Ballet is grace and perfection, but it's also twisted ankles and stinky flats. We meet two young male ballet dancers whose passion for performance led them all the way to the State Ballet School of Berlin.
Many German schools don't cater to foreign students. But one school in the city of Halle is trying to change that with special lessons meant to help school-age Syrian refugees learn German and continue their education.
Three months ago, the northern Nigerian town of Chibok made headline news when Boko Haram abducted nearly 300 schoolgirls. The kidnapping has plunged the government of President Jonathan into crisis.
As Israel's military campaign continued in Gaza, protesters took to the streets of Berlin on Quds Day. Despite widespread fears of violence, opposing rallies supporting the Palestinians and Israelis remained calm.
Millions of South Africans have marked the first Mandela Day since the death of the freedom icon last December. Every year on Mandela's birthday citizens are called on to devote 67 minutes to community service.
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