Clues emerge on cause of Nachterstedt landslide

Clues emerge on cause of Nachterstedt landslide

The first clues have emerged as to what caused the catastrophic landslide in Nachterstedt, which killed three people after the ground under their house collapsed into a nearby lake.

Non-EU citizens to get local votes should SPD form government

Non-EU citizens to get local votes should SPD form government

The Social Democratic Party (SPD) says it will allow non-EU foreigners to vote in local elections should it win September’s election – opening the polls to Americans and Russians, as well as the country's large Turkish population.

Driver uses bra to stop accident victim bleeding to death

Driver uses bra to stop accident victim bleeding to death

A quick-thinking driver may have saved the life of a scooter rider whose leg was almost severed in an accident – by using her bra as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.

Ulla Schmidt cleared of official car misuse, SPD split on her future

Ulla Schmidt cleared of official car misuse, SPD split on her future

The future of Health Minister Ulla Schmidt is under fierce debate within her Social Democratic Party (SPD) following the attention given to and questions about the use of her official car while on holiday in Spain.

Thousands turn up to fight fantasy battle

Thousands turn up to fight fantasy battle

More than 6,000 role-play enthusiasts pulled on their costumes to become Vikings, elves, knights, orcs, and goblins this weekend at the international ConQuest 2009 meeting.

Two Germans missing in Tonga ferry sinking

Two Germans missing in Tonga ferry sinking

Two Germans are missing after a passenger ferry sank near Tonga in the Pacific, the Foreign Ministry confirmed late on Friday.