Around the world, revellers have been bidding farewell to the Old Year and welcoming in 2013. From Australia, halfway round the world to Berlin and then some beyond, the message was the same: Happy New Year and all the best for 2013!
Many artists have fled to Germany to escape the death, violence and destruction in Syria. What did they think they would await them here? How do they live today? Jaafar Abdul Karim meets some of them in Berlin.
Slammed for its bad acoustics and cramped orchestra pit, Sydney's world-famous Opera House is being revamped. German engineers are tasked with overhauling the sound, and they told DW how they'll do it.
Happy New Year from Germany! Starting off and ending back in the Pacific, nations around the world are welcoming in 2016. Follow the celebrations as they happen with DW's live updates.
Thousands of people have gathered to hold vigils in dozens of American cities in honor of Orlando victims. A Russian gay couple was reportedly detained while leaving a tribute outside of the US embassy in Moscow.
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