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Want to avoid driving fines? Swap seats
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Want to avoid driving fines? Swap seats

A driver in western Germany should not be fined for "negligent driving" because he had swapped seats after a warning sign, a court ruled on Tuesday. READ  

Has salt water ever tasted so good?
Fath completed the swim by reaching the North Sea. Photo: DPA

Has salt water ever tasted so good?

A German chemistry professor has swum the length of the Rhine, completing the 1,230-kilometre challenge from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea in a little under a month. READ  

BVB seeks cash to match Bayern
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BVB seeks cash to match Bayern

Borussia Dortmund announced its plan to raise €114.4 million on Thursday in an effort to compete with Bundesliga rival Bayern Munich. READ  

German of the Week
Nuts and bolts of being a piercing king
Rolf Buchholz, world's most pierced man. Photo: Caro von D Photografie

Nuts and bolts of being a piercing king

The world's most-pierced man, Rolf Buchholz, was just deported from Dubai, for fear of 'black magic', he says. But as shocking as many people find his body modifications, it is a genuine passion, our German of the Week explains. And who knows, he may just enchant you yet. READ  

Bomb shuts down A3 motorway
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Bomb shuts down A3 motorway

A controlled detonation of a 500-kg bomb from the Second World War has left a 20-metre-wide crater in the middle of one of Germany's busiest traffic corridors on Tuesday night. READ  

Saxony schools get top marks
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Saxony schools get top marks

A country-wide analysis has shown that Saxony has the best schools and Berlin has a lot of homework to do. READ  

'Wild Wilma' blows summer away
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'Wild Wilma' blows summer away

The German weather service (DWD) says get used to it, that autumnal feeling is here to stay. READ  

Child dies on amusement park ride
The Spinning Barrels ride where the accident happened. Photo: DPA

Child dies on amusement park ride

An 11-year-old girl was killed in a horrific accident on a fun-fair ride in Rhineland-Palatinate on Friday. READ  

Iraq conflict resounds on German streets
Yazidi people demonstrating against ISIS in Herford on Wednesday. Photo: DPA

Iraq conflict resounds on German streets

The Iraq conflict spilled onto the streets of Herford in North Rhine-Westphalia on Wednesday evening as hundreds of members of the Yazidi faith clashed with supporters of Islamist terrorist group ISIS. READ  

Salafist threatens US nuclear facility
German jihadist training in Pakistan in 2009. Photo: DPA

Salafist threatens US nuclear facility

German security services said on Thursday the risks posed by Islamist terrorists in the country remained “high” after one extremist threatened to bomb an American nuclear facility in the west of Germany. READ  

Muslim shooting king can keep title
Gedik with his wife after being crowned champion at the shooting festival in July. Photo: DPA

Muslim shooting king can keep title

A Muslim shooting champion who was set to be stripped of his title in western Germany for not being Christian can keep his crown, a conservative shooting federation said on Wednesday. But he can't take part in the next stage of the competition. READ  

The Local List
Nine German treats to enjoy (and one to avoid)
Kirschmichel. Photo: DPA

Nine German treats to enjoy (and one to avoid)

Pastry anyone? You've probably had a Black Forest cake or quoted President Kennedy while eating a Berliner, but how about trying something different? This week's Local List looks at ten Teutonic treats you probably haven't heard of, but should definitely try. READ  

Soldier arrested for World Cup killing
The scene after the murder in Bad Reichenhall in July. Photo: DPA

Soldier arrested for World Cup killing

A soldier, who is accused of the deadly beating of a pensioner in Bavaria after Germany's World Cup victory, was arrested in Norway on Tuesday. READ  

Discrimination watchdog attacks shooting club
ADS chief Christine Lüders pictured in 2012. Photo: DPA

Discrimination watchdog attacks shooting club

Germany's Anti-Discrimination Authority (ADS) on Tuesday came out in support of a Muslim shooting champion who faces losing his title because of his faith. READ  

Labour minister calls for 'anti-stress law'
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Labour minister calls for 'anti-stress law'

The labour minister of Germany’s most-populous state has called for an “anti-stress law” to be introduced to stop people being contacted by their bosses out of office hours. READ  

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