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Israeli Jets Bomb Sites in Yemen Linked to Iran-Backed Houthis

A photograph released by a Houthi media source shows a large fire in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah after Israeli airstrikes on Saturday.

Did Police in Kenya Catch a Serial Killer or Coerce a Confession?

The Olympics Is Transforming Their Neighborhood. And Kicking Them Out.

Immigrants sitting together inside the so-called Squat Gambetta in Seine-Saint-Denis, a suburban area east of Paris.

How the U.S. Played a Role in Venezuela’s Election

Supporters of the opposition candidate Edmundo González going house to house this month showing the presidential ballot to neighbors in El Junco, Venezuela.

The Buried Book That Helped Ukraine’s Literary Revival

Burned books inside the printing plant that was struck by Russian missiles last month.

Divisive Far-Right Politician in Ukraine Is Fatally Shot

Iryna Farion, a linguistics professor and former lawmaker, in Lviv, Ukraine, in 2022.

Dozens Dead or Missing After China Highway Collapse

A photograph released by China’s Xinhua news agency showing the broken bridge on Saturday.

To Deter Day-Trippers, Venice Tested a €5 Entrance Fee. Did Visitors Stay Away?

Inspectors checking tourists in Venice last month to verify that they had paid an entrance fee.

Bangladesh Orders Curfew to Quell Deadly Protests

Police facing off with protesters in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Friday.

Death of Vietnam’s Top Leader Raises Questions of Succession

President To Lam of Vietnam in Hanoi last month.

The Bangladesh Protests, in Photos and Videos

Demonstrators in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, on Thursday.

Conflict in Western Congo Leaves Thousands Dead and Displaced

WSJ Reporter Evan Gershkovich Faces 16 Years in Russian Prison for Espionage

The Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich standing in a glass cage in a courtroom in Yekaterinburg, Russia, last month.

What Evan Gershkovich Might Face Inside Russia’s Notorious Prisons

Evan Gershkovich, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, on Friday during the verdict announcement at the Sverdlovsk Regional Court in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Thomas Neff, Who Turned Soviet Warheads Into Electricity, Dies at 80

‘There’s No Way to Turn Yourself In’: Migrants Rethink Routes to U.S.

Houthi Drone Strike Highlights Dilemmas for Israel

A building in Tel Aviv that was struck on Friday.

‘Twisters’ and the Appeal of the Sequel

Much Is Still Unknown as Listeria Again Takes Canadian Lives

Neither Danone nor the Canadian government will say what company made the nondairy milk linked to two deaths.

Blinken Says Gaza Cease-Fire Deal Is ‘Inside the 10-Yard Line’

Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser, and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said nothing about how the president would juggle the crisis engulfing his re-election bid with managing the tense relationship with the Israeli prime minister.

Houthis Launch Deadly Drone Strike on Tel Aviv, Evading Israel’s Defenses

The White House Has a Plan to Slash Plastic Use in the U.S.

The goal of the administration’s plan is to reduce demand for plastics and encourage a market for reusable or compostable alternatives.

Boat Fire off Haitian Coast Leaves At Least 40 Migrants Dead

What’s Left for France’s Left?

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of the far-left France Unbowed party. The parties of a left-wing coalition have been fighting among themselves after their victories in the country’s parliamentary elections.

Canada Pledges to Hit NATO Military Spending Target by 2032

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, center, at the NATO Summit in Washington this month. He pledged to reach a 2 percent target by 2032.

Is Your Flight Delayed by the Tech Outage? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Crowds at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Friday, caught up in a technology outage that affected a worldwide range of systems, including 911 services and airline check-ins.

A Post-Euros, Post-Copa Mailbag

Lionel Messi and Argentina capped a long summer with a trophy.

U.K. Says It’s Restoring Funding to the U.N. Agency That Aids Palestinians

Damage at a vacant UNRWA complex in Gaza City this month.

