The city of Tromsö in Norway is a great destination if you want to see the northern lights. The best time to see this wonder of nature is from January until March.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy sank a putt in near darkness to win the PGA Championship. It was his fourth Major title and left little doubt in anyone's mind that he was the number one golfer in the world.
US jets have conducted further airstrikes against Islamist militants in northern Iraq. Meanwhile, aid efforts are under way to help Christian refugees fleeing the advance of the Islamic State insurgents.
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says German officials will decide this week whether to arm Kurds battling the "Islamic State" in Iraq. Germany has already sent humanitarian aid to the region.
In the 12 years since independence, East Timor has experienced strong economic growth. But high inflation, unemployment and an over-reliance on gas reserves still plague the young nation, analyst Rajiv Biswas tells DW.
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