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Small town family disappears without trace
Photo: Winsen and Harburg police.

Small town family disappears without trace

No one has seen husband and wife Sylvia and Marco Schulze or their daughter, 12-year-old Miriam, since Thursday. Helicopters and search dogs have failed to find any trace of the family, leading local media and police to wonder: Where are the Schulzes? READ  

Amateur archaeologist finds Nazi gold hoard
Photo: DPA

Amateur archaeologist finds Nazi gold hoard

A man in northern Germany has found a €45,000 hoard of Nazi gold – but will only pocket a small portion of the sum. READ  

Hamburg welcomes new addition to elephant herd
The baby elephant is still to be named. Photo: DPA

Hamburg welcomes new addition to elephant herd

The elephant herd at Hamburg's Hagenbeck Tierpark (Zoo) is now ten strong after mother Yashoda gave birth to a baby girl on Monday following a 23-month pregnancy. READ  

Police warn they can't handle refugee numbers
A policeman in Passau takes an identity photo of a refugee. Photo: DPA

Police warn they can't handle refugee numbers

The Police Union (GdP) warned on Sunday that German authorities were unable to register many of the refugees arriving in the country for lack of resources. READ  

Germany star gives up football to found startup
Marcell Jansen, capped 45 times by Germany. Photo: DPA

Germany star gives up football to found startup

One of Germany's most experienced international footballers announced on Wednesday that he's hanging up his boots in his prime because he wants to set up a start-up company. READ  

Police confiscate WW2 tank hidden in cellar
The Panther tank removed from a cellar in Kiel, with a prosecutors' evidence label attached to its barrel. Photo: DPA

Police confiscate WW2 tank hidden in cellar

Police searched a villa in a wealthy suburb of Kiel on Wednesday and found a Second World War tank, a torpedo and other weaponry in the cellar. On Thursday they were still working on removing the tank. READ  

'Auschwitz bookkeeper' trial nears verdict
Oskar Groening, the 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz'. Photo: DPA

'Auschwitz bookkeeper' trial nears verdict

A former SS officer known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" and a woman who survived the Nazi death camp delivered wrenching testimony in a courtroom on Wednesday as his historic trial neared a verdict. READ  

Boy sues classmate over sore bottom
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Boy sues classmate over sore bottom

A 15-year-old boy from Hanover is suing his classmate after he pulled a chair from underneath him as he was about to sit down. READ  

Three German sites up for Unesco recognition
Hamburg's Speicherstadt. Photo: CherryX/Wikimedia Commons

Three German sites up for Unesco recognition

Three German sites are up for inclusion in the prestigious UNESCO list of world heritage sites as the organization's committee meets in Bonn to consider the nominees. READ  

Hamburg homeowner shoots intruder dead
Police at the scene of the crime outside the house: Photo: DPA

Hamburg homeowner shoots intruder dead

A Hamburg homeowner shot dead a masked man who broke into his house on Tuesday night. It was the third such fatal incident to have taken place in the last half year. READ  

Judge jails father who abused kids for years
The entrance to the state court building in Hamburg. Photo: DPA

Judge jails father who abused kids for years

A judge ordered two Hamburg parents jailed on Tuesday after hearing how both were complicit in the abuse of their own children, including shooting pornography featuring their 13-year-old daughter. READ  

'Sex Atlas' reveals Germany's hottest states
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'Sex Atlas' reveals Germany's hottest states

People in Hamburg and Lower Saxony are having more sex than anyone else in Germany, according to a survey released by dating website Elite Partner. READ  

Fare-dodger leaps from train to escape fine
Bremen main station. Photo: DPA

Fare-dodger leaps from train to escape fine

A 27-year-old man from Munster took the concept of fare jumping a bit too literally on Saturday when he leaped from a moving carriage to avoid a €10 ticket. READ  

102-year old finally earns Nazi-denied doctorate
Syllm-Rapoport in her Berlin flat. Photo: DPA

102-year old finally earns Nazi-denied doctorate

A Jewish pediatrician has finally passed the exams to receive her doctorate at the age of 102, 77 years after the Nazis blocked her graduation. READ  

Hamburg avoid drop to maintain unique record
Hamburg are the only Bundesliga team never to have been relegated. Photo: DPA

Hamburg avoid drop to maintain unique record

Hamburg avoided a first relegation from Germany's top flight with a dramatic 2-1 extra-time win at Karlsruhe in Monday's relegation play-off, second-leg, to seal a 3-2 aggregate win. READ  

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