In Bielefeld-Bethel in western Germany, people haved sort through donated stamps for 125 years to find those suitable for sale to private collectors. Some 100,000 stamps arrive from all over the world every year, with the proceeds going to charity.
China's defense budget is once again thrust into the spotlight as delegates to its largely rubber-stamp parliament gather for their annual meeting. There are signs that Beijing’s military spending will continue to rise.
One year ago, many people in Ghana celebrated the victory of opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo. He promised to build more factories, improve education and stamp out corruption. What has he achieved so far?
Is a library only a storehouse of books for visitors to borrow and read? Not for Cologne. The city library's mission is to facilitate networks of knowledge and information between residents and newcomers - the refugees.
On 21 June 1998, German hooligans went on the rampage through Lens in northern France, leaving local policeman Daniel Nivel in a coma. Two decades later, Nivel is still living with his disabilities.
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