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Couple plant bomb at Lidl to earn place in the Spanish sun
Photo: Terry King / Flickr

It must have sounded foolproof when they came up with it.

MP resigns after getting away with whopper lie for a decade
Petra Hinz. Photo: DPA.

A politician managed to manipulate her way all the way up to the Bundestag and stay there for eleven years with a CV full of lies.

Why are Afghans refugees, and is Isis widespread there?
File photo of refugees at a train station in Bavaria: DPA

The attack carried out on a Bavaria train by an Afghan refugee was the first in Germany to be claimed by Isis - and has left many asking questions.

Police mistaken for strippers at rowdy birthday party
File photo of German police - not strippers. Photo: DPA

An easy mistake to make?

Gotta catch 'em all: Police nab Pokémon-playing fugitive
Photo: DPA

The 'thrill of the game' was irresistible.

Cologne woman reports pregnancy after NYE rape
Police at Cologne's central train station, where numerous women reported being robbed and assaulted. Photo: DPA.

An 18-year-old who said she was raped at Cologne train station over the New Year reportedly discovered she was pregnant in the days that followed the attack.

Police settle dispute over farting, kissing vibrator
Photo: DPA

"It could be heard all over the house.”

2,000 men were involved in NYE sex crimes: police
Cologne Cathedral on New Year. Photo: DPA

But investigations have only been opened against 120 men.

Police report increase in sex crimes at swimming pools
Photo: DPA

Police in Lower Saxony have said that sporadic group sexual assaults have been reported at swimming pools in 2016, what they call a 'new phenomenon.'

First guilty verdicts for sexual assaults at Cologne NYE
21-year-old Hussein A. was found guilty of sexual assault. Photo: DPA

Two men were on Thursday pronounced guilty of sexual assault on New Year’s Eve in Cologne and handed probationary sentences.

Therapy dog on trial accused of 'stressing sheep to death'
Lady: Killer pooch? Photo: Düsseldorf courts

A cute widdle doggy was before the courts in Düsseldorf on Wednesday, standing accused of killing 12 sheep.

Germany toughens rape law after NYE assaults
Cologne's central train station where thousands of women reported being assaulted and robbed last New Year's Eve. Photo: dpa

After five years of debate, the German parliament voted unanimously to bolster national rape laws and broaden the definition of sexual assault.

Neighbours can't stop you getting naked in garden: court
Photo: DPA

When Robert B. built a sauna in his garden, he didn’t think that neighbours would complain.

Got festival fever? Here are Germany's best picks
Wacken Open Air festival in Schleswig-Holstein. Photo: DPA

There's no need to travel outside Germany to satisfy your festival cravings.

Cologne pride parade remembers Orlando
Photo: dpa

Hundreds of thousands of people joined the Gay Pride parade on Sunday, with marchers waving rainbow flags and honouring the victims of the Orlando massacre.

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