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Which high school cliche is your city?
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Which high school cliche is your city?

This week's Local List takes a leap of imagination and finds German cities fit perfectly into high school cliche categories. Who's the class clown? Who's the nerd? READ  

Expat's family battles for answers four years on
Matthew Fitzpatrick died in 2010 in Mannheim. Photo: Fitzpatrick family

Expat's family battles for answers four years on

In 2010 an Irish computer engineer was found dead in his apartment in Baden-Württemberg. Four years on, his family are still pressing the German justice system for answers. They feel badly let down by police who they say have refused to examine evidence of foul play. READ  

Tourist finds €7,500 instead of cheesecake

Tourist finds €7,500 instead of cheesecake

Just how honest would you have to be to return €7,500 that you found in a box supposed to contain your favourite cheesecake? READ  

Tanker fills up gas station with wrong fuel
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Tanker fills up gas station with wrong fuel

Around 160 car owners are stuck after a gas station's storage tanks were filled with the wrong fuel, causing an estimated €100,000 in damage. READ  

Single parents, common law families on rise
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Single parents, common law families on rise

The German family structure is changing, with nearly a third of every family no longer living in the "classic model" and big differences in what family looks like in the former East and West, statistics agency Destatis announced on Monday. READ  

Munich Refugee Crisis
'There's no room but we have nowhere else to go'
Hassan, pictured outside the Bayernkaserne with two of his children, arrived in Munich from Syria. Photo: Mariane Schroeder

'There's no room but we have nowhere else to go'

Around 300 refugees are arriving in Munich each day, but accommodation centres are full. With authorities struggling for answers, The Local meets those at the sharp end of the crisis. READ  

German dies after trying to take ravine photos
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German dies after trying to take ravine photos

A German student has died after falling into a steep ravine at a waterfall on a popular Malaysian resort island, police said on Sunday. READ  

Quiz
How good are you at German history?
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How good are you at German history?

Do you know your Helmuts from your Hermanns? Find out how good your knowledge of German history is and climb to the top of our quiz leader board. READ  

German motorcycle gang joins Isis fight
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German motorcycle gang joins Isis fight

Members of a German motorcycle gang have travelled to Syria to join Kurds fighting against Islamic extremists (Isis), raising the prospect of Germans fighting Germans in Syria and Iraq. READ  

German couple 'took child to Syria jihad'
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German couple 'took child to Syria jihad'

A Munich man and woman have been arrested in Austria on charges of joining jihadist groups fighting in Syria, where they had travelled with the woman's young son, officials said on Thursday. READ  

Germany pledges €85 million for Ebola fight
Liberian nurses in Monrovia prepare to carry the body of an Ebola victim. Photo: DPA/EPA/AHMED JALLANZO

Germany pledges €85 million for Ebola fight

Germany pledged on Thursday a further €85 million to fight the Ebola epidemic, on top of aid already promised. READ  

Skilled migrants want to stay long-term
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Skilled migrants want to stay long-term

Two thirds of highly-qualified immigrants in Germany from outside the EU want to live and work in the country long-term, a government survey has found. But those from wealthier countries are less likely to stay and politicians say more should be done to keep them here. READ  

German jihadist in Syria threatens 'filthy' Merkel
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German jihadist in Syria threatens 'filthy' Merkel

A German Islamist fighting for the Islamic State (Isis) in Syria has released a propaganda video threatening Germans and Chancellor Angela Merkel. READ  

Dozens of complaints against refugee guards
North Rhine-Westphalia interior minister Ralf Jäger at Wendesday's refugee abuse hearing. Photo: DPA

Dozens of complaints against refugee guards

Almost 50 complaints have been made against guards at asylum seekers' accommodation in North Rhine-Westphalia, state interior minister Ralf Jäger said on Wednesday. The state is at the centre of a refugee abuse scandal. READ  

The Local List
11 things Germans are afraid of...
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11 things Germans are afraid of...

This week's Local List looks at Germany's greatest fears. From big tech to smaller economies, here are 11 things Germans are afraid of. READ  

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