Plane crash children found alive after 40 days in jungle, officials say

The siblings, aged 13 to 1, were traveling in a small aircraft that crashed in the Colombian Amazon on May 1. Their mother and two others were killed.

By Diana Durán, Ana Vanessa Herrero and Mikhail KlimentovJune 9, 2023

Ama Ata Aidoo, Ghanaian writer who was voice of African women, dies at 81

Ms. Aidoo's works explored the ghosts of the past such as colonialism and slavery.

By Brian MurphyJune 9, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Zelensky claims ‘step-by-step’ progress in counteroffensive; Putin says Kyiv hasn’t achieved its goals

Ukrainian officials have reported fierce fighting on the front lines after the military launched its long-anticipated counteroffensive.

By Andrew Jeong, Victoria Bisset, Adam Taylor and Isobel KoshiwJune 9, 2023

Biden administration names new Border Patrol chief

The Biden administration named Jason Owens as new chief of the Border Patrol. Owens's agents were heavily involved in the response to the massacre in Uvalde.

By Nick MiroffJune 9, 2023

Boris Johnson resigns as a member of Parliament over ‘Partygate’

A committee had been investigating whether the former prime minister misled lawmakers about government gatherings that violated strict pandemic lockdown rules.

By William Booth and Adam TaylorJune 9, 2023

Minefields flooded by Ukraine dam breach pose new risk to civilians

Floods have obscured the location of land mines, according to deminers. Russia and Ukraine laid thousands of mines in the run-up to Ukraine's counteroffensive.

By Eve SampsonJune 9, 2023

Ukraine presses counteroffensive as flood evacuations continue in south

Heavy fighting was reported in Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions but no major gains were claimed by Ukraine signaling the new phase of the war will be difficult.

By Isobel Koshiw and Francesca EbelJune 9, 2023

Iran seeks ‘billions’ worth of Russian aircraft and weapons in exchange for drones, U.S. says

White House expresses alarm over deepening military ties between Moscow and Tehran.

By Joby WarrickJune 9, 2023

Greta Thunberg holds last school strike as climate activist graduates

The protests Thunberg started in August 2018 grew to a global movement and made her a household name.

By Sarah DadouchJune 9, 2023

Ukraine’s counteroffensive is underway. Here’s what’s at stake.

While Russia has gained little territory since the fall, it has had time to fortify.

By Ruby Mellen and Samuel GranadosJune 9, 2023

An isolated crocodile laid eggs. She impregnated herself, scientists say.

A crocodile in a Costa Rican zoo impregnated herself asexually through facultative parthenogenesis to lay 14 eggs — the first known occurrence for the species.

By Kyle MelnickJune 9, 2