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(Clockwise from left): Rakhat Aliyev, President Nursultan Nazarbayev and the Josefstadt prison in Vienna where Aliyev died

Rakhat Aliyev: Claims of murder over death of rival to Kazakhstan's president in Austrian prison

Mr Aliyev's lawyers say suspicious circumstances undermine an initial verdict of suicide

Wolfgang Schäuble said the decision lay with Greece and remained an uncertainty

Greek bailout: Schäuble breaks ranks over chance of 'Grexit'

Schäuble said decision lay with Greece and remained an uncertainty

Nasser’s family beat him with cables, poured boiling water over him and doused him in petrol

Father who threatened to 'ram knife into throat' of teenage son for coming out fined by German court in landmark homophobia ruling

Nasser's family tried to take him to Lebanon, where his parents hoped to force him into marrying a Lebanese girl and 'set him on the right path'

Postcard from... Munich

The sign hanging in the window of Lazos Food and Drink – a bright red pizza and pasta kiosk on Munich’s Poccistrasse, is only the size of a piece of A4 paper, but  it’s message is big all the same. “Are you hungry but without money ?” it asks. “Here you can eat and pay later, or if not – God will forgive you. Nobody should go hungry,”

Exterior view on the new headquarters of the German Federal

Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

The incident left the €1.5bn complex flooded with tens of thousands of litres of water and created much amusement in the German media

Postcard from... Dresden

It is not much more than a month since Dresden’s notorious Pegida movement was dismissed as all but dead. The anti-Islam organisation was rocked by revelations that its leader – cook turned advertising executive called Lutz Bachmann – had posed as Adolf Hitler on Facebook and described foreign immigrants as “dirt”. Mr Bachmann was forced to resign.

Police officers stand guard outside a synagogue in Bremen, Germany. Bremen is on high alert after authorities reported that they had concrete information about a possible terror threat

Bremen on high alert after cache of sub-machine guns found following warnings of imminent terror attack

Two suspects were arrested and an unspecified number were detained in a city considered an Islamic extremist stronghold

Members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative-led coalition have backed the Greek bailout extension

German MPs back Greek loan extension

The Bundestag approved the extension with 542 MPs voting in favour

Postcard from... Hamburg

Hamburg is gripped by Olympic fever. The port city’s underground trains and buses have for weeks been plastered with a blue and orange flame logo, designed to encourage citizens to show enthusiasm for a bid to hold the 2024 Games.

The chapel at Bishop van Elst’s residence in Limburg

Tebartz van Elst: God knows what to do with €31m mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

Pope Francis removed the “Bishop of Bling” from his post in March 2014 after it was revealed the bishop had spent a least €31m of secret church funds on rebuilding and re-furnishing his residence

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Influential clans in Syria have held secret talks with Western powers and Gulf states over the possibility of mobilising against Isis. But they are determined not to be pitted against each other
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Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge

A growing population and a compromised and depleted aquifer leaves water in scarce supply for Palestinians
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Dozens of politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen linked to Indian bribery scandal die mysteriously
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No-one is admitting where the bodies are buried - literally and metaphorically
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Power of the geek Gods

Each year at Comic-Con in San Diego, Hollywood bosses nervously present blockbusters to the hallowed crowd. It can make or break a movie
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Vasek Pospisil must ignore tiredness and tell himself: I'm in the quarter-final, baby!
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Angus Fraser's top 10 Ashes moments

He played in five series against Australia and covered more as a newspaper correspondent. From Waugh to Warne and Hick to Headley, here are his highlights
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EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

An outbreak of malaria in Greece four years ago helps us understand the crisis, says Robert Fisk
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Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge

The traumatised kibbutz on Israel's front line, still recovering from last summer's war with Hamas
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Bizarre and brilliant photos celebrate 'the body as art'
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