In our new series, "One For All! Vounteers In Germany," we look at people who get involved in their communities. In this episode, we meet Iris Reckling -- who serves as a volunteer firefighter in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
A Hamburg photographer has captured dramatic images of volunteer firefighters rescuing a stricken horse. About 15 firefighters had to drag the stallion out using fire hoses.
The Smarter app can connect people when cell service is down, to find lost relatives or ask for help. But crucial figures are opposed to the technology, and will need convincing before the app can hit the market.
Thousands of firefighters and volunteers have continued to battle Chile's worst-ever forest fires. The fires have killed a total of 11 people.
Rail and air traffic in Germany have slowly resumed after a winter storm with hurricane-force winds slammed into western Europe. Several people were killed by falling trees and dangerous road conditions due to the storm.
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