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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  

North Germany feels pain of Russia sanctions
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North Germany feels pain of Russia sanctions

Schleswig Holstein's exports to Russia have dropped by 31 percent, state finance minister Reinhard Meyer said in comments reported by the Hamburger Abendblatt on Tuesday. READ  

Police give forgetful senior €44k 'birthday gift'
Police count out every last note. Photo: Federal Police

Police give forgetful senior €44k 'birthday gift'

A man who left a rucksack containing €44,000 in Hamburg central station had it returned to him by federal police on Thursday - the day of his 92nd birthday. READ  

Eurovision Song Contest
Ann Sophie's high hopes for Vienna
Ann Sophie looking glamorous during preparations in Vienna. Photo: DPA

Ann Sophie's high hopes for Vienna

On Saturday Germany's Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ann Sophie will carry the expectation of the nation on her shoulders. Has she got what it takes to win one of the most (un)prestigious prizes in music? READ  

Danish royals draw out Hamburg crowds
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Danish royals draw out Hamburg crowds

Crown prince Frederik and crown princess Mary of Denmark pulled out the crowds on a visit to Hamburg on Tuesday morning at the head of a economic mission called 'Danish living.' The visit lasts three days and includes a stop-off in Munich. READ  

Man admits fire attack on refugee home
The accused faces a possible ten years in jail. Photo:DPA

Man admits fire attack on refugee home

On the first day of a trial in Lübeck against a man alleged to have committed arson against a refugee home, the defendant admitted his guilt and said he felt shame at his actions. READ  

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