Officials say weddings have become too lavish and should "integrate socialist values" instead.
The German leader appeared to be reading up about Scott Morrison during their first meeting.
A New Zealand woman's complaint of racial discrimination is rejected by an Australian tribunal.
Sensors and cameras help this ferry in Finland navigate independently and it can even dock itself.
Ghana's government should ban funerals for people who refuse to pay taxes, writes journalist Elizabeth Ohene.
Bacteria in the nose could be the answer to battling the common cold, research suggests.
How much cowbell is too much? A German farmer has to defend her cows in court.
The singer and grandson of celebrated Egyptian star Moharam Fouad on mixing his European upbringing with his middle eastern roots.
The first such move in the bloody four-year conflict is designed to pave the way for peace talks.
Why this week could be crucial in deciding the future direction of Germany and the UK.
Food allergy rates among children are on the rise, and Western lifestyles may be to blame.
Five UK schoolgirls attending the former US first lady's London talk explain what she means to them.
The Art of Building photography competition has revealed its 12 finalists from around the world.
Almost 80% of Poland's electricity is generated by coal. Patryk Bialas says it's time that changed.
Anne Wojcicki and her siblings Susan and Janet have all got the top of their professions, but is their success down to nature or nurture?
How an engagement ring was lost - and then found again, thanks to New York police and the public.
The British couple got engaged on Times Square, but lost their ring down the grate.
At the height of the Camp Fire that destroyed Paradise, the missing toll was put at 1,200.
Pierre Buyoya says he is astonished by the warrant for his arrest saying it could reignite ethnic tensions.
Mullah Abdul Manan Akhund was the insurgent group's commander of the southern Helmand province.
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