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Hanau: Place in Hesse, Germany
Hanau [ˈhaːnaʊ̯] is a town in the Main-Kinzig-Kreis, in Hesse, Germany. It is located 25 km east of Frankfurt am Main and is part of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region. Its station is a major railway junction and it has a port on the river Main, making it an important transport centre. The town is known for being the birthplace of Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm and Franciscus Sylvius. Since the 16th century it was a centre of precious metal working with many goldsmiths. It is home to Heraeus, one of the largest family-owned companies in Germany.


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Many victims of shooting in Germany had immigrant background: report

Many of the victims of the shooting in the German town of Hanau had an immigrant background, German magazine Focus said based on a report from news agency dpa that cited security sources.
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German state minister: Owner of car used to flee shooting was 43-year-old German

The German interior minister of the state of Hesse said the owner of the car used to leave the scene of a shooting in Hanau that left nine people dead was a 43-year-old German man from that town.
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Federal prosecutors suspect terrorism in the shooting in the German city of Hanau, Peter Beuth, the interior minister of the state of Hesse, said on Thursday.
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German state minister: Shooter had xenophobic motive, his mother is dead

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Some victims of German shooting have Kurdish roots: Bild

Some of the victims of a suspected far-right shooting rampage in the German town of Hanau were of Kurdish descent, Bild daily reported on Thursday, without citing its sources.
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