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Germany tests warning sirens for first time since end of Cold War

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Tens of thousands of sirens have sounded across Germany for the first time since the end of the cold war in a nationwide test designed to inform people about what to do in a catastrophe and to test the readiness of the emergency services. The alarms were sounded at 11am, and the all-clear given 20 minutes later. The newly created National Warning Day, or Warntag, will now be observed every year on September 10.