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Leipzig and Houston: through thick and thin

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We "heart" Houston sculpture. (Photo: public domain)
We "heart" Houston sculpture. (Photo: public domain)

People in Leipzig have been pitching in to help its sister city of Houston as it reels from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, amid a partnership that has lasted over two decades.

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Dr Ruth Pfau: Pakistan loses a mother

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Dr Ruth Pfau dies at 87

Pakistan lost one of their own this week – born and raised in Leipzig – but they will never lose her contribution to their lives.

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Foreign student robbed and beaten on Karli

in Community/My Leipzig
Police are urgently seeking witnesses in the attack of an international student on Karl Liebknecht Str. in Leipzig last Friday night. Photo: public domain
Police are urgently seeking witnesses in the attack of an international student on Karl Liebknecht Str. in Leipzig last Friday night. Photo: public domain

Police are urgently seeking witnesses who know anything about last Friday night’s vicious attack.

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Anti-Trump protests reach Leipzig

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Placard at anti-Trump protest in Leipzig in November 2016, also including European right-wing candidates.
Placard at anti-Trump protest in Leipzig in November 2016, also including European right-wing candidates.

Their placards bore messages such as the famous “Dump Trump” and “Not My President,” and also “Please grab climate change by the pussy!!!,” “NO Trump Petry Le Pen Wilders” and “Make the Earth great again.”

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Life’s stage: exits and entrances

in Community/My Leipzig/Theater
I shall no more, to sea, to sea! Gareth Knapman in UBI Theatre production of The Tempest 2013

Following in Gareth’s footsteps, carrying on his dream in theatre, has been truly bittersweet.

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When a terrorism suspect sleeps over

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Paunsdorf, Leipzig neighborhood where terrorism suspect was caught on Oct. 9. Photo by Ana Ribeiro.
Paunsdorf, Leipzig neighborhood where terrorism suspect was caught on Oct. 9. Photo by Ana Ribeiro.

We went by the house of the Syrians who caught the terrorism suspect in Paunsdorf, but left with more questions than answers.

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