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Zdf series celebrates 55th anniversary: female crime fighters.

Zdf series celebrates 55th anniversary: female crime fighters.

The ZDF series "Die Karte mit dem Luchskopf" proved that women have mastered the crime genre. Unfortunately, the crime production does not reach the same level.

Kai Frohlich (l.) founds the private detective agency Luchs together with her aunt Viktoria Photo: PIDAX

Der Spiegel is also wrong. In 1967, the Hamburg news magazine noted that Emma Peel from the British TV series "With Umbrella, Charm and Bowler Hat" had broken the "male monopoly on fighting crime." This was not true of Great Britain, and in the Federal Republic, too, the agent, who is quick-witted in every respect, had a predecessor who was no less clever: Kai Frohlich (Kai Fischer) from the series "Die Karte mit dem Luchskopf" ("The Card with the Lynx Head").

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Recreational sports ramp up again: clubs for limited movements

Recreational sports ramp up again: clubs for limited movements

German amateur sports are struggling to get off the ground despite the Corona relaxations. Adherence to hygiene regulations is challenging the clubs.

Improvised training: the Dragon Gym in Wurzburg offers outdoor martial arts Photo: HMB-Media/imago

"Now for some jumping jacks," Claudia Becker, a coach at the Berliner Turnerschaft, calls out to the two siblings in her athletics group. The two are eagerly doing jumping jacks – at a distance from the exercise instructor. They are meeting for the first time since mid-March, when the club’s sports operations were suspended due to the Corona crisis. The private training session is a small foretaste of the future sports activities during the pandemic: Everyone at a distance!

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Election campaign in lower saxony: posters down, “snout full”.

Election campaign in lower saxony: posters down, “snout full”.

Three Sinti from Osnabruck make a video of themselves taking down an NPD poster. They receive applause for this on the Internet – and from local politicians.

Destroyed NPD poster: Three Sinti receive applause on the Internet for a hanging action. Picture: dpa

They could have removed the poster in a night-and-fog action. Instead, three Sinti from Osnabruck made a video of themselves taking down an NPD poster with the slogan "Money for grandma, instead of for Sinti and Roma." "We don’t want our children to see this," they say. And cut the poster with a knife from the post. They put the video on Facebook.

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Elections in great britain: regional governments weaken

Elections in great britain: regional governments weaken

In Scotland, the SNP lost its majority; in Wales, so did the Labour Party. In England, Labour lost fewer seats than expected.

Won but without a majority: SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon Photo: ap

In the elections to the regional parliaments in Scotland and Wales, both governing parties missed an absolute majority. The separatist Scottish National Party (SNP) surprisingly lost six seats and ended up with only 63 mandates – two short of an absolute majority.

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Traffic turnaround and communication: everything far too complex

Traffic turnaround and communication: everything far too complex

When it comes to bike infrastructure, the administration doesn’t have its own plans in place – or is overwhelmed with the task of communicating them appropriately.

Some progress is being made in the construction of cycle paths, including – as here – in Neukolln Photo: imago images / Klaus Martin Hofer

Thanks to the Mobility Act and the change in transportation policy, the expansion of the bicycle infrastructure is really taking off – well, to a certain extent. What is always noticeable is that even where the considerable increase in planner positions has been filled with staff, the administration is having a hard time keeping track of the planned measures. And transparency in dealing with ongoing projects is also sometimes noticeably lacking.

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Voyeuristic beach volleyball tournament: big event and skimpy bikinis

Voyeuristic beach volleyball tournament: big event and skimpy bikinis

Hamburg hosts the finals of the Beach Volleyball World Tour. Part of the marketing is to put the players’ bodies in the limelight

Laura Ludwig (center) signals to her partner Kira Walkenhorst (not pictured) at the Beach Volleyball Grand Slam in Hamburg 2016 Photo: Bodo Marks/dpa

Hamburg will host a top international event in beach volleyball in August. The world’s best top athletes will compete in the finals of the World Tour. The Senate Department for Sport and the Interior and the HSV play the organization of the tournament in the cards. Both want to establish Hamburg as a German beach volleyball stronghold. But with all the anticipation, people tend to forget: The sport still markets itself through players in skimpy bikinis. "Sex sells," says Sandra Gunter, a sports scientist at the University of Hanover.

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Volkswagen builds factory in turkey: business with the autocrat

Volkswagen builds factory in turkey: business with the autocrat

Volkswagen is building a factory in Turkey. Erdogan’s thanks: He instructs his officials to use a VW Passat as their official car.

Golf 7 bodies are assembled in Zwickau. Soon, VWs will also come from Turkey Photo: Karsten Thielker

"We know that the decision for Turkey will also meet with criticism," admits Thomas Steg. Volkswagen’s chief lobbyist justifies himself: Turkey is "a developed market economy," he says. The official signing of the contract with the Turkish government is still pending. In principle, however, everything has been settled, emphasizes VW Production Director Andreas Tostmann.

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Disappeared journalist khashoggi: face-saving way out in sight

Disappeared journalist khashoggi: face-saving way out in sight

Saudi Arabia seems to want to admit the death of Jamal Khashoggi. The blame is to be placed on officials acting on their own authority.

Mike Pompeo on Tuesday in Riyadh with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Photo: ap

The investigation and attempts to explain the alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul are drifting toward a bizarre climax. While Turkish police were searching the Saudi consulate and also planning to inspect the consul’s residence, U.S. media are reporting that behind the scenes a statement is being prepared in which the Saudi government would admit to Khashoggi’s death. The blame, however, would be placed on lower bureaucrats acting on their own authority.

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Animal parks in the corona crisis: who pays for the food?

Animal parks in the corona crisis: who pays for the food?

The parks lack revenue from admission fees, and the cost of food remains. One park now gives its animals to volunteers in care.

He is hungry: wolf in the Schorfheide Wildlife Park Photo: dpa

Animal and wildlife parks in Brandenburg worry about their survival because of the Corona crisis. Since the beginning of the week, their gates have been closed to visitors. This poses huge problems for private-sector parks in particular – they finance themselves mainly through entrance fees. "We can still get through the next four weeks. After that, I don’t know how things will continue," says Imke Heyter, managing director of the Schorfheide Wildlife Park.

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