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Thais send kidnapper to face Munich justice
A photo used by police to track alleged kidnapper Mario S. Photo: DPA

Thais send kidnapper to face Munich justice

Thai authorities will deliver a man to Germany later this week to stand trial on accusations of kidnapping the wife of a Bavarian banker to finance his lavish lifestyle abroad. READ  

Guardiola: Schweini must decide on future
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Guardiola: Schweini must decide on future

UPDATE: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said Thursday that Bastian Schweinsteiger holds his future in his own hands amidst reports linking the Germany captain to Manchester United. READ  

Munich man seeks help to care for his 300 rats
Photo: Tierschutzverein München

Munich man seeks help to care for his 300 rats

On Thursday the Tierschutzverein (animal protection services) in Munich were horrified to find a man living with 300 rats in his two-room flat. READ  

Nazi-stolen painting fetches €2.7m at auction
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Nazi-stolen painting fetches €2.7m at auction

On Wednesday the painting 'Two Riders on a Beach', looted by the Nazis in 1938, was sold at a London auction house for €2.7m shortly after being returned to the rightful owner. READ  

Nazi-looted masterpiece up for auction
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Nazi-looted masterpiece up for auction

A Nazi-looted painting that was hidden for decades is being auctioned by Sotheby's Wednesday in a rare sale as investigators work painstakingly to identify the origins of hundreds of other works from the same haul. READ  

Brothel lamb finally returns to her flock
Photo: Polizei Bayern

Brothel lamb finally returns to her flock

A lamb that was stolen from Nuremberg Zoo and found in a Munich brothel nine days later has finally been returned to its flock, the zoo announced on Monday. READ  

Bavaria can't dodge nuclear waste: Minister
The Isar nuclear power plant. Photo: DPA

Bavaria can't dodge nuclear waste: Minister

Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks warned the Bavarian government on Tuesday that complaints wouldn't allow the state to wriggle out of plans to keep nuclear waste within its borders. READ  

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How Germany fell in love with the 'company run'
Participants in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge in Frankfurt. Photo: DPA

How Germany fell in love with the 'company run'

More and more companies across Germany are taking part in so called "Firmenläufe" - company runs – as a way to bring colleagues together and give everyone a chance to show the boss who's boss. READ  

NSU terror suspect speaks for first time
Beate Zschäpe. Photo: DPA

NSU terror suspect speaks for first time

Beate Zschäpe, the only living member of the National Socialist Underground (NSU) terror cell, spoke before the court in Munich on Wednesday for the first time in her years-long trial. READ  

Police start 'manhunt' in the name of love
Police on alert during the G/ summit. Photo: DPA

Police start 'manhunt' in the name of love

The G7 summit saw Bavaria put out a huge police operation to protect world leaders. But it resulted in a rather unusual operation afterwards - tracking down a police officer in the name of love. READ  

Kick-boxing world champion joins Isis
Valdet Gashi with his belts and an Isis flag. Photo: Facebook

Kick-boxing world champion joins Isis

Former world champion kick-boxer Valdet Gashi has joined Isis in Syria. In a short interview with the Südkurier he explained his motivations. READ  

Belligerent beaver bites Bavarian bystanders
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Belligerent beaver bites Bavarian bystanders

Beavers are normally peaceful animals shy of human contact. But experts are now warning that close contact can be dangerous after two attacks in the same spot near Starnberg, Bavaria. READ  

Car-sharing trip turns into cocaine nightmare
Photo not of suspect. Photo: DPA

Car-sharing trip turns into cocaine nightmare

Austrian police are searching for a 30-year-old man who allegedly forced a car-pooling woman into working as a courier for his drug deliveries around Germany. READ  

Anti-G7 demos kick off in Munich streets
Anti-G7 demonstrators hold caricatures of the leaders present. Photo: DPA

Anti-G7 demos kick off in Munich streets

More than 30,000 people on Thursday kicked off protests against a G7 summit starting at the weekend in the southern German state of Bavaria, police said. READ  

US soldiers banned from Bavaria G7 zone
Anti-G7 demonstrators preparing banners in Garmisch on Tuesday. Photo: DPA

US soldiers banned from Bavaria G7 zone

American soldiers in Germany have been forbidden from travelling to Munich and Garmisch-Patenkirchen over fears that they might be attacked by anti-G7 protestors. READ  

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