Elfriede Kannheiser is the longest serving crossing guard in the northern Bavarian town of Hof. Regardless of the weather, the volunteer helps ensure that pupils cross the road safely on their way to and from school.
An Alaskan man traveling in a one-person boat down the Yukon River accidentally entered the Bering Sea and has landed in Russia's isolated Far East. He has been detained and will likely be deported.
An aid group has blamed both Libya's coast guard and Italy's interior minister for the deaths of a woman and child in a stricken raft. Libya and Italy reject the accusations.
The European border patrol agency is back in the spotlight amid an ongoing debate about immigration in the EU. DW looks at the work of the agency, and the criticism leveled at it.
Major wildfires on either side of Athens are raging out of control, with at least 74 people reported dead. People evacuated to beaches and into the sea, where coast guard boats struggled to rescue them.
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