Middle class Syrians flee their homes and board a ferry from Lebanon to Turkey - the first stage of a dangerous journey to Europe. Are they refugees or migrants? Does it matter?
Germany introduces temporary controls along its Austrian border in an attempt to reduce the number of asylum seekers arriving in the country.
The Premier League returns this weekend after a short break. Will supporters in the top flight of English football mirror their German counterparts and embrace refugees with supportive banners?
Like every story that captures the imagination, the audience demands villains, victims and heroes. Let's just say that the roles are still being cast and the list is fluid.
To put Germany's mass kindness of strangers down to the war is a way of exonerating other countries for not doing enough.
Thousands of refugees and migrants cross into Austria after the Hungarian authorities give up on trying to seal its borders.
Hungary says it is sending an extra 2,000 police officers to its border with Serbia, and may dispatch troops, as it seeks to control the record number of migrants arriving in the country.
Germany has finally publicly acknowledged that one of the cornerstones of EU migration management policy - the Dublin procedure - does not work any more.
The German army and scores of volunteers are helping to build homes for the mass flux of migrants that have descended to the country in the last few months.