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Feature film “underworld: blood wars”: new and old cages

Feature film “underworld: blood wars”: new and old cages

This is the first film in the Underworld series to be directed by a woman. Also in this part vampires compete against werewolves.

Light does not bother the vampire Selene Photo: Sony

In the middle of the battle, in a showdown between werewolves and vampires, after endless continuous action, the tough heroine seriously entrenches herself behind bars to mourn a loss. She becomes absent, disoriented, biting at memories for a moment. Literally. Drinking blood, that shows vampires a soul’s past. She bites her arm to feel once again the beloved.

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Vegan dishes from oatmeal: porridge for body and soul.

Vegan dishes from oatmeal: porridge for body and soul.

It’s important to be good to others and to yourself during this time. Our columnist does just that with three recipes for the immune system.

Delicious, healthy and very popular with some: oatmeal Photo: Agami/T. Douma/imago-images

My dear readers, I hope you are well and healthy! The past few weeks have certainly been some of the most emotional and difficult most of us have ever experienced. This makes it all the more important to be good to others and to yourself during this time.

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Sigmar gabriel presents kubicki book: when two like each other

Sigmar gabriel presents kubicki book: when two like each other

The ex-SPD leader and the FDP politician make a unanimous appearance in Berlin. In the process, they scold young people – and the media.

Kubicki and Gabriel in Berlin on Wednesday: refugee children among themselves Photo: dpa

One hand washes the other, that also applies in politics – and so Sigmar Gabriel takes on the role of laudator at the presentation of Wolfgang Kubicki’s book. In September 2018, it had been the other way around.

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Flooding in india: assam is under water

Flooding in india: assam is under water

In India, it is raining non-stop. Thousands of villages are already flooded. This makes the fight against Corona more difficult.

Residents of a village in the eastern Indian state of Bihar make their way through the floodwater Photo: DPA

Staff members of the Kaziranga National Park in northeastern India sit and stand in two canoes. Between the boats, a large gray hump rises out of the water. The men can no longer recover the stray armored rhino alive. "Since the first week of June, we haven’t had a break. One tidal wave chases the next," says the reserve’s director, P. Sivakumar. More than 120 wild animals have perished in the national park so far, including at least ten belonging to the endangered rhino species.

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Repression against reverse graffiti: our village shall remain dirty

Repression against reverse graffiti: our village shall remain dirty

With "reverse graffiti" murals are created by cleaning up soot. Cologne wants to fight this with advertisements – the Green Youth scoffs at it.

Clean thing: Reverse Graffiti, here in San Francisco. Image: Frankenhut / License: CC BY 2.0

That Cologne is a rather dirty place was already noted by the Scottish philosopher David Hume in his 18th-century travelogues – today, this is still considered the consensus. Nevertheless, many of its inhabitants consider the old city on the Rhine to be the most beautiful in Germany, usually with the remark that there is more to it than mere surface. Because Kolle, as they also like to sing there, Kolle is after all: e Jefohl.

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Racism in south africa: forgive and forget

Racism in south africa: forgive and forget

The leader of a death squad in the former apartheid state has been released on parole. This should contribute to national reconciliation.

De Kock in 1999 before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Pretoria. Photo: reuters

The South African government is releasing on parole the leader of a death squad in the former apartheid state who was sentenced to life in prison. Justice Minister Michael Masutha said Friday this was in the interest of national reconciliation. However, acquaintances of de Kock’s victims have struggled to accept the release.

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Film adaptation of “the circle”: pointing the finger at the web

Film adaptation of “the circle”: pointing the finger at the web

Dystopia in a technology corporation: James Ponsoldt’s film adaptation of the bestseller "The Circle" works better than Dave Eggers’ book.

Glass facades instead of gray cubicles: Mae (Emma Watson) changes her job Photo: dpa

When social developments are lamented these days, the index finger is inevitably pointed in the direction of the Internet. From election results to suicide rates, from sexual morality to musical taste, there is hardly a topic that seems unaffected by it.

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Standard rates for alg ii recipients: hartz iv without trickery

Standard rates for alg ii recipients: hartz iv without trickery

The Left Party has recalculated the standard rates. According to it recipients:in would get "without tricks" clearly more.

The Hartz IV rate does not include alcohol or cigarettes, nor does it include ice cream outside the home Photo: Jens Buttner/dpa

225 euros more than at present – so much would be entitled to Hartz IV recipients:inside according to calculations of the Left Party actually. "The federal government deliberately lowers the standard rates by all kinds of tricks," states Katja Kipping, the social policy spokeswoman of the party’s parliamentary group in the Bundestag. She has therefore had the standard rates recalculated according to the conventional procedure, but without the "most obvious tricks."

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Us drone missions via ramstein: legality must be examined

Us drone missions via ramstein: legality must be examined

The government must examine whether drone strikes using data from the U.S. base are in line with international law, a court ruled. It rejected a general ban.

US drone attacks killed many civilians* in Yemen Photo: dpa

In the dispute over Germany’s responsibility for U.S. drone attacks, plaintiffs from Yemen have won a partial victory. If the U.S. uses data from the U.S. Ramstein base for armed drone missions, the Federal Republic must examine whether they are in accordance with international law, the Munster Higher Administrative Court announced in a decision published Tuesday. Germany must insist on compliance with international law vis-à-vis the United States, it said. The court rejected a general ban on the use of the U.S. Ramstein base for such drone missions.

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