8-year-old Björn Steiger died in an accident in 1969. Fatally for him, there was no centralized emergency phone number to call in what was then West Germany. His parents campaigned successfully to change that.
Florida families emerged from shelters to find their neighborhoods leveled after the strongest storm since 1969 wreaked havoc. More than 375,000 people were issued mandatory evacuation orders, but many defied the calls.
The United Nations has called for a "transparent, independent investigation" into the death of jailed opposition politician Fernando Alban. The opposition has accused Caracas of making Alban's death look like a suicide.
On Sunday Cameroonians are going to the polls. But in the English-speaking regions voting is nearly impossible. DW spoke to three anglophone separatist fighters about the longtime ethnic conflict's effects on society.
Beijing has ordered carpool services offered by ride-hailing firms to be temporarily suspended until tighter safety measures are implemented. The move follows cases of rape and murder at market leader Didi Chuxing.
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