A couple of entrepreneurs from Hamburg decided that wishing everyone a happy New Year is boring - and came up with the idea for 'bad fortune cookies'. They aren't necessarily to everyone's taste!
At least 26 people have been killed and another 52 injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up during Persian New Year's celebrations in Kabul. The "Islamic State" group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
More than a week after murdered councilwoman Marielle Franco was laid to rest in Rio de Janeiro, the dust is far from settling. Brazil has been confronted with its inequalities, Donna Bowater and Priscilla Moraes report.
What music did Beethoven play as a youth? What saved him from suicide? "Fate" is not only in the subtitle to the Fifth Symphony — it's also the motto for this year's Beethovenfest.
There have been dozens of attacks so far this year on Turkish mosques and restaurants in Germany — a sharp rise from last year's figures. The Interior Ministry said Turkey's offensive in Afrin has inflamed tensions.
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