A man was killed on Friday night as storms hit northern Germany, causing a tree to fall on the tent in which he was staying, police confirmed on Saturday.
More than one in three German doctors would consider helping a patient to commit suicide, according to survey which has been kept under wraps since last September.
Homeless people are having difficulty coping in the heat, with organisations helping them appealing for donations of summer clothing, sandals and sun cream.
A man has been arrested for spying on more than 150 girls in their bedrooms by hacking into their computers and using their webcams to watch them, provoking warnings that others will be doing the same thing.
Dominik Brunner, who died at a Munich train station after being beaten up by two teenagers, died from heart failure, not the injuries inflicted by the two youths on trial, according to the state prosecutor.
Chancellor Angela Merkel seems set to lose a vital ally in northern Germany, with numerous media reports predicting Hamburg Mayor Ole von Beust will resign on Sunday.