State officials say police have slain a 17-year-old gunman who killed 15 people in a school shooting in southwestern Germany.
At least three teachers are among the dead.
Mar 11, 2009
A new haven has been built in Malaysia for North Borneo Orangutans in an attempt to save them from extinction.
Pulau Orang Utan, or Orang Utan island, covers 35 acres - five of which is being used for the conservation programme.
The island, set in the middle of a scenic lake at the Bukit Merah Laketown Resort in Perak state, has been transformed into a research centre and sanctuary for the endangered primates.
Hungarian butchers slaughter pigs and compete in meat processing competitions in a traditional village festival in eastern Hungary.
But the festival is more than just a competition of butchers' skills.
It is a social and cultural event which brings together old friends and communities.