Children have it good in the southern German town of Ettlingen. The town boasts fifty outdoor playgrounds and a giant indoor one that's a paradise when the cold wind howls. It has plenty of toys and sports equipment, and it's free of charge.
Johnny Winter, the legendary blues musician famous for his virtuosic guitar playing and smoky voice, has died in Zurich aged 70. He had been due to release a new album in September.
With his goal in the semi-final in Belo Horizonte, Miroslav Klose has become the most successful striker in World Cup history. His tally now sits at 16 goals, one more than Brazilian superstar Ronaldo.
A Haitian writer and citizen of Quebec has been awarded the International Literature Prize by Berlin-based House of World Cultures. He achieved fame with his provocative writing on racism and sex.
This Wednesday, Russia stops using daylight savings time. In October clocks will be set back to winter time for good. The move does away with one of the last relics of Dmitry Medvedev's long list of disappointments.
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