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Airkairenza Kushtarbek and her four children live in rural Kyrgyzstan. But her husband works in Russia - some 3,000 kilometers away, like many men from Kyrgyzstan who are fleeing poverty in their own country.
Irishwoman Mairin Ahern takes us around her home region, a county shaped by the torn Atlantic coast, steep cliffs and tiny fishing villages.
With elements from the Middle Ages to the modern era, the southernmost city of the Netherlands attracts students and tourists from the world over.
There's a special treat awaiting customers at the highest patisserie in Austria: Kaiserschmarrn! The pancake-based dish is easy to make, and it's one of the country's most popular desserts.
The Kalunga live in remote settlements in the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park in Brazil. These people of African origin whose ancestors were slaves still live in poverty, usually off-grid. The NGO Litro de Luz is introducing them to solar power.
15-year-old Ivea Simeonova comes from Sofia. One day she would like to be a pediatrician.
Joseph Ingram and his family run a snack bar in the countryside of Cayo District. They serve barbecued pork and chicken with rice and beans, vegetables and tortillas.
Our DIY expert Hang-Shuen Lee shows how to make unique Christmas tree ornaments from paper snowflakes. All you need is paper, scissors, a box cutter, glue and a little imagination.
In one of Tomoko Nagao's works, Venus de Milo pops out of a Play Station console instead of a scallop shell. Nagao uses contemporary culture symbols to create colorful Micro Pop updates of classic masterpieces.
German freerider Benedikt Mayr loves his adrenalin-fueled sport. He travels the globe, in search of mighty mountains and steep slopes. And he makes videos of his eye-watering stunts, too.
The global population is exploding, cities are mushrooming and more farmland is needed. So why not turn high-rise buildings into greenhouses, with the latest LED lamps providing light? A huge opportunity for traditional light bulb manufacturers.
It's been more than a century since the first lightbulbs lit up our homes. Today we can use our smartphones to regulate LEDs all over the house: to make them brighter, more colorful, to automatically switch on or off. Light has become smart.
They can't read or write, but they're learning to become entrepreneurs. After undergoing training at Barefoot College in India, 60 women from all over the world will return to their villages, with the skills to install and repair solar systems.
Lawyer Pamela Pabst is blind. In the courtroom she's unable to assess photos or other visual evidence. But what she lacks in eyesight, she more than makes up for with her other senses. As a result she's been very successful in her chosen career.
What to do when you can't sleep at night? Count sheep? Well if you're Olaf KRIEGER you hit the town. And he's clearly not alone - it feels like the whole city is awake. Don't waste your time, make the most of your nights!
Billions of people don't have access to high-speed internet. Many live in remote regions without cable or fiber-optic broadband. But laser beams can reach anywhere. The German startup Mynaric is sending information round the world by laser beam.
At Christmastime, Potsdam gets decked out in modern and traditional decor. The bluish lighting downtown is a modern touch. The Sinterklaas Fest in the Dutch Quarter harks back to the heritage of the Prussian kings.
Gerald Knaus is a founding member of the European Stability Initiative, ESI. He has been studying the plight of refugees and migrants since the Balkan Wars of the 1990s. We spoke to him about the challenges posed by migration and the UN migration ...
The menu at the Sofie Hutte in the Val Gardena is more extensive and diverse than at the usual skiing chalet. Chef Markus Prinoth cooks bacon dumplings using typical products from the Dolomite region of South Tyrol.
Donata is one of many thousands of middle-aged Polish women who work in Germany's care industry. They travel to and fro between their work in Germany and their family in Poland.
Over four million visitors flock to Lyon's "Fete des Lumieres" light festival every year. Along with stunning light displays, the French city opens the streets to dance performances, concerts and millions of candles.
In the run-up to Christmas, the evil companion of St Nicholas, the Krampus, strikes fear in the hearts of naughty Austrian children. Our reporter transformed himself into the terrifying figure and took to the streets.
The menu at the Sofie Hutte in the Val Gardena is more extensive and diverse than at the usual mountain chalet. Chef Markus Prinoth cooks bacon dumplings using local products from the Dolomite region of South Tyrol.
