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Shooting At Munich Shopping Mall Kills At Least 10, Police Say

A shooting at a shopping mall in Munich has left at least 10 people dead, including the alleged attacker, and at least 27 people injured, the Munich police say.Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae said at a press conference Saturday that the suspect was an 18-year-old German-Iranian man born and raised in Munich, armed with a handgun.A search of the suspect's home turned up "no evidence" of links to the Islamic State group.The suspect had no criminal record and his motive is unknown, Andrae...
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Life In Berlin: Mom, Dad, I'm Asexual

Jul 22, 2016
Reem Payumo

Berlin is a city where all forms of sexual expression are well represented, that much is obvious. But what is perhaps less known is that the city is also a haven for people who don’t want to have any sex, at all. 

A shooting at a shopping mall in Munich has left at least 10 people dead, including the alleged attacker, and at least 27 people injured, the Munich police say.

Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae said at a press conference Saturday that the suspect was an 18-year-old German-Iranian man born and raised in Munich, armed with a handgun.

A search of the suspect's home turned up "no evidence" of links to the Islamic State group.

The suspect had no criminal record and his motive is unknown, Andrae said in an earlier press conference.

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“I would not vote for Donald Trump, and furthermore, I am not worried about him actually being elected President of the United States,” says Cieran Rockwell, an American expat and former politics student who lives in Berlin, where he owns a small specialty food business with his partner.

Mujahid Kazmi

Mujahid Kazmi is from Parachinar, Pakistan and was among the thousands of refugees who arrived in Berlin last summer. Since then, he’s found a new life.

Life In Berlin: 'The Other Caribbean'

Jul 19, 2016
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Think about sounds of the Caribbean and you might imagine waves lapping on the shore, palm trees rustling in the breeze. You might imagine reggae, steel drum calypso; maybe the popular music of the Cuban group, the Buena Vista Social Club.

Two NPR Specials: America Abroad And Obama's Years Part 2

Jul 18, 2016
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This week on NPR Specials:

In this episode of America Abroad, we discuss the current state of human intelligence gathering and its future. We explore how encryption affected the nature of spying, how the challenge of recruiting has changed, and what techniques agencies at home and abroad feel will give them the edge for the future.

Three Things To Do This Week

Jul 18, 2016
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A few things to keep in mind this week:

If you’re not headed to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival but still want to see the best new comedy, clowning, and solo performance from the fringe circuit, Comedy Café Berlin has got you covered. The artists are visiting from around the world, but better yet, it’s all in English. Starting July 20th at Roseggerstr. 17. 

Updated at 10:00 am:

A coup attempt by factions in the Turkish military crumbled Saturday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made his way to Istanbul and his government began reestablishing control after a long night of widespread violence.

"The people have taken to the streets and voiced their support for democracy," the acting head of the military, Gen. Umit Dundar, said at a news conference Saturday. "The nation will never forget this betrayal."

At a beachside restaurant in Nice, France, Eric Drattell and his wife were relaxing after a fireworks show when a white truck began speeding down the seaside promenade, mowing people down.

"You go from having an absolutely marvelous time to sheer terror in a blink of an eye, literally," he says. "It was a spectacular fireworks show. And then all of a sudden this happens and people are screaming."

Updated 4:00 a.m. ET Friday:

The French interior minister says 84 people have been killed. The four new reported deaths are thought to come from the list of critically injured.

Updated 11:00 p.m. ET Thursday:

A truck drove into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France, killing dozens of people on Thursday evening. The French interior minister says 80 people have been killed and 18 are in critical condition.

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Two NPR Specials: America Abroad And Obama's Years Part 2

This week on NPR Specials: In this episode of America Abroad, we discuss the current state of human intelligence gathering and its future. We explore how encryption affected the nature of spying, how the challenge of recruiting has changed, and what techniques agencies at home and abroad feel will give them the edge for the future.
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Three Things To Do This Week

A few things to keep in mind this week: If you’re not headed to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival but still want to see the best new comedy, clowning, and solo performance from the fringe circuit, Comedy Café Berlin has got you covered. The artists are visiting from around the world, but better yet, it’s all in English. Starting July 20th at Roseggerstr. 17.
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