In Europe, a heat wave is said to have already killed more than 300 people. Firefighters are fighting to control large forest fires in Spain, Greece and France.
Temperatures reached 45.7 degrees Celsius in Spain, with firefighters backed by the armed forces trying to put out more than 30 wildfires in the woods. View the latest images and videos.
Our verdicts on the conservative leadership debate
The Conservative leadership race is entering its final stage, with three qualifying rounds this week.
Candidates will be reduced to four today when MPs vote in the third round of the contest to find a successor to Boris Johnson.
The remaining five candidates had a series of moody exchanges in the last televised debate last night, with Rishi Sunak accused of plunging Britain into a recession as his rivals headed against him one by one for attack his record as chancellor.
Liz Truss has been highlighted by critics, who are trying to position themselves as the only one who can effectively challenge him in the economy.
Political editor Ben Riley-Smith examines how each of the candidates behaved and five of our writers give their verdict on who came out on top.
There will be another vote tomorrow and then Wednesday, from which time the remaining candidates will face a summer campaign before Conservative members elect the next prime minister. Keep track of the latest odds.
How to keep a sharp mind in old age
The risk of developing dementia from the age of 80 is one in six.
Although age is unavoidable, Dementia UK says it can be avoided in around a third of cases, however, from good nutrition to staying socially active, helping to slow it down or prevent it. completely.
The big question is: do puzzles or “brain training” games really work? Harry de Quetteville investigates the benefits of stretching our cognitive skills.
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Around the world: Zelensky fires his aides for “collusion”
Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, fired the head of the country’s secret service and its chief prosecutor for collaborating with the Russians that had allegedly taken place in their departments. As Moscow intensified the bombing of Ukraine, Zelensky fired Ivan Bakanov, the head of the powerful internal security agency, and Iryna Venediktova, the attorney general. James Kilner reports of cases of treason. It came when new missile attacks were reported in Kharkiv.