World through the Swedish lens
Fires all over the world due to extreme heat: Over 8,000 hectares of forest have been burned in Tenerife , Spain, where 12,000 people have been forced to evacuate. The fire is described as the worst in 40 years, but no houses have burned down yet. At the same time, there has been a fire catastrophe in Hawaii that has been classified as the deadliest in the United States in over 100 years, with 114 confirmed dead and more expected. It doesn't end here. Over 35,000 residents have been ordered to evacuate in British Columbia as forest fires continue to rage across Canada , burning over 140,000 square kilometers, and threatening to persist due to drought conditions.
Wave of murders in Ecuador : The Ecuadorian election, overshadowed by a wave of violence and political assassinations, begins amidst growing concerns over corruption and organized crime. Presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio, who was murdered in August, had been vocal in his campaign against corruption. The high murder rate and fear of violence have increased support for candidates promising tough action against drug cartels.
Saudi Border Police Killings : Human Rights Watch reports that the Saudi border police have killed hundreds of migrants using explosives and live ammunition, as confirmed by satellite images. Video evidence also shows migrants being shot at close range.