In Germany, Tuesday was the hottest day of the year. The issue is that the record will probably be broken today, with temperatures of up to 40 degrees Centigrade (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Berlin. People were told to be careful and to drive less. In the meantime, another brawl was reported at one of Berlin's public outdoor swimming pools.
Some 90 kilometers (56 miles) southeast of Berlin, in Brandenburg's Lieberoser Heide region, a growing forest fire is doing a lot of damage. The Fire Department and volunteers have not managed to contain it. Rain is supposed to help.
It happened in broad daylight. On Wednesday, two to four gangsters mugged a cash in transit van in front of a Bank in the German capital's Wilmersdorf borough. Two guards and two bank employees were injured.