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North braces for storms and floods
Early signs of flooding at the Hamburg fish market on Wednesday morning.

North braces for storms and floods

The remnants of hurricane Gonzalo have drifted across the Atlantic and are now threatening North German cities with flooding, forecasters warned on Wednesday. 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  

'Isis threat to Germany deserves more attention'
Police patrol the streets of Hamburg on Friday October 10th following violence between Kurds and Muslim fundamentalists in the city. Photo: DPA

'Isis threat to Germany deserves more attention'

The Isis threat to Germany must be challenged with more police resources, a prominent Bundestag member said on Tuesday. 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  

Should police ban Kurdish marches?
Police were out in force in Hamburg for Friday prayers. Photo: DPA

Should police ban Kurdish marches?

UPDATE: Violence between Islamists and Kurds on Germany's streets this week has prompted some conservative politicians to call for a ban on demonstrations, amid fears further planned protests will get out of control. READ  

Massive police presence calms Hamburg tensions
Police control the crowd in Hamburg. Photo: DPA

Massive police presence calms Hamburg tensions

Almost 1,300 police officers were deployed in Hamburg on Wednesday night to prevent violence re-erupting between local Kurds and Muslim fundamentalists. One person was injured in a fight. 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  

Kurds and Islamists brawl in Hamburg
Police advancing with a water cannon on Hamburg's Steindamm. Photo: DPA

Kurds and Islamists brawl in Hamburg

UPDATE: Police had to separate around 800 Kurds and Islamists in Hamburg last night when street battles broke out between the two groups over the Middle East crisis. Demonstrators came armed with metal bars and machetes and 14 people were injured. READ  

Train strike over but delays continue
A sign on the Munich S-Bahn informs passengers of the end of the strike. Photo: DPA

Train strike over but delays continue

UPDATE: Train drivers returned to work this morning after a nine-hour strike beginning at 9pm on Tuesday, but delays continue. READ  

JobTalk Germany
What you can get out of a German job expo
Last year's jobmesse deutschland in Berlin. Photo: DPA

What you can get out of a German job expo

The jobmesse deutschland (Job Expo Germany) is rolling into Berlin on Saturday as part of its annual 18-city tour. Here's why you should go if you're looking for a job in Germany. READ  

The Local List
Eight expat groups to save you in Germany
Photo: Jan Perlich/Munich RFC

Eight expat groups to save you in Germany

Think you're the only English speaker in your town or region? Think again! The Local List this week runs through eight of the best expat groups and clubs in Germany. READ  

Cabinet agrees cap on city rent rises
Apartments in Leipzig. Photo: DPA

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  

Hamburg graffiti legend killed by train
Oz pictured in 2013. Photo: OZM gallery, in memory of Oz

Hamburg graffiti legend killed by train

Hamburg's most prolific graffiti artist was killed on Thursday night by an S-Bahn train, police said on Friday. READ  

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  

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