An Air Berlin Boeing 737 ran off the runway after abandoning its take-off at Dortmund airport on Sunday, said the plane's manufacturer, but all the passengers emerged unhurt from the incident.
The circus-showman who was seriously injured by a tiger during a show in Hamburg last month is on the road to recovery, his father said Sunday.
The German racing driver Mirco Schultis has quit the biggest rally in the world in Argentina after accidentally killing a spectator and injuring five others.
The controversial body scanners that allow security personnel to see though clothing are likely to be fast-tracked into German airports, according to members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
Iran, already at risk of fresh UN sanctions over its atomic drive, gave the West an "ultimatum" on Saturday to accept a uranium swap deal or else it will produce its own nuclear fuel for a Tehran reactor. Germany said it makes no difference.
Unrest has developed in the coalition between the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavaria sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU), after some CSU members called for Defence Minister Guttenberg to be made vice-chancellor.
A joint meeting in Berlin of the German and Israeli cabinets that was postponed in November will now take place on January 18, an Israeli government official said on Sunday.