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.
As 2017 draws to an end, we'd like to to share some of your thoughts. Edrissa Baldeh from The Gambia sent us this poem.
There are 67 shopping malls in Berlin — far too many, says columnist Gero Schliess. To him, these buildings are symbols of artificial consumption that are ruining Berlin's character. His cry: Stop the mall madness!
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.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has drawn criticism for asking a weeping girl on stage at a party event whether she wanted to be a martyr. The Turkish president is being accused of exploiting children for propaganda purposes.
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