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Munich customs find 200 dead birds in a suitcase
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Munich customs find 200 dead birds in a suitcase

Customs officers at Munich Airport found 200 dead songbirds in a passenger's suitcase, officials said on Wednesday. READ  

Woman sues for accidental pot raid
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Woman sues for accidental pot raid

A Bavarian woman is suing police for unlawful search after a reported break-in at her home led authorities to discover 158 cannabis plants in her basement. 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  

Lufthansa strike hits 1,500 flights
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Lufthansa strike hits 1,500 flights

UPDATE: In the second day of their strike, Lufthansa pilots have, as promised, extended their industrial action to include long-haul international flights until the end of Tuesday. READ  

Munich Refugee Crisis
'There's no room but we have nowhere else to go'
Hassan, pictured outside the Bayernkaserne with two of his children, arrived in Munich from Syria. Photo: Mariane Schroeder

'There's no room but we have nowhere else to go'

Around 300 refugees are arriving in Munich each day, but accommodation centres are full. With authorities struggling for answers, The Local meets those at the sharp end of the crisis. READ  

Refugees to live in tents at Oktoberfest site
Putting up an Oktoberfest beer tent. Photo: DPA

Refugees to live in tents at Oktoberfest site

Faced with unprecedented numbers of refugees, Munich plans to house some immigrants at the Oktoberfest site – possibly inside one of the famous beer tents. READ  

'Neo-Nazi' magistrate quits Bavarian post
Bavarian justice minister Winfried Bausback (r) heads to a press conference in Munich about the case. Photo: DPA

'Neo-Nazi' magistrate quits Bavarian post

A magistrate in Bavaria resigned on Tuesday after police discovered that he was a former singer in a neo-Nazi band and had long standing links to the far-right scene. 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  

Bavarian court employs far-right magistrate

Bavarian court employs far-right magistrate

A magistrate in Upper Franconia is proving an embarrassment for the Bavarian justice system after it emerged he sang in several far-right bands while a student. 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  

Munich refugees put up in Oktoberfest tents
Refugees block Munich's Heidemannstrasse on Thursday. Photo: DPA

Munich refugees put up in Oktoberfest tents

Munich began housing refugees in tents put up for Oktoberfest visitors on Thursday night after people took to the street to protest against overcrowding. 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  

German of the Week
215 countries, 26 years and one engine
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215 countries, 26 years and one engine

Gunther Holtorf left Bavaria in 1989 in his blue four-by-four planning to visit Africa. 26 years later he's returning home after travelling 900,000 kilometres and visiting 215 countries. READ  

Bavarian farmer diapers cow over EU rules plan
Doris reluctantly following the proposed new rules. Photo: DPA

Bavarian farmer diapers cow over EU rules plan

The EU Commission wants to regulate where cows can lay their pies in the name of protecting ground water, but Bavarian farmers say that the new rules stink. 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  

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