Nguyen Phu Trong, Powerful Vietnamese Leader, Is Dead at 80

Nguyen Phu Trong, center, at the Vietnam Communist Party’s 11th National Congress in Hanoi, in 2011, at which he was voted to be the party’s new general secretary.

Zelensky Is First Foreign Leader to Visit U.K. Cabinet Since Clinton

Prime Minister Keir Starmer of Britain welcoming the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to 10 Downing Street in London on Friday.

America’s Unstable Politics

Donald Trump onstage at the Republican National Convention.

Why Do Kind Strangers Return Our Wallets?

The writer’s wallet perches on a balcony in Seoul, a few months after it was lost and found in London.

Putin Counted on Waning U.S. Interest in Ukraine. It Might Be a Winning Bet.

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in the Kremlin in March.

Is She the Oldest Person in the Amazon Rainforest?

Friday Briefing

Donald Trump gave a speech in Milwaukee accepting the Republican presidential nomination, as screens showed images from the attempt on his life last weekend.

A Border Crossing Shuttered for Months Traps the Sick and Wounded in Gaza

A 9-year-old Palestinian girl who suffered burns during an Israeli bombardment was treated at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza, in June.

Italian Monks Rebuild Quake-Ravaged Monastery, Giving Hope to Region

One of the reconstructed buildings at the monastery, which perches on a green hillside over Norcia, a town in central Italy.

A Tip Sheet to Help Decipher American Politics

At the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wis., on Wednesday.

Large Earthquake Rocks Northern Chile

Houthis Claim Responsibility for Deadly Tel Aviv Explosion

Pressure Builds on Netanyahu as Visit to Washington Nears

Protesters in Tel Aviv on Thursday calling for the release of the hostages held by Hamas.

Friday Briefing: U.S. Presidential Race at a Crossroads

Donald Trump will address the final day of the Republican convention.

Dig at Meloni’s Height Could Cost Reporter in Italy 5,000 Euros

Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni of Italy at the Group of 7 summit in Fasano last month. A judge found a journalist guilty of defaming her over an insult.

Germany Promised to Step Up Militarily. Its Budget Says Differently.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany at a NATO summit in Washington this month.

World Leaders Mull a Potential Second Term for Trump

With Donald J. Trump consistently polling ahead of President Biden, some governments around the world are taking concrete steps to prepare for the possibility of a second Trump administration.

At 5, She Picked Up Chess as a Pandemic Hobby. At 9, She’s a Prodigy.

Bodhana Sivanandan will represent England at the Chess Olympiad.

U.K. Failed in Handling of Covid Pandemic, Inquiry Report Says

The Royal Free Hospital in London in March 2020. The report is the first from an inquiry established in 2021 by the then prime minister, Boris Johnson.

A Daily Pill to Prevent S.T.I.s? It May Work, Scientists Say.

The C.D.C. recommends that gay and bisexual men and transgender women who have had an S.T.I. in the last year or who may be at risk for one take doxycycline within 72 hours of unprotected sex.

Student Protests in Bangladesh Turn Deadly: What to Know

Clashes between the police and people who oppose a quota system n Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, on Thursday.

Von der Leyen Secures Second E.U. Term, but It’s a New World Out There

Ursula von der Leyen addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Thursday.

Ukraine Loses Hard-Won Position Near Dnipro River in the South

A Ukrainian soldier with an anti aircraft cannon in the Kherson region last month.

The Myth of Migrant Crime

Migrants waiting to be taken to a shelter in Chicago.

Pressure Mounts on Netanyahu to Seal a Cease-Fire Deal Before Speech to Congress

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel at the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

France Parliament Re-elects Yaël Braun-Pivet for National Assembly President

Yaël Braun-Pivet, a centrist ally of President Emmanuel Macron, ascends the podium after winning re-election as president of France’s National Assembly on Thursday in Paris.

America’s Allies in Middle East See Some Advantages in Potential 2nd Trump Presidency

Then-President Donald J. Trump met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in 2020.

Why Is Venezuela’s President, Nicolás Maduro, on the Ballot 13 Times?

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