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.
Creating his own sound, the orchestra leader became a star in Germany and well beyond. His trademark easy listening, big band style made him a party favorite. At 85, James Last is far from retirement.
Plans by big business to destroy an ancient site south of the Georgian capital Tbilisi are causing anger among local protesters and international scientists. They say it's an ancient gold mine dating back 5,000 years.
Christine recalls a warm day when her band played in a music competition. It was also the day when the lofty dreams of this young musician would come crashing to the ground.
If things go the way the World Health Organization wants, no one will die from a mosquito or tick bite in the 21st century. The WHO has "declared war" on so-called vector-borne illnesses.
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