It’s legal to trim your neighbour’s tree (even if he doesn’t want you to), Germany’s highest court rules

It’s legal to trim your neighbour’s tree (even if he doesn’t want you to), Germany’s highest court rules

The Federal High Court (BGH) is used to dealing with some of the most high-profile crimes in the country. But on Friday it announced its ruling on a rather different deliberation - whether it is permissible to trim branches hanging over into one's garden.

Are Christmas pickle ornaments really a German tradition?
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Are Christmas pickle ornaments really a German tradition?

Why atheists want to save a historic wooden German church plank by plank

Why atheists want to save a historic wooden German church plank by plank

Curious things that happen when you have a German name but aren’t German

Curious things that happen when you have a German name but aren’t German

Woman struck by cannon ball at celebration of German emperor’s death

Woman struck by cannon ball at celebration of German emperor’s death

Riot police called in after angry nerds storm tiny Bavarian village

Riot police called in after angry nerds storm tiny Bavarian village

The very strangest surnames in the German telephone book

The very strangest surnames in the German telephone book

Lower Saxony calls in ‘elf commissioner’ to tackle autobahn deaths

Lower Saxony calls in ‘elf commissioner’ to tackle autobahn deaths

The diva and the dude: a year of Berlin’s beloved pandas

The diva and the dude: a year of Berlin’s beloved pandas

Thief in Kassel saws down tree in effort to steal €2,000 bike

Thief in Kassel saws down tree in effort to steal €2,000 bike

€4,500 in damages after boy ‘cleans room’ by throwing things out of window

€4,500 in damages after boy ‘cleans room’ by throwing things out of window

Hedgehogs put into zoo for recovery after overdoing it on eggnog

Hedgehogs put into zoo for recovery after overdoing it on eggnog

German boy racks up over €12,000 in roaming charges on cruise ship

German boy racks up over €12,000 in roaming charges on cruise ship

Over 30,000 deposit bottles given to Bavarian couple as wedding gift

Over 30,000 deposit bottles given to Bavarian couple as wedding gift

VIDEO: Escaped elephant seen wandering streets of small German town

VIDEO: Escaped elephant seen wandering streets of small German town

Bangladeshi World Cup megafan unfurls kilometres-long German flag

Bangladeshi World Cup megafan unfurls kilometres-long German flag

German beer can no longer be called ‘wholesome,’ top court rules

German beer can no longer be called ‘wholesome,’ top court rules

Pilot left to use own instincts – and almost lands at wrong airport

Pilot left to use own instincts – and almost lands at wrong airport

Bee-n and gone: Hanover supermarket warns customers of bee-less world

Bee-n and gone: Hanover supermarket warns customers of bee-less world

Crane called in after stray water buffalo cause massive autobahn logjam

Crane called in after stray water buffalo cause massive autobahn logjam

Here’s why your car has been covered in a strange yellow dust lately

Here’s why your car has been covered in a strange yellow dust lately

Grubs up! Berlin tackles American crayfish invasion by putting them on our plates

Grubs up! Berlin tackles American crayfish invasion by putting them on our plates

21 endangered leeches confiscated from traveller at Hamburg Airport

21 endangered leeches confiscated from traveller at Hamburg Airport

Police probe threat to ‘hammer 7,000 nails’ into Bonn’s cherry blossom trees

Police probe threat to ‘hammer 7,000 nails’ into Bonn’s cherry blossom trees

Hundreds queue across Germany for new special edition five-euro coin

Hundreds queue across Germany for new special edition five-euro coin

Headless doll provokes wide-scale investigation in Baden-Württemberg

Headless doll provokes wide-scale investigation in Baden-Württemberg

Viking Age treasures connected to legendary Danish king found on German island

Viking Age treasures connected to legendary Danish king found on German island

Over 3,000 years old: Bronze Age boat recovered from Lake Constance

Over 3,000 years old: Bronze Age boat recovered from Lake Constance

Thunderstorms to bring rare ‘blood rain’ to Germany

Thunderstorms to bring rare ‘blood rain’ to Germany

Heidelberg sauna aims to put end to frolicking by taking lovers to court

Heidelberg sauna aims to put end to frolicking by taking lovers to court

Fuggerei: The German district where rents haven’t gone up in 500 years

Fuggerei: The German district where rents haven’t gone up in 500 years

AfD faces ridicule for erasing Islam survey after result doesn’t go its way

AfD faces ridicule for erasing Islam survey after result doesn’t go its way

Walkers of the world unite: Marx traffic light installed in his hometown

Walkers of the world unite: Marx traffic light installed in his hometown

How Greek farmers feed Germany’s asparagus habit through the winter

How Greek farmers feed Germany’s asparagus habit through the winter

Supermarket with ‘secret source’ of Nutella buckets strikes Germany’s sweet tooth

Supermarket with ‘secret source’ of Nutella buckets strikes Germany’s sweet tooth

Saarmojis: Saarland the ‘first German state with its own emojis’

Saarmojis: Saarland the ‘first German state with its own emojis’

Passenger quaffs fine wine blocked by Frankfurt airport security, lands huge fine

Passenger quaffs fine wine blocked by Frankfurt airport security, lands huge fine

Stickler for low prices: Bonn woman faces jail over supermarket price switches

Stickler for low prices: Bonn woman faces jail over supermarket price switches

Sea lions’ nighttime ruckus leads to Cologne Zoo’s first ever squabble with neighbours

Sea lions’ nighttime ruckus leads to Cologne Zoo’s first ever squabble with neighbours

East German supermarket closed after snake attacks woman in fruit aisle

East German supermarket closed after snake attacks woman in fruit aisle

Coldest late February night on Germany’s highest peak in over a century

Coldest late February night on Germany’s highest peak in over a century

Deutsche Bahn pilots illuminated platform in effort to improve train punctuality

Deutsche Bahn pilots illuminated platform in effort to improve train punctuality

Fire crews called out after pro footballer forgets to turn off stove before match

Fire crews called out after pro footballer forgets to turn off stove before match

Oasis singer’s claim that Munich police pulled his teeth is ‘complete rubbish’

Oasis singer’s claim that Munich police pulled his teeth is ‘complete rubbish’

Ghanaian king who lives in southern Germany gifts his people a jail

Ghanaian king who lives in southern Germany gifts his people a jail

Young lovers sink into river Elbe after releasing handbrake in throes of passion

Young lovers sink into river Elbe after releasing handbrake in throes of passion

Fears for tourism as huge hole in north German autobahn doubles in size

Fears for tourism as huge hole in north German autobahn doubles in size

Braunschweig could soon get Germany’s first ‘floating crosswalk’

Braunschweig could soon get Germany’s first ‘floating crosswalk’

Woman hospitalized after scalding legs in witch’s cauldron at carnival parade

Woman hospitalized after scalding legs in witch’s cauldron at carnival parade

The wink face emoji – are Germans flirting with you or not?

