Daily chart: The current ebola outbreak is the worst on record. So far this year there have been 1,201 confirmed, suspected or probable cases of the disease in west Africa, while over 670 people have died.
Remembrance: A chart of the first world war’s casualties on the centenary of the outbreak
Battle scars: see how the first world war changed the shape of Europe with our interactive map
Dreamy footsoldiers of the Left: Some Democrats haven’t noticed that the next election is this year, not 2016
Eyes on the classroom: To close the education gap, Latin America must produce better teachers
Unsettling times: the clock is ticking toward an Argentine sovereign-debt default
Obituary: Joseph Marie Albert Lange, AIDS researcher, died on July 17th, aged 59 aboard flight MH17
It is not true martyrdom to be killed in the crossfire of someone else’s war. But Joep Lange should still be seen as a martyr, for he would not have died when he did had he not been pursuing a war of his own—a war far deadlier than the skirmishing in eastern Ukraine which brought down the aircraft in which he was flying
Daily chart: The Big Mac index, our flame-grilled guide to currencies, suggests the dollar is getting dearer
Kal’s cartoon: this week, Putin, Russia and the West
Tomorrow’s cover, today: Vladimir Putin’s epic deceits have entangled not just his own country but increasingly the West too. The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has added a cluster of spectacular new falsehoods. Our cover leader argues that this is the moment to say enough.
Daily chart: Economic development has little impact on happiness