World Cup final 2014: Germany v Argentina – live 

Argentina’s Lucas Biglia heads away against Germany in the World Cup final. Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP

An explorer injured at the bottom of Germany’s deepest cave 12 days ago has re-emerged after a rescue operation involving 728 people from five countries and estimated to have cost several million euros. The Riesending cave complex being closed for good. Read more here

Photo: Markus Leitner/AP

Photos of the day: Two men jump into the Ammersee lake in Utting, Germany. (Marc Mueller/EPA)

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Britain entering first world war was ‘biggest error in modern history’

Historian Niall Ferguson says Britain could have lived with German victory and should have stayed out of war. Read more

Berlin, Germany, 15 August 1961: An elderly woman tries to escape through her window to reach the street underneath, which is part of West Berlin. Some men try to pull her back into the house. The house was located right at the sector border in the eastern part of Berlin. From our series Pictures from the Past

Photographer: DPA/Corbis

Oberstdorf, Germany: a mountain stream runs through a snowy winter landscape Photograph: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/EPA

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Munich, Germany: A man walks through the Hacker Pschorr tent during preparations for the 179th Oktoberfest beer festival

Photograph: Matthias Schrader/AP