Ethiopia's economy is growing so rapidly it may soon replace Kenya as the largest economic power in the region. But a large number of people in the country still live in poverty and many challenges remain.
Residents of Pakistan's northwestern Parachinar city, the target of suicide bombings on Friday, have been swept into ongoing sectarian and geopolitical conflicts. Yet, their plight receives scant coverage in local media.
US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw his nation from the Paris deal could spell environmental chaos - especially for small island states under threat from rising sea levels, warns scientist Hans-Otto Pörtner.
Plastic waste is a growing problem worldwide - especially for the planet's oceans. The dilemma has inspired a Canadian entrepreneur to start using old plastic bottles to build homes on an island off Panama.
After serving eight years in prison, Chinese authorities have freed the Nobel Prize-winning Liu Xiaobo. The human rights defender and pro-democracy activist was jailed in 2008 for "inciting subversion of state power."
Philippine authorities have vowed to end the Islamist uprising in Marawi City "at the soonest time possible." Human rights groups have warned that martial law could pave the way for serious abuses by the armed forces.
A year ago the Iraqi town of Fallujah - captured by IS in 2014 - was liberated. When Judit Neurink visited the town, she found the scars of occupation still prevalent.
Dozens are missing after a cruise boat in a popular tourist area of Colombia sinks.
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Due to overcrowded public transport, they are jumping on roofs of trains.
The terrorist organization is known for destryoing religious sites.
Sturgeon fish are endangered. One project is trying to reintroduce the prehistoric fish to Germany.
Scientists are investigating how climate change will affect Germany's future food production.
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Summer is hell for men who have to wear suits and long trousers, while women can wear short skirts and dresses. Nalan Sipar finds that unfair and says: "Free men's legs!"
The Austrian government has seized the house where Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was born.
A villa in Berlin is being used as a Cultural House for the embassy of Qatar. But a topless statue has vanished.
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The Frankfurt Zoological Society helps preserve wild animal populations in the Serengeti.
President Rodrigo Duterte has built a rehabilitation center for 10,000 drug addicts.
We meet a young man recovering from heroin addiction and visit a halfway house.
Female police officers are helping improve the tarnished reputation of the Mexican police.
The GIZ and Transfig are developing ways of making refrigerated transports more climate-friendly.
Kyrgyzstan’s climate is harsh, its food is rustic - like the traditional flatbread, lepyoshka.
The Proyecto Agua Segura aims to improve access to clean drinking water in rural Argentina.
Hillel centers help young people who’ve left ultra-orthodox Jewish communities adjust to new lives.
Egyptian artist Wael Shawky's latest work is a re-imagining of "The Song of Roland."
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