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11 Apr 2018


Budding entrepreneurs, these 5 countries are best for the start-ups

Building a company is always difficult, but in some countries, it is less challenging. Programmes in these countries give entrepreneurs the push they need to kick-start their dream projects.

07 Apr 2018

Angela Merkel

Germany: Van drives into pedestrians, killing 3, injuring 20

A delivery van crashed into pedestrians in Germany's Muenster on Saturday, killing three and injuring 20 people.

02 Feb 2018


Study shows killer whales can imitate human sounds

Researchers from Germany, UK, Spain, and Chile have discovered that orcas or killer whales can imitate human speech to the extent of phrases like 'hello,' 'bye bye,' 'one-two,' 'ah ha,' and even the name 'Amy.'

23 Jan 2018


This German nurse killed over 100 patients out of 'boredom'

A German nurse, serving life term for two murders and three attempted murders of intensive-care patients, was on Monday charged for 97 other killings.

12 Jan 2018


Gallup International Survey: Modi ranked 3rd; ahead of Trump, Putin

PM Modi adds another feather to his cap. Gallup International's annual survey "Opinion of Global Leaders" has put him at number three among world leaders.

30 Dec 2017


96-year-old 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz' imprisoned over mass murders

Germany's constitutional court has ruled that 96-year-old Oskar Groening must be jailed over his role in the mass murders caused in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War-II.

19 Dec 2017


German bank employee spends 6 months hand-counting 1.2 million coins

In a rare incident, a German bank worker finished counting about 1.2 million coins by hand last week. It took him six months to diligently complete the monumental task.

21 Nov 2017

Angela Merkel

Germany faces unprecedented political crisis as Merkel's coalition talks fail

Germany is facing an unprecedented political crisis as Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has failed to secure a coalition government in the Bundestag (lower house) following elections in September.

25 Oct 2017

Donald Trump

Singapore has the 'most powerful' passport in the world

The Singaporean passport has been declared the world's most powerful with a score of 159- the first time an Asian country has clinched the top spot.

25 Sep 2017

Angela Merkel

German elections 2017 : Angela Merkel wins despite declining popularity

Chancellor Angela Merkel emerged the winner in the 2017 German Federal elections in her fourth successive victory.

11 Sep 2017


Six injured in suspected tear gas attack at Frankfurt Airport

Reports are coming in of a suspected tear gas attack at Germany's Frankfurt Airport. Several people are believed to be injured.

10 Sep 2017

Nobel Prize

The eccentricities of Einstein: Could you learn something from them?

Genius is not a result of genetics alone. What you do every day contributes significantly to your bodily development, including the brain's.

05 Sep 2017

Angela Merkel

Germany doubles funds to fight car pollution

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaking alongside VC Sigmar Gabriel announced that the funding to help federal states and towns to combat vehicular pollution will be doubled to reach $1.2 billion.

03 Sep 2017

World War 2

Germany: Unexploded bomb from World War-2 found, 65,000 residents evacuated

A 1.4-tonne unexploded British bomb left over from World War-II was found at a building site in Frankfurt, prompting the largest post-war evacuation in Germany.

09 Aug 2017


Why this man showered Twitter with really hateful tweets

Twitter has been under fire lately for not curbing online hate and abuse.

06 Jul 2017


Study: Self-driving cars could soon make human-like moral decisions

It may soon be possible for self-driving cars to make life-and-death decisions just like humans.

30 Jun 2017

Hate Speech

Germany: Social media giants may face €50m fines over hate-speech

In a bid to regulate hate speech on social media, the German Parliament voted in favour of a law that mandates social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter to take down posts containing hate speech or criminal content.

30 Jun 2017

Angela Merkel

Germany passes landmark law to legalize gay marriage

Germany has joined the league of over 20 nations that have legalized gay marriages. German lawmakers voted by a large margin, 393-226, to pass the landmark law.

14 Jun 2017

Dark Web

German police arrest Dark Web market admin in rare break

On 8th June, the German police arrested the alleged administrator of a Dark Web marketplace from where a gun was purchased and used for the July 2016 shootings in Munich.