The wink face emoji – are Germans flirting with you or not?

Head of far-right AfD ‘mistakenly’ votes for refugees to bring families to Germany

Head of far-right AfD ‘mistakenly’ votes for refugees to bring families to Germany

Walnut trees allowed to shed their nuts on cars, Frankfurt court rules

Walnut trees allowed to shed their nuts on cars, Frankfurt court rules

Student in southern Germany finds free digs – at seniors’ home

Student in southern Germany finds free digs – at seniors’ home

‘Unique dance moves’: Frankfurt nightclub to throw party in zero gravity

‘Unique dance moves’: Frankfurt nightclub to throw party in zero gravity

Wanted man caught by cops after urinating outside police station

Wanted man caught by cops after urinating outside police station

Germany discovers what self-check out is… 10 years after rest of the world

Germany discovers what self-check out is… 10 years after rest of the world

Gambling ban on Cologne seniors’ illegal bingo game to be lifted

Gambling ban on Cologne seniors’ illegal bingo game to be lifted

Woman disguised as dominatrix ties man to his bed and robs him

Woman disguised as dominatrix ties man to his bed and robs him

Firefighters called to emergency room to free woman’s fingers from blender

Firefighters called to emergency room to free woman’s fingers from blender

Police bring US tank shipment to halt after finding series of irregularities

Police bring US tank shipment to halt after finding series of irregularities

Small hole, big impact: landings temporarily halted at Cologne Airport

Small hole, big impact: landings temporarily halted at Cologne Airport

Elderly lady detained for carrying loaded gun at Berlin airport

Elderly lady detained for carrying loaded gun at Berlin airport

Munich firefighters help free toddler’s head from toilet seat

Munich firefighters help free toddler’s head from toilet seat

4 million joints-worth of cannabis burned to generate heat for Munich homes

4 million joints-worth of cannabis burned to generate heat for Munich homes

Berlin pensioner threatens woman with gun in attempt to get her train seat

Berlin pensioner threatens woman with gun in attempt to get her train seat

Cowbells are more important than a good night’s sleep, Munich court rules

Cowbells are more important than a good night’s sleep, Munich court rules

Raccoon breaks into workshop and destroys 40 pieces of art

Raccoon breaks into workshop and destroys 40 pieces of art

10 strange questions people are asking about Germany

10 strange questions people are asking about Germany

Gold fortune discovered in box of food donated to old folks home

Gold fortune discovered in box of food donated to old folks home

Man on trial over two fully equipped tanks bought for Berlin fashion show

Man on trial over two fully equipped tanks bought for Berlin fashion show

Lonely pensioner flooded with Christmas invites after posting note in supermarket

Lonely pensioner flooded with Christmas invites after posting note in supermarket

Giant swastika made of concrete excavated on Hamburg sports field

Giant swastika made of concrete excavated on Hamburg sports field

Court rules Hamburg bar cannot keep its name after Yoko Ono sues

Court rules Hamburg bar cannot keep its name after Yoko Ono sues

Woman finds seven-centimetre worm in fish fillet bought at German supermarket

Woman finds seven-centimetre worm in fish fillet bought at German supermarket

Man forgets where he parked car, reunited with it 20 years later

Man forgets where he parked car, reunited with it 20 years later

Mystery meat piles at southwest German train station baffle residents

Mystery meat piles at southwest German train station baffle residents

High-speed train from Munich to Berlin abandoned after it hits wild boar

High-speed train from Munich to Berlin abandoned after it hits wild boar

Walker stumbles on huge trove of post dumped in field by ‘overloaded’ delivery man

Walker stumbles on huge trove of post dumped in field by ‘overloaded’ delivery man

Drunk man with python in his pants sent to sobering-up cell

Drunk man with python in his pants sent to sobering-up cell

False alarm after man mistakes large courgette in garden for WWII bomb

False alarm after man mistakes large courgette in garden for WWII bomb

Despite being away, Munich man catches burglars by using smartphone

Despite being away, Munich man catches burglars by using smartphone

‘Natural healer’ on trial for drugging group of doctors at seminar

‘Natural healer’ on trial for drugging group of doctors at seminar

Section of Baltic Sea autobahn to fully close after hole in road threatens to get bigger

Section of Baltic Sea autobahn to fully close after hole in road threatens to get bigger

Parents convinced not to name child Lucifer after court hearing

Parents convinced not to name child Lucifer after court hearing

30,000 smashed beer bottles bring autobahn near Frankfurt to standstill

30,000 smashed beer bottles bring autobahn near Frankfurt to standstill

Man busted by cops for using plastic penis during drug driving test

Man busted by cops for using plastic penis during drug driving test

Freiburg police give all clear after river turns bright green

Freiburg police give all clear after river turns bright green

Water waste! Tenant leaves taps in flat running for entire year

Water waste! Tenant leaves taps in flat running for entire year

North German court rules bread rolls and coffee don’t constitute breakfast: report

North German court rules bread rolls and coffee don’t constitute breakfast: report

Munich police confiscate baby from Texan tourist defeated by Oktoberfest

Munich police confiscate baby from Texan tourist defeated by Oktoberfest

Man clings to side of high-speed train for 25km in pursuit of luggage

Man clings to side of high-speed train for 25km in pursuit of luggage

Seven quotes that perfectly sum up the German election

Seven quotes that perfectly sum up the German election

Police in Bavaria called out to deal with drunk and disorderly racoon

Police in Bavaria called out to deal with drunk and disorderly racoon

Rare silver treasures from Viking Age discovered on North Sea island

Rare silver treasures from Viking Age discovered on North Sea island

Poor pensioner fined €2,000 for picking up empty beer bottle in Munich station

Poor pensioner fined €2,000 for picking up empty beer bottle in Munich station

How would Germany’s political leaders be best cooked?

How would Germany’s political leaders be best cooked?

Thieves break into Berlin police HQ, make away with Nazi memorabilia

Thieves break into Berlin police HQ, make away with Nazi memorabilia

How Germany’s election got weird: from Merkel’s soup to nudism and beer

How Germany’s election got weird: from Merkel’s soup to nudism and beer

Girl finds €14,000 on Berlin U-Bahn train, earning €420 for her honesty

Girl finds €14,000 on Berlin U-Bahn train, earning €420 for her honesty

‘I wanted to liberalize cannabis laws but ended up in court for deception’

‘I wanted to liberalize cannabis laws but ended up in court for deception’

Court asks if donkey at fault for mistaking orange sports car for carrot

Court asks if donkey at fault for mistaking orange sports car for carrot

Germans have right to squeeze sand between their toes for free, court rules

Germans have right to squeeze sand between their toes for free, court rules

23,000 mini umbrellas erected on north German beach in world record attempt

23,000 mini umbrellas erected on north German beach in world record attempt

Berlin court rules on whether farting next to a police officer is allowed

Berlin court rules on whether farting next to a police officer is allowed

Left candidate quits election over Facebook post asking for films where ‘Germans die’

