Japanese scientists have discovered a vast geological deposit rich in rare metals that can be used in many industrial products. The treasure trove was found on an underwater mountain in the Pacific Ocean, some 300 miles off the Japanese coast.
German car maker Volkswagen (VW) will be the first international automobile company to invest in Rwanda. The first cars are expected to be ready by May. For the future VW also plans to build electric cars in Rwanda.
Swiss director Milo Rau's portrayal of the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been described as "the most ambitious political theater ever made." The project is now being released as a film.
The trucks division of German carmaker Daimler has delivered its first fully electric lorries to companies in Europe, as the global race to mass produce the first generation of "green trucks" heats up.
A ghostly form of mini octopus made headlines earlier this year when it appeared before a camera more than 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) under water. "Casper," it turns out, breeds in an unusual place.
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