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Migrants Say Storming of Spanish Border Fences Is Carefully Coordinated

U.N. Rights Panel Votes for Inquiry in Gaza Conflict

Navi Pillay, the United Nations' top human rights official, on Wednesday.

Airlines Suspend Flights to Israel After Hamas Rocket Falls Near Main Airport

Israeli rescue and military personnel Tuesday at a home outside Tel Aviv, near Ben-Gurion International Airport, that was hit by a missile fired from the Gaza Strip.

2 Ukraine Fighter Jets Shot Down as Fighting Intensifies

Amid heavy ground combat in rebel-controlled areas of Ukraine on Wednesday, a military official said the jets had been hit by fire from the Russian side of the border.

A Somber Return for the Victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash

The coffin of a victim of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 arrived at Eindhoven Air Base in the Netherlands on Wednesday.

Israel Faces Increasing Pressure to Halt Gaza War

Secretary of State John Kerry pressed for a cease-fire, and a ban on many foreign flights upended tourism, as Israel faced new diplomatic and economic pressures to end its conflict with Hamas.

Sinosphere Blog: Giant Yellow Toad Shrinks Online After Resemblance to Leader Is Noted

Visitors to Yuyuantan Park in Beijing riding boats near the giant inflatable toad created by the Chinese artist Guo Yongyao.

Prime Minister Najib Razak0s Intervention on Flight 17 Pays Off

Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia, right, prayed during a special session of Parliament in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. Mr. Razak had a series of secret calls with Alexander Borodai, a pro-Russian separatist leader in Donetsk, Ukraine, after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in rebel-held territory.

In Israel, Kerry Sees 0Work to Do0 to Get Deal on Cease-Fire

Secretary of State John Kerry sought to forge a truce in the Gaza Strip a day after American civilian flights to Israel were suspended.

Letter From India: Mukesh Ambani0s Reliance Industries Runs Into Trouble

Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries.

TransAsia Airways Plane Crashes Off Taiwan, Killing Dozens

Sheng Ching, the director of Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration, addressed reporters at the Sungshan airport in Taipei on Wednesday.

Raqqa Journal: In a Syrian City, ISIS Puts Its Vision Into Practice

To those entering Raqqa Province, home to about a million people, ISIS makes clear, immediately, who is in charge.

A Blast, a Fire and an Israeli Soldier Goes Missing

Sgt. Oron Shaul of the Israeli Army.

Greenpeace Says China0s Energy Plans Exacerbate Climate Change

Two operational coal-to-gas plants in China and 48 proposed ones would together emit an estimated 1.1 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, Greenpeace said.

Sinosphere Blog: 5 Detained in China Over Processing of Spoiled Meat

Workers gathered at a workshop of Shanghai Husi Food, a meat supplier for McDonald's and KFC.

Ex-General to Challenge Results in Indonesia Election

Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Turkey Can Teach Israel How to End Terror

Turkey faced a terrorist threat for decades and has now made peace. Israel should follow its example.

Costa Concordia Begins Journey to Italian Port

The ill-fated cruise ship was recently lifted to the surface, two and a half years after it ran aground in an accident that killed 32 people.

Sinosphere Blog: Town in Northwest China Sealed After Man Dies of Plague

The police in Yumen, Gansu Province, closed the city on Tuesday as a precaution after health officials said a man had died of pneumonic plague after having come in contact with a Himalayan marmot.

They Did This? In Rebel Country, Disbelief

After visiting the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Grabovo, Ukraine, women took shelter from the rain.

World Briefing: China: Plague Isolates Parts of City

China has sealed off parts of its northwestern city of Yumen after a resident died of bubonic plague last week, the state news media reported on Tuesday.

World Briefing: Nigeria: President Meets With Parents of Schoolgirls Captured by Militants

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday met for the first time with the parents of several hundred schoolgirls kidnapped from the town of Chibok and dozens of classmates who escaped their militant captors.

World Briefing: Thailand: Temporary Charter Adopted

Thailand adopted a temporary Constitution on Tuesday, taking its first step toward the return of electoral democracy after two months of military rule.

World Briefing: U.N. Warns of Polio Risk in War Zones

The United Nations expressed concern about the possible spread of polio in the war-ravaged countries of Syria and Iraq and beyond on Tuesday.

