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Drug-driving trucker kills two police officers
The accident happened on the Autobahn near Dortmund. Photo: DPA

Drug-driving trucker kills two police officers

A truck driver crashed his vehicle into a stationary police car on the Autobahn in North Rhine-Westphalia on Thursday, killing the two officers inside. READ  

Weathermen issue snow alert in heatwave
Could this be July in North Rhine-Westphalia? Photo: DPA

Weathermen issue snow alert in heatwave

The German Weather Service (DWD) issued a weather warning for North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) on Wednesday predicting 5 to 10 cm of snow and winds of up to 60 km/h. READ  

Women trade punches over neglected dog poo
'This is not a dog toilet.' Photo: DPA

Women trade punches over neglected dog poo

Bergisch Gladbach in North Rhine-Westphalia, hometown of supermodel Heide Klum, was once linked in Germans' minds with the catwalk. But now it is just as infamous for a dog walk, after two women came to blows over a mound of pooch poo. READ  

Germanwings co-pilot buried in silence
A man walks past a makeshift memorial to the Germanwings flight 4U9525 victims in Düsseldorf airport. Photo: DPA

Germanwings co-pilot buried in silence

As the co-pilot who steered Germanwings flight 4U9525 into the French Alps in March was buried on Monday, the authorities prepared to unveil the first steps they will take to improve air safety. READ  

Helene Fischer stolen from apartment stairwell
Photo: DPA

Helene Fischer stolen from apartment stairwell

The owner of a house in Geseke in North Rhine Westphalia was awoken early on Friday morning to find a thief stealing pop superstar Helene Fisher from his stairwell. READ  

Passengers tell fake racists where to get off
Essen buses. Photo: DPA

Passengers tell fake racists where to get off

"Seat reserved for Germans only": A provocative experiment on a bus in Essen has examined how members of the public react to racial discrimination. A worthwhile study of racism in German society or pointless confrontation? READ  

Judge jails two for causing Autobahn havoc
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Judge jails two for causing Autobahn havoc

Two men have been put away for attempted murder after throwing logs of wood and other heavy objects off Autobahn overpasses as cars passed underneath. READ  

EU Commissioner 'to ban roaming fees by 2017'
No more worrying about how much texting from the beach costs? Photo: DPA

EU Commissioner 'to ban roaming fees by 2017'

European Digital Economy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said on Monday that he wants to abolish roaming fees for mobile phone users within the EU by 2017. READ  

Burglars coast to €1m theme park haul
A couple enjoying the festivities. Photo: Fantasypride

Burglars coast to €1m theme park haul

Two opportunistic burglars have had the time of their lives at Phantasialand theme park near Cologne, and without going on any of the rides. The pair snuck into the park during a party and reportedly stole almost €1 million in cash. READ  

Rhine church bells to toll for drowned refugees
Cardinal Rainer Woelki at Cologne Cathedral. Photo: DPA

Rhine church bells to toll for drowned refugees

On Friday at 7.30 pm, 230 churches in North Rhine-Westphalia will toll their bells thousands of times in a mass action to remember the 23,000 refugees who have drowned in the Mediterranean over the past 15 years. READ  

Parents angry over 'child-free' beer garden
The "no children - no dogs" sign at the centre of the controversy. Photo: DPA

Parents angry over 'child-free' beer garden

A decision to ban children from a riverside beer garden in Düsseldorf has sparked a heated debate between drinkers happy to be left in peace and parents angry at being excluded. READ  

Essen to be 2017 'Green Capital' of Europe
Essen. Photo: DPA

Essen to be 2017 'Green Capital' of Europe

The German city of Essen has been named the European Green Capital for 2017 at a ceremony on Thursday in the current capital Bristol in the UK. READ  

Police send helicopter to rescue Papa Smurf
Photo: Polizei Düsseldorf

Police send helicopter to rescue Papa Smurf

A police helicopter and patrol cars were called to assist a 'lifeless body' in Düsseldorf that turned out to be less of an emergency than they expected. READ  

Public urinator sprays man with tear gas
A communal public urination at the 2006 World Cup. Photo: DPA

Public urinator sprays man with tear gas

A man confronting a drunk watering his front garden in Duisburg got more than he bargained for when the culprit retaliated with a tear gas attack. READ  

Tugce killer sentenced to three years in jail
A memorial to Tugce outside the Offenbach hospital where she died. Photo: DPA

Tugce killer sentenced to three years in jail

Sanel M. who punched Tugce Albayrak in the head in a McDonalds carpark, a blow which led to her death in hospital, was sentenced to three years in jail on Tuesday in Darmstadt. READ  

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