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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Cologne

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# Flooding
Last month's floods in central Europe caused more than €12.4 billion of damage
Several major European rivers including the Elbe and the Danube overflowed, causing widespread damage and a number of deaths after heavy rainfall last month.
# Take a Bow
Video: Rihanna is TERRIBLE at karaoke
Really terrible. She’s also been hanging out with J-Law.
# Anger
Loew fumes as bullying fans force player to quit
Cologne’s Kevin Pezzoni had told coach Holger Stanislawski he no longer felt safe playing for the team.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Saturday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Germany
German court: 'Circumcising young boys is grievous bodily harm'
Jewish and Islamic groups have criticised the decision, describing it as an attempt to criminalise their customs.
# Germany
Merkel's party set for election defeat in Germany's most populous state
There are 13.2 million voters in North Rhine-Westphalia – and most of them are set to back the Social Democrats and Greens.
# Going Viral
YouTube Top 10: because Tom Watson shows the kids how to do it
The grand old golfing master shows up ‘Poults’ and ‘GMac’ while Novak Djokvic practices his backhand for Stallone’s new movie.
# Checking In
Status update: Podolski announces Arsenal move on Facebook
Cologne have agreed to sell the striker to Arsenal for an undisclosed fee.
# Speculation
'Nothing has been decided yet' - Podolski denies Arsenal reports
Meanwhile, Robin Van Persie has agreed to Man City’s contract offer, according to reports.
# burn her
German 'witch' pronounced innocent... after 385 years
A woman who was burned at the stake in Cologne almost 400 years ago has been vindicated after a retrial.
# liquid football
WATCH: Van Buyten bursts the ball with one extremely powerful free kick
Bayern Munich’s encounter with Cologne had to be unexpectedly halted following the defender’s strike.
# Shock
Top-flight football game called off after ref's 'suicide attempt'
Bundesliga game between Mainz and Cologne postponed after official found in hotel room.
# Travellers
Seven in court after "crazy" Irish Travellers "booze and beat" their way through Cologne: report
Over 400 Irish Travellers descended on Cologne for the Easter weekend – reportedly wreaking major havoc in the west German city.