Katrin Dinges is blind and almost deaf. Instead of accepting life in a home or with her parents like other deaf and blind people, she is pursuing the goal of leading an independent life
India's southern state of Kerala has had a long tradition of using elephants for religious celebrations and parades. The pomp, however, belies the cruel conditions under which these gentle giants live.
Mother Tonja has given birth to two polar bear cubs, but only one survived. The zoo's polar curator has warned of the cub's vulnerability months after Tonja's firstborn died.
Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe has defied widespread calls to quit as president, telling the nation he would "preside" over his party’s next congress. This follows his dismissal as ZANU-PF leader by its central committee.
More than 18,000 Rohingya muslims have fled to Bangladesh since fighting erupted in Myanmar's Rakhine state last week. Thousands more remain stuck in no man's land between borders.
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