Several churchyards across Sweden have been hit by an outbreak of leaf fungus on their Busy Lizzies.
A woman was seriously injured and a man sustained minor injuries as their "gyrocopter" home-made aircraft crashed in Upplands-Bro, north of Stockholm at around midday on Saturday.
A hand grenade exploded against the wall of an apartment block in Malmö early on Saturday morning. No one was hurt in the attack which has been linked to a recent spate of gang violence.
Police in Bavaria have uncovered a huge international paedophilia pornography ring, which has already resulted in hundreds of investigations in Germany and the collection of data from thousands of suspects in 98 countries.
Sweden's centre-right government on Friday slashed its 2008 and 2009 growth forecasts but said the country was still well-positioned to ride out the global economic slowdown.
A new budget airline for Germany is on the way, according to a report in Der Spiegel on Saturday, with Lufthansa, TUI and Arcandor working to fuse their low-cost airlines into a giant to challenge Air Berlin.
A leading sports scientist has warned against adopting Chinese training methods for young athletes, saying pressure to do so will rise after the Olympics where Germany is not performing well.
Every year on the third Thursday in August, Swedes gather with friends and family to celebrate the start of the season for fermented Baltic herring, or surströmming as it is called in Swedish. AFP's Pauline Conradsson was there to share in the fun.
Swedish table-tennis veteran Jörgen Persson met his match in China's world number one Wang Hao in the men's table tennis semi-finals on Saturday. The host nation is guaranteed the gold after Wang Hao beat Persson 4-1.
An extraordinary row has broken out between police authorities, over 21 officers from Berlin who are working in Hamburg and want to move back home – but whose return is being blocked.
A group of terrapins were released into the wild in Linum, Brandenburg on Saturday as part of a reintroduction programme.
A German is among a group of pro-Tibet activists arrested in Beijing and sentenced to ten days in prison as Chinese authorities toughen their approach to protesters with the end of the Olympics drawing close.