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Israeli Strike on Yemeni Port Will Harm Civilians, Not Houthis, Experts Say

A fire at an oil-storage building on Saturday after Israel struck Hudaydah, a port city in Yemen that the Houthis hold.

Bangladesh Protests Inequality of Opportunity

Large demonstrations in Bangladesh, like this one in Dhaka, the capital, began early this month. Protests against a quota system for public-sector jobs have erupted many times in the past two decades.

Hong Kong’s Bouncy ‘Wonders’ Leave Some Wondering, ‘Why?’

Among the “Inflatable Wonders” exhibition, seen in Hong Kong on Tuesday, was a rendering of the enigmatic sculptures of Easter Island.

Canadian Politicians Are in No Hurry to Fight Foreign Interference in Elections

A Sikh temple in Brampton, a suburb of Toronto. Brampton is home to the largest Sikh community in Canada.

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

Israel Intercepts Missile Fired From Yemen as Conflict With Houthis Continues

A fire at an oil storage facility on Saturday after Israeli strikes in the Houthi-held port city of Hudaydah in Yemen.

Bangladesh Sharply Cuts Quota System That Sparked Protest

Large demonstrations in Bangladesh, like this one in Dhaka, the capital, began early this month. Protests against a quota system for public-sector jobs have erupted many times in the past two decades.

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.

Death of Vietnam’s Top Leader Raises Questions of Succession

President To Lam of Vietnam in Hanoi last month.

World Leaders React to Biden Campaign Decision

President Biden at the end of a news conference at the NATO summit in Washington this month. He announced on Sunday he would not seek re-election.

Monday Briefing: Biden Ends His Re-Election Bid

President Biden said he would address the nation about his decision later this week.

Soho Waiters Race Keeps London Servers on Their Toes

Competing in the Soho Waiters’ Race in London on Sunday. “It’s the Olympics for us waiters,” one participant said.

You Ask, We Answer

7 Takeaways From Our Investigation Into a Secret Investor in Jack Ma’s Companies

The Billionaire Criminal Who Secretly Profited Off Jack Ma’s Deals

The World’s Most Fashionable Judoka Is Looking for Clothes in His Size

Teddy Riner, with his wife, Luthna Plocus, at the Balenciaga show at Paris Fashion Week in March 2024. He’s wearing Balenciaga.

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

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.

‘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.

Bangladesh Orders Curfew to Quell Deadly Protests

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

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

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.

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.

Conflict in Western Congo Leaves Thousands Dead and Displaced

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.

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.

Is She the Oldest Person in the Amazon Rainforest?

The Bangladesh Protests, in Photos and Videos

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

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.

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