The French director won the festival's top honour, while the Silver Lion went to Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Hand of God”.
In the world of international football, the previous record had been shared between Spain and Brazil.
This year, more people will attend the festival but guests are subject to checks and verification of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test.
“Dune” is debuting out of competition, alongside Edgar Wright’s “Last Night in Soho,” a stylish psychological horror with Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy, and Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel”.
Leonardo Mancuso’s first-half goal was enough for Empoli to claim a shock victory and leave Juventus waiting for its first Italian league win of the season after two games, without Cristiano Ronaldo.
There was a gender gap at Herculaneum in Roman Italy, with males on average getting 50 percent more of their protein compared to females, research shows.
An inscription of the tomb suggests that its owner, a freed slave named Marcus Venerius Secundio, helped organise performances in Greek in Pompeii, archaeologists say.
Countries are trying to evacuate their citizens and personnel from Afghanistan as thousands of Afghans rush Hamid Karzai airport runway in a bid to catch any flight to flee the country after the Taliban entered the capital.
Italy saw temperatures in places upwards of 40°C, and Rome broiled. By late afternoon Friday, the heat in Florence reached 39°C. That city and Bologna also were issued alerts for Saturday by the health ministry.
Europe continues to struggle with some of the worst wildfires the region has seen in decades.
Italy's victory gives their surprise 100-metre individual champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs his second gold of the Games.
Devastating fires reach as far north as Russia and have hit continental Europe amid a scorching heatwave.
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