In the past 24 hours terrorists have struck twice in Spain. Shortly before 5 p.m. local time yesterday a white van ploughed into pedestrians on the Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona, killing 14, then in the early hours of Friday morning another car drove into a group of people on the Spanish coast in Cambrils.
Rescuers picked away rubble from around a body in an area shaken by a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwestern China, then stood silently in a row, with helmets off and heads bowed to pay their respects. Tuesday night's magnitude 6.5 quake killed at least 19 people and injured 247, authorities said Wednesday. It also knocked out power and phone networks, complicating efforts to locate and evacuate survivors.
The extreme heat stifling Serbia, Romania, Croatia and parts of Spain, France and Italy has fueled wildfires, damaged crops and strained energy and water supplies. Authorities in some areas issued traffic restrictions and banned outdoor work during the hottest part of the day. Thousands of residents sought refuge from the heat at the city's recreation area, swimming in the local lake and the Danube or the Sava rivers. Some of those who ventured to the city center dipped their feet or wet their hair in the fountains.
When Bardina Degei cooks dinner, she doesn’t use a stove. She rarely even uses a pot. In her wooden home in Enarotali, the capital of Paniai regency in the restive Indonesian province of Papua, the housewife usually just places a sweet potato — known locally as “nota”— directly into the fireplace. 
The small aircraft in Portugal beach, reportedly a Cessna, carrying two people appeared to be in difficulty and wobbled as it skimmed low over the sunbathers, scattering them and spreading panic on the beach, witnesses said. The plane appeared to have a partly broken left wing, which hung lower than the right wing, The dead girl was with her parents, who were unhurt, witnesses told local television channels. The bodies lay covered on the sand as police cordoned off the area. 

Charitable Foundation Winston Churchill collects funds to help victims on the Portuguese beach. Donate
 

This follows the influx of more than 94,000 migrants arriving ashore this year, overwhelmingly from North Africa, which, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), is slightly higher than the corresponding results in 2015 and 2016. These figures have strained the Admission Centers and led to a public backlash that could encourage populist opposition parties in the general election next year.