Once a month, volunteers at a hospital in Eschweiler, North Rhine Westphalia, spend the night dispensing comfort and support to people who are dying. They’re trained by priests.
Germans are abandoning small villages for larger cities — and nowhere more so than in the former Communist east. Politicians say that they'll help, but property in rural eastern areas is going for a song.
The lowest body of water in the world, famed for its health benefits, is disappearing, threatening livelihoods and nature. As the Middle East faces growing water shortages, reversing the decline is a huge task.
Harps are played for the dying in an unusual form of musical palliative care. How does one of the world's oldest string instruments serve as a comfort during our last moments?
Nearly 9,000 refugees were rescued after they tried crossing the Mediterranean in unseaworthy boats over the weekend. NGOs played a big role in saving their lives, but want more support from governmental agencies.
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