Two boys hold hands amongst the rubble outside of Barisha, Syria where former ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi detonated his suicide vest, killing himself and three children. Ghaith Alsayed/AP Images

This Week Around the World – Oct. 20–26

Oct. 20 Kinshasa, Congo: A bus carrying approximately 100 passengers slid off the road and burst into flames, killing at least 30 people. The bus crash, which left 18 additional…

Nearly 20,000 Ukrainian nationalist protesters, veterans, and far-right activists take to the street in response to President Volodymyr Zelensky's dealings with Russia on Monday, Oct. 14 2019. Efrem Lukatsky/AP Images

This Week Around the World – Oct. 14–19

Oct. 14 Kyiv, Ukraine: Approximately 20,000 protesters marched through central Kyiv in reaction to President Volodymyr Zelensky’s deal with Russia, which grants pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine special status and…

A protester draped in the Estelada, the Catalan separatist flag, throws a stone during protests in Barcelona, Spain on Oct. 18, 2019. Bernat Armangue/AP Images

Catalonia demands release of independence leaders

Following the imprisonment of nine politicians in favor of Catalonia’s independence, approximately 525,000 people took to the streets of Barcelona in protest. Catalonia, a wealthy, semi-autonomous region in northern Spain,…