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Footage of Erich Honecker delivering a speech is shown on a television in a faithfully-reconstructed typical East German home

Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Tony Paterson reflects on the man whose career was synonymous with physical separation from the West

The pills were handed out after a number of mishaps at the Cattenom nuclear power station

Luxembourg hands out iodine pills over fears of French nuclear mishap

The extraordinary measures were announced on Wednesday this week

Samra Kesinovic, 17, pictured before her departure for Syria, and after, in a burka

Austrian 'jihad poster girls' tell friends: we want to come home

Teenagers who travelled to Syria and married Isis fighters are horrified by the daily bloodshed

Helmut Kohl

The Kohl Protocols: A new book reveals how the former German Chancellor sees his fellow politicians

Lawyers for Helmut Kohl tried to block the publication in which he criticises his protégé and successor Angela Merkel and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
Asylum seekers from Syria, Afghanistan and other countries have been going to Germany

German refugees hide behind razor wire to escape angry backlash in Bautzen

The Spreehotel’s defences were erected three months ago to protect 150 asylum seekers from Syria, Afghanistan and 15 other countries

Postcard from... Munich

Beer, sausages, lederhosen and dirndls may be the most advertised attractions of Munich’s annual Oktoberfest. The other less publicised lure is prostitution.

A protest sign pleads ‘No new open-pit mines!’

Green village to be bulldozed and mined for lignite in Germany's quest for non-nuclear fuel

More than 800 residents including some 400 from a neighbouring village will be resettled

Postcard from... Berlin

Paris is miserable in the rain. Water cascades from balconies. Streets turn into torrents. Motorists seem to take delight in splashing pedestrians.

Adolf Hitler’s last years were spent in the Wolf’s Lair bunker in modern-day Poland

Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair

Ready to be poisoned: Seven decades after Margot Wölk was forced into life at Hitler’s bunker, she has told her full story

Postcard from... Berlin

The new memorial stands just outside the front door of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra concert hall.

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Murder of the Brink’s-MAT mastermind

'Goldfinger' of British crime's life ended in a blaze of bullets, say police
Forget little green men - aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert

Forget little green men

Leading evolutionary biologist says aliens will look like humans
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: An Algerian scientist adjusts to life working in a kebab shop

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

An Algerian scientist struggles to adjust to her new life working in a Scottish kebab shop
Bodyworlds museum: Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy

Dying dream of Doctor Death

Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy
UK heatwave: Temperature reaches 39.8 degrees on Central Line - the sweatiest place in London

39.8 degrees recorded on Tube

There's hot (London) and too damn hot (the Underground). Simon Usborne braved the Central line to discover what its passengers suffer
Kitchens go hi-tech: From robot chefs to recipe-shopping apps, computerised cooking is coming

Computerised cooking is coming

From apps that automatically make shopping lists from your recipe books to smart ovens and robot chefs, Kevin Maney rounds up innovations to make your mouth water
Jessie Cave interview: The Harry Potter star has published a feminist collection of cartoons

Jessie Cave's feminist cartoons

The Harry Potter star tells Alice Jones how a one-night stand changed her life
Football Beyond Borders: Even the most distruptive pupils score at homework club

Education: Football Beyond Borders

Add football to an after-school homework club, and even the naughtiest boys can score
10 best barbecue books

Fire up the barbie: 10 best barbecue books

We've got Bibles to get you grilling and smoking like a true south American pro
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power
Ron Dennis exclusive: ‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

Ron Dennis shrugs off a poor start to the season in an exclusive interview, and says the glory days will come back
Seifeddine Rezgui: What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?

Making of a killer

What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?
UK Heatwave: Temperatures on the tube are going to exceed the legal limit for transporting cattle

Just when you thought your commute couldn't get any worse...

Heatwave will see temperatures on the Tube exceed legal limit for transporting cattle
Exclusive - The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Swapping Bucharest for London

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Meet the man who swapped Romania for the UK in a bid to provide for his family, only to discover that the home he left behind wasn't quite what it seemed
Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most