Issuing parking tickets is not exactly the most popular job in the world. The authorities in Sachsen-Anhalt have now also recruited volunteers or "traffic monitors.” Matthias Mendler is one of the team.
Hundreds of homes have been hit by severe flooding in southeast England after the River Thames burst its banks. Flood victims say the government has failed to deal with the crisis.
The bodies of the three young Israeli settlers who went missing nearly three weeks ago have been found close to the West Bank city of Hebron. While Israeli settlers mourn, Palestinians worry about retaliation.
Radar, radio and sonar can all be used to locate missing planes. Now, a crowdsourcing initiative is allowing regular people to comb satellite images in the search for flight MH370, which went missing last Saturday.
Residents in the South Korean city of Suwon have just spent a month without cars. Organizers and participants say the project could be a model for city life in the future.
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