A column of smoke swirled into the sky over Düsseldorf, as a major fire gutted an inhabited refugee shelter. Several people were injured. The cause of the blaze is not yet known.
A 27-year-old Algerian is accused of setting his refugee accommodation in Düsseldorf on fire following a row over Ramadan meals. The blaze caused millions of euros in damage.
A court has sentenced a firefighter to jail for setting fire to an asylum home in Altena in western Germany. According to the Federal Police Office, more than 700 cases have been registered so far this year.
A suspected "IS" terror cell uncovered last year is said to have even fixed the ideal days for an assault in the German city. A court ruling said that both bombs and guns were to be used.
The western German town of Altena has been honored for its contribution towards the integration of immigrants into German society. The prize includes a cash award of 10,000 euros.
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