Germany celebrated its first same-sex weddings after a new law came into force putting gay and lesbian couples on an equal legal footing with heterosexual couples.
The European Union unveiled a new plan to resettle at least 50,000 refugees, the majority of them from northern Africa.
Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has a message for the world's central bankers: Don't be luddites.
The world famous airport of St Maarten's, renowned for planes flying just metres above tourists' heads as they come in to land, has been devastated by Hurricane Irma .
Two European development banks financing construction of a controversial dam project in Honduras have pulled out following the murders of local activists including Berta Caceres, a 2015 winner of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.
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