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Hooligan marches 'likely to be banned'
Police used water cannon against demonstrators on Sunday. Photo: DPA

Hooligan marches 'likely to be banned'

The German Police Union (DPolG) said on Wednesday that future anti-Islamic marches by hooligan groups, which are planned for Berlin and Hamburg and caused chaos in Cologne on Sunday, could be banned. READ  

Olympic chiefs want German 2024 bid
Overview of the Velodrom at the 32nd LEN European Swimming Championships 2014 in Berlin. Photo: DPA

Olympic chiefs want German 2024 bid

Germany should bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, the board of the German Olympic Committee (DOSB) decided on Tuesday with either Berlin or Hamburg the favoured potential candidate. READ  

Refugees beaten up 'by pimps' in Hamburg
The "Davidwache" police station on the Reeperbahn. Photo: DPA

Refugees beaten up 'by pimps' in Hamburg

Five young refugees were beaten up in Hamburg on Saturday and Sunday in vicious assaults by groups of men in the red light district. READ  

Karstadt closes six stores to stay afloat
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Karstadt closes six stores to stay afloat

Germany's biggest department store chain Karstadt will close at least six stores, putting around 2,000 jobs at risk, in a drastic bid by its new boss to return it to profit. READ  

Germany has just ten Ebola beds
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Germany has just ten Ebola beds

Doctors at high-level infectious disease clinics say that caring for patients with the Ebola virus is much more intensive than they first thought, meaning they can handle fewer cases at once. READ  

Hamburg volunteers test Ebola vaccine
Hamburg's UKE has helped lead the fight against Ebola. Photo: DPA

Hamburg volunteers test Ebola vaccine

Volunteers have rolled up their sleeves for the first phase of the human trial for an Ebola vaccine at the Hamburg-Eppendorf University Clinic (UKE), it was announced on Wednesday evening. READ  

North braces for storms and floods
Cars waiting to be loaded onto the ferry at Bremerhaven, Lower Saxony, were caught in flooding on Wendnesday. Photo: DPA

North braces for storms and floods

UPDATE: The remnants of hurricane Gonzalo have drifted across the Atlantic and are now threatening North German cities with flooding, forecasters warned on Wednesday. The news followed a night of accidents caused by heavy winds in southern Germany. 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  

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