On the latest edition of Germany Today we meet one of the toughest firefighters in the world, a famous German folksinger and a family of Lebanese asylum-seekers facing deportation.
Gerd Müller is a German firefighter at the US army air-base Spangdahlem in Rheinland-Pfalz. When he's not working, he spends his time running drills in full uniform in order to get in shape for the international Firefighter Challenges.
Three decades ago, a shy young German woman won the Eurovison Song Contest with her song "Ein bisschen Frieden". It was at the height of the Cold War when Nicole Hohloch from the Saarland wrote music history.
In 1994, Abdul Kader Chafi and his family left Lebanon and emigrated to Germany. But then his application for asylum was rejected. The Chafi family couldn't actually be deported because they didn't have any papers. Now that they do, the family's future is uncertain.