13 Jun 2017


Germany: Shooting at Munich subway station, several injured

Several people, including a policewoman, were injured in a shooting at a Munich subway station in Germany during a police check. One person has been arrested.

31 May 2017


Europe visit: PM Modi makes second stop in Spain

After a successful visit to Germany, PM Modi landed in Spain, hoping for strengthened engagement with the nation.

30 May 2017


Modi has "very good interaction" with Merkel during Germany visit

PM Narendra Modi tweeted that he had a "very good interaction" with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday, May 29, near Berlin.

29 May 2017


Modi embarks upon Europe visit, makes first stop in Germany

Having completed three years in power at home, PM Modi has embarked upon a four-nation Euro-trip, making his first stop in Germany. He will also visit Russia, Spain and France.

24 May 2017


Samsung S8 Iris scanner is great, but it's not hack-proof

While phone makers have been touting iris-based recognition as the next big leap in phone security, a recent development proves that we are yet to come up with an iris-scanning system that can't be easily fooled.

23 May 2017


Amazon launches Amazon Channels in UK and Germany

Today, e-commerce giant Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Channels in the UK and Germany - two of Europe's largest markets.

15 May 2017

Angela Merkel

Merkel wins key state election, paves way for national polls

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) won a key state election on May 14, according to exit polls.

14 May 2017

3D Printing

Scientists 3D print bionic skin with touch sensing abilities

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a one-of-a-kind 3D printer which can be used to print electronic touch-sensory devices directly on human skin.

10 May 2017


Mumbai Police to go bulletproof 9 years after 26/11

9 years ago when Anti-Terrorism Squad Chief Hemant Karkare went to take on the terrorists involved in 26/11, his bulletproof vest was no match for the terrorists' AK-47s.

28 Apr 2017


Germany bans full-face veils at work for civil servants, soldiers

Germany's Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, will soon draft a law to ban full-face veils or hijabs at work for civil servants, soldiers and judges.

16 Apr 2017


Govt plans Ganga Volunteer Force with retired security-men

The government is planning a Ganga Volunteer Force with retired servicemen, including former IPS officers, army and paramilitary personnel, and police.

Mumbai's sea-water most polluted globally

Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany, assembled 1,237 scientific studies into a single database called 'Litterbase', which identifies places around the world with the most marine plastic pollution.

02 Apr 2017


'Racial profiling': Indian-origin woman stripped at Frankfurt airport

An Indian-origin woman has alleged racial profiling after she was made to strip by security personnel at Germany's Frankfurt airport.

25 Mar 2017


Namami Gange: IIT Roorkee joins, to crowdsource Rs. 50 lakh

IIT Roorkee has decided to crowdsource Rs. 50 lakh in a year for the institute's Mission Save Ganga.

20 Feb 2017

Jet Airways

Germany sends fighter planes after Jet Airways flight loses contact

Germany scrambled two Eurofighter Typhoon jets after the Mumbai-London Jet Airways flight 9W 118, lost contact with the Air Traffic Control tower.

03 Jan 2017

Angela Merkel

Islamist terror is Germany's greatest threat: Merkel

In her new year's message, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed upon the fact that Islamist terror remained the greatest threat to Germany; calling the Berlin truck attack "sickening", she said 2016 had been a year of "severe tests".

11 Dec 2016


Germany sees an increased number of refugees converting to Christianity

More and more number of Muslim refugees have been converting to Christianity in Germany.

08 Dec 2016

South Africa

Junior Hockey World Cup kicks off in Lucknow

The 2016 Men's Hockey Junior World Cup kicked off today at Dhyan Chand Astroturf Stadium, Lucknow.

04 Nov 2016


Germany to start using the world's first zero emission train

The world's first zero emission, hydrogen powered train is set to go into service in Germany in 2017.

17 Sep 2016


First artificial photosynthesis facility developed

Scientists from the Forschungszentrum Jülich research facility in Germany have developed the first complete and compact design for an artificial photosynthesis facility for usage beyond labs.

08 Sep 2016

G20 Summit

Share of power generated from renewables up by 70%

The share of electricity generated from solar and wind energy by the world's 20 largest economies soared by 70%.

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