental message with his art. For more Euromaxx go to http://www.dw.de/program/euromaxx/s-7555-9798
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Gap between Rich and Poor in Germany | Made in Germany
Inequality between the very rich and the poor is increasing in Germany as elsewhere, according to a report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). But what does poverty in Germany mean? Low wages? No assets? Claudia Laszczak reports on what it means to be an average single, average family and average pensioner in Germany. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/made-in-germany/s-3066-9798
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