José Angel Marrero discovered a building gap in downtown Santa Cruz on Tenerife, and commissioned the Spanish island's leading architect to fill it. The result: an inviting, spacious family home that's a haven of peace in a busy part of town.
British billionaire Richard Branson sponsored a Live Aid-style concert on the Colombian border. President Nicolas Maduro held a "Hands off Venezuela" festival on the other side. The question of aid is center stage.
The last children detained on Nauru Island have departed to begin new lives in the United States, where they are being resettled. Some 500 adults are said to remain on the tiny Pacific island.
Zookeepers in Berlin have announced that their baby polar bear is a lively girl with "a few sharp claws." The little bear measures just 61 centimeters and could get her first visitors as early as March.
Denmark has approved funding to transform a remote island from a contagious diseases laboratory into a detention center that would house migrant criminals who cannot be deported. The move was criticized by the UN.
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