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How two gay dads cut German red tape to start a family
From left to right: Stuart Logan, baby Neo and Niclas Wagner. Photo: Private.

It's not easy starting a family as a gay couple in Germany, where same-sex marriage still isn’t granted. But this international pair have managed to do it - mainly because one is an expat.

Bomb threat on Hamburg flight puts police on high alert
Photo: DPA

Police in Munich received an anonymous email on Sunday afternoon warning them there was a bomb on a flight between Munich and Hamburg.

Second deadly shooting on Hamburg streets in a week
The victim in Harburg. Photo: DPA

A driver was shot dead on the streets of Hamburg on Thursday morning - only days after a cyclist was killed by gunfire in a nearby neighbourhood.

Tornado hits Hamburg, more storms predicted for south
The storm in Hamburg, which is believed to be a tornado. Photo: DPA.

Hamburg locals were shocked by the sight of the tornado on Tuesday, but meteorologists say this isn't the end of the bad weather.

Cyclist gunned down in Hamburg in broad daylight
Police forensics officers at the scene of the shooting. Photo: DPA

A gunman shot and killed a cyclist in Hamburg on Sunday afternoon and is now on the run.

Scooter singer finally reveals how much the fish cost
H.P. Baxxter. Photo: DPA

It is the question Germans have wanted to know the answer to for almost two decades - and now they have the answer, thanks to a US talkshow host.

Here's why Munich is worth 20 times more than Berlin
BMW's headquarters in Munich. Photo: DPA

The Bavarian capital leaves other German cities in the dust when it comes to where the highest-valued companies choose to plant their flag.

New father's tragic herpes warning touches 1000s online
A baby in intensive care. File photo: DPA

Tens of thousands of people in Germany have shared a Facebook post in which a new father explains how dangerous the herpes virus can be to babies – as illustrated by the tragic case of his own son.

Don't read Erdogan bestiality poem in public: court to comic
Recep Tayyip Erdogan (l) and Jan Böhmermann (r). Photo: DPA

A Hamburg court on Tuesday banned the author of a poem lampooning Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from publicly reciting passages from his work.

Shy tenants take sting out of German rent controls
Photo: DPA

With rents shooting up in Berlin, the government stepped in last year on the side of the tenant. But so far the measures haven’t worked.

Headless Lübeck corpse turns out to be discarded sex doll
Are sex dolls becoming too realistic? File Photo: Creative Commons

Police were called out on Wednesday to the scene of what seemed to be a grisly murder. But they were soon able to put the finder’s mind to rest.

Giant fire casts pall over Hamburg city festival
Photo: DPA

The final day of Hamburg's "harbour birthday" was overshadowed by smoke on Sunday when a massive fire broke out in the port district, although no-one was hurt.

'More cameras than flying stones' at Berlin May Day
Police in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Photo: DPA

Berlin is a traditional hot spot of trouble during Labour Day demonstrations on May 1st. But the situation remained relatively calm this year with only a short outbreak of violence from the far left.

Gay penguins left in peace after breeding plans stall
King penguins in Berlin zoo in 2014. File photo: DPA

Two male king penguins who didn't quite live up to their keepers' plans for them to go forth and multiply have been moved from Berlin to Hamburg zoo.

Hamburg left rejects call for German flags outside schools
Photo: DPA

Conservatives in Hamburg met with ridicule on Monday after they proposed ordering all public schools to raise German and European flags.

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