Apes, van Gogh and dragon fights: Mons, one of two EU Capitals of Culture this year, is rich in tradition and full of contrasts. No other city offers as many World Heritage Sites in such a small space.
India celebrated its 66th Republic Day on Monday showcasing the nation's cultural diversity and military prowess. Barack Obama, who is the chief guest at the parade, became the first US President to attend the event.
Surviving was a daily struggle during the Holocaust. Some of the people persecuted in concentration camps, ghettos or living underground managed to document in their work the indescribable horrors they faced.
China continues to fight air pollution, particularly in big cities. The country's authorities have ordered Beijing's citizens to wear respiratory protection masks. But environmentalists call for more vigorous measures.
The Center for International Light Art in Unna is the world's first and only museum dedicated exclusively to light art. The works are exhibited deep below ground in the tunnels of a former brewery.
By day, Waseem sells cell phone accessories. By night, he is a female party dancer. But being a cross-dresser in Pakistan is not without risks. AP Photographer Muhammed Muheisen captured the struggle in pictures.
Fashion Week in the German capital is the pinnacle of the country's fashion calendar. It's here that the exclusive looks for the upcoming autumn and winter collections of leading designers are revealed, and stars align.
Millions of tourists flock to Pilsen each year in order to visit its famous brewery. But the metropolisin the Czech Republic has a lot more to offer.
From Alpine glaciers to low mountain ranges, Germany offers winter sports fans a wide range of options for fun in the snow on skis, skids, blades, or in warm boots. Here are our favorite destinations.
As part of a weeklong trip to the continent, the Pope visited Sri Lanka bearing a message of peace, and the Philippines, home to Asia's largest Catholic population, where he was greeted by ecstatic crowds.
How do sea turtles return back to their home beach for nesting? They instinctually orientate themselves using the Earth's magnetic field. Now, scientists have learned more about how this works.
Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have conquered the world's largest monolith El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in northern California, using only their hands and feet.
All 18 of Germany's top-flight teams have used the winter break to escape to warmer climes. Bayern have traveled to Qatar and Dortmund to southern Spain, but which six clubs all opted for the same Turkish resort?
French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo satirizes religion, among other touchy topics, and so do many comedians in Germany. Many popular comedians come from immigrant families.
Otto Lilienthal was the first person to successfully fly a glider. 2016 marks the 125th anniversary of his flight, and the Otto Lilienthal Museum in northeastern Germany has already posted his historical photos online.
At the Golden Globes awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the terror attack on French satire magazine "Charlie Hebdo" was on everyone's minds. The coming-of-age drama "Boyhood" by Richard Linklater swept up numerous prizes.
After 17 people were killed in terrorist attacks this week in Paris, some 50 leading politicians joined over 3 million people in taking to the streets in solidarity rallies around France.
Kenya's nomadic Turkana people face impending upheaval. Dam construction and oil drilling are a threat to their future, but they still roam outlying regions of western Kenya with their herds - for the moment.
From the Methusaleh turtle to whale grandpas: some animals get really, really old. Their secrets haven't been fully decoded by scientists yet - which makes them even more interesting.
Bavaria is the most popular travel destination in Germany - every year around 7.5 million foreign guests visit the state. And these sights top their must-see lists:
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