Left candidate quits election over Facebook post asking for films where ‘Germans die’

Bavarian smashes world record by carrying 70kg of beer at historic festival

Bavarian smashes world record by carrying 70kg of beer at historic festival

Mum enraged after teen son grasses her up to cops over cannabis crop in garden

Mum enraged after teen son grasses her up to cops over cannabis crop in garden

Satirical party ‘seizes power’ in far-right AfD’s secret Facebook strategy

Satirical party ‘seizes power’ in far-right AfD’s secret Facebook strategy

Mourning mother duck shuts down Autobahn for half hour after chicks are killed by car

Mourning mother duck shuts down Autobahn for half hour after chicks are killed by car

Judge (literally) sniffs out offender who attends court with weed hidden in sock

Judge (literally) sniffs out offender who attends court with weed hidden in sock

‘Invasive’ American red crayfish are being spotted daily in Berlin park

‘Invasive’ American red crayfish are being spotted daily in Berlin park

Man takes east German town to court for not crowning him Apple Queen

Man takes east German town to court for not crowning him Apple Queen

Huge stash of Trump-shaped ecstasy pills seized in north Germany

Huge stash of Trump-shaped ecstasy pills seized in north Germany

Syrian refugees name their baby Angela Merkel

Syrian refugees name their baby Angela Merkel

Hamburg supermarket empties shelves of foreign goods to make political point

Hamburg supermarket empties shelves of foreign goods to make political point

Bodyguard accidentally shoots gun during boarding at Berlin airport

Bodyguard accidentally shoots gun during boarding at Berlin airport

Woman in Essen kicked off bus for eating a bread roll

Woman in Essen kicked off bus for eating a bread roll

Sticky-fingered thieves steal €70,000 of chocolate in Hesse

Sticky-fingered thieves steal €70,000 of chocolate in Hesse

‘No stag parties allowed’: Bavarian bars crack down on wild partiers

‘No stag parties allowed’: Bavarian bars crack down on wild partiers

Man seriously injured by combine harvester after taking drunk nap in field

Man seriously injured by combine harvester after taking drunk nap in field

Man forgets kilo of gold under tree in Berlin as he locks up bike

Man forgets kilo of gold under tree in Berlin as he locks up bike

Woman fired for eating co-worker’s chocolate bar wins back job

Woman fired for eating co-worker’s chocolate bar wins back job

7 trains delayed as French tourists use tracks as bike path to idyllic island

7 trains delayed as French tourists use tracks as bike path to idyllic island

Granny’s ashes lost in mail en route from Germany to Sweden

Granny’s ashes lost in mail en route from Germany to Sweden

Brit seeks asylum in Germany, claiming life in danger in UK

Brit seeks asylum in Germany, claiming life in danger in UK

‘Hero’ truck driver risks life to guide burning tanker away from town

‘Hero’ truck driver risks life to guide burning tanker away from town

Thieves snatch 500 cases of urinal cakes, worth thousands of euros

Thieves snatch 500 cases of urinal cakes, worth thousands of euros

IN PICS: Germany’s funny obsession with little green men

IN PICS: Germany’s funny obsession with little green men

Husband clinging to wife’s car goes on wild ride after marital spat

Husband clinging to wife’s car goes on wild ride after marital spat

9-year-old ‘hostage’ sets off police hunt with paper plane cry for help

9-year-old ‘hostage’ sets off police hunt with paper plane cry for help

‘German Atlantis’ emerges from lake amid dry spell

‘German Atlantis’ emerges from lake amid dry spell

Fight among mothers over baby buggies leaves three police officers injured

Fight among mothers over baby buggies leaves three police officers injured

Passengers halt drunk train driver’s journey through German countryside

Passengers halt drunk train driver’s journey through German countryside

13-year-old found handing out thousands of euros ‘to make friends’

13-year-old found handing out thousands of euros ‘to make friends’

‘Trump is banned’: Hamburg’s famed red-light district gears up for G20

‘Trump is banned’: Hamburg’s famed red-light district gears up for G20

Police release video of thieves who stole €1 million-coin from Berlin museum

Police release video of thieves who stole €1 million-coin from Berlin museum

Berlin clubs ‘put police on guest lists’ after wild G20 party causes scandal

Berlin clubs ‘put police on guest lists’ after wild G20 party causes scandal

Candidate wins mayoral election by one vote, after voter falls for prank

Candidate wins mayoral election by one vote, after voter falls for prank

Berlin police fired from G20 preparations over ‘public sex and urinating on fences’

Berlin police fired from G20 preparations over ‘public sex and urinating on fences’

Policeman arrested at birthday party for stabbing guest with butter knife

Policeman arrested at birthday party for stabbing guest with butter knife

Start your bids now: 49-room central train station goes up for sale in Bavaria

Start your bids now: 49-room central train station goes up for sale in Bavaria

Bavarian teens under investigation for ambushing Thai King with toy gun

Bavarian teens under investigation for ambushing Thai King with toy gun

Man tied up in car trunk was fetishist not hostage, police confirm

Man tied up in car trunk was fetishist not hostage, police confirm

Berlin-Hamburg train line closed after horse gets hoof stuck in track

Berlin-Hamburg train line closed after horse gets hoof stuck in track

Teen invents girlfriend, then her rape, sending police on wild goose chase

Teen invents girlfriend, then her rape, sending police on wild goose chase

WATCH: Salsa-dancing policewoman at Berlin carnival goes viral

WATCH: Salsa-dancing policewoman at Berlin carnival goes viral

Hells Angels prowl streets of Leipzig in hunt for kidnapped chihuahua

Hells Angels prowl streets of Leipzig in hunt for kidnapped chihuahua

Can you spot the spelling mistake in this SPD education advert?

Can you spot the spelling mistake in this SPD education advert?

