Reinhold Messner found fame as the first person to conquer all of the world's 8,000 meter high peaks without oxygen. Now he is attracting tourists to his native South Tyrol for a Messner Mountain Week of less extreme mountaineering.
At least 40 people have been killed in a week of wildfires in California. With hundreds still missing, officials fear the toll could rise. DW spoke with an evacuated resident who described a "war zone" of charred houses.
The world's largest book fair drew a record number of visitors in 2017, as some of the world's biggest authors gave readings, lectures and signed books for attendees. It also closed with a bit of controversy.
The world's highest mountain is considered the ultimate challenge by mountaineers. Their expensive showdown with nature is an indispensible source of income for Nepal, one of the world's poorest countries.
New evidence has surfaced of bullying and abuse in the German military, with prosecutors investigating a complaint from a Bavarian mountain ranger unit. Reports of similar behavior rocked the Bundeswehr early this year.
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