Every year, Berlin shines in a festive glow of lights for the Christmas season. Visitors and locals alike enjoy taking tours of the tree-lined main boulevards, decked out in illuminated splendor.
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, the oldest leader on the African continent, marks his 91st birthday - one week after the event - at a party this weekend. Some 20,000 people are expected to attend.
Raj Prasad from Siliguri, India
Collecting data is the currency of the digital economy, but consumer advocates have been calling on big Internet firms to adopt business models that don't revolve around tricking users into forgoing their privacy.
Three of the world's five priciest cities are found in Europe, according to a survey comparing living costs in more than a hundred cities worldwide. But the award for most expensive city went to another usual suspect.
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