Woman sues hotel to find lover’s name after three-night fling leads to baby

Woman sues hotel to find lover’s name after three-night fling leads to baby

Berlin postcard finally arrives at destination – 53 years later

Berlin postcard finally arrives at destination – 53 years later

14 furry fugitives from Cologne petting zoo run amok through city

14 furry fugitives from Cologne petting zoo run amok through city

18-karat gold crown found in baggage at Düsseldorf airport

18-karat gold crown found in baggage at Düsseldorf airport

14 German towns with hilarious literal translations

14 German towns with hilarious literal translations

Police hunt small child who seriously injured granny in hit-and-run on bike

Police hunt small child who seriously injured granny in hit-and-run on bike

Convertible driver causes train crash after parking on rail crossing

Convertible driver causes train crash after parking on rail crossing

Porta potty almost floods Augsburg’s historic old town

Porta potty almost floods Augsburg’s historic old town

Four men convicted for group sex in Hamburg public sauna

Four men convicted for group sex in Hamburg public sauna

Forgetful Bavarian couple leave $170,000 inheritance on plane

Forgetful Bavarian couple leave $170,000 inheritance on plane

VIDEO: German stag ‘pretends’ to be cow to avoid being hunted

VIDEO: German stag ‘pretends’ to be cow to avoid being hunted

Vegan’s protest leads town hall to ban kids’ song about fox being shot

Vegan’s protest leads town hall to ban kids’ song about fox being shot

Drunk driving teacher busted after pupil crashes car into house

Drunk driving teacher busted after pupil crashes car into house

Austrian pensioner terrorizes German motorists with fake police stunt

Austrian pensioner terrorizes German motorists with fake police stunt

Here’s why Grumpy Cat is in Berlin – and absolutely hates it

Here’s why Grumpy Cat is in Berlin – and absolutely hates it

How a drunken prank on an ex-boyfriend spiralled way out of control

How a drunken prank on an ex-boyfriend spiralled way out of control

Police finger ‘uncontrollable’ dildo as chief burglary suspect

Police finger ‘uncontrollable’ dildo as chief burglary suspect

Berlin police trainee could lose job over starring in porn

Berlin police trainee could lose job over starring in porn

VIDEO: Police search for thief who robbed petrol station with ‘samurai sword’

VIDEO: Police search for thief who robbed petrol station with ‘samurai sword’

This is how Berlin police responded to the ‘world’s cutest parking ticket’

This is how Berlin police responded to the ‘world’s cutest parking ticket’

How a family in Germany are raising an abandoned baby tiger

How a family in Germany are raising an abandoned baby tiger

North Sea islanders gifted late Christmas surprise by storm Axel

North Sea islanders gifted late Christmas surprise by storm Axel

Munich court dismisses bare-faced cheek of strip club bill

Munich court dismisses bare-faced cheek of strip club bill

These are the 10 German stories that went most viral in 2016

These are the 10 German stories that went most viral in 2016

English only? Nein, danke: German linguists sell VW shares

English only? Nein, danke: German linguists sell VW shares

Learn how to speak German like a silver screen icon

Learn how to speak German like a silver screen icon

Teen good Samaritans care for baby left alone on train

Teen good Samaritans care for baby left alone on train

Women with fake boobs can join police: German court

Women with fake boobs can join police: German court

Man actually does bite dog, fulfills journalism cliché

Man actually does bite dog, fulfills journalism cliché

Couple arrested after refusing to stop sex in train station loo

Couple arrested after refusing to stop sex in train station loo

U-Bahn train found filled with autumn foliage in Berlin

U-Bahn train found filled with autumn foliage in Berlin

Drunk woman applies for police, loses driving license

Drunk woman applies for police, loses driving license

Four taken to hospital after hotel toilet bursts into flames

Four taken to hospital after hotel toilet bursts into flames

German hosemaker to France: stop misusing our name

German hosemaker to France: stop misusing our name

Cop turns car into cradle to lull trapped baby to sleep

Cop turns car into cradle to lull trapped baby to sleep

100 cops needed to break up teen’s viral WhatsApp party

100 cops needed to break up teen’s viral WhatsApp party

Armed clown threatens two men in west Germany

Armed clown threatens two men in west Germany

Police question parents of baby offered for sale on eBay

Police question parents of baby offered for sale on eBay

Man threatens young people with gun over their music

Man threatens young people with gun over their music

Yes or no? Man asks public for clues to drunken proposal

Yes or no? Man asks public for clues to drunken proposal

Police nab serial ‘paddling pool slasher’ after 7 years

Police nab serial ‘paddling pool slasher’ after 7 years

Würzburg, Salzburg? After Oktoberfest it’s all the same

Würzburg, Salzburg? After Oktoberfest it’s all the same

Munich pharmacy’s nighttime porno show draws crowd

Munich pharmacy’s nighttime porno show draws crowd

Pegida take to Dresden streets – to march against Pegida

Pegida take to Dresden streets – to march against Pegida

Leader of anti-refugee Pegida becomes ‘refugee’ in Africa

Leader of anti-refugee Pegida becomes ‘refugee’ in Africa

Is this the lowest sum ever demanded by armed robbers?

Is this the lowest sum ever demanded by armed robbers?

‘Lonely’ dolphin befriends local children in Baltic Sea

‘Lonely’ dolphin befriends local children in Baltic Sea

Boy sends card to grandad in heaven, and gets reply

Boy sends card to grandad in heaven, and gets reply

Lucky ‘wrong number’ saves 96-year-old’s life

Lucky ‘wrong number’ saves 96-year-old’s life

‘Idiot’ youth lets regional train drive over him as dare

‘Idiot’ youth lets regional train drive over him as dare

Naked swimmer hospitalized after angler hooks his penis

Naked swimmer hospitalized after angler hooks his penis

Germany-denying beauty king fights cops with guns, teeth

Germany-denying beauty king fights cops with guns, teeth

Giant 2-metre catfish attacks woman in Bavarian lake

Giant 2-metre catfish attacks woman in Bavarian lake

Man wins ten-year court battle over €2.50 surcharge

Man wins ten-year court battle over €2.50 surcharge

Sri Lanka airline suspends drunk pilot in Frankfurt

Sri Lanka airline suspends drunk pilot in Frankfurt

Worried neighbours alert police to parrot’s cry for help

Worried neighbours alert police to parrot’s cry for help

Footballer Reus gets licence after driving illegally for years

Footballer Reus gets licence after driving illegally for years

Man faces fine after assaulting car with jumbo sausage

Man faces fine after assaulting car with jumbo sausage

Düsseldorf loses patience as Pokémon shuts down bridge

Düsseldorf loses patience as Pokémon shuts down bridge

Scheisse Ship: the greatest viral story that never was

Scheisse Ship: the greatest viral story that never was

Chinese tourist loses wallet, becomes refugee by mistake

Chinese tourist loses wallet, becomes refugee by mistake

500-year-old German artwork bought at flea market

500-year-old German artwork bought at flea market

11-year-old boy steals bus, passengers don’t notice

11-year-old boy steals bus, passengers don’t notice

German flashmob sparks ‘terror attack’ panic in Spain

German flashmob sparks ‘terror attack’ panic in Spain

Renegade horse herd runs amok in small Saxon town

Renegade horse herd runs amok in small Saxon town

Police settle train violence over smelly feet

Police settle train violence over smelly feet

Germany’s five most mind-boggling conspiracy theories

Germany’s five most mind-boggling conspiracy theories

Crime writer in court for failed robbery – just like in his book

Crime writer in court for failed robbery – just like in his book

Couple plant bomb at Lidl to earn place in the Spanish sun

Couple plant bomb at Lidl to earn place in the Spanish sun

Woman who refused ID to cop in sweatpants fined €8,500

Woman who refused ID to cop in sweatpants fined €8,500

MP resigns after getting away with whopper lie for a decade

MP resigns after getting away with whopper lie for a decade

Granny fills in €80,000 artwork thinking it’s a crossword

Granny fills in €80,000 artwork thinking it’s a crossword

Werner Herzog reveals surprising love for cat videos

Werner Herzog reveals surprising love for cat videos

Six soothing day trips to escape the bustle of Berlin

Six soothing day trips to escape the bustle of Berlin

Horror as man sets himself on fire at Frankfurt train station

Horror as man sets himself on fire at Frankfurt train station

Police settle dispute over farting, kissing vibrator

Police settle dispute over farting, kissing vibrator

World’s biggest orchestra performs in German stadium

World’s biggest orchestra performs in German stadium

Refugees ‘become German’ through voluntary fire fighting

Refugees ‘become German’ through voluntary fire fighting

Therapy dog on trial accused of ‘stressing sheep to death’

