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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
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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  

Fall of the Wall - 25 years
Berlin celebrates 25 years since fall of Wall
Fireworks at the Brandenburg Gate. Photo: DPA

Berlin celebrates 25 years since fall of Wall

Thousands of illuminated balloons sailed into the Berlin night sky on Sunday along the former route of the Wall, as Chancellor Angela Merkel said its fall 25 years ago proved that "dreams can come true". READ  

Fall of the Wall - 25 years
Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1989
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Tonight we're gonna party like it's 1989

The fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th 1989, while largely a result of East Germans’ hunger for freedom, also relied on chance, bungling and the absence of orders that could have unleashed a cataclysm. READ  

Fall of the Wall - 25 years
Germany cheers 25 years since Berlin Wall's fall
Chancellor Angela Merkel lights a candle at the Berlin Wall memorial on November 9th 2014. Photo: DPA

Germany cheers 25 years since Berlin Wall's fall

UPDATE: Germany on Sunday celebrated 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, a milestone in ending the Cold War, by throwing a huge open-air street party at the iconic Brandenburg Gate. READ  

Fall of the Wall - 25 years
Germans fete Berlin Wall's fall 25 years on
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Germans fete Berlin Wall's fall 25 years on

Hundreds of thousands of people descended on the German capital on Saturday for festivities to mark the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago, stirring emotions and bringing memories flooding back of its joyous toppling. READ  

Obama: We must remember Wall lessons
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Obama: We must remember Wall lessons

US President Barack Obama told the world on Friday to remember lessons from the emotional fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago, particularly in light of "Russia's actions against Ukraine." READ  

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