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Ultraconservative politician Ebrahim Raisi is expected to win tomorrow's presidential #IranElection . Given the nation's dire economic straits, he is expected to continue Tehran's current approach to foreign policy. DW's @ShabnamvonHein  reports.

After the debate about the consequences of meat dairy farming, seafood has come under greater scrutiny: Can eating fish be sustainable? In this episode of Eco India, DW tries to find an answer.

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"President Buhari has been consistent about the adverse effect of social media when it chooses not to be responsible for the real world," Nigeria's Ambassador to Germany @YusufTuggar  said on @dw_conflictzone  on the country’s Twitter ban. Full interview 👇

The number of people leaving their homes due to persecution, conflict, violence, and #humanrights  violations has increased to 82.4 million, according to the Global Trends report from @Refugees  published ahead of #WorldRefugeeDay .

Archbishop Lazzaro You Heung-sik has announced his plans to arrange a groundbreaking papal visit to North Korea. However, analysts warn such a visit could appear to legitimize the North Korean regime. DW's Julian Ryall reports.

Installing security doors, signing up for martial arts and protests calling for Ankara to rejoin the Istanbul Convention: Many women in Turkey are demanding more protection from male violence.

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Freedom of the press is a fundamental right in democratic societies. DW's Colombian partner @elespectador  has been a symbol of courage and survival, and has been defending this right for more than 134 years. #PressFreedom 

Return home: Denmark has declared certain parts of Syria as safe, forcing refugees to return to the war-torn country - a decision that is particularly affecting women and children from the Damascus area. DW talks to some of these women. #WorldRefugeeDay 

"I studied as much as any other man studied to become a mechanical engineer:" One of few women on the job, Vere Shaba from South Africa is on a mission to make Africa's cities greener by designing energy efficient buildings. #EcoAfrica 

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“President Xi now seems committed to the idea that there has to be a single way of being Chinese, and he's going to impose that with a very heavy hand,” @bill_hayton , author of ‘The Invention of #China ,’ said in an interview with DW’s@R_Ebbighausen .

The award-winning long-term documentary "The dissident’s wife," is a portrait of one woman’s courageous fight for her detained husband in China. Watch here:

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Chinese state television has started blurring the names of Western brands. They now need to decide: either respect a boycott on Xinjiang cotton — reportedly produced using forced Uyghur labor — or lose access to the world's biggest consumer market.

On @dw_conflictzone , Michael Tien, pro-Beijing member of #HongKong 's Legislative Council, said the world is “overreacting” to arrests but that indeed “there has been a tightening of freedom to express views.”

Changes to Hong Kong's electoral system, economic growth and military spending: DW's @phoebe_kongwy  reports the key points from China's top political gathering this year.

Opinion: "India's crisis management is probably the worst in the world right now, but the Modi government believes that pumping money into election rallies will fetch more laurels than actually saving people," DW's @muk_ankita  writes.

"If people don't have local newspapers, if they don't understand that reporters are people like them — then, they distrust what they call the media." At the @DW_GMF , Professor@TimothyDSnyder  stressed how crucial local journalism is in a modern-day media landscape.

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