For anyone who hopes that 2014 will be their lucky year, pigs, ladybugs and four-leaf clovers are traditionally seen as bringers of good fortune in Germany.
Malawi is spending several million US dollars every year to replace torn and dirty bank notes as people throw money as sign of good luck. Malawi's central bank has now rolled out a campaign to stop this wear and tear.
Nominees for additions to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2017 include the baking tradition surrounding Napoli pizza and Germany's organ music.
Sandro Wagner, 29, is making a strong case for inclusion in Germany’s 2018 World Cup squad. He can take inspiration from a pair of notable strikers who made an impact on the national team later in their careers.
A new Frankfurt exhibition traces Jil Sander's career as a top influential modern fashion designer. Through nine different angles, it considers how her quintessential German minimalism has impacted style up to today.
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