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Thief distracts staff by squirting her breast milk
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Thief distracts staff by squirting her breast milk

A mother in central Germany came up with an unusual tactic to allegedly steal from a pharmacy on Monday. READ  

Germany has just ten Ebola beds
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Germany has just ten Ebola beds

Doctors at high-level infectious disease clinics say that caring for patients with the Ebola virus is much more intensive than they first thought, meaning they can handle fewer cases at once. READ  

Syria-bound US teens stopped in Frankfurt
A passenger plane landing at Frankfurt airport. Photo: DPA

Syria-bound US teens stopped in Frankfurt

Three teenage girls from Colorado were arrested by German police at Frankfurt airport after running away from home, reportedly on their way to join Isis in Syria. READ  

Lufthansa strike hits 1,500 flights
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Lufthansa strike hits 1,500 flights

UPDATE: In the second day of their strike, Lufthansa pilots have, as promised, extended their industrial action to include long-haul international flights until the end of Tuesday. READ  

Nazi-stolen painting put on display, sort of
The Wiesbaden Museum in Hesse. Photo: DPA

Nazi-stolen painting put on display, sort of

The Wiesbaden Museum was once a collection house for art stolen from Jewish owners by the Nazi. With one painting, they hope to right at least one wrong while bringing awareness to its ongoing restitution work. READ  

World's oldest orangutan put down at zoo
Charly was captured in 1962. Photo: DPA

World's oldest orangutan put down at zoo

Charly, who at 57 is believed to have been the world’s oldest orangutan, has been put down in Frankfurt Zoo. READ  

Train drivers to strike on Wednesday for 14 hours
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Train drivers to strike on Wednesday for 14 hours

Germany’s rail network will come to an abrupt halt on Wednesday when the country’s train drivers strike for 14 hours. READ  

Germany has 50 beds ready for Ebola cases
Medics practice receiving a highly infectious patient at Leipzig's Klinikum St. Georg. Photo: DPA

Germany has 50 beds ready for Ebola cases

Germany could take up to 50 Ebola patients for treatment, the health ministry said on Tuesday, although there are no plans currently to admit more infected patients from West Africa. READ  

Amazon's might divides Frankfurt book fair
The Frankfurt Book Fair. Photo: DPA

Amazon's might divides Frankfurt book fair

US online retail giant Amazon may be absent from the stands at the world's biggest book fair but it has still been at the heart of a heated debate. READ  

Where are the happiest places in Germany?
Happy in Holstein. Photo: DPA

Where are the happiest places in Germany?

If you want to be happy, head north! That at least is the conclusion of the annual German happiness map which found people in Berlin and Brandenburg need to cheer up. READ  

Doctor hospitalized for Ebola in Germany
Medical personnel practice containment procedures in Stuttgart. Photo: DPA

Doctor hospitalized for Ebola in Germany

A Ugandan doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone was hospitalized on Friday in Frankfurt, becoming the second victim of the deadly virus to be treated in Germany. READ  

Frankfurt Book Fair
Authors to talk politics at world's top book fair
Frankfurt Bookfair Director Juergen Boos said people can expect a very political statement at the end of the three-day book fair. Photo: John Macdougall/AFP

Authors to talk politics at world's top book fair

Some of the world's top authors will thrash out hot political issues at the world's biggest international book fair opening in Germany on Tuesday. READ  

Rocket Internet shares disappoint on first day
It was more of a bear than a bull market for Rocket Internet co-founder Oliver Samwer (centre). Photo: DPA

Rocket Internet shares disappoint on first day

Start-up platform Rocket Internet entered the Frankfurt stock market on Thursday, in what was hailed as a milestone for German online firms, but the company's share price immediately fell by more than ten percent. READ  

Cabinet agrees cap on city rent rises
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Cabinet agrees cap on city rent rises

Germany's cabinet agreed on Wednesday to cap ballooning property rents in high-demand urban neighbourhoods in a law set to come into force early next year. READ  

Lufthansa strike hits 20,000 passengers
A stranded group of travellers from Vancouver, Canada, sit and wait at Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday. Photo: DPA

Lufthansa strike hits 20,000 passengers

UPDATE: The fourth pilots’ strike in recent weeks hit Germany’s biggest airport on Tuesday morning, with long-haul Lufthansa flights grounded at Frankfurt. Around 20,000 passengers have been affected. READ  

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