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Man plunges car into river Elbe on orders from satnav
The ferry station at Bleckede. Photo: DPA

Man plunges car into river Elbe on orders from satnav
3 hours ago

Apparently affirming the stereotype that Germans always obey those in authority, a man drove into the river Elbe on Thursday after blindly following his Sat Nav.

Women plan protests against 'pro-rape' pickup artists
Roosh V has argued for the legalization of rape in past blog posts. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Women plan protests against 'pro-rape' pickup artists
February 03, 2016

Protests are being organized in cities across Germany – including Berlin, Frankfurt, and Munich – against meetings by followers of pickup artist Roosh V, who has argued for legalizing rape.

Berlin U-Bahn killer had history of violence
The U-Bahn platform at Ernst-Reuter-Platz in western Berlin's wealthy Charlottenburg district. Photo: DPA

Berlin U-Bahn killer had history of violence
January 21, 2016

A man who shoved a 20-year-old woman to her death under a Berlin U-Bahn train on Tuesday evening had a history of violence and drug abuse in Hamburg, media reports revealed on Thursday.

Biker war heats up with Reeperbahn shoot-out
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Biker war heats up with Reeperbahn shoot-out
December 29, 2015

One of Germany's most notorious streets became the scene of a violent shootout on Monday evening when a member of a biker gang was attacked by gunmen outside a bar.

Police warn punters over prostitute card scam
The Reeperbahn in St Pauli. Photo: DPA

Police warn punters over prostitute card scam
December 23, 2015

Police are warning punters in Hamburg's red light district to beware of prostitutes asking them to pay for sexual services with credit cards.

German firefighters 'set fires to look like heroes'
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German firefighters 'set fires to look like heroes'
December 22, 2015

Four firemen have been convicted of arson in northern Germany after it emerged that they were regularly setting fires so they could heroically extinguish them.

25,000 litres of fake tequila goes up in flames
The spirits were destroyed on Thursday morning. Photo: DPA

25,000 litres of fake tequila goes up in flames
December 10, 2015

What do you do with 25,000 litres of fake tequila? Set fire to it, apparently - with the Mexican Ambassador and the Tequila Regulation Council standing by to make sure the job's done properly.

Athletes devastated by Olympics rejection
A protest against Hamburg's Olypmic bid. Photo: DPA

Athletes devastated by Olympics rejection
December 01, 2015

Germany's Olympic sports stars have reacted with widespread dismay and disappointment in the wake of Hamburg residents' decision to vote 'No' to a bid to host the 2024 Summer Games.

Hamburg voters throw out Olympic bid plan
Anti-Olympics graffiti on the ground outside a Hamburg U-Bahn station. Photo: DPA

Hamburg voters throw out Olympic bid plan
November 30, 2015

Hamburg's bid to host the 2024 Olympics fell at the first hurdle on Sunday when residents voted 'No' in a crunch referendum as the German public again torpedoed plans to host a Games.

Final days of Hamburg Olympic vote battle
Demonstrators against the Olympic bid. Photo: DPA

Final days of Hamburg Olympic vote battle
November 27, 2015

The finishing line is in sight. On Sunday Hamburgers vote on whether they want the 2022 Olympics to come to town and the result could be tight.

Funeral of Helmut Schmidt
Hamburg bids farewell to its most famous son
Pallbearers carry Helmut Schmidt's coffin away from the altar following the funeral service. Photo: DPA

Hamburg bids farewell to its most famous son
November 23, 2015

Thousands of people lined the streets of Hamburg on Monday to pay their respects to former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, as the great and the good of Germany, Europe and the world gathered in church to bid him farewell.

'Nazi Grandma' put in jail for Holocaust denial
Holocaust denier Ursula Haverbeck-Wetzel. Photo: DPA.

'Nazi Grandma' put in jail for Holocaust denial
November 13, 2015

A long-time right-wing extremist has been sentenced to prison for incitement of hatred for statements she made denying the Holocaust.

Obituary
Germany bids farewell to oldest former Chancellor
Schmidt, photographed in January 2014. Photo: DPA

Germany bids farewell to oldest former Chancellor
November 10, 2015

Former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt has died at home in Hamburg aged 96, his doctors told journalists on Tuesday afternoon.

Former Chancellor's life hangs in balance
Photo: DPA

Former Chancellor's life hangs in balance
November 10, 2015

Former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt is very ill, his doctors confirmed on Monday, and his family have raced to his side to be with him in what may be his final days.

Germany opens probe into 3 Facebook execs
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Germany opens probe into 3 Facebook execs
October 19, 2015

Prosecutors in Hamburg said they have opened an investigation to determine whether to press charges against three Facebook managers over complaints alleging that the site facilitates incitement of hatred.

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