Therapy dog on trial accused of ‘stressing sheep to death’

Neighbours can’t stop you getting naked in garden: court

Neighbours can’t stop you getting naked in garden: court

Red-faced pensioner declares war on pre-recorded sexline

Red-faced pensioner declares war on pre-recorded sexline

‘Hero’ refugee hands in €150,000 he found in wardrobe

‘Hero’ refugee hands in €150,000 he found in wardrobe

Teacher overpaid quarter of a million euros. No one notices

Teacher overpaid quarter of a million euros. No one notices

Cleaning spray sets off shock explosion in Frankfurt cafe

Cleaning spray sets off shock explosion in Frankfurt cafe

Couple copulating on bridge shut down Autobahn

Couple copulating on bridge shut down Autobahn

Is this prophetic penguin Paul the Octopus reborn?

Is this prophetic penguin Paul the Octopus reborn?

Baby’s Day Out: 1-year-old travels alone up Autobahn

Baby’s Day Out: 1-year-old travels alone up Autobahn

World Nose Championship brings big beaks to Bavaria

World Nose Championship brings big beaks to Bavaria

Munich man collared by cops after offering to clean station

Munich man collared by cops after offering to clean station

Plane hits oncoming truck in Autobahn emergency landing

Plane hits oncoming truck in Autobahn emergency landing

Teacher takes pupil to court for calling him ‘retarded’

Teacher takes pupil to court for calling him ‘retarded’

