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Nurse jailed for life for serial patient murders
Niels H. in court. The five murder counts against the former nurse may just be the start. Photo: DPA

Nurse jailed for life for serial patient murders

A male nurse who injected patients with overdoses of heart medication for the thrill of resuscitating them was on Thursday sentenced to life imprisonment on five counts of murder. READ  

Bomb scare at Dortmund football stadium
Police evacuate the danger zone. Photo: DPA

Bomb scare at Dortmund football stadium

Bomb disposal teams have disarmed an unexploded Second World War bomb found directly in front of the main stand at Borussia Dortmund's Signal Iduna stadium. 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  

'Fish mafia' jailed over 'sandwich war'
The culinary delight at the heart of the "war". Photo: DPA

'Fish mafia' jailed over 'sandwich war'

Two men have been sentenced to jail after taking part in a so-called 'fish sandwich war' in north Germany, which saw organized criminals battling for the right to sell tourists delicious seaside snacks. READ  

Treasure hunter faces embezzlement charges
Gold coins from the treasure. Photo: DPA

Treasure hunter faces embezzlement charges

A man who struck gold when he dug up an ancient "barbarian treasure" was in the dock on Wednesday on charges of embezzlement for not reporting the find. READ  

Measles Outbreak
Infant death sparks measles jab debate
Will compulsory vaccination be necessary? Photo: DPA

Infant death sparks measles jab debate

Scientists and politicians are debating whether to introduce compulsory vaccinations following the recent measles outbreak in Berlin, which has lead to the death of an infant and the closure of a school. READ  

Merkel and Pope Francis discuss Ukraine crisis
Merkel and Pope Francis discussed the Ukraine crisis during the private audience. Photo: Maurizio Brambatti / ANSA/ AFP

Merkel and Pope Francis discuss Ukraine crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a visit to the Vatican Saturday met with Pope Francis and discussed efforts to end the bloody conflict in Ukraine. READ  

Ukraine crisis
Merkel and Hollande cling to Minsk ceasefire
Separatist fighters setting up field artillery in eastern Ukraine. Photo: DPA

Merkel and Hollande cling to Minsk ceasefire

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for the "Minsk II" ceasefire deal in Ukraine to be "fully respected" after meeting in Paris on Friday. READ  

Charity finds most Germans ever in poverty
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Charity finds most Germans ever in poverty

Poverty levels in Germany have reached an all-time high, with 15.5 percent of the population – or 12.5 million people - affected. Single parents and unemployed people were the hardest hit, according to a report from a welfare association. READ  

'Killer nurse' tells court he's sorry
The accused hiding his face from press photographers at his hearing. Photo: DPA

'Killer nurse' tells court he's sorry

A nurse who admitted to injecting patients with overdoses of heart medication to force resuscitation procedures has expressed his remorse over the deaths and harm to people in his care. READ  

New high in asylum seeker expulsions
Rejected asylum seekers board a plane to be returned to Serbia and Macedonia in December 2014. Photo: DPA

New high in asylum seeker expulsions

Germany expelled more asylum seekers than at any time in the last eight years in 2014, with the number expected to climb even higher this year as more refugees arrive from the world's conflict zones. READ  

Judge rules smoking senior can't be evicted
Friedhelm Adolfs. Photo: DPA

Judge rules smoking senior can't be evicted

The Supreme Court (BGH) has decided that a landlord had no right to throw out the man being called "Germany's second-most famous smoker after Helmut Schmidt" without due notice. READ  

'Bomb' sent from Germany to Sweden

'Bomb' sent from Germany to Sweden

Swedish police are checking a suspicious package apparently sent from Germany to a local newspaper in Sweden that previously published controversial Muhammad cartoons. READ  

The Local List
Germany and the seven deadly sins

Germany and the seven deadly sins

Beer, chocolate, car keys! Lock them all away, say Germans, who more than half say they partake in Lent, the seven-week fasting period before Easter, but more for health rather than religious reasons. READ  

Police find 104 rabbits in Stuttgart flat
Imagine ten times this many rabbits. Photo: Shutterstock

Police find 104 rabbits in Stuttgart flat

Police in Stuttgart were in for a hopping surprise when they searched a flat on Tuesday and found it full to bursting with furry mammals. READ  

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