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Storm Niklas kills at least three, stops trains
This train in Lower Saxony had to stop after striking a fallen tree. Photo: DPA

Storm Niklas kills at least three, stops trains

Hurricane “Niklas” has reportedly claimed three victims, while trains have been cancelled across Germany as the storm rages. READ  

Google honours German maths pioneer
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Google honours German maths pioneer

In its doodle for Monday March 23rd, Google chose to highlight the 133rd birthday of Emmy Noether – one of Germany's most renowned mathematicians. READ  

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In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
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In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week

Are you looking for a bachelor(-ette) pad, but don’t want to compromise when it comes to style and luxury? Look no further than this week’s property! READ  

Germany's glimpse of the solar eclipse
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Germany's glimpse of the solar eclipse

Thanks to the clear weather, people across Germany got a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse. READ  

'Zoo' of exotic animals found in Bavaria
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'Zoo' of exotic animals found in Bavaria

Three people appeared in court on Wednesday after authorities found over 500 exotic animals in their apartment in Ebersberg, Bavaria. READ  

Oktoberfest's missing 1.2m litres of beer
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Oktoberfest's missing 1.2m litres of beer

The city of Munich has repeatedly under-reported beer consumption at Oktoberfest in recent years. And the numbers are getting worse. READ  

Star architect dies day after winning top prize
Frei Otto at an honour ceremony in Japan in 2006. Photo: DPA

Star architect dies day after winning top prize

German architect Frei Otto was named publicly as winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize on Tuesday, a day after his death at the age of 89, organizers of architecture's top honor said. READ  

Challenging the German beer palate
Beer sommelier Sylvia Kopp. Photo: Florian Bolk

Challenging the German beer palate

Germany is a land of great beer, but due to strict legal definitions of what beer technically is, it has until recently been a land devoid of ales, stouts and porters. Sabine Devins introduces the woman on a mission to get Germans to drink more – and better – beer. READ  

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German cities among world's most livable
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German cities among world's most livable

A study carried out by an American research centre has named seven German cities among the top 30 to live in worldwide. READ  

Former Justice Minister caught drink-driving
Former Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger. Photo: DPA

Former Justice Minister caught drink-driving

Former Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger was caught drink-driving after celebrating carnival in Munich, it emerged on Thursday. READ  

Munich's new tram bell upsets traditionalists
An older-model Munich tram equipped with a real bell. Photo: DPA

Munich's new tram bell upsets traditionalists

On the busy streets of central Munich, where the distinction between foot zone and tram line is often rather fluid, tram drivers sound a bell reminding pedestrians it would be in their best interest to move out of the way. But a high-tech new system has set alarm bells ringing among public transport purists. READ  

Intersex person sues clinic for unnecessary op
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Intersex person sues clinic for unnecessary op

Intersex person Michaela Raab is suing doctors in a Nuremberg court, who she said operated on her genitals and put her through female hormone therapy without having told her she was genetically a man. READ  

German Jews warned off kippahs in Muslim areas
Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany. Photo: DPA

German Jews warned off kippahs in Muslim areas

Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews, said on Thursday that Jewish people should avoid making themselves too visible in “problem neighbourhoods”. READ  

Ex-lawyer jailed again for Holocaust denial
Back again. Sylvia Stolz before her second sentencing on Wednesday for Holocaust denial. Photo: DPA

Ex-lawyer jailed again for Holocaust denial

A Munich court on Wednesday sentenced a previously convicted Holocaust denier and ex-lawyer to a second jail term, after she publicly declared that there had been no organized genocide of the Jews under Adolf Hitler. READ  

Academics to republish Mein Kampf in 2016
A copy of Mein Kampf in a museum. Photo: DPA

Academics to republish Mein Kampf in 2016

Researchers at the Munich Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ) plan to publish an annotated edition of Adolf Hitler's infamous book “Mein Kampf" [My Struggle] after its copyright runs out this year. READ  

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