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Refugees suffer over 200 attacks in 2014
Swastika graffiti at a refugee home in Bavaria with text reading "No asylum seekers". Photo: DPA

Refugees suffer over 200 attacks in 2014

Refugee NGOs' first annual report on violence against asylum seekers found that there were over 200 attacks on people and accommodation in 2014. READ  

Dresden tolerance concert draws 22,000
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Dresden tolerance concert draws 22,000

As Pegida supporters and opponents clashed in Hanover, musicians threw a free concert in central Dresden on Monday evening to show another side to the city famous for spawning the anti-Islam movement. READ  

Germany remembers horror of Auschwitz
"Work will set you free," the gate at Auschwitz-Birkenau tells inmates. Photo: DPA

Germany remembers horror of Auschwitz

Chancellor Angela Merkel joined survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Berlin on Monday to open a series of events dedicated to the end of the Holocaust camp regime 70 years ago. READ  

German kids 'growing up sitting down'
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German kids 'growing up sitting down'

Too much sitting is bad for you, as we all know. But health experts warned on Monday that half of German children have firmly adopted the sedentary and damaging habits of their parents. READ  

Anti-Muslim rallies 'hurt Germany's image'
Police prepare for the demonstration on Sunday on Dresden's Theaterplatz. Photo: Arno Burgi/dpa

Anti-Muslim rallies 'hurt Germany's image'

Hours before a new rally in Dresden by the anti-Islamisation PEGIDA movement on Sunday, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the group's sentiments were harming the nation's image. READ  

'Fight harder' against corruption: activists
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'Fight harder' against corruption: activists

Campaigners say the states can do more to fight corruption after a report showed that Brandenburg, Saarland, North Rhine-Westphalia and Hamburg had the highest numbers of cases. READ  

This Week in History
52 years of French-German friendship
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52 years of French-German friendship

This week 52 years ago, German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and French President Charles de Gaulle signed the Élysée treaty on a cold day in Paris, ushering in decades of friendship after centuries of bitter rivalry and one-upmanship. READ  

Judge: Landlords can't stop men standing to pee
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Judge: Landlords can't stop men standing to pee

Splashy urinators may now micturate in peace, after a man won a court battle against his landlord for the right to tinkle as nature intended. READ  

Legida marchers attack police and journalists

Legida marchers attack police and journalists

Police found themselves at the receiving end of firecrackers, thrown bottles and laser pointers as scuffles broke out at the protest march by Legida in Leipzig on Wednesday. READ  

Pegida leader steps down over Hitler photo
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Pegida leader steps down over Hitler photo

Lutz Bachmann, the founder of Pegida, has resigned his leadership of the anti-Islam group following widespread outrage over Facebook photos of him in an Adolf Hitler costume. READ  

Immigrants bring population to over 81m
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Immigrants bring population to over 81m

Germany's population grew for the fourth year in a row in 2014 largely due to immigration, the federal statistics office said Wednesday, as the country grapples with a low birth rate and ageing population. READ  

Top chef checks out discount groceries
Michelin-starred chef Nelson Müller. Photo: DPA

Top chef checks out discount groceries

Michelin-starred chef Nelson Müller filled up his baskets at Aldi and Lidl on Tuesday night to find out whether the discounters' groceries are up to his high standards - and found there's some things the discounters can't magic away. READ  

Pegida leader's Hitler Facebook photo emerges
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Pegida leader's Hitler Facebook photo emerges

New ire has come from the leader of anti-Islam movement Pegida after newspapers revealed on Wednesday that he once posted a picture of himself dressed as Adolf Hitler captioned: "He's back". READ  

Add free Wi-Fi in trains and S-Bahn: minister
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Add free Wi-Fi in trains and S-Bahn: minister

Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt called on Deutsche Bahn (DB) on Wednesday to add free high-speed internet access to all its regional and local train services. READ  

Pot patient dies after police took his supply
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Pot patient dies after police took his supply

A doctor in Augsburg is alleging that his American patient could still be alive today if police had not taken away his medical marijuana, it was reported on Tuesday. READ  

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