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'Salafist' Sikh temple bombers were known to police
Two of the suspects in the bombing of a Sikh temple in Essen. Photo: DPA

There was no way of predicting a bomb attack on a Sikh temple despite two suspects being known to police, North Rhine-Westphalia authorities said on Wednesday.

Speak German or face jail, court tells WhatsApp
Translating the terms into emoji might be easier than legal German. File photo: DPA

The CEO of WhatsApp could face jail in Germany unless the company moves quickly to provide its terms and conditions in the German language, a recently-published court ruling shows.

Unknown attackers rip heads off 40 chickens
File photo: DPA

A farmer in central Germany woke up on Sunday morning to the horrifying sight of 40 of his chickens with their heads ripped off by brute force.

Teen 'Salafists' arrested over bomb attack on Sikh temple
A police officer walks past the destroyed entrance to the Essen Sikh temple on Saturday April 16th. Photo: DPA

Police said on Thursday that two teenagers they have arrested in connection with a bomb attack on a Sikh temple in the western German city of Essen are linked to the Islamic fundamentalist scene there.

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Art dealer on trial for swindling Aldi heir
Helge Achenbach arriving in court. Photo: DPA

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