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Japanese private firm sends first rocket into space | News | DW

The unmanned rocket named MOMO-3 took off from a test site in Taiki on the northern Japanese island of Hokkiado. Japanese aerospace startup Interstellar Technology said its 10-meter (32-foot) craft reached an altitude of about 100 kilometers (60 miles) before splashing down into the Pacific Ocean. The successful flight lasted about 10 minutes, and came after two failed launches by …

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Pope Francis asks hairdressers to stop gossiping News | DW

On Monday, Pope Francis warned an audience of hairdressers, hairdressers and beauticians about gossip. "Practice your profession in a Christian style, treat customers with kindness and courtesy, and offer them a good word and encouragement." He said. "And avoid succumbing to the temptation of chatter that is easily associated with your workspace," he added. During the meeting in the Vatican, …

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German billionaire family to donate $ 11 million to Nazi past News | DW

One of the richest families in Germany has stated that she will donate $ 11 million (9.7 million euros) to charity after learning the extent of her family ties to the Nazi regime, according to a mass circulation report image on sunday newspaper. The JAB Holding Company of the Reimann family owns a controlling stake in several major brands, including …

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The magnetic north pole changes faster than predicted news | DW

Scientists had planned to launch a new update of the World Magnetic Model (WMM) on January 15, due to new fluctuations in Earth's magnetic field. However, this has been delayed due to the US government arrest. Although the magnetic north pole – unlike the geographic North Pole – is constantly in motion, the magnetic field changes faster than previously predicted …

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World Bank report: Poverty rates remain high in Africa | Africa | DW

Sub-Saharan Africa is the only region in the world where the overall number of extremely poor people is increasing rather than decreasing, according to the World Bank's latest Poverty and Shared Prosperity report. Globally, rates of extreme poverty – defined as earning less than $ 1.90 (€ 1.64) a day – have dramatically declined, falling from 1.9 billion in 1990 …

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Angela Merkel in Nigeria: Migration in focus at the end of the Africa trip | News | DW

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in the final leg of her trip to three African countries. The laughing heads of state were relaxed in their talks about economic development and curbing migration to Europe. A delegation of business leaders and potential investors accompanied the Chancellor on her journey to promote investment in West …

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The Myth of Austerity: Why PM Imran Khan's Populism Will not Solve Pakistan's Problems Asia | An in-depth look at news from across Europe | DW

Amid fears that the strained country may soon face a financial abyss, Prime Minister Imran Khan's newly elected government has introduced austerity measures to prevent Pakistan from providing the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with a financial rescue plan. The government's quest for fewer VIP protocols has created a stir amongst the citizens who have long criticized the lavish lifestyle of …

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Germany attempts "face-saving" resolution Saudi drug boycott | Business | Economic and Financial News from the German Perspective | DW

The human rights dispute between Saudi Arabia and Canada has made international headlines in recent weeks as the Riyadh government suddenly ceases trading and investing in the Great White North. The punitive measures were the response to a simple tweet of Canada's foreign minister calling for the release of two detained Saudi activists Less attention was paid to the diplomatic …

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