Many miners in the US state of Kentucky have developed a disease known as black lung, from breathing in coal dust. Some have little hope of living past the age of 50 or 60. And many struggle to get help from insurance companies or the state.
Facing a lawsuit by prisoners over alleged health hazards, the US Bureau of Prisons has aborted a longstanding plan to build a jail on an abandoned coal mine. US activists are claiming a rare environmental victory.
For a long-suffering community in Kentucky, the White House's claim that the war on poverty was won sounds like a cruel joke. But some refuse to give up – and are keen to shatter stereotypes, as Michael Knigge reports.
A Munich-based company is helping investigators following a deadly dam collapse in Brazil. Germany's leaders have sent condolences as the death toll and anger about the disaster grows.
Cases of schizophrenia, depression and other mental illness are increasing in Berlin. The city can make you sick, says DW columnist Gero Schliess. But culture can help you stay sane.
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