Seen from afar, Germany, like most of Europe, looks hopelessly divided over how best to handle the refugees stuck in miserable conditions along its borders. But a movement of German towns is arguing they can help alleviate the crisis on their own.
This year's ferocious wildfires on the US West Coast are taking a heavy toll on exhausted firefighters who see no end in sight to the blazes, with the coronavirus pandemic adding another layer of risk.
A Canadian Muslim advocacy group is calling for a recent fatal stabbing outside a mosque near Toronto to be investigated as potentially hate-motivated, after the city's police service announced that it had made an arrest in the case.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warned Greece that a new camp on Lesbos Island, hastily built to house thousands of migrants left homeless by a fire last week, can only be temporary.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley called on the world's billionaires to step up to help save some 30 million people he said are at risk of dying if they don't receive help from the UN food organization.