Beate Stelzer works as first officer on a container ship. As a child, she had dreamed of traveling the world’s oceans. But it took more than 30 years before her dream came true.
The small German island of Heligoland in the North Sea gets visited by 250,000 day trippers every year. But why do these tourists travel eight hours to stay less than half a day? DW's Christoph Gunkel found out.
Asians are anxious that China's territorial disputes with its neighbors could lead to military conflict, a study found. But as the Pew Research Center's Richard Wike tells DW, global views of China are mainly positive.
Japan's coast has been hit by a minor tsunami following an earthquake below the sea. The area affected included Fukushima prefecture, where a 2011 earthquake and tsunami led to meltdowns at the nuclear plant there.
Canberra has been criticized over the return of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka after a brief screening at sea. Australian Human Rights Commission Chief Gillian Triggs says the practice may be in breach of international law.
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