Issuing parking tickets is not exactly the most popular job in the world. The authorities in Sachsen-Anhalt have now also recruited volunteers or "traffic monitors.” Matthias Mendler is one of the team.
British border guards have been deployed to help French police deal with a huge buildup of motorists attempting to cross the English Channel. Heightened security checks were implemented following the attack in Nice.
More than 20 million migratory birds are illegally killed and traded in the Mediterranean basin each year. A new UN task force has been set up to tackle the problem. We asked coordinator Carmen Naves to tell us more.
In India, owls are sacrificed in rituals intended to bring good fortune - and in some cases, to send bad luck to rivals. Although owls are protected by law, the black market is flourishing - as two reporters found out.
Slovenia has warned it may be forced to slow the influx of refugees arriving from Croatia and Serbia. Migrants taking the Balkan route have moved on to Slovenia after Hungary's right-wing government closed its borders.
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