In Hamburg's Altona district, residents regularly hold a market to sell products they've made themselves. However making money is not their primary goal. The market was instigated to help people get to know their neighbors in a pleasant atmosphere.
Under apartheid, the center of Johannesburg was reserved for white South Africans. Many moved out when segregation was abolished and poorer black South Africans moved in. Now real estate developers are returning.
Young, black Brazilians - largely from poor neighborhoods - are taking a new approach to receiving second-class treatment in shopping malls. The appeal of their protests has triggered a public debate: Is Brazil racist?
Will Berlin cancel Christmas this year? Germany's multicultural capital is experimenting with religious neutrality to make all its residents feel more at home. DW's Louise Osborne is all for it.
Twin car bombs have killed several people and wounded dozens more at a bird market in Iraq's capital city. There were also reports of a second twin-bombing south of Baghdad.
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