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New minute of silence for Germanwings victims
MPs in the Bundestag (German parliament) fall silent for a minute before beginning the day's work. Photo: DPA

New minute of silence for Germanwings victims

Germans again took a few moments on Thursday to remember those killed in the Germanwings flight 4U9525 plane crash on Tuesday. READ  

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Germany mourns for 4U9525 victims
A German flag flying at half mast at the Bundestag (German parliament) Photo: DPA

Germany mourns for 4U9525 victims

Flags flew at half mast across Germany on Wednesday in memory of the people killed in Tuesday's crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525. READ  

Berliner freed after 25 years on death row
Debra Milke at a press conference in Pheonix on Tuesday. Photo: DPA

Berliner freed after 25 years on death row

A Berlin-born woman who spent 25 years in a US jail accused of participating in the murder of her son spoke publicly about her experience on Tuesday, the first time since her release. READ  

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Germanwings reinstates Wednesday flights
A Germanwings plane on the tarmac at Düsseldorf airport. Photo: DPA

Germanwings reinstates Wednesday flights

Update: Germanwings said on Wednesday morning that only one flight had to be cancelled on Wednesday after a wave of cancellations on Tuesday evening. READ  

Berlin man admits shooting child, 9
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Berlin man admits shooting child, 9

A 47-year-old Berliner has admitted that he shot a nine-year-old boy who was playing on the street outside his home on Thursday evening. READ  

Germany's glimpse of the solar eclipse
The eclipse photographed from Frankfurt. Photo: DPA

Germany's glimpse of the solar eclipse

Thanks to the clear weather, people across Germany got a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse. READ  

Half-naked man brings Berlin S-bahn to halt
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Half-naked man brings Berlin S-bahn to halt

The Berlin S-Bahn line connecting Alexanderplatz to the Zoological Garden station was disrupted for several hours on Tuesday afternoon after a man climbed onto the roof of a station. READ  

In pictures: Berlin goes green for Paddy's Day
Photo: Tom Barfield, The Local

In pictures: Berlin goes green for Paddy's Day

Thousands of Berliners from around the world dressed in their Irish best to march in the fifth annual St. Patrick's Day parade. READ  

Berlin braces for Paddy's Day invasion
People celebrating St Patrick's Day 2014 in Berlin. Photo: DPA

Berlin braces for Paddy's Day invasion

On Sunday March 15th at 2 pm, the streets of Berlin's Kreuzberg district will turn green as the city's Irish community invites one and all to become their honorary countrymen for St Patrick's Day. READ  

Family tried to force gay son to marry
Nasser El-A. at Berlin Criminal Court. Photo: DPA

Family tried to force gay son to marry

A Berlin court handed out fines to the family of an 18-year-old-man after they attempted to force him to marry despite being homosexual. READ  

Poll: Hamburg keener on Olympics than Berlin
Berlin's Olympic stadium for the 1936 games. DPA

Poll: Hamburg keener on Olympics than Berlin

As Germany's capital and biggest port vie to make the country's 2024 or 2028 Olympic bid, a poll on Tuesday showed that majorities support the projects in both cities, although Hamburgers are more enthusiastic. READ  

Berlin police show KaDeWe robbery video
Photo: Polizei Berlin/screenshot

Berlin police show KaDeWe robbery video

Police have released security camera footage from a December robbery at Berlin's Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) luxury department store, in an appeal for information from members of the public. READ  

German photographer takes Hasselblad prize
Wolfgang Tillmans at an exhibition in 2013. Photo: DPA

German photographer takes Hasselblad prize

World-famous German fine art photographer Wolfgang Tillmans has received the 2015 Hasselblad award – one of the world's most prestigious awards in photography. READ  

Challenging the German beer palate
Beer sommelier Sylvia Kopp. Photo: Florian Bolk

Challenging the German beer palate

Germany is a land of great beer, but due to strict legal definitions of what beer technically is, it has until recently been a land devoid of ales, stouts and porters. Sabine Devins introduces the woman on a mission to get Germans to drink more – and better – beer. READ  

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German cities among world's most livable
A sunny day in central Stuttgart. Photo: Shutterstock

German cities among world's most livable

A study carried out by an American research centre has named seven German cities among the top 30 to live in worldwide. READ  

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