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Angela Merkel Seen Shaking For The Third Time In Weeks

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking as she met Finland’s visiting Prime Minister on Wednesday, her third bout within the last month, but a government spokesman said she was fine.

James Norman

James Norman

Can't Afford Sydney And Melbourne Rent? Let's Do What Berlin Just Did

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In Australia, the reality of paying more than half your weekly salary in rent, or having rent increases imposed midway through rental tenancies has become a normal part of life for many, particularly Millennials.

World

World

Health Fears After Angela Merkel Seen Shaking For Second Time In Just Weeks

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel experienced a second public bout of severe shaking, nine days after she was seen having similar problems and just hours before she was due to leave for the G20 summit in Osaka.

World

World

Dutch Railway Company To Pay Holocaust Families Compensation

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Dutch railway company NS will pay tens of millions of Euros to Holocaust victims and their families for their role in during WW2.

News

News

Buried WWII Bomb Leaves Huge Crater After Surprise Explosion

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A decades-old bomb buried in a German barley field has exploded unexpectedly, leaving an enormous crater in the earth.

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News

German Village Hoards Beer To Leave Neo-Nazi Festival Dry

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Locals bought more than 200 crates of beer while police seized 4,400 litres, leaving neo-Nazis nothing to drink at the town's annual rock festival.

World

World

Video Captured Angela Merkel Shaking Uncontrollably

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There are concerns for German Chancellor Angela Merkel after she was seen shaking during a military parade.

Sport

Sport

Gone Fishin': Football Coach Turns Up With Rod To Protest Sacking

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This German football manager did not take his sacking well.

World

World

Forget Real Animals, This Circus Is Turning To Holograms Instead

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Horses, elephants, monkeys and lions have all been circus staples for decades, but one big top in Germany has shunned tradition, swapping flesh and blood for holograms.

World

World

New Medieval Cult Twist In Crossbow Murder-Suicide Case

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It's the murder mystery that has gripped Germany, and now the disturbing story is unravelling.

World

World

Five Dead In Crossbow Murder Mystery Gripping Germany

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Police in Germany are investigating a series of deaths in Bavaria, after three people were found pierced with crossbow bolts.

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World

Pigeon Flashed By Speed Camera After Zooming Down Residential Street

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A speedy pigeon has shocked authorities after being clocked travelling 15km/h over the speed limit in a quiet German town.

National

National

Eddie, The 'Happiest Man On Earth', Warns 'We're Going Backwards'

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When Eddie Jaku awoke from a coma in a German hospital, a nurse whispered in his ear he was 65 percent dead and 35 percent alive. 

National

National

Germany Returns Remains Of 53 Indigenous Australians

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Germany has returned 53 Indigenous ancestors to Australia, the largest number repatriated from the country.

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World

Germany's Drastic Measures To Combat Organ Shortage

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Germany is trying to tackle a shortage of donors and address a backlog of about 10,000 patients waiting for organs.

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World

Donald Trump Still Doesn't Know Where His Dad Was Born

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President Donald Trump has claimed his father was born in Germany, for at least the third time in a year.

News

News

Flight Lands In Wrong Country, Gets Roasted By Another Airline

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A plane full of passengers was left a little confused when their flight from London to Düsseldorf, Germany, landed in Scotland by mistake.

World

World

German Family To Donate $16 Million After Discovering Nazi Past

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One of Germany's richest families has announced plans to donate €10 million ($AU 16 million) after discovering its ancestors used forced labour under Nazi rule.

World

World

Mind The Gender Pay Gap: Discount Train Fares Offered To Women

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Some women will be paying less for public transport on Monday, as Equal Pay Day is held to mark the gender pay gap that still exists in many countries.

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World

Man Cops Life Sentence After Poisoning Work Mates' Sandwiches

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A 57-year-old German man was found guilty of attempting to murder his work colleagues by sprinkling heavy metals onto their sandwiches and drinks.

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World

Fat Rat Rescue: Eight Firefighters Free Chubby Rodent From Sewer

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Firefighters in Germany rescued a chubby rat after it got stuck in sewer manhole and couldn't get out.