World Briefing: Turkey: Officers Arrested in Spy Case

Dozens of Turkish police officers were detained on Tuesday and accused of spying on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his top aides.

Memo From Guadalajara: Promises of Hope Tarnished by Lack of Change

A masked protester wearing a revolutionary costume in Mexico City had signs mocking the governing party. One sign says 0Pe0a Nieto PRIvatizes Education.0

Report Cites 0Aggressive0 Islamic Push in British City0s Schools

Park View Academy has been at the heart of the Operation Trojan Horse inquiry.

Crises Cascade and Converge, Testing Obama

A mosque in Rafah, in the Gaza Strip. As President Obama tries to corral Europeans on Russia, he must manage discontent over Israel0s ground invasion of Gaza.

For Israelis on Edge of Battle, Rockets Put On a Show

Residents of Sderot, Israel, first began watching the military and Hamas exchange fire in 2001.

Hamas Gambled on War as Its Woes Grew in Gaza

A plane belonging to Israel's national airline El Al0 sat on the tarmac of Ben Gurion International airport near Tel Aviv on Wednesday.

Reading the Future of Scotland in the Stars

A statue of Robert the Bruce, a 14th-century Scottish king, was the focus of ceremonies in Bannockburn, Scotland, in June.

Op-Docs: 0Two Countries, No Home0

After having grown up in the United States as an undocumented immigrant, Rufino Santiz D0az decided to return to Chiapas, Mexico 0 and now finds himself caught between two worlds.

Despite Anger Over Downed Jetliner, Europe Shies Away From Sanctions on Russia

David Cameron, the British prime minister, has argued for tougher sanctions against Russia.

Ukrainians, Awaiting International Action After Crash, Fear Complacency

Although the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner is in its early stages, the lack of a swift concrete response and aggressive denials by Russia have many Ukrainians worried.

More Bodies Possible at Ukraine Crash Site, Forensics Officials Say

Victims of the downed Malaysian plane were honored in Hrabove, Ukraine, on Tuesday as remains were removed.

Open Source: Palestinian Family Finds Missing Son in YouTube Video of His Shooting

Salem Khaleel Shamaly, 23, in the green T-Shirt, searched for missing family members in Gaza City on Sunday before he was shot.

Iraqi Police Use Detentions to Blunt Militants

The detention of a woman said to be related to a leader of ISIS is part of a campaign to find a lever against the group.

Putin Pledges to Help but Sees Limits on Role

Mr. Putin in Moscow on Tuesday. 0There is no direct military threat,0 he told his Security Council.

Obama Sends Aide to Soothe German Allies

With Berlin angry over a series of spying incidents, President Obama sent his chief of staff, Denis R. McDonough, for talks on the state of bilateral relations and improving cooperation.

Kerry Says U.S. Would Address Hamas Demands After Cease-Fire

Secretary of State John Kerry met for two hours on Tuesday with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt to discuss a cease-fire framework for the Israelis and Hamas.

Letter From Africa: Niger Is Hurt by Runaway Birthrates

Women and children in Koleram, Niger, waiting for0 United Nations food aid in 2010. Niger, by some measures the poorest country in the world, also has its highest birthrate.

A Child of the Slum Rises as President of Indonesia

Supporters of Joko Widodo shaved their heads in anticipation of a victory as Indonesia awaited the election results. Mr. Joko was later declared the winner.

Getting From Gaza to Israel, by Underground Tunnels

Israel says its invasion of the Gaza Strip is intended to destroy the underground tunnels Hamas militants use to infiltrate Israel. Where are these tunnels and how are they used?

At War Blog: Returning to Service, and Iraq, With Blackwater

Matt Pelak in Iraq in 2008.

Britain Moves to Fortify Law to Protect Girls

British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at the 'Girl Summit 2014' at Walworth Academy in London on Tuesday.

Britain to Hold Inquiry Into Poisoning of Ex-K.G.B. Officer

Alexander V. Litvinenko, a former K.G.B. agent who became a critic of the Russian government, in 2006 after he was poisoned with radioactive polonium.

Suicide Bomber Kills Guards at Afghan Police Compound

An Afghan shopkeeper inspecting damage to his storefront in Kabul on Tuesday after a suicide attack on a nearby police compound.

Op-Ed Contributor: Turkey0s Culture Wars

The battle between religious conservatives and secularists is fought most fiercely over women0s bodies.