Some 2,000 people in the German capital have a hunting license. They're not only allowed to shoot wild game; they also have duties. It's their job to control the animal population and maintain the balance of nature.
Berlin is set to drop rules regulating the time of the year when hunters can shoot wild boars. The government hopes to prevent the spread of a virus that can be devastating to livestock populations.
A hunter in northern Germany has been killed by a wild boar he was trying to shoot. There are conflicting reports as to whether the pig was injured.
Germany's wild boars can be dangerous when they enter urban areas. Residents from Heide, a small northern German town, found that out for themselves on Friday morning.
Masoud Aqil was an "Islamic State" prisoner in Syria. After fleeing to Germany, the Kurdish journalist realized that IS terrorists were also in Europe, and he began to track them. Frank Hofmann has this exclusive for DW.
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