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Bauhaus villa scammer gets probation for plot
We bet Mandy T. would have liked this house too. Photo: DPA

Bauhaus villa scammer gets probation for plot

A woman who posed as a millionaire's heiress to live in a luxury villa for six days was sentenced on Monday to 14 months for the stunt. READ  

100,000 march against Pegida's record turnout
A demonstrator outside the Berlin Chancellery. Photo: DPA

100,000 march against Pegida's record turnout

Around 100,000 people took to German streets in counter-demonstrations against Pegida on Monday evening, after the anti-Islam movement were accused of trying to exploit last week's terror attacks in Paris to boost support. READ  

Germans strip off for 'No Pants Subway Ride'
U-Bahn passengers in Hamburg on Sunday. Photo: DPA

Germans strip off for 'No Pants Subway Ride'

U-Bahn travelers from Munich to Berlin dropped trou on Sunday and joined in on a global pantless subway ride. READ  

Police put a spoke in bike thieves' wheels
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Police put a spoke in bike thieves' wheels

Police in Hamburg arrested three men in the act of unloading dozens of high-tech bikes worth €300,000 from a shipping container. READ  

New Year...New U-Bahn price hikes
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New Year...New U-Bahn price hikes

Train and bus prices have been hiked across Germany's biggest cities to coincide with start of the year, making that return to work all the more miserable. READ  

Where to celebrate Silvester 2014
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Where to celebrate Silvester 2014

New Year's Eve is upon us and 2014 is a year that was certainly worth giving a proper send off to for Germany (remember the time we won the World Cup?). Here are some options for a big Silvester, as the evening is known in Germany, night out in your city. READ  

Too much snow for Ski Jumping
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Too much snow for Ski Jumping

Heavy snows have caused one of the highpoints of the German sports calendar - the World Cup Ski Jumping - to be temporarily postponed, as deep snow also settled on the capital, Berlin, for the first time this winter. READ  

American guilty of killing Hamburg student
Diren Dede's grieving parents outside the court in Missoula Photo: DPA

American guilty of killing Hamburg student

A US court has found a man who shot and killed 17-year old German exchange student Diren Dede guilty of deliberate homicide. READ  

Little chance of white Christmas in Germany
People walking on the frozen Nymphenburg canal in Munich in January 2013. Photo: DPA

Little chance of white Christmas in Germany

Chances are slim that there will be snow on the ground on Christmas Day across most of Germany, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Monday. READ  

'Benefits rebel' makes deal with city of Hamburg
Inge Hannemann at a November hearing in the Hamburg labour court. Photo: DPA

'Benefits rebel' makes deal with city of Hamburg

The city of Hamburg agreed to give a woman who refused to sanction long-term unemployed people while working at a Jobcenter a new post. READ  

Europe's smallest police precinct turns 100
The Davidwache police station in St. Pauli, Hamburg. Photo: DPA

Europe's smallest police precinct turns 100

Where blue lights meet red lights: The Davidwache by Hamburg's Reeperbahn is the country's most famous cop shop, immortalized in TV detective series and films, and is also a popular selfie snap location for visitors to the world-famous red light district. READ  

Cops stop licence-less driver after 46 years
Warning! Police checks will get you sooner or...later. Photo: DPA

Cops stop licence-less driver after 46 years

It took almost half a century, but police in Lower Saxony finally asked for a 77-year-old driver's papers this week - only to be duped one last time before he takes the rap. READ  

Too much meat, too little veg on school menus
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Too much meat, too little veg on school menus

A study by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture shows that many school canteens aren't serving children a properly balanced diet. READ  

Port numbers growing despite Russia sanctions
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Port numbers growing despite Russia sanctions

The port of Hamburg is set for a record year, quelling fears that sanctions placed on Russian trade would affect its 2014 business, it said on Monday. READ  

Passengers stop gunman on Berlin-Hamburg train
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Passengers stop gunman on Berlin-Hamburg train

Police arrested a man who fired shots inside an ICE train from Berlin to Hamburg after passengers overpowered him early on Friday morning. READ  

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