On August 13th, Germans mark the anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall and reflect on how people crossed the border between the two Germanys. In 1979 two families from the communist east escaped to the west in a home-made hot air balloon.
The true story of two families' spectacular escape from East Germany during the Cold War, "Balloon" is a big screen adventure set on the border of a divided nation. DW looks at other acrobatic attempts to flee the GDR.
Beautiful – or an arachnophobe’s nightmare? Either way, reams of spider silk covering an Australian town was an unusual and arresting sight.
Bayern Munich's flawless start to the season is over, after a late Felix Götze goal won Augsburg a point at the Allianz Arena. The home side were off-color and will rue several missed opportunities.
As the US government struggles to reunite families who were split at the border, pediatricians say the children taken from their parents are likely to face long-term health problems. DW's Clare Richardson reports.
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