At Least 11 Die as Driver Plows Into Crowd in China

At least 11 people were killed and 44 injured on Wednesday night after a man intentionally drove a vehicle into a crowded pedestrian square in a southern Chinese city, according to local officials and state news outlets. Around 7:30 p.m., a driver plowed his car into several people in the square in Hengyang City, Hunan […]

Sacks of Mail Reach the West Bank, 8 Years Late

Ten tons of letters and packages, which Israel had long prevented from reaching Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, have finally been delivered. Some of the pieces are eight years old. The mail, held in Jordan, began being released to the Palestinian Authority on Monday, according to a statement from Palestinian officials. Some of it […]

Ecuador Struggles to Cope as Venezuelans Flood Its Borders

Venezuelans fleeing insecurity at home are arriving by the thousands in Ecuador after crossing through neighboring Colombia, the latest wave in one of Latin America’s largest mass population movements in history. Photos taken at the Rumichaca International Bridge, a border crossing between Colombia and Ecuador high in the Andes Mountains, show thousands of Venezuelans clutching […]

What to Know About Argentina’s Vote on Abortion

Argentina’s Senate is set to debate a bill on Wednesday that would legalize abortion for pregnancies up to 14 weeks. The vote, in a predominantly Catholic nation that is also the home of Pope Francis, is expected to reverberate throughout the region. If the bill passes and is signed into law, Argentina will become the […]

Australians Protest Five Years of Offshore Detention Policy

Thousands protested in cities across Australia on Saturday to mark five years of a policy under which asylum-seekers and migrants have been turned away and detained on remote Pacific. Messages were read aloud from those still languishing in deteriorating conditions on the islands, years after being detained. Since 2013, anyone trying to reach Australia by […]

Russian ‘Flash Mob’ Urges U.S. to Free Maria Butina

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has begun a social media campaign calling for the release of Maria Butina, whom American prosecutors accused this week of acting as a covert Russian agent. Federal prosecutors say that Ms. Butina, 29, attempted to infiltrate political organizations and influence politicians while living in Washington on a student visa. Russia has denied […]

British Man Poisoned by Novichok Is Released From Hospital

A British man who was poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent in an episode that killed his partner and substantially worsened relations between Britain and Russia was released from a hospital in Salisbury, England, on Friday. The man, Charlie Rowley, 45, and his partner, Dawn Sturgess, 44, were poisoned by the chemical on July 1 […]