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"A poetic, plastic, generous, voyage where visitors take pleasure in seeing the works through a new lens" is how the installation creators described the new exhibit.
The Citarum river in Indonesia is the world's most polluted river. The Green Warriors team analyzed water samples, rice, children's hair, etc. and found out many toxic chemicals are endangering the lives of the 14 million Indonesians using the water.
Oxycontin. Codeine. Fentanyl. All prescription drugs to which countless patients have become addicted. How did it happen?
Beautiful shopfronts and finely crafted goods; brands like Gucci and Max Mara are seen as being the height of luxury. But, all that glitters is not gold. Animal suffering, deplorable hygiene conditions. Discoveries to make your blood boil.
It's the soft, natural fabric associated with high quality and versatility. Used to make everything from jeans and t-shirts to tarpaulins, oil and cattle feed, it powers a 37 billion euros a year industry. But is cotton really as pure as it seems?
More than half the population live below the poverty line. The ANC is rife with corruption. Hatred between communities, racially-motivated violence... is the Rainbow nation under threat?
Every year, American police officers kill around 1000 people. Today more than ever, the American police force is feared by those it is supposed to protect. The police position has hardened, as they employ increasingly drastic techniques.
Children are becoming addicted to mobiles, harming their development and causing possible long-term damage. We follow some of the youngest cases and hear how our brains are affected by exposure to screens.
"The Merry Wives of Windsor" at the Berlin State Opera is Otto Nicolai's comical-fantastical opera ( based originally on the Shakespeare's play) and tells the story of the bon vivant Falstaff with German bass René Pape makes his debut in the role....
Amsterdam's red light district is famous for skimpily-clad prostitutes posing in lit-up windows. But residents are fed up with all the tourists and littering.
Despite an official ban, birds are being killed in droves in Cyprus, and sold as a delicacy. This is having dramatic ramifications for the bird population.
It’s the seminal song whose anniversary today is providing an ironic backdrop to this week’s Brexit-dominated EU summit in Brussels.
Following months of restoring the legendary BMW 530 Motorsport Limited Edition (MLE), BMW SA unveils the fully restored BMW 530 MLE. Video by Carlos Muchave Interviews by Andre De Kock
The Lumière film festival opened in Lyon today. Film director, Francis Ford Coppola has won the main award.
British police are testing controversial high-tech facial-recognition cameras. But critics say this technology raises serious privacy concerns. Now, a court will decide.
President Macron says Notre Dame will be rebuilt in five years -- but that's a tall order. Architects say the current plan won't work. And local residents are concerned about lead emissions that were released as the cathedral burned.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is accused of planning to deport Syrian refugees. There are 3.6 million refugees in Syria right now, and many of them are worried about their future.
Walk through the most colourful neighbourhood in South Africa's Mother City.
Kicking off in Baku, the multi-disciplinary festival bears the name of Imadeddin Nasimi a great 14 century poet and thinkers.
There's plenty of action at the opera Leipzig in Donizetti's comedy "The elixir of love," where the extra Nemorino is passionately in love with the movie star Adina, as the opera is transformed into a cowboy movie set.
Four shortlisted entries focus on the inequalities and injustices of a globalised world still capable of producing horrific conflicts.
A film about the war in Kosovo has been submitted for best international feature at next year's Oscars. 'Zana' is inspired by events that happened to the family of director Antoneta Kastrati during the war.
The four shortlisted pieces will be on display in Margate from Saturday.
Using ships and airplanes, organizations like Sea-Watch try to rescue refugees in distress. DW accompanied the crew of the Moonbird on a reconnaisance flight over the Mediterranean.
Tourists from all over the world come to Berlin looking for traces of the Wall, but 30 years after its fall they're hard to come by. Now guided tours help to fill in the blanks.
Niyazi Kizilyurek is the first Turkish Cypriot to represent the Greek part of the island at the EU Parliament. The MEP has made it his goal to overcome Cyprus' internal division and border conflicts. He cites German reunification as his role model.
The EU's Border Agency Frontex is to undergo a huge expansion. Its first deployment beyond the EU's borders, in Albania, is to be the first of many. The goal is to beef up border security, but critics accuse Europe of closing its doors.
People in the Irish enclave of Drummully Polyp fear the introduction of a hard border. Some 200 live in Drummully, which is almost entirely surrounded by Northern Ireland. Many think the return of checkpoints could also lead to a return to violence.
Humanitarians and Arab filmmakers gathered during the 3rd edition of El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt to discuss the cinema industry’s role in refugee crises across the globe.
Fashion designers and industry professionals are flocking to Dubai, which is fast making its mark in the world of haute couture.
A daring new staging of Verdi's legendary "La Traviata" brings the classic tale into the internet age. And it has clicked with audiences.
The pristine islands bring paradise to life, the locals go out of their way to make you feel home and the sunsets will make you want to stay forever.
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.
Cruise liners offer scenic views you can’t replicate from land, but they also cause downstream consequences.
A House subcommittee held hearings Wednesday morning to discuss paying reparations to African Americans for slavery.
As health care costs continue to rise, practitioners in India are working to lower prices -- and bring their innovations closer to American shores.
In the 70 years that plastic has been around, humans have created 9 billion tons of it - most of which still exists.
In Ethiopia, over a quarter of the population survives on less than two dollars a day.
Coal ash is a particularly dangerous byproduct of our dependence on fossil fuels.
Greece’s highest court is considering a case about Athenians’ visual access to the landmark Acropolis.
To remember Toni Morrison, the PBS NewsHour unearthed this 1987 interview with the celebrated American author.
May saw the highest number of crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border since 2007.
In “The Death of Politics,” Wehner analyzes the tone and rhetoric used by President Trump, and how it’s fraying the American republic.
Arthur Brooks joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his latest book, "Love Your Enemies."
Although preschool can provide children with a vital foundation for success later in life, only 43 percent of four-year-olds nationwide have access to public preschool.
The nonprofit program Y.O.G.A. for Youth is bringing techniques for mindfulness and relaxation to the classroom.
Celeste Ng, author of “Little Fires Everywhere,” and Maxine Hong Kingston, author of "The Woman Warrior," join Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions about our August pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club.