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Leipzig police seek testicle biter
Biting these balls won't get you in trouble with the police. Meatballs photo: Shutterstock

Leipzig police seek testicle biter

Police in Leipzig are looking for a ball buster after a man arrived in hospital with a bite to the nether regions. READ  

International task force seizes fake money
Faked $100 bills. Photo: DPA

International task force seizes fake money

Three are arrested in a raid carried out by hundreds of officers on a counterfeit cash scheme that panned across three countries. READ  

Crafty kangaroo on the loose in Brandenburg
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Crafty kangaroo on the loose in Brandenburg

Authorities have lost track of a kangaroo that escaped from its owner on Monday, saying that it's "good at hiding". READ  

Opinion
Anti-refugee demo reveals xenophobia
Demonstrators against the refugee home plans in Marzahn on Saturday. Photo: DPA

Anti-refugee demo reveals xenophobia

German media were almost united this weekend in condemning demonstrations against refugee housing in the Berlin suburb of Marzahn-Hellersdorf - but can far-right sentiment ever really be overcome? READ  

Unicef chief praises Germany's aid role
Unicef director Anthony Lake in Berlin

Unicef chief praises Germany's aid role

Germany is playing an increasingly important role in global humanitarian crises, Unicef executive director Anthony Lake said on Monday, but there is always more to be done. READ  

New bird flu case in Germany
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New bird flu case in Germany

A worrying new strain of bird flu has been observed for the first time in a wild bird in northern Germany, the agriculture ministry said Saturday. READ  

Passengers stop gunman on Berlin-Hamburg train
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Passengers stop gunman on Berlin-Hamburg train

Police arrested a man who fired shots inside an ICE train from Berlin to Hamburg after passengers overpowered him early on Friday morning. READ  

Town at standstill for bomb defusal
Empty platforms at Oranienburg station on Friday morning

Town at standstill for bomb defusal

Authorities evacuated 1,700 people from their homes early on Friday morning after an unexploded bomb from World War Two was found in Oranienburg, north of Berlin. READ  

Berlin 'Ebola case' is false alarm
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Berlin 'Ebola case' is false alarm

Update: Emergency responders said on Tuesday morning that a man tested for Ebola was not in fact infected with the virus. READ  

JobTalk Germany: Entrepreneur series
'You need to learn to manage emotions'
Photo courtesy Holger Weiss.

'You need to learn to manage emotions'

In a new feature, The Local will look into a successful entrepreneur's life each week - the story behind their successes, major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed their life forever. Kicking things off from Berlin this week AUPEO! co-founder and CEO Holger Weiss. READ  

Stars celebrate with BAMBI in Berlin
Francis Fulton-Smith, Lang Lang, Jonas Kaufmann, Nina Eichinger, Nico Rosberg and David Coulthard pose at the Bambi awards. Photo: DPA

Stars celebrate with BAMBI in Berlin

The German Promis (celebrities) were out for their biggest party of the year as the nation's equivalent to the Oscar awards were presented at the annual gala in Berlin on Thursday evening. READ  

Owner pays up on €10K dog rescue bill
Dog owner Almut B. and her lawyer in court on Wednesday. Photo: DPA

Owner pays up on €10K dog rescue bill

Almut B. took the Berlin fire service to court after they asked her for €13,000 for rescuing her terrier Skipper. READ  

'I know the Wall through the history of my family'
Franz Hildebrandt-Harangozó. Photo: Tomas Urbina

'I know the Wall through the history of my family'

It signalled the end of the Cold War and cleared the way for German reunification, but for a generation of young people born after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, its impact is first and foremost a family affair. READ  

Fall of the Wall - 25 years
Reunited but still battling a sinister hangover
Michael Bittner, pictured with his mother, was shot dead at the East German border in 1986. His family didn't receive official confirmation of his death until 1991. Photo: DPA

Reunited but still battling a sinister hangover

Germany’s 40-year division did not end cleanly for everyone with the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall or with reunification the next year. Many people still carry the pain of traumatic events while others lament the end of the Socialist state. READ  

Rail strikes not over yet: local GDL boss
All aboard! Photo: DPA

Rail strikes not over yet: local GDL boss

Passenger trains have resumed normal service, but freight is still backed up after the latest strike by train drivers' union GDL, Deutsche Bahn reported on Monday. One GDL boss also warned that as long as there is no agreement, there will be more strikes. READ  

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