Annedore Balfanz is one of eight volunteer "village caretakers" in the state of Brandenburg trying to revive dwindling villages.
The World Jewish Congress has slammed a Polish town's beating and burning of an effigy of Judas as promoting anti-Semitism. The Catholic Church has banned the pre-Easter practice and says it glorifies violence.
Egypt says archaeologists have unearthed one of the oldest villages ever found in the Nile Delta. The find indicates that humans were living in the area as early as 5,000 B.C. — well before Giza's pyramids were built.
The medical fraternity is trying to unravel the unusual rate of twin births in Kodinhi, a tiny village in southern Kerala state where some 2,000 families have over 450 pairs of twins. Murali Krishnan reports.
The interior minister has ordered migrants in Riace be redistributed across Italy after its mayor was arrested. The mayor's vision was hailed across the globe as a model for reviving towns and integrating refugees.
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