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German IT students play XXL Tetris on university building
Photo: DPA

Four German IT students turned the rooms of an entire university building into pixels for their flat screen and now use it to hunt that Tetris high score.

Refugee crisis
Sweden tells refugees to stay in north Germany
A refugee family on their way to Sweden waiting for a place to sleep in Kiel on November 2nd. Photo: DPA

Sweden's Migration Minister Morgan Johansson has urged refugees in northern Germany to stay put, after declaring that the Nordic nation is now unable to guarantee beds for all asylum seekers.

This Week in History
The sailors who brought down the German Empire
Sailors demonstrating in Wilhelmshaven in October 1918. Photo: German Federal Archive / Wikimedia Commons

On October 29th 1918, the First World War was all but over - but German Navy ships were due to launch one final assault on the British fleet. The German government knew nothing about it, and the sailors were against it. This doomed assault would spark a revolution that brought the German Empire crashing down.

Kiel scientists: MH370 search in wrong place
The Malaysia Airlines plane which disappeared on March 8th 2014. Photo: Laurent ERRERA / Wikimedia Commons.

German scientists have challenged conventional wisdom on the crash site of the MH370, the Malaysia Airlines plane missing since March 2014, suggesting the search is being conducted in the wrong place.

Authorities in Kiel announced on Friday that four Second World War bombs on the site of a school had been defused in double-quick time.

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