Members of the Berlin Symphonic Orchestra bid farewell to their fans with a last concert on Sunday after orchestra officials failed to secure 80,000 euros ($103,000) in emergency funding for the bankrupt organization. Orchestra leaders had tried to find private sponsors after Berlin's city government cut three million euros in subsidies last year. The ensemble's disbandment is the latest in a long list of German orchestras that have disappeared due to lacking funds.
Germany's national team coach Joachim Löw has named a 20-man squad for games against the USA and Gibraltar. A host of World Cup winners are out of the team, due to fitness concerns.
Charter Communications has said it will buy fellow US cable giant Time Warner Cable in a combined cash and stock deal. The combined power of the two entities could challenge market leader Comcast.
New York is the world's most wasteful megacity. In the dark of night, Freegans roam the streets, rummaging through trash bags, looking for food and other discarded goods. Who are these people? Janosch Delcker reports.