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‘I thought the end of my life had come’

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Nigeria’s extremist group Boko Haram is still holding over 200 schoolgirls captive. DW reporters met a girl who managed to escape. She is leveling serious accusations against the security forces and against her school.

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23.05.2014 | 11:07

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Monika’s garden of hope

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Oscar winning documentary filmmaker Megan Mylan (left) with Monika Barman, the protagonist of her latest short film, “After My Garden Grows.”

The black screen comes to life. A young girl dressed in a rust-coloured salwar-kurta (indian shirt with drawstring pants) is expertly clambering on top of a wooden structure amidst dense green foliage. As the camera follows her, the youngster turns slowly to reveal her serene, pretty face.

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23.05.2014 | 11:00

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The singing stewardess

Scandinavian air hostess Gen Permet has been a flight attendant with a Scandinavian airline for more than 20 years. A few years ago, she began singing on board as a way to calm passengers’ nerves.

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23.05.2014 | 10:12

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Women in the news

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "Deux jours, une nuit" at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes

Indian actress Aishwarya Rai at the Cannes film festival, 2014

Cannes is one of the world’s most important film festivals, but there’s much more to the spectacle than movie stars and the red carpet. DW compiled a list of fast facts and trivia about this celebration of cinema.

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23.05.2014 | 10:01

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The perfect wedding dress

More acre often goes into the choice of a wedding dress than of any other piece of clothing. The wedding dress has been around for centuries…

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14.05.2014 | 15:03

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