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'Horrific' scene as rampaging cows shot
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'Horrific' scene as rampaging cows shot

Local authorities in Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein, brought in hunters to gun down 21 cows after they left a trail of destruction across the countryside. READ  

Church can sack workers who remarry: court
Constitutional Court President Andreas Vosskuhle (centre). Photo: DPA

Church can sack workers who remarry: court

The Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled that the Catholic Church has the right to dismiss employees who remarry after divorcing. READ  

Football thug victims must pay court costs
The ringleader of the 2012 attack in court in 2013. Photo: DPA

Football thug victims must pay court costs

Two men who were savagely beaten by a group of football fans in Bielefeld have been ordered to cover court costs because their jailed attacker has no money, it was reported on Wednesday. READ  

Zombies, romping parents join climate drive
Recycling is good for the environment too! Photo: Bundesministerium für Umwelt/YouTube

Zombies, romping parents join climate drive

The Environment Ministry raises issues and eyebrows with its racy new climate protection Internet ad campaign. READ  

'Street Pong' peps up traffic light wait
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'Street Pong' peps up traffic light wait

Gamification has literally hit the streets in Hildesheim, where pedestrians at a busy crossing on Tuesday passed the time playing a classic arcade game with opponents across the road. READ  

City wants cash from anti-Nazi activist
Archive image of neo-Nazi graffiti. Photo: DPA

City wants cash from anti-Nazi activist

The city of Limburg has demanded almost €1,000 from an activist for spraying over neo-Nazi graffiti. READ  

Spit hoods get baptism of saliva in Bremen
Bremen Interior Ministry spokesperson Rose Gerdts-Schiffler with the new hood. Photo: DPA

Spit hoods get baptism of saliva in Bremen

Police in Bremen have been issued with special hoods for spitting detainees to protect officers against potentially infected saliva or blood. While the officers' union applauds the move, critics say there is a direct clash with civil rights issues. READ  

Ministry to fight child sex images with Google
Families Minister Manuela Schwesig. Photo: DPA

Ministry to fight child sex images with Google

The Ministry for Families has announced that it will support the “No Grey Areas Online” initiative to fight child pornography distributors, it was reported on Tuesday. READ  

The Local Quiz
Do you know your German 'promi' trivia?
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Do you know your German 'promi' trivia?

With all this talk of the BAMBI awards in Berlin, we realised that German celebrity culture is a world unknown to some, and so we thought we'd offer our savvy readers a chance to gloat with this week's Local Quiz READ  

Stars celebrate with BAMBI in Berlin
Francis Fulton-Smith, Lang Lang, Jonas Kaufmann, Nina Eichinger, Nico Rosberg and David Coulthard pose at the Bambi awards. Photo: DPA

Stars celebrate with BAMBI in Berlin

The German Promis (celebrities) were out for their biggest party of the year as the nation's equivalent to the Oscar awards were presented at the annual gala in Berlin on Thursday evening. READ  

German of the Week
Gysi: keeping up the family business
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Gysi: keeping up the family business

He's known for his eloquence and rhetoric, although this week he was just a guy being chased into a bathroom. We're naming Die Linke (Left) party leader Gregor Gysi our German of the Week. READ  

Man sues Munich for towing golden Ferrari
A less sparkly Ferrari 458 Spider than the one in question. Photo: DPA

Man sues Munich for towing golden Ferrari

All that glitters is not gold, but in this case it is. Now the city of Munich might find itself with a hefty bill after towing an illegally parked gilded Ferrari which its owner uses as his work car. READ  

Germany's largest ever health study kicks off
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Germany's largest ever health study kicks off

The largest health study ever conducted in Germany called the National Cohort started on Monday, with researchers hoping the 28-year long investigation will shed new light into the risk factors of humanity's most prevalent diseases. READ  

JobTalk Germany
Working parents to get more options with Plus
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Working parents to get more options with Plus

The federal government has announced a new model of parental leave pay starting in July 2015 called Elterngeld Plus, heralded as a step forward for working mothers by the federal Families Minister - but not all working parents are happy about it. READ  

German astronaut Gerst back down to Earth
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German astronaut Gerst back down to Earth

After 165 days in zero gravity, Alexander Gerst, who wowed the world with his photos from space, flashed a broad grin as he landed on Earth safely with two of his crew members. READ  

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