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 deadly blaze has broken out a refugee shelter in northern Bavaria, killing one person in the barracks that used to house American troops. German police are working to identify the victim.
A study by two German researchers at the University of Warwick suggest that there is a correlation between social media usage and hate crimes. DW interviews one of the authors of the study.
German politicians have called for explanations as to how an Iraqi man suspected of a girl's murder could leave the country unhindered. Many asked in particular how he managed to depart under a false name.
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.
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