Playgrounds in Duisburg are inspected regularly by service professionals. They spend hours testing seesaws, swings and monkey bars. Minor repairs are made immediately, as broken screws and rusty springs can cause major injuries.
China's home-made C919 passenger jet has touched down safely after its first long-distance test flight. It brought the Asian nation one step closer to competing directly with aircraft giants Boeing and Airbus.
Taliban attacks on checkpoints in the Afghan provinces of Kandahar and Farah have left dozens of security personnel dead. The night-time assaults coincide with a survey showing Afghans deeply worried about their safety.
Donald Trump's "America First" mantra won him the presidential election, but it may have cost the US its place as world superpower. China is hot on America's heels economically and politically, writes DW'S Miodrag Soric.
Uber's plans to have air taxis in every city have leapt off the drawing board after it signed a deal with the US space agency. The ride-hailing app thinks the first flights could begin within three years in US cities.
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