The world's toughest law banning plastic bags has come into effect in Kenya. Anyone caught manufacturing, importing or even carrying plastic shopping bags could face up to four years in prison.
Tunisia and Kenya recently joined the ranks of African countries banning the use of plastic bags - but poor waste management and a mentality of littering make the prospect of a plastic waste-free society unrealistic.
The US has authorized a ban on its citizens traveling to North Korea for tourism purposes. The ban will be officially published next week and take effect 30 days later.
A French court has sentenced four men for blocking a black man from entering a subway train on their way to a Champions League game in Paris. The men have denied that racism motivated their actions.
Germany is notoriously tough on pirating content online, with people risking massive fines or jail time for spreading illegal files. Users have more leeway when it comes to streaming TV shows, experts told DW.
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