It was intended to provide relief from the extreme summer heat in Poland. But instead, a suspended hose that sprays visitors to Auschwitz with a fine mist is reminding some of the concentration camp's grim history.
Eurostar passengers were left stranded in the dark after "trespassers" entered the tracks on Tuesday, in the latest disruption to the cross-Channel service by suspected migrants trying to reach Britain.
Few things distract an anxious nation in economic trouble quite like a jaw-dropping military parade featuring a cavalcade of gleaming high-tech weaponry, 12,000 goose-stepping soldiers and fighter jets filling the skies with synchronized plumes of candy-colored smoke.
The death toll from an explosion at a chemical plant in China's Shandong province late on Monday has risen to five, state news agency Xinhua reported, as China still seeks answers to a far larger blast in the port city of Tianjin earlier last month.
Former CIA chief and retired general David Petraeus wants the United States to consider working with some members of an Al-Qaeda-affiliated organization to tackle the Islamic State group in Syria, he said on Tuesday.
Hurricane Fred headed away from the West African archipelago of Cape Verde on Tuesday, causing no deaths, a day after slamming it with winds of up to 140 kilometres (85 miles)per hour, local officials said.
As secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton had access to the latest information and analysis from the nation's premier intelligence agencies, from a corps of seasoned diplomats reporting back from every corner of the world, from a range of foreign policy experts in and out of government. And from Sidney Blumenthal.