Four people died and a police officer was seriously wounded on Sunday after an explosion and a shootout that ended at a hospital in the southwestern German town of Lörrach.
Google is facing fierce opposition to its Street View service in Germany with hundreds of thousands opting out, Der Spiegel news weekly reported in its latest issue.
A Thuringian Red Cross association won the honour of being Germany's best life-savers in an all-German Red Cross competition held on Saturday in their hometown of Sondershausen.
The German army intends to withdraw its six Tornado combat aircraft from Afghanistan, it was reported Saturday. The personnel resources are to be invested in training Afghan security forces instead.
Both the federal and state German governments received a healthy increase in tax revenue in August, a report in newspaper Bild said Saturday. This has been received as another sign of the country's economic recovery.
The police cleared the camp of those protesting against the railway station building project known as Stuttgart 21 on Sunday morning. Tens of thousands gathered on Saturday again to demonstrate against the plans.
A handful of tattered photos are all that remain of Mozambican Anacleto Amade's two years in East Germany, where he worked in the 1980s under a labour scheme between the then-communist allies.
Dark horses Mainz went top of the Bundesliga on Saturday after they shocked Champions League side Werder Bremen 2-0, while champions Bayern Munich were held to a goalless draw by Cologne.