Saudi Bombing Is Said to Kill Yemeni Civilians Seeking Relief From the Heat

Saudi Bombing Is Said to Kill Yemeni Civilians Seeking Relief From the Heat Photo Yemeni men carried the body of victim killed in a Saudi-led air strike on Monday in Al Hudaydah, the only remaining Yemen port controlled by Houthi rebels. Credit Abdo Hyder/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images AL MUKALLA, Yemen — The heat was stifling, the power out. So the transients, mostly women and children displaced from nearby towns, ventured outside their temporary housing on Monday for some air, witnesses said. Then the Saudi warplanes struck.
In what medics and residents in Yemen’s western port city of Al Hudaydah described as an instant midmorning slaughter in a residential housing area, the warplanes fired missiles at the civilians, literally cutting them to pieces as they sought relief from the 92-degree temperature. At least 14 were killed and nine wounded.
The Saudi authorities, who contended that the targets had been military, said they were looking into the circumstances behind the airstri..

From Thai Jail, Sex Coaches Say They Want to Trade U.S.-Russia Secrets for Safety

From Thai Jail, Sex Coaches Say They Want to Trade U.S.-Russia Secrets for Safety Photo Alexander Kirillov and Anastasia Vashukevich in Bangkok, where they claim to be targets of a covert Russian effort to silence them for what they know about meddling in the 2016 election in the United States. Credit Sakchai Lalit/Associated Press PATTAYA, Thailand — A pair of self-described sex instructors from Belarus have been stuck in a Thai detention center for weeks. They say they have evidence demonstrating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign in the United States, and that they have offered it to the F.B.I. in exchange for a guarantee of their safety.
Their claim — that they are targets of a covert Russian operation to silence them because they know too much — might seem outlandish, but their case certainly includes some unusual circumstances.
They have influential enemies in Russia. They were arrested with the help of a “foreign spy,” according to the Thai police, and locked..