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 'One dead and two injured' in Germany machete attack
News channel NTV said there were scenes of panic in the city centre following the attack. Photo: DPA

A 21-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker killed a woman and injured two people with a machete Sunday in the southwest German city of Reutlingen in an incident local police said did not bear the hallmarks of a "terrorist attack".

Anti-drugs campaign is Scientology in disguise: spies
The Church of Scientology's German headquarters in Berlin. Photo: DPA

The controversial church is considered an "anti-constitutional sect" in Germany.

Crime writer in court for failed robbery - just like in his book
File photo: DPA

Was it research for a novel gone wrong?

Würzburg axe attack
'No clear link' between trauma and radicalization in refugees
Adolescent refugees. Photo: DPA

A specialist in psychiatric care for migrants has said that there is no known link between trauma and radicalization, after an adolescent refugee attacked train passengers with an axe.

Most Germans in favour of compulsory real names online
Photo: DPA

But a majority of young people think pseudonyms should be allowed.

Huge weapons cache found at home of hate speech suspect
File photo: DPA

The hoard contained Samurai swords, various kinds of guns, a cross bow and other weapons.

Woman who refused ID to cop in sweatpants fined €8,500
Photo: DPA.

The woman wouldn’t let him see her identification and then nearly ran him over, leading a Munich court to throw the book at her.

Würzburg axe attack
Calls for compulsory school Islam classes after axe attack

Local authorities are calling for classes on Islam to be brought in at schools across the country after a radicalized Muslim youth attacked passengers on a train with an axe on Monday.

14 years' jail for mother who murdered four of her babies
The house where the bodies were found. Photo: DPA

The bodies of eight babies were found in her home last year, but at least one was stillborn

Featherbrained burglar breaks into same house four times
Photo: DPA

Caught on camera yet undeterred.

German political candidate campaigns on Tinder
Photo: SPD Berlin/Joachim Gern

Would you swipe right or left?

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

An easy mistake to make?

German pop star frazzled by flame thrower finishes show
The show. Photo: DPA

A fire-breathing dragon - part of the show's special effects - malfunctioned, leaving the singer with third degree burns. But the show must go on.

‘Man of private means’ increasingly popular lifestyle

For decades after the Second World War almost every German put in a hard day’s work to provide for the family. Now over half a million are putting up their feet and letting their money work for them.

Every third German baby born out of wedlock
File photo: DPA.

One in three babies in Germany are born to parents who haven't tied the knot, according to a new report.

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