Millions of people in South Africa don't have enough to eat. Still, a third of all the food there is thrown away. Now some producers and supermarkets are giving away food that's past its sell-by date to people in need.
The waste crisis in Lebanon is a constant problem. It's due to the combination of corruption, poor governance and weak infrastructure seen in many countries. What can be done with the massive amounts of garbage, produced in our globalized world?
On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, orangutans are being released into the wild. The female ape, Dora, who was raised in captivity, went to primate school at a reintroduction station, to prepare for release into the wild.
The southern German town of Nuremberg has been known for its gingerbread since the Middle Ages. It's a Christmas specialty that can be enjoyed at the local festive "Christkindlesmarkt".
Christmas decorations don't have to follow the rules of convention, as DIY-expert Han-Shuen Lee demonstrates. Just a few steps can transform wooden skewers and a styrofoam ball into a modern Christmas star.
Extreme athlete Ueli Kestenholz speeds down mountains while steering with a paraglider. He ploughs through the air, and flies through the snow - definitely not for the faint of heart!
We talk to Dr. Tobias Kramer from the Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine in Berlin about washing your hands properly; and about the hotbed of bacteria in every home - the kitchen.
The conflict between Ukraine and Russia is re-kindling long-standing tensions. Have the two countries once again come to the brink of war?
The Hungarian state has made homelessness a crime. Anyone without a fixed address is sent to prison. That forces the homeless into hiding from the law. Aid organisations fear more will die in the winter cold.
Germany has ended coal mining. The people of the Ruhr see it as the bittersweet end to an era in their history. The pits were closed not so much for environmental as for economic reasons. Mining is no longer lucrative.
China will be hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics. So its athletes are getting winter sports tips from their Norwegian counterparts and putting everything they've got into bringing their skills up to Scandinavian standards.
Calabria's aging villages could use migrant families. But the Italian government is threatening to end the integration project. A mayor has even been placed under house arrest for helping refugees more than allowed.
When their second child was born, Nina and Jacob Salo knew they needed more space. So, with the help of architects, they used the generous loft above their apartment to create a flat that's big enough for the family.
In Europe, speculoos, a spicy cookie with cinnamon and clove, is what makes Christmas complete. The "Maison Dandoy" bakery in Brussels has been keeping the tradition alive for nearly 200 years.
Many consider vegetarians the new superheroes. They eat no meat and so have a reduced carbon footprint. But is that really true? An avocado can actually do more damage to the environment than a steak. Environmental vegetarianism - fact or fiction?
Meat is in many cases an indicator of prosperity. That's because consumers generally choose which meat they want, how much they eat and where and how it's produced - a cheap product from the supermarket or higher-priced meat from ethical farming.
Cheap EU chicken exports continue to decimate Africa's domestic industry. We meet one of the few poultry farmers left in Ghana.
The whole debate over conventional farming is driving increased research into lab-grown meat. Many startups see it as a business opportunity. But the challenges they face are huge.
A whole chicken may cost less than three euros at a German supermarket, while an ethically farmed equivalent could set you back ten euros or more. So what's the difference? How do farmers set their profit margins and what pressure are they under?
It seems like a paradox: for many meat is out, but Christmas without a traditional Christmas dinner is unthinkable. And so the trade in meat alternatives is booming. So what's it all about?
If you come across the work of an Old Master in a city but not in a museum, it's likely to be a painting by Julio Anaya Cabanding. He paints famous pictures onto walls. From a distance, they look like they've been hung.
Known as man's best friend, it's no wonder that dogs have inspired painters, sculptors and photographers alike. Five artists who have immortalized their canine muses are especially creative examples.
The second Retro Classics Cologne vintage car fair has been luring visitors to the western German city. Following last year's brilliant premiere, Retro Classics has been showing it has what it takes to become a regular fixture for car fans.
The Cupra Ateca isn't being billed as a SEAT. Instead, the sporty compact SUV is the first model from the new subsidiary brand Cupra under which the Spanish maker plans to sell its high-performance offerings.
Mercedes has unveiled its new B-Class on the Spanish island of Mallorca. It's a lot different from its predecessor, with a more dynamic appearance, more agile handling and more comfort.