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German Muslims rally against extremism
Muslims pray in Kreuzberg, Berlin, on Friday outside a mosque which was damaged in an arson attack. Photo: DPA

German Muslims rally against extremism

Muslims across Germany held a day of prayers and rallies on Friday to condemn both Islamic extremism and a backlash against their faith that has seen arson attacks on mosques. READ  

Police find two dead babies in station locker
The lockers at Hamburg central station. Photo: DPA

Police find two dead babies in station locker

UPDATE: Police in Hamburg found the bodies of two dead babies hidden in a train station locker on Thursday morning. One suspect is in psychiatric care. READ  

Drunk teachers ruin school trip to Hamburg
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Drunk teachers ruin school trip to Hamburg

A school trip was cancelled after just one day when two teachers got so drunk while they were supposed to be looking after pupils in Hamburg that police had to be called. READ  

Where to find the speed cameras today
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Where to find the speed cameras today

Police deployed 13,000 officers across Germany on Thursday to catch speeding drivers in a so called "Blitzmarathon". Here is where the radar guns are. READ  

Expat Dispatches
How I chose to learn the wrong language
Ending up in Hamburg after a Francophile childhood can be a shock. Photo: Shutterstock

How I chose to learn the wrong language

In this week's Expat Dispatches, Tessa Sinclair Scott examines her Francophile grandmother's disappointment that she was moving to Germany. Did she choose the wrong language? READ  

Town in shock as tax worker shot dead
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Town in shock as tax worker shot dead

A tax office worker in the Schleswig-Holstein town of Rendsburg died in hospital after being shot on Monday morning. READ  

Olympic visions compete in Berlin and Hamburg
Berlin and Hamburg mayors Klaus Wowereit and Olaf Scholz on Monday. Photos: DPA

Olympic visions compete in Berlin and Hamburg

Germany's capital and its gateway to the North Sea each released details of their Olympic bids on Monday as the race for the 2024 or 2028 summer games nominations picks up momentum. READ  

Ebola patient treated at Hamburg hospital
An isolation ambulance approaches the specially outfitted aircraft carrying the Ebola patient at Hamburg airport. Photo: DPA

Ebola patient treated at Hamburg hospital

UPDATE: The first patient to be treated for Ebola in Germany arrived in Hamburg on Wednesday morning. READ  

False teeth of the dead: finders keepers?
Coffins awaiting incineration in a crematorium. Photo: DPA

False teeth of the dead: finders keepers?

An Erfurt court has decided not to force a 56-year old man to pay damages for more than 31 kilos of gold teeth taken from the crematorium in Hamburg where he worked between 2003 and 2011. READ  

Saxony schools get top marks
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Saxony schools get top marks

A country-wide analysis has shown that Saxony has the best schools and Berlin has a lot of homework to do. READ  

Uber drives on in Berlin
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Uber drives on in Berlin

The app-driven car service is allowed to carry on operating while courts consider its appeal. READ  

Wild Wilma's gusts claims two lives
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Wild Wilma's gusts claims two lives

Two people died in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on Monday in a traffic accident caused by Wilma's winds. READ  

Expat Dispatches
Dealing with my German Hausmeister
Apartments in Hamburg. Photo: DPA

Dealing with my German Hausmeister

The janitor in German apartment blocks (Hausmeister) often appears to have been living in the same room for decades and likes to enforce rules. Designer Tessa Sinclair Scott, a New Zealand expat in Hamburg, shares her experiences. READ  

Hamburg blog exposes bike lane blocks
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Hamburg blog exposes bike lane blocks

A dog, a mattress, a road sign - some of the stranger objects blocking cycle paths in Hamburg. A group of bloggers have hit back with a fun blog exposing things on bike lanes. READ  

'Language sets north Germans apart'
"Moin" is one of three words you need in north Germany. Photo: DPA

'Language sets north Germans apart'

Since publishing a blog post on The Local seven weeks ago about how Germans in the north of the country only need three words to communicate, Australian writer Liv Hambrett has been basking in praise from the subjects of her study. READ  

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