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They Were Told They Were in a Safe Area. Then Came the Missiles.

Gaza health officials said that more than 90 people were killed in the strike on Saturday and more than 300 injured.


Israel Struck Twice in Its Attack on Al-Mawasi, Videos and Photos Show


Kenyan Police Arrest Suspected Serial Killer of 42 Women

Rescuers carry sacks with human remains after being removed from a quarry in Mukuru Kwa Njenga area in Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday.


The Book Bag That Binds Japanese Society

Nearly every elementary school student in Japan carries a book bag known as a randoseru, a staple of Japanese childhood for close to 150 years.


Ukraine Battles to Contain Russian Advances Across the Front

A soldier from an artillery unit of Ukraine’s 95th Separate Air Assault Brigade preparing to fire at Russian troops trying to capture the city of Toretsk, in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, on Saturday.


Gambia Votes to Keep Ban on Female Genital Cutting, in Dramatic Reversal

Gambian National Assembly members voted to continue the ban on female genital mutilation on Monday.


With Rivals Restricted, Kagame Looks Set for Another Term in Rwanda

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda greeting supporters at a campaign rally in the capital, Kigali, on Friday. Mr. Kagame, 66, is widely expected to win a fourth term.


South Korea Bans Everything Bagel Seasoning


Pakistan Says It Will Ban Party of Jailed Former Leader Imran Khan

Supporters of Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, celebrating after a court verdict overturned his illegal marriage conviction, in the capital, Islamabad, on Saturday.


Nepal’s New Prime Minister Is Named After Government Collapses

The veteran politician K.P. Sharma Oli, center, at Parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Friday.


Israel’s Attempted Assassination of Hamas Leader Followed Surveillance of Deputy

The strike, which the Israeli military says targeted a Hamas leader, took place in an area designated as a humanitarian zone.


Who Is the Hamas Military Leader, Muhammad Deif?

An undated handout photo said to be Muhammad Deif, the Hamas military leader.


From Exile in London, a Crime Novelist Works to Transform Russia

Boris Akunin left Russia in 2014 to protest his country’s illegal annexation of Crimea. He has lived in Britain ever since.


Tuesday Briefing: Donald Trump’s Running Mate

J.D. Vance, Donald Trump’s running mate.


Israel in Talks Over Withdrawing From Egypt-Gaza Border, Officials Say

A view of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, seen from the Egyptian side of the border, this month.


J.D. Vance Is an Oil Booster and Doubter of Human-Caused Climate Change

Mr. Vance has accused the Biden administration of “wanton harassment of fossil fuel companies.”


Spanish Police Find Body Where British Teenager Jay Slater Disappeared

The Masca ravine on Tenerife, where Jay Slater went missing in June.


China Will Host Senior Officials of Hamas and Fatah, Longtime Adversaries

Fatah’s delegation will include Mahmoud al-Aloul, left, the deputy chairman of the party. Ismail Haniyeh, the political leader of Hamas, will lead Hamas’s delegation.


Bodies in Suitcases Prompt 2-Day Manhunt and Murder Arrest in U.K.

Investigators at a home in London, where two murder victims had lived.


The R.N.C. Begins

Law enforcement outside the arena that will host the Republican National Convention.


What’s Greenest and Cleanest When Nature Calls?


Each Year Flying Ants Emerge Across the U.K. And Yes, They’re Annoying.

Flying ants erupting from the ground to start their nuptial flight, in Kettlestone, England, on Aug. 23, 2016.


Monday Briefing

After shots rang out, Donald Trump was swarmed by Secret Service agents.


Euro 2024 Final: Spain Beats England to Claim Fourth Title

Spain’s European Championship was its fourth, a record for the competition.


Monday Briefing: An Assassination Attempt on Donald Trump

After shots rang out, Donald Trump was swarmed by Secret Service agents.


Olympic Torch Reaches Paris in Elegant Style

Thierry Henry, left, a soccer legend in France, next to the Olympic torch that he would soon carry through the streets of Paris on Sunday. At right are Tony Estanguet, a top Olympics official, and Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris.


Kate, Princess of Wales, Plans to Attend Wimbledon Final

Catherine, Princess of Wales, presented the winning trophy to Carlos Alcaraz of Spain, who won the men’s singles final on Sunday at the Wimbledon tennis championship.


Are Games Like the Euro 2024 Final the Riskiest Gig in Music?

Lenny Kravitz performed shortened versions of three songs in a six-minute set before the Champions League final in June.


In England, a Changed Nation Hopes for a Change in Soccer Fortunes

England flags in London. As the country prepares to play Spain in the European final in Berlin on Sunday, there’s a sense of a nation turning the page, on the field and off.


Israel Launches Major Attack Against a Senior Hamas Commander

A Palestinian man carrying the body of his son, who was killed in an Israeli strike in the Mawasi area of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, on Saturday.


Acquittal for Pakistan’s Khan and Wife in Illegal Marriage Case

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan and his wife, Bushra Bibi, in court last year.


Over 100 United Nations member states pledge support for UNRWA, and other news.


Slowing Down Like Scarlett


Can Canada Trim Its Reliance on Foreign Labor?