‘Stalker’ cop fired for stealing police cadet’s bras repeatedly

‘Stalker’ cop fired for stealing police cadet’s bras repeatedly

Puzzled cops pull pair of legs out of bin for second time

Puzzled cops pull pair of legs out of bin for second time

Granny, 91, walks away after falling under express train

Granny, 91, walks away after falling under express train

Scooter singer finally reveals how much the fish cost

Scooter singer finally reveals how much the fish cost

Berlin politician crusades for health of skateboarding dog

Berlin politician crusades for health of skateboarding dog

Hero bin man saves child from 2nd storey plunge

Hero bin man saves child from 2nd storey plunge

German firm fights years-long battle to crack Rubik’s Cube

German firm fights years-long battle to crack Rubik’s Cube

1000s of smashed beer bottles bring Autobahn to standstill

1000s of smashed beer bottles bring Autobahn to standstill

Police snap parrot going at 1.5 times speed limit

Police snap parrot going at 1.5 times speed limit

Headless Lübeck corpse turns out to be discarded sex doll

Headless Lübeck corpse turns out to be discarded sex doll

Driver loses hearse in central Munich – corpse and all

Driver loses hearse in central Munich – corpse and all

Turkish fans brawl at wheelchair match in Germany

Turkish fans brawl at wheelchair match in Germany

Trial begins of woman who left newborn in airport toilet

Trial begins of woman who left newborn in airport toilet

Autobahn wurst war leads to drivers being fed over a fence

Autobahn wurst war leads to drivers being fed over a fence

Boys, 8, go on two-day robbery spree at toy store

Boys, 8, go on two-day robbery spree at toy store

Munich court tells lawyer he isn’t worth €8,000 an hour

Munich court tells lawyer he isn’t worth €8,000 an hour

Young man ‘surfs’ on train after forgetting bag inside

Young man ‘surfs’ on train after forgetting bag inside

US air drop goes wrong as Humvees crash to earth

US air drop goes wrong as Humvees crash to earth

Sausage fight breaks out at Mercedes shareholder buffet

Sausage fight breaks out at Mercedes shareholder buffet

Police called in after 11-year-old brings live shell to school

Police called in after 11-year-old brings live shell to school

Police force naked driver to trek to brothel on foot

Police force naked driver to trek to brothel on foot

Bavarian tractor driver runs amok and rams police station

Bavarian tractor driver runs amok and rams police station

Electric razor mishap closes German-Swiss border

Electric razor mishap closes German-Swiss border

Woman calls police after finding own husband in bed

Woman calls police after finding own husband in bed

Farmer saved after lying stuck under tractor for 3 days

Farmer saved after lying stuck under tractor for 3 days

Syrian refugees rescue neo-Nazi politician from car crash

Syrian refugees rescue neo-Nazi politician from car crash

Wig thieves make away with 600 different disguises

Wig thieves make away with 600 different disguises

Unlicensed, uninsured and drunk man smashes cop car

Unlicensed, uninsured and drunk man smashes cop car

Anne Frank Dutch ‘escape bunker’ game under fire

Anne Frank Dutch ‘escape bunker’ game under fire

Wild boar droves refuse to let Cologne dead rest in peace

Wild boar droves refuse to let Cologne dead rest in peace

4-meter python discovered on south German road

4-meter python discovered on south German road

Teen girl douses man in acid after he denied her a smoke

Teen girl douses man in acid after he denied her a smoke

Careless footballer fined for leaving €75,000 behind in taxi

Careless footballer fined for leaving €75,000 behind in taxi

Half-dressed Iraqi vet saves injured from burning plane

Half-dressed Iraqi vet saves injured from burning plane

Germany teaches refugees about the birds and the bees

Germany teaches refugees about the birds and the bees

Israel told: pay up for hapless spies who got stuck in mud

Israel told: pay up for hapless spies who got stuck in mud

Munich woman hunts down lost handbag in epic car chase

Munich woman hunts down lost handbag in epic car chase

Drunken British stag party kicked off plane in Berlin

Drunken British stag party kicked off plane in Berlin

Breaking Brandenburg: huge farm drug stash rumbled

Breaking Brandenburg: huge farm drug stash rumbled

Fatal cucumber sex game lands man in court

Fatal cucumber sex game lands man in court

Prank leaves Facebook ‘Nazis’ red in the face

Prank leaves Facebook ‘Nazis’ red in the face

Merkel pops out for chips as Brexit summit drags

Merkel pops out for chips as Brexit summit drags

Whole town tries to flee socialist east Germany

Whole town tries to flee socialist east Germany

Top court throws out bid to legalize bestiality

Top court throws out bid to legalize bestiality

German city says ‘nein’ to woman’s nine parrots

German city says ‘nein’ to woman’s nine parrots

Under terror suspicion for asking way to town square

Under terror suspicion for asking way to town square

Stuttgart man bites volunteer cop’s ear off

Stuttgart man bites volunteer cop’s ear off

Zoos show off animal lovebirds for Valentine crowds

Zoos show off animal lovebirds for Valentine crowds

Man plunges car into river Elbe on orders from satnav

Man plunges car into river Elbe on orders from satnav

Berlin police seize man who refuses to give up Döner

Berlin police seize man who refuses to give up Döner

Couple destroy stranger’s car with vigorous carnival sex

Couple destroy stranger’s car with vigorous carnival sex

3 football prodigies nabbed after planning casino heist

3 football prodigies nabbed after planning casino heist

Refugee saves reveller who fell into Rhine while peeing

Refugee saves reveller who fell into Rhine while peeing

Artist inspired after clumsy cleaner bins her masterpiece

Artist inspired after clumsy cleaner bins her masterpiece

Fake ‘brothel vouchers’ for refugees stir far-right hatred

Fake ‘brothel vouchers’ for refugees stir far-right hatred

Senior gets €12k in damages after slipping on orange

Senior gets €12k in damages after slipping on orange

Cop leaps from window after being caught drunk driving

Cop leaps from window after being caught drunk driving

Seniors’ Xmas ragout turns out to be dog food

Seniors’ Xmas ragout turns out to be dog food

€2.4 million Stradivarius left on train by violinist

€2.4 million Stradivarius left on train by violinist

Berlin zoo elephants snack on Christmas trees

Berlin zoo elephants snack on Christmas trees

Woman calls police to report stale pizza rolls

Woman calls police to report stale pizza rolls

Drowned man encased wife’s head in concrete

Drowned man encased wife’s head in concrete

Millions in gold dug up in Bavarian garden

Millions in gold dug up in Bavarian garden

Cold weather hobbles 1/3 of Berlin police cars

Cold weather hobbles 1/3 of Berlin police cars

Berliner investigated for hoarding fireworks

Berliner investigated for hoarding fireworks

Woman throws away 1000s of euros in cash

Woman throws away 1000s of euros in cash

Police warn mum-in-law over booze-filled sweets

Police warn mum-in-law over booze-filled sweets

German thief pays price of love for sausage

German thief pays price of love for sausage

Woman sends thieves packing with one punch

Woman sends thieves packing with one punch

German church holds ‘Star Wars’ service

German church holds ‘Star Wars’ service

Pensioners welcomed at asylum home ‘restaurant’

Pensioners welcomed at asylum home ‘restaurant’

Tomcat missing for ten years finally comes home

Tomcat missing for ten years finally comes home

Bavarian boy is Europe rabbit breeding champ

Bavarian boy is Europe rabbit breeding champ

The Berlin U-Bahn is OK with you being weird

The Berlin U-Bahn is OK with you being weird

The ten weirdest German stories of 2015

The ten weirdest German stories of 2015

Naked chicken thief fails to make a splash

Naked chicken thief fails to make a splash

Thief robs 43 families of Christmas duck dinner

Thief robs 43 families of Christmas duck dinner

Not-so-wild boar finds home in herd of cows

Not-so-wild boar finds home in herd of cows

Road deaths end after town hires ‘miracle man’

Road deaths end after town hires ‘miracle man’

Speeder chides cops for their ‘reckless’ behaviour

Speeder chides cops for their ‘reckless’ behaviour

Vandals steal digger for speed camera vengeance

Vandals steal digger for speed camera vengeance

Monkey ‘gymnast’ on Autobahn stumps cops

Monkey ‘gymnast’ on Autobahn stumps cops

Schweini gets Chinese Nazi doll doppelgänger

Schweini gets Chinese Nazi doll doppelgänger

Cat hungover after seven week boozing session

Cat hungover after seven week boozing session

Firefighters rescue pet fish from aquarium blaze

Firefighters rescue pet fish from aquarium blaze

Tractor driver leads cops on 12-hour chase

Tractor driver leads cops on 12-hour chase

Delivery driver loses cool over sexy van ad

Delivery driver loses cool over sexy van ad

Police answer son’s plea over awful dad music

Police answer son’s plea over awful dad music

Wacky animal phrases to goose your German

Wacky animal phrases to goose your German

Forestry boss’ mishap sparks forest fire

Forestry boss’ mishap sparks forest fire

Nine tasty German food and drink idioms

Nine tasty German food and drink idioms

Johann the pig’s udderly adorable new family

Johann the pig’s udderly adorable new family

€20k in shredded euro notes puzzles cops

€20k in shredded euro notes puzzles cops

Police baffled by case of missing crash pilot

Police baffled by case of missing crash pilot

Spiders with ‘love bites’ puzzle scientists

Spiders with ‘love bites’ puzzle scientists

Engineer builds rapid fire ‘paper plane gun’

Engineer builds rapid fire ‘paper plane gun’

