One in four communities in Bavaria no longer have a local travern, traditionally the center of social life. When the tavern serving Asten was under threat, locals established a collective to restore the venue and find a new landlord.
The 16,000-square meter settlement had a fuel factory when it was part of communist East Germany. But the village started decaying after the collapse of the Berlin Wall.
Civil war, deforestation, disease and poaching have driven the mighty mountain gorilla to the brink of extinction. Conservation efforts have helped boost population numbers, but humans are still their greatest threat.
In August, thousands of activists will take part in anti-coal demonstrations in western Germany, as mines and plants continue to operate and expand. DW looks at the impact of coal mining on people and nature there.
A village in the Indian state of Haryana has recently been officially renamed "Trump village," after the US president. The change is part of an awareness campaign promoting sanitary facilities. Murali Krishnan reports.
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