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Refugee photo shocks and shames Germany
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Refugee photo shocks and shames Germany

A photo appearing to show a refugee being abused at a home for asylum seekers has caused outrage in Germany. The photo has been compared to those from Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib. Police are now investigating six cases of abuse at three different centres. READ  

Police investigate abuse at refugee centres
The photo released by police showing violence committed against an asylum seeker. Photo: Polizei NRW/DPA

Police investigate abuse at refugee centres

UPDATE: Investigators are questioning hundreds of refugees after videos emerged of security guards abusing asylum seekers in western Germany. One video shows a refugee being forced to lie in his own vomit. READ  

Schumacher Jr follows in father's tyre tracks
Mick Schumacher competing at the CIK-FIA World KF-Junior Championship on Sunday. Photo: CIK-FIA

Schumacher Jr follows in father's tyre tracks

Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time Formula One world champion Michael, has narrowly missed out on becoming a world champion himself. READ  

Sterilized woman gets pregnant, sues doctors
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Sterilized woman gets pregnant, sues doctors

A woman who gave birth after becoming sterilized has tried and failed to sue the hospital which carried out the operation. READ  

Where to find the speed cameras today
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Where to find the speed cameras today

Police deployed 13,000 officers across Germany on Thursday to catch speeding drivers in a so called "Blitzmarathon". Here is where the radar guns are. READ  

13,000 police will catch speeders on Thursday
This sight will be familiar to drivers on Thursday. Photo: DPA

13,000 police will catch speeders on Thursday

UPDATE: Drivers across Germany will be on the lookout for police holding radar guns on Thursday, as 13,000 officers take to the streets to crack down on speeding. READ  

Champions League
Borussia Dortmund outgun Arsenal in opener
Dortmund players celebrate at the final whistle. Photo: DPA

Borussia Dortmund outgun Arsenal in opener

Italian striker Ciro Immobile scored his first goal for Borussia Dortmund as the German side produced a dominant performance to outclass Arsenal 2-0 in their Champions League opening group game in Dortmund on Tuesday. READ  

German Muslims protest against extremism
Muslim Coordination Council spokesman Ali Kizilkazya speaking in Berlin on Tuesday. Photo:DPA

German Muslims protest against extremism

The biggest Muslim faith organizations in Germany will hold a nationwide demonstration for tolerance and peace and against all types of extremism on Friday. READ  

'Shariah Police' ditch vests and change name
German Salafist convert and preacher Sven Lau. Photo: DPA

'Shariah Police' ditch vests and change name

Salafists who caused outrage by mounting patrols in western Germany as "Shariah Police" have ditched their vests and changed their name, but pledged to continue to take action. It comes as political leaders were accused of creating a "safe zone" for Islamists. READ  

Politician compares education reform to 9/11
North Rhine-Westphalia politician Angela Freimuth made the comments while wearing an USA flag scarf. Photo: DPA

Politician compares education reform to 9/11

Politicians in a German state parliament reacted furiously on Thursday when one of their members compared new university regulations to 9/11 on the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. READ  

Seven people injured in acid attack
Emergency services at the woman's home on Thursday evening. Photo: DPA

Seven people injured in acid attack

A woman is in a life-threatening condition and six other people injured after a man threw acid on his ex-girlfriend's face in western Germany on Thursday afternoon. The attacker is on the run and may be armed, police are warning. READ  

EU court backs foreign student visas
Lecture theatres may be more diversely populated following the European ruling. Photo: DPA

EU court backs foreign student visas

An EU court told Germany on Wednesday that foreign students should not be denied a visa if they satisfy European entry requirements, in a ruling which could have implications for foreign students hoping to study at German universities. READ  

View from Germany
'Shariah Police are testing our rule of law'
Photo: Facebook/Shariah Police

'Shariah Police are testing our rule of law'

German politicians and media have called for stricter laws against radical Islamist propaganda after a group of ultra-conservative Salafists took to the streets calling itself the "Shariah Police". READ  

Salafists go on trial for Bonn bomb attempt
Police watch anti-Islamic Pro NRW demonstrators outside the Düsseldorf court. Photo: DPA

Salafists go on trial for Bonn bomb attempt

UPDATE: The trial of four Salafists accused of a failed bomb attack at Bonn's main train station began with an hour's delay on Monday after defence lawyers accused the authorities of bias. READ  

Scotland-Germany draw (at rock, paper, scissors)
Christoph Kramer applauds Germany's victory over Scotland. Photo: DPA

Scotland-Germany draw (at rock, paper, scissors)

They may have fallen to Germany on the football field on Sunday night, but the Scots could comfort themselves with a draw when two players started playing rock, paper, scissors on the pitch. READ  

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