Mass homeopathic drug trip puzzles police

Mass homeopathic drug trip puzzles police

Cheeky thief caught after returning for swag bag

Cheeky thief caught after returning for swag bag

German named ‘arse bombing’ world champ

German named ‘arse bombing’ world champ

Honest senior rewarded for handing in €12,000

Honest senior rewarded for handing in €12,000

German gadget clamps down on Nutella thieves

German gadget clamps down on Nutella thieves

Four-legged Bavarian hitch-hiker gets free ride

Four-legged Bavarian hitch-hiker gets free ride

Retiree finds parked car after three-week search

Retiree finds parked car after three-week search

Honest pensioner hands in €12,000 bin find

Honest pensioner hands in €12,000 bin find

Burnt bratwurst causes Munich station panic

Burnt bratwurst causes Munich station panic

Firemen save parrot, owner from 20m perch

Firemen save parrot, owner from 20m perch

Teen swimmer finds €16,000 gold bar in lake

Teen swimmer finds €16,000 gold bar in lake

Meet some of Germany’s famous lefties

Meet some of Germany’s famous lefties

Nuremberg produces record 460m pencil

Nuremberg produces record 460m pencil

Man promises to stop coffin naps in public

Man promises to stop coffin naps in public

Wallaby goes walkabout in Berlin outback

Wallaby goes walkabout in Berlin outback

Six odd ways Germans talk about the weather

Six odd ways Germans talk about the weather

Miss Farewell: the beauty contest to die for

Miss Farewell: the beauty contest to die for

Hen adopts flock of abandoned rhea chicks

Hen adopts flock of abandoned rhea chicks

Police put aggressive squirrel behind bars

Police put aggressive squirrel behind bars

Hamburg welcomes new addition to elephant herd

Hamburg welcomes new addition to elephant herd

Teen girl’s movie evening turns into police brawl

Teen girl’s movie evening turns into police brawl

Pegida supporter riled by T-Shirt print snub

Pegida supporter riled by T-Shirt print snub

East Germans find real-life money tree

East Germans find real-life money tree

Lion cub raised in living room leaves home

Lion cub raised in living room leaves home

Weathermen issue snow alert in heatwave

Weathermen issue snow alert in heatwave

Women trade punches over neglected dog poo

Women trade punches over neglected dog poo

Feisty mum attacks kids with pepperspray

Feisty mum attacks kids with pepperspray

Boy sues classmate over sore bottom

Boy sues classmate over sore bottom

Helene Fischer stolen from apartment stairwell

Helene Fischer stolen from apartment stairwell

Cat bites German woman – so she bites boyfriend

Cat bites German woman – so she bites boyfriend

Jilted husband saws all wife’s things in half

Jilted husband saws all wife’s things in half

German traffic light stays red for 28 years

German traffic light stays red for 28 years

Circus owner: activists freed killer elephant

Circus owner: activists freed killer elephant

Fare-dodger leaps from train to escape fine

Fare-dodger leaps from train to escape fine

Lady Gaga named Germany’s prettiest cow

Lady Gaga named Germany’s prettiest cow

Police start ‘manhunt’ in the name of love

Police start ‘manhunt’ in the name of love

Scooter senior saved from Autobahn

Scooter senior saved from Autobahn

Cop’s pistol vanishes during toilet break

Cop’s pistol vanishes during toilet break

Belligerent beaver bites Bavarian bystanders

Belligerent beaver bites Bavarian bystanders

Hand-raised cubs to boost wolf numbers

Hand-raised cubs to boost wolf numbers

Poo smell in the country is legal: court

Poo smell in the country is legal: court

Police give forgetful senior €44k ‘birthday gift’

Police give forgetful senior €44k ‘birthday gift’

Munich police save giant tortoise from train tracks

Munich police save giant tortoise from train tracks

Munich toddler safe after late-night adventure

Munich toddler safe after late-night adventure

Drugged teenager in high speed Munich chase

Drugged teenager in high speed Munich chase

Cat’s bricked-in ordeal ends after 27 days

Cat’s bricked-in ordeal ends after 27 days

Pensions office demands €4.6 quadrillion

Pensions office demands €4.6 quadrillion

Romania plants German flag on France map

Romania plants German flag on France map

Spoof hails Varoufakis: puts ‘hell’ in ‘Hellenica’

Spoof hails Varoufakis: puts ‘hell’ in ‘Hellenica’

Man goes viral with story of girlfriend hating car

Man goes viral with story of girlfriend hating car

Police catch teen who stole island’s only car

Police catch teen who stole island’s only car

Court frees mayor from fear of Nazi handshake

Court frees mayor from fear of Nazi handshake

Man loses driving license over passive pot

Man loses driving license over passive pot

Health insurer wrongly claims woman dead

Health insurer wrongly claims woman dead

French scramble jet after German’s wayward flight

French scramble jet after German’s wayward flight

Bull bolts from abattoir, runs into butcher’s shop

Bull bolts from abattoir, runs into butcher’s shop

April Fool: The Local’s day in gags

April Fool: The Local’s day in gags

Ten German complaints to their expat partners

Ten German complaints to their expat partners

Merkel: I love singing traditional tunes

Merkel: I love singing traditional tunes

Top ten expat complaints to their German partners

Top ten expat complaints to their German partners

Man spikes wife’s Capri Sun drink for more sex

Man spikes wife’s Capri Sun drink for more sex

Cop claims sauna call-out led to new illness

Cop claims sauna call-out led to new illness

Bank raiders botch tunnel heist

Bank raiders botch tunnel heist

Bundesliga victory has sting in the tail for Klopp

Bundesliga victory has sting in the tail for Klopp

Lifelong friendship ruined by broken toilet

Lifelong friendship ruined by broken toilet

Man blows up house inflating air mattress

Man blows up house inflating air mattress

Tornado rips up church campsite, injures 27

Tornado rips up church campsite, injures 27

New drink ‘clears breath for post-kebab kisses’

New drink ‘clears breath for post-kebab kisses’

Group guinea pig sex ‘too loud’ say neighbours

Group guinea pig sex ‘too loud’ say neighbours

Rescued seal pups swim to freedom – pics

Rescued seal pups swim to freedom – pics

Snapping turtle terrorizes Bavarian lake

Snapping turtle terrorizes Bavarian lake

Keeper catches last monkey of escaped trio

Keeper catches last monkey of escaped trio

Lifetime travel pass for baby born on train

Lifetime travel pass for baby born on train

Impotence drug too strong – firm flops

Impotence drug too strong – firm flops

Nazi-themed Asia café sparks global outrage

Nazi-themed Asia café sparks global outrage

Dortmund signing ‘faster than Usain Bolt’

Dortmund signing ‘faster than Usain Bolt’

