Imprisoned Iranian A...

An Iranian political activist, detained in Qom Prison, died in his cell on Wednesday after a 60-day hunger strike. Vahid Sayadi Nasiri was jailed in 2015 and sentenced to eight years after he was accused of insulting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and spreading “propaganda against the...

A Second Canadian Ci...

Canadian officials say they are seeking consular access to a former diplomat who has been detained in China, amid fears that a second Canadian citizen may also be in Chinese custody. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Wednesday that officials confronted their Chinese...

A High-Speed Train C...

(ANKARA, Turkey) — A high-speed train hit a railway engine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 47 others, officials said. The 6:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) train from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya...

Police Confirm Chine...

(BEIJING) — Police have confirmed that a prominent Chinese photographer who has been missing more than a month was arrested, his wife said. Authorities informed relatives of award-winning photographer Lu Guang, whose work focuses unsparingly on the harshest realities of life in China, that he...

From Cave Divers to ...

The Thai Cave Rescuers The failure of any one of the plan’s delicately moving parts might have meant the difference between a miracle and a tragedy, but in the end enough went right. When the world united to save a team of young soccer players in Thailand who’d been trapped in a cave for more...

From Person of the Y...

Welcome to The Breakdown, where each week, Neha Joy brings the chyron to the water cooler with quick dives into the essential corners of the 24-hour news cycle. Featuring conversations with writers and editors from TIME, Fortune, Money and Sports Illustrated, here is everything you need to...