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Germany mourns victims of Alps plane crash
President Joachim Gauck stands before the altar in Cologne Cathedral on Friday. Photo: DPA

Germany mourns victims of Alps plane crash

Hundreds of bereaved relatives and world leaders gathered in Cologne on Friday for a memorial service for the victims of last month's Germanwings crash. READ  

Lorry drags old man and scooter 50 meters
Photo: North Rhine-Westphalia Police

Lorry drags old man and scooter 50 meters

A 74-year-old man was dragged 50 meters underneath a lorry after his scooter got caught in its undercarriage on Wednesday. READ  

Klopp confirms departure from Dortmund
Jurgen Klopp. Photo: DPA

Klopp confirms departure from Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp has confirmed on Wednesday at a press conference that after seven years at the reins he will be leaving the club at the end of the season. READ  

Boxer knocks back hired killer allegations
Boxer Felix Sturm in 2014. Photo: DPA

Boxer knocks back hired killer allegations

State prosecutors in Cologne are investigating star boxer Felix Sturm, who is alleged to have hired a hitman to kill his former promoter. READ  

Alps Plane Crash
Woman faked plane crash link for free flights
A specially laid-on Lufthansa plane leaves Düsseldorf for the crash site, carrying victims' relatives, on March 26th. Photo: DPA

Woman faked plane crash link for free flights

A woman who obtained multiple free flights to southern France by pretending to be the cousin of a Germanwings flight 4U9525 victim now faces legal action by the airline's parent company Lufthansa. READ  

Student demands to see exam before taking it

Student demands to see exam before taking it

A student in Münster has made a freedom of information request to the North Rhine-Westphalian authorities, demanding to see copies of the Abitur (high school final exams) before he has to take them. READ  

Cat's bricked-in ordeal ends after 27 days
Simba looks like he hasn't quite got over his weeks-long ordeal. Photo: DPA

Cat's bricked-in ordeal ends after 27 days

A west German cat has been freed after surviving for four weeks while walled in under a bathtub. READ  

Pensions office demands €4.6 quadrillion

Pensions office demands €4.6 quadrillion

A mistake at the pensions office in Essen meant that a woman with a part-time job was asked to pay €4,632,124,357,000,001 in contributions – more than a thousand times Germany's GDP in 2014. READ  

Banger-throwing fan hit with €30,000 fine
Cologne fans invade the pitch in Gladbach in February 2014. Photo: DPA

Banger-throwing fan hit with €30,000 fine

Cologne's state court ordered a 41-year-old football fan to pay a €30,000 fine on Wednesday after he threw a banger into another section of the stands, hurting seven people. READ  

Alps Plane Crash
Haltern mourns its children lost in crash
People gather outside the St. Sixtus Church in Haltern on Wednesday evening. Photo: DPA

Haltern mourns its children lost in crash

Haltern's St. Sixtus church was full to overflowing on Wednesday evening, as people flocked to mourn the group of schoolchildren the town lost in the Germanwings flight 4U9525 crash. READ  

Hurricane Niklas
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  

Alps Plane Crash
Prosecutor: co-pilot had suicidal tendencies
Photo: DPA

Prosecutor: co-pilot had suicidal tendencies

A spokesman for prosecutors in Düsseldorf said on Monday that Germanwings flight 4U9525 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had been treated for suicidal tendencies in the years before obtaining his pilot's license. READ  

Düsseldorf police set up special 'Alps' unit
The site of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps. Photo: DPA

Düsseldorf police set up special 'Alps' unit

A new police unit, which will go under the name “Alps”, includes 100 officers whose task it is to identify victims of the Germanwings crash and to investigate the background of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz. READ  

Alps Plane Crash
Germanwings co-pilot 'hid illness' on crash day
Photo: DPA

Germanwings co-pilot 'hid illness' on crash day

Germanwings said on Friday that it had no knowledge of a doctor-signed sick note found by investigators at flight 4U9525 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's flat. READ  

Town flocks to mourn lost schoolchildren
A black ribbon on a sign in Haltern, North Rhine-Westphalia. Photo: DPA

Town flocks to mourn lost schoolchildren

President Joachim Gauck arrived in Haltern on Friday to join families and schoolchildren mourning the loss of their classmates and teachers in the Germanwings flight 4U9525 crash. READ  

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