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Berlin Zoo to have a pair of pandas by next summer
A recently born panda pair at Vienna Zoo. Photo: DPA

The giant bamboo-eating bears will move into a brand new 5,000 square-metre enclosure in the capital's Zoologischer Garten.

How Germany remembers the Holocaust
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin. Photo: DPA

This week marks 75 years since the Nazis started deporting Jews from Berlin, opening the darkest chapter in the city's history. The Local looks into how the Holocaust is remembered in the German capital.

Armed clowns rob pizza joint outside Berlin
File photo: DPA

Another unnerving "killer clown" incident has occurred in Germany - this time with the masked men engaging in full on criminality.

Mass job losses await as Kaiser's stores to close
Photo: DPA

Attempts to save the troubled supermarket chain Kaiser's Tengelmann have failed, with the company's owner saying a "large number" of jobs are to go.

Berlin airport employee jailed for taking huge bribe
Berlin-Brandenburg Airport. Photo: DPA

A former department head at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER) was jailed on Wednesday after admitting in court to taking a huge bribe from a subcontractor at the long-delayed air hub.

'British view' of German history goes on show in Berlin
One exhibit: Meissen Porcelain rhinoceros, based on Albrecht Dürer's famous drawing. Photo: H. Jaeger

A new exhibition, originally shown in the British Museum, has opened in Berlin, displaying 'memories' of Germany through 200 different objects.

25 years on, Germany's 'two capitals' causing headaches
Left: Berlin's Reichstag building (parliament building) and Chancellery. Right: Bonn's Post Tower. Photos: DPA.

Few may realize that the federal government is still split between the former West German capital of Bonn and Berlin - and this continues to cause complications, a new report shows.

Anger as famed activist fined for altering anti-Merkel graffiti
Irmela Mensah-Schramm. Photo: DPA

In a ruling condemned by German media, an award-winning anti-Nazi activist was convicted for changing the meaning of a piece of graffiti which called for Chancellor Angela Merkel to resign.

Teenagers killed by train while on tracks spraying graffiti
Wilhelmsruh station. Photo: DPA

Two young men, 18 and 19, were run over and killed by a train around midnight Sunday night in Berlin.

Police shoot dead father who attacked daughter's abuser
Police at the scene of the shooting in Berlin. Photo: DPA.

Berlin police on Tuesday night shot and killed the father of a young girl at a refugee home as he tried to attack a man who allegedly sexually abused his daughter.

Norwegian tourist bites chunk off man's ear in Berlin train
File photo: DPA.

Police arrested a Norwegian tourist after he reportedly bit off part of the ear of a man who tried to break up a fight.

Trump protesters rebuild and tear down 'Berlin Wall'
The 'Stop Trump' protest at the Brandenburg Gate. Photo: DPA.

US expats gathered at the Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate on Friday "rebuild" the Berlin Wall and protest US presidential candidate Donald Trump's own proposed wall-building.

Accusation of sexism within Merkel's party creates uproar
Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen and Chancellor Angela Merkel, two leading women in the CDU party. Photo: DPA.

A young politician from the ranks of Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has caused a storm by suggesting that the party is institutionally sexist.

Berlin the new London? 10m2 flat to rent for €750 a month
Photo: Immonet.de.

This shoebox apartment in the gentrified Bergmann-Kiez neighbourhood may be a sign that the tides are turning for Berlin’s comparatively cheap housing market.

A night on Berlin's most notorious clubbing mile
Photo: dpa

Beer and Bollinger, vagabonds and visionaries, hippies and hipsters: opposites meet head-on in Berlin’s RAW party-mile.

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