World

World

New 'Sausage World' Theme Park Sure To Snag Fans Despite Being The Absolute Wurst

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If you've never seen a sausage machine spit out more than 1,000 snags a minute, you haven't lived.

World

World

Wiesn Koks: The Completely Legal White Powder You Can Snort

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'Wiesn Koks' or 'Wiesn Pulver' translates to Oktoberfest cocaine or Oktoberfest powder.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

'Wurst' Hotel Is Straight From A Vegetarian's Nightmare

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What happens when a butcher opens a hotel? A vegetarian's ‘wurst’ nightmare.

Sport

Sport

Female Coach Of Men's Football Club Says She Picks The Team "On Penis Size"

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Press conferences can be boring affairs, but not in German football.

World

World

Train Delay Scarf: Woman Records Commute Delays By Knitting

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Most of us are no stranger to the frustration of a transport delay as we commute from A to B.

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World

Intersex People Win Legal Rights With New 'Diverse' Category

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A new classification for "third gender" people will give recognition to intersex citizens on official documents, in a historic move in Germany.

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World

'Angry Little Boy' Doesn't Like His Christmas Presents, Calls Police

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Christmas can be a magical time for young children, especially when they wake up to find presents from Santa.

World

World

Former CNN Journalist Of The Year Fired For Making-Up Stories

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An award-winning German journalist has been fired from one of the largest magazines in Europe, after revelations he had been falsifying his stories for years.

Life

Life

Is All That Chocolate That Got Spilled Across A German Road Still OK To Eat?

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Don't cry over spilt cocoa.

World

World

Firefighters Tasked With Cleaning Up A Tonne Of Spilled Chocolate

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German firefighters tackled an unusual emergency late on Monday when a tank at a local firm making liquid chocolate overflowed and poured out onto a street.

World

World

Krampus: The Evil, Chain-Wielding Anti-Santa Who Haunts Children At Christmas

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While children around the world are waiting excitedly for Santa Clause to climb down their chimneys and deliver them gifts, the children of Eastern Europe wait in fear.

World

World

Angela Merkel's Party Elect Her Replacement And There's Some Similarities

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Germany’s Christian Democrats have played it safe.

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World

Albert Einstein Feared The Rise Of Nazism, 10 Years Before Hitler Seized Power

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The famed physicist wrote a poignant letter to his younger sister Maja in 1922, warning of growing nationalist sentiment in his native Germany.

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World

Germany Tries 94-Year-Old Accused Of Helping Nazis In Camp Murders

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A 94-year-old wheelchair-bound man appeared in court on Tuesday accused of helping to murder hundreds of people at a Nazi concentration camp during World War Two, in what is likely to be one of the last such trials.

Crime

Crime

A German Nurse Has 'More Or Less' Admitted To Killing 100 Patients

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Niels Högel, a former nurse from Germany has admitted to murdering 100 patients in his care.

News

News

Aussies Reported Injured In German Bus Crash

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A bus carrying 35 tourists from Australia, Canada and the United States has crashed into a truck filled with tyres in Germany.

World

World

Girl's Poem On Migrants Sparks Outrage At Reading Competition

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A youth poetry competition in Germany's southwest descended into controversy after one contestant performed a poem with anti-immigration themes.

World

World

Artist Wants To Rebuild The Berlin Wall

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Berlin authorities have rejected a proposal to rebuild the Berlin Wall as part of an art exhibition.

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World

Far-Right, Anti-Fascist Protests End Peacefully In German City

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The fatal stabbing of a man has sparked a protest of 6,000 people in Germany.

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World

Couple Jailed For Sexual Abusing And Selling Son To Pedophiles

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The couple allowed the woman's son to be raped and abused by men they found online.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Trump Wants Russian Probe To End And Zimbabwe Election Protests

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All the news you need to know this Thursday.

World

World

Trump Calls Germany A 'Captive' Of Russia

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He also called for increased military spending from NATO members.

World

World

'Sandwich Killer' May Have Killed 21 Colleagues By Poisoning Lunch

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Twenty-one employees of the company had died prematurely.