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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  

Train drivers say strike to end Saturday evening
Train drivers' union (GDL) leader Claus Weselsky. Photo: DPA

Train drivers say strike to end Saturday evening

UPDATE: Train drivers' union (GDL) leader Claus Weselsky said on Friday that his members would return to work at 6 pm on Saturday, ending their strike 34 hours earlier than planned. READ  

Police stop hooligan demo over violence fears
Hooligans face off with police in Cologne. Photo: DPA

Police stop hooligan demo over violence fears

Hanover police said on Friday they would ban a demonstration against fundamentalist Islam which had been registered for November 15th by a hooligan group. READ  

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Deutsche Bahn goes to court to end strike
Passengers at Frankfurt Central Station on Thursday morning. Photo: DPA

Deutsche Bahn goes to court to end strike

UPDATE: Empty train stations, full roads and fears over fuel supplies - train drivers have begun a 98-hour strike. But rail operator Deutsche Bahn hopes to end the walkout with a court injunction. READ  

Which city is the worst for car crashes?
Welcome to Hamburg. Photo: DPA

Which city is the worst for car crashes?

Figures from the insurance industry show that people in Hamburg claim the most frequently for accident damage to their cars. Where does the rest of the country rank? READ  

German train drivers to strike for 98 hours
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German train drivers to strike for 98 hours

UPDATE: German train drivers will go on their biggest strike in recent history, lasting for four days, from this Wednesday until Monday, union GDL said on Tuesday afternoon. READ  

Finger slicer's insurance scam fails
Ralf-Werner arriving in court last week. Photo: DPA

Finger slicer's insurance scam fails

An insurance salesman who sawed off his own finger and thumb to claim insurance was given a suspended sentence by a court in northern Germany on Friday. READ  

Hooligan marches 'likely to be banned'
Police used water cannon against demonstrators on Sunday. Photo: DPA

Hooligan marches 'likely to be banned'

The German Police Union (DPolG) said on Wednesday that future anti-Islamic marches by hooligan groups, which are planned for Berlin and Hamburg and caused chaos in Cologne on Sunday, could be banned. READ  

Olympic chiefs want German 2024 bid
Overview of the Velodrom at the 32nd LEN European Swimming Championships 2014 in Berlin. Photo: DPA

Olympic chiefs want German 2024 bid

Germany should bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, the board of the German Olympic Committee (DOSB) decided on Tuesday with either Berlin or Hamburg the favoured potential candidate. READ  

Refugees beaten up 'by pimps' in Hamburg
The "Davidwache" police station on the Reeperbahn. Photo: DPA

Refugees beaten up 'by pimps' in Hamburg

Five young refugees were beaten up in Hamburg on Saturday and Sunday in vicious assaults by groups of men in the red light district. READ  

Karstadt closes six stores to stay afloat
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Karstadt closes six stores to stay afloat

Germany's biggest department store chain Karstadt will close at least six stores, putting around 2,000 jobs at risk, in a drastic bid by its new boss to return it to profit. 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  

Hamburg volunteers test Ebola vaccine
Hamburg's UKE has helped lead the fight against Ebola. Photo: DPA

Hamburg volunteers test Ebola vaccine

Volunteers have rolled up their sleeves for the first phase of the human trial for an Ebola vaccine at the Hamburg-Eppendorf University Clinic (UKE), it was announced on Wednesday evening. READ  

North braces for storms and floods
Cars waiting to be loaded onto the ferry at Bremerhaven, Lower Saxony, were caught in flooding on Wendnesday. Photo: DPA

North braces for storms and floods

UPDATE: The remnants of hurricane Gonzalo have drifted across the Atlantic and are now threatening North German cities with flooding, forecasters warned on Wednesday. The news followed a night of accidents caused by heavy winds in southern Germany. 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  

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