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5 reasons Hamburg is one of the best cities to live globally
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Hamburg was just picked as one of the top most 'liveable' cities in the world, so here's a look at what makes the Hanseatic City so great.

Anti-drugs campaign is Scientology in disguise: spies
The Church of Scientology's German headquarters in Berlin. Photo: DPA

The controversial church is considered an "anti-constitutional sect" in Germany.

Hundreds protest in Hamburg against police violence
Photo: DPA

Several hundred people gathered spontaneously in Hamburg’s red light district on Tuesday evening to protest against racism and police violence.

Turkish coup attempt
Berlin slams 'revolting' scenes after Turkish coup attempt
Photo: DPA

Germany warned Turkey on Monday against reinstating the death penalty, as it blasted "revolting scenes of caprice and revenge" in the wake of a failed coup attempt.

Pupil's refusal to shake hands with teacher leads to walk out
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It's not the first time that refusal to shake hands - a central part of German culture - has stirred up controversy over Islam and integration.

2,000 men were involved in NYE sex crimes: police
Cologne Cathedral on New Year. Photo: DPA

But investigations have only been opened against 120 men.

What's on in Germany: July 2016
Berlin Pride celebrations. Photo: DPA

Beer, beach and the BMX - here's what's coming up in Germany this month.

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.

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