Heavy rain in Germany has left many places under water, with the south and east of the country particularly badly hit. At least two people have drowned and the flooding has forced the closure of roads and highways.
Germany has experienced its hottest May and April since the late 1800s. The German Weather Service said the blazing temperatures could only be understood in relation to climate change.
Extreme weather has hit parts of the country's western region amid an unseasonably warm spring. Half-a-meter of hail was recorded in the Mosel region.
In 2013, record flooding hit the South German village of Fischerdorf. Authorities are erecting new defenses to protect residents in the future. Our reporter spoke to locals still rebuilding their lives five years on.
The streets around Red Square in the center of Moscow have had a distinctly Southern and Latin American flavor as World Cup fever takes hold. But the opening day has not been free of controversy.
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