In Italy racism towards refugees is on the rise as right-wing nationalism gains momentum in the Coronavirus pandemic. Also: Verkhoyansk in Siberia is one of the world's coldest cities. Now, a heatwave is worrying researchers and residents.
The number of refugees living in Germany has fallen for the first time in nine years, said the Interior Ministry. Some lost their protection status, while others were prevented from entering due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Mayors are sounding the alarm in southern Italy: reception centers for refugees are overcrowded, and there is growing resentment in the population. Other Mediterranean states also report rising numbers of refugees.
The World Health Organization has recorded the highest rise in global cases in a single day. Daily deaths are at their highest since April, as the pandemic shows no signs of diminishing. Follow DW for the latest.
It was a successful night for Bayer Leverkusen and Hoffenheim in the Europa League, with both teams winning their first group game. Meanwhile, North Rhine Westphalia could review crowd allowances for sporting fixtures.
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