We don't only cry when we're sad. We also shed tears when we're in pain, angry, or deeply moved. In these cases, it's not obvious what purpose tears serve - but there are plenty of theories.
Two weeks ago, 82 of the girls abducted by the terror group Boko Haram, were set free. This weekend they were finally reunited with their parents. DW’s Adrian Kriesch was there to witness the event.
Every touch of the ball by Partizan Belgrade's Everton Luiz was greeted with monkey noises during the match against local rivals Rad. The Brazilian hit out at opposing players who he accused of supporting the abuse.
Winner of the 2016 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, war photographer Adriane Ohanesian documents the fate of people in conflicts neglected by the media. She told DW what drives her to face death.
Palestinian Reem Sahwil and her family have been granted a three-year residence permit, a German paper has said. The girl made headlines after crying during a meeting with Chancellor Merkel during a televised forum.
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