The city of Detroit planned to demolish the civil rights icon's house but Ryan Mendoza, an American artist living in Berlin, saved it. He bought it and rebuilt it next to his own home in Berlin.
The family home of US civil rights activist Rosa Parks is to be sold off to raise money for a foundation in her name. Last year, a Berlin-based artist dismantled the house and shipped it to the German capital.
Berlin authorities have seized dozens of apartments and houses they claim are owned by one of the city's Arab crime networks. A new law allows police to confiscate property bought with ill-gotten gains.
Members of the far-right NPD have videotaped themselves "patrolling" Berlin trains. Their call for "protection zones" for Germans has been labeled by authorities as attention-seeking from an irrelevant party.
German police have warned about robbers who use tricks to distract victims while another makes off with their valuables. Seniors are usually targeted by such schemes, but one 103-year-old in Berlin was having none of it.
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