Agriculture in Canada has long relied on temporary foreign workers.


Ukraine Is Targeting Crimea, a Critical Base for Russia’s Invasion

A woman paying tribute to those who died when debris from an intercepted Ukrainian missile fell on a beach last month near the Crimean city of Sevastopol.


How Janet Yellen Became an Unlikely Culinary Diplomat

Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen prizes mixing in cultural experiences with the grind of government travel.


How Hamas Is Fighting in Gaza: Tunnels, Traps and Ambushes

Israeli soldiers, photographed during a tour organized by the Israeli military, standing near the entrance to what the military said was a Hamas tunnel, near the Erez border crossing in Gaza, in December.


Colombia Faces a New Problem: Too Much Cocaine

Roger Guzman, 19 years old, working harvesting coca leaves. December 2023 in, Colombia.


Big Indian Weddings Highlight Economic Divide

Mehndi artists applying their trade at the Bangalore Club, in Bengaluru, India, in July. Applying the elaborate henna designs is time-consuming, and often it is used as the excuse for a party among the overall wedding festivities.


This Soccer Player Wanted to Wear Her Hijab on the Field. France Wouldn’t Let Her.

Lina Boussaha practicing in her new home, Khobar, Saudi Arabia, in March.


Where Germany’s Immigration Debate Hits Home

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany paying tribute in June to Rouven Laur, a police officer who died after a knife attack in Mannheim.


Gaza City Neighborhood Left in Ruins After Israeli Troops Withdraw

Destroyed buildings in the Shajaiye neighborhood east of Gaza City on Thursday after the Israeli military withdrew following a two-week offensive.


Hamas Official: ‘We’re Not Obstinate’ in Cease-Fire Talks on Gaza

Husam Badran, a senior Hamas official, in Doha, Qatar, this week. He said Hamas was willing to cede civilian control in Gaza to nail down a postwar deal, but not to disband its military wing.


How Ukraine’s ‘Irreversible’ Path to NATO May Hinge on U.S. Election

President Biden and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine during the NATO summit in Washington, on Thursday.


Early Wildfires in Brazil Threaten Pantanal Wetlands and Cerrado Savanna

A fire burning in late June along the banks of the Paraguay River in the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetlands, where fires this year have burned an area about the size of Phoenix.


France Is at a Political Impasse Ahead of 2024 Olympics

Statues of the “Marianne,” the French Republic’s iconic national figure, in front of the National Assembly building in Paris, in honor of the upcoming Olympics.


Nepal’s Prime Minister Dahal Loses Confidence Vote in Parliament

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal of Nepal arriving to speak before Parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Friday.


Pakistan Court Grants Imran Khan’s Party More Seats in Parliament

Supporters of former prime minister Imran Khan celebrate after a Supreme Court verdict, in Karachi, Pakistan, on Friday.


Nigerian School Collapses, Killing at Least 10 and Trapping Dozens

Clearing debris at the site of a school that collapsed in Jos, Nigeria, on Friday.


A Bleak View of Soccer’s Future Misses the Full Picture


UK Approves Early Release for Thousands of Prisoners to Ease Overcrowding

Pentonville Prison in London. In England and Wales, the prison population stands at 87,505 — very close to the maximum capacity of 88,956


How Can Europe Reduce Its Military Dependency on the United States?

Ukraine has not only vividly shown that weapons stockpiles “have been too small, and that the production capacity has been delinquent, but it has also demonstrated serious gaps in our interoperability,” the NATO secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, said at the NATO summit this week.


Finland Passes Law to Turn Away Asylum Seekers at Border

Migrants at a border crossing in northern Finland in 2023.


Chandra Observatory Captures Two Supernovas in (Slow) Motion


Ambani Wedding Shows Off India’s New Gilded Age

Anant Ambani, son of Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani, and his fiancée, Radhika Merchant, during a wedding welcome ceremony in Mumbai earlier this month.


Rescued Hostage Describes Months of Uncertainty and Terror in Gaza

Andrey Kozlov, 27, a Russian Israeli who was held hostage in Gaza and rescued in an audacious and deadly commando raid last month.


U.S. Officials See Hopeful Signs in Gaza Cease-Fire Talks

Demonstrators in Tel Aviv on Sunday in recognition of it being nine months since the Oct. 7 Hamas-led attacks on Israel.


More Than 60 Are Missing in Nepal After Landslide Sweeps Buses Into River

Rescuers searching for survivors in the Trishuli River in Simaltar, Nepal, on Friday.


In an Outback Town, Praising the Lord and Improvising the Details

A view of Australia’s Northern Territory, where many roads are dirt and towns few and far between.


Biden Uses NATO Summit to Assail Trump on Foreign Policy

President Joe Biden used his news conference on Thursday to remind voters that former President Donald J. Trump’s first reaction to the invasion of Ukraine was to praise President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.


Friday Briefing

President Biden tried to defuse some questions about his age and fitness for office.


U.K. Government Seeks Migration Miracle Worker, Preferably in Uniform

A dinghy making its way toward England in May. Migrant crossings by small boat typically peak over the summer.