Mayor ditches election posters for music video

Mayor ditches election posters for music video

World’s oldest Shetland pony dies in Berlin

World’s oldest Shetland pony dies in Berlin

Record growth at beard championships

Record growth at beard championships

German world beard champ judged a cut above the rest

German world beard champ judged a cut above the rest

Woman puts attacking deer in sweaty headlock

Woman puts attacking deer in sweaty headlock

Munich pair exposed to massive fine for public sex

Munich pair exposed to massive fine for public sex

Shots fired as rival circus clans brawl in double booking row

Shots fired as rival circus clans brawl in double booking row

Socialist politician accused of stealing toilet paper

Socialist politician accused of stealing toilet paper

Bavarian cowgirl udderly over the moon about leaping Luna

Bavarian cowgirl udderly over the moon about leaping Luna

Lucky lotto player wins €24.8-million jackpot

Lucky lotto player wins €24.8-million jackpot

Knut drowned after brain inflammation

Knut drowned after brain inflammation

Portly cross-eyed opossum Heidi slims down with strict diet

Portly cross-eyed opossum Heidi slims down with strict diet

Police seize boy in mafia fancy dress costume

Police seize boy in mafia fancy dress costume

Cross-eyed opossum Heidi gets Oscar tips partly right

Cross-eyed opossum Heidi gets Oscar tips partly right

Lame tiger cub learning to walk with water therapy

Lame tiger cub learning to walk with water therapy

Heidi the cross-eyed opossum to tip Oscars

Heidi the cross-eyed opossum to tip Oscars

Egyptian protests trip up Miss Germany pageant preparations

Egyptian protests trip up Miss Germany pageant preparations

Polish cleaner lifts the lid on dirty Germany

Polish cleaner lifts the lid on dirty Germany

Paper planes launched from ‘edge of space’ above Germany

Paper planes launched from ‘edge of space’ above Germany

O, Cannabis Tree! Police find decorated plant during bust

O, Cannabis Tree! Police find decorated plant during bust

Berliners strip naked to protest rising rents

Berliners strip naked to protest rising rents

Pensioner builds brick wall and traps himself in basement

Pensioner builds brick wall and traps himself in basement

Rhineland taxpayers foot bill for prosecutors’ karate lessons

Rhineland taxpayers foot bill for prosecutors’ karate lessons

Mario Gomez tells gay footballers to come out

Mario Gomez tells gay footballers to come out

Boar piglet learns to moo with new cow family

Boar piglet learns to moo with new cow family

North Rhine-Westphalian roads clogged by mysterious traffic

North Rhine-Westphalian roads clogged by mysterious traffic

Historic locomotives disappear from museum

Historic locomotives disappear from museum

Black Forest family fights winter blues with huge sun mirror

Black Forest family fights winter blues with huge sun mirror

Chancellor’s stalker sees himself as a peace activist

Chancellor’s stalker sees himself as a peace activist

Hamburg hosts worst dancer contest

Hamburg hosts worst dancer contest

Travelling to Germany’s heart of darkness

Travelling to Germany’s heart of darkness

‘Dr. Death’ takes body parts online

‘Dr. Death’ takes body parts online

Hunters given permission to shoot marauding panther

Hunters given permission to shoot marauding panther

Barefoot through Germany’s tidal flats with a mailbag

Barefoot through Germany’s tidal flats with a mailbag

TV licence fee collector fined for Nazi salute

TV licence fee collector fined for Nazi salute

Aachen stinks

Aachen stinks

The longest last name in Germany? Ottovordemgentschenfelde

The longest last name in Germany? Ottovordemgentschenfelde

Man jumps to his death after failed attempt to crash small plane

Man jumps to his death after failed attempt to crash small plane

ZDF game show scandal gives new meaning to ‘captive audience’

ZDF game show scandal gives new meaning to ‘captive audience’

Irish Setter delivers 18- pup ‘litter of the century’

Irish Setter delivers 18- pup ‘litter of the century’

Earthworm salad served at Kremlin dinner for President Wulff

Earthworm salad served at Kremlin dinner for President Wulff

Fugitive fare dodger captured on foot at Polish border

Fugitive fare dodger captured on foot at Polish border

Concert-goers rate clean toilets above sound quality

Concert-goers rate clean toilets above sound quality

Mystery kangaroo put down after car collision

Mystery kangaroo put down after car collision

Driver ‘didn’t know grenades were illegal’

Driver ‘didn’t know grenades were illegal’

German tourist rescued from self-dug hole on Spanish beach

German tourist rescued from self-dug hole on Spanish beach

End to Oktoberfest marred by crowd chaos

End to Oktoberfest marred by crowd chaos

Alligator, ostrich and snails: Germans grill up exotic burgers in San Diego

Alligator, ostrich and snails: Germans grill up exotic burgers in San Diego

Boar pitch invasion at Hunter Park cancels football match

Boar pitch invasion at Hunter Park cancels football match

The bridges of a meddlesome canton

The bridges of a meddlesome canton

Police exonerate elephant for throwing woman across field

Police exonerate elephant for throwing woman across field

Bullet found in man’s head years after drunken New Year’s Eve

Bullet found in man’s head years after drunken New Year’s Eve

Toddler attacked by bear after climbing zoo fence

Toddler attacked by bear after climbing zoo fence

Bavaria’s ‘Porno Island’ set for a clean-up

Bavaria’s ‘Porno Island’ set for a clean-up

Cologne woman hits plush pay dirt with tours for teddy bears

Cologne woman hits plush pay dirt with tours for teddy bears

Parking tattletale faces fine after making 15,000 citations

Parking tattletale faces fine after making 15,000 citations

German envoy among diplomats told to ‘go to hell’ by Mugabe

German envoy among diplomats told to ‘go to hell’ by Mugabe

End of vacation traffic fills train to 200 percent capacity

End of vacation traffic fills train to 200 percent capacity

Police seize ‘ancient’ bus after 1.8 million kilometres

Police seize ‘ancient’ bus after 1.8 million kilometres

Tom Cruise ‘rescues’ reporter from being sacked in Munich

Tom Cruise ‘rescues’ reporter from being sacked in Munich

Court rejects teacher’s suit against student for ‘rabbit terrorism’

Court rejects teacher’s suit against student for ‘rabbit terrorism’

Cops don bathing suits to nab fugitive at pool

Cops don bathing suits to nab fugitive at pool

Interior minister’s car stolen in Dresden

Interior minister’s car stolen in Dresden

‘Psychic’ octopus Paul maintains perfect match prediction record

‘Psychic’ octopus Paul maintains perfect match prediction record

Father abandons boy at rest stop after family row

Father abandons boy at rest stop after family row

Woman caught driving while nursing baby

Woman caught driving while nursing baby

Neighbourhood feud ends in bloody weed-whacker attack

Neighbourhood feud ends in bloody weed-whacker attack

Portnoy’s Podcast: Hanging ten with Michael Scott Moore

Portnoy’s Podcast: Hanging ten with Michael Scott Moore

Man moons and throws puppy at Hells Angels bikers

Man moons and throws puppy at Hells Angels bikers

Oktoberfest hikes beer prices for 200th anniversary

Oktoberfest hikes beer prices for 200th anniversary

Germany’s golden future

Germany’s golden future

Bumbling repo men kidnap wrong woman

Bumbling repo men kidnap wrong woman

Bus driver fired for tying boy to seat

Bus driver fired for tying boy to seat

Schoolboy pays €17,000 to child blackmailers

Schoolboy pays €17,000 to child blackmailers

Living the wildlife in Berlin

Living the wildlife in Berlin

Portnoy’s Podcast: Amok Mama and a female Fatherland

Portnoy’s Podcast: Amok Mama and a female Fatherland

Ninjas save German student from alley robbery in Sydney

Ninjas save German student from alley robbery in Sydney

Porsche driver abducts child after dandelion attack

Porsche driver abducts child after dandelion attack

Chinese hurl ‘Nazi’ epithets at German Expo pavilion in Shanghai

Chinese hurl ‘Nazi’ epithets at German Expo pavilion in Shanghai

Shoe fetishist fox plundering townsfolk’s footwear

Shoe fetishist fox plundering townsfolk’s footwear

Parking lot ‘sheriff’ jailed for draconian towing scam

Parking lot ‘sheriff’ jailed for draconian towing scam

Police enlist Turkey Vulture for corpse searches

Police enlist Turkey Vulture for corpse searches

Pensioner fined €14,000 for ‘ass bombing’ pool

Pensioner fined €14,000 for ‘ass bombing’ pool

Baltic Sea hotel blasts Bush’s ‘poison’ theory

Baltic Sea hotel blasts Bush’s ‘poison’ theory

Laura Bush suspected poisoning at G8 summit

Laura Bush suspected poisoning at G8 summit

Man marries his dying cat

Man marries his dying cat

East German message in a bottle sender meets boy finder

East German message in a bottle sender meets boy finder

Bank customer locked in vault

Bank customer locked in vault

Neo-Nazi clothing label Thor Steinar sues satirical copycat

Neo-Nazi clothing label Thor Steinar sues satirical copycat

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