Ronaldo and Messi could help make Brazil 2014 one of the best tournaments yet. But here are 10 hidden gems who will look to use the global platform to showcase their talents.
Whether it’s a tote made from organic cotton, or a paper sack: there are any number of alternatives to using a disposable plastic bag for shopping. Here we highlight a few of them.
Seattle helped create them, Brooklyn took them mainstream and Berlin is their Mecca: Hipsters are everywhere. If you're not one yet, follow DW's guide to becoming a hipster in 13 steps. (Just 10 would be #somainstream.)
Charlie Chaplin is one of the most iconic figures in cinematic history. The comic actor, director, screenwriter and composer captured audiences with his "tramp" persona. Even today his films continue to delight millions.
An exhibition in Hamburg traces French fashion designer Coco Chanel's legend. From an impoverished girl to an iconic figure to a Nazi associate - DW looks at the life of the fashionista in pictures.
Rio de Janeiro's Vidigal slum is attracting attention: A great view of the Atlantic and a lively art scene have made it a cool location for yuppies and even foreigners. But they're driving up prices for the locals, too.
Art Cologne is considered the mother of all art fairs. Through Sunday, April 13, 221 galleries from 25 countries are presenting works that range from classical modern to fresh from the atelier.
Some used to be important trade routes, others were built to show off wealth and power. Today, they are among Germany's most visited streets. Watch your wallet when you're there - there's also plenty to buy.
They've been put on the Places to See Before You Die list. What's so spectactular about Bonn's cherry trees? DW's photographer Anke Staudacher presents eight perspectives on the annual cherry blossom sensation.
Voting has begun for what is set to be the biggest election in the history of the world. To accomodate so many voters, the polls will take place in nine phases, until May 12. Most of India is in election fever.
Over the years, the EU has come up with regulations for everything. Some of its directives are amusing or useful, while others are unnecessary or simply perplexing. Here are 10 examples of the EU's regulatory frenzy.
Despite security threats from the Taliban, millions of Afghans waited for hours in long lines and under heavy rain to cast their votes. The Afghan elections were held without any major security incidents.
German war photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed on Friday (04.04.2014) in Afghanistan. The acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning veteran covered conflicts worldwide. Deutsche Welle has a selection of her work.
Ai Weiwei polarizes. He is celebrated in the West for his artistic achievements but defamed as a criminal in his home country, China. Now, a major exhibition of his work is taking place in Berlin - without the artist.
Paradisiacal Bangka is being destroyed by a tin rush driven by the global demand for smartphones and tablets. Every year some 110,000 tons of tin are extracted in Indonesia. Environmentalists warn of the consequences.
When the world’s largest democracy goes to the polls from April 7 to May 12 the logistics are mind-boggling. Over 800 million voters will choose their representatives for the national parliament in New Delhi.
1.7 million people live in the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau and many of them are crazy about football. But would-be players have a difficult time. Pitches, coaches or football academies are very hard to find.
Commercial whaling in the Antarctic is illegal. Last year, Australia took the matter to the UN's highest court, the ICJ, which has now ordered a temporary stay on Japan's whaling program in the Antarctic.
Dortmund regained second place in the Bundesliga after coming from two goals behind to beat Stuttgart, who are struggling at the other end of the table.
Don't look down! 125 years after French engineer Gustave Eiffel designed his eponymous tower, tourists still flock to Paris to climb it. Here's a look at our 10 favorite tall structures from around the world.
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