An elderly athletics official measuring a javelin competition died on Sunday afternoon after being speared in the face and neck at a Düsseldorf contest.
A dangerous German prisoner who escaped while on a visit to his son has been found hiding in the house of a mother of three who he met just a week earlier via a television station's chat forum.
The government is split over the idea of giving gay couples the right to adopt children and the same tax privileges as married heterosexual couples.
Overweight people have a tougher time when it comes to landing a job according to a German study which showed recruiters discriminate against them – with fat women facing the most prejudice.
German journalists working in China on Sunday called on Chancellor Angela Merkel to urge Beijing to improve reporting conditions when she arrives for talks in the Chinese capital this week.
Thousands of people gathered in Rostock over the weekend to mark the 20th anniversary of what is viewed as the worst attack against foreigners the country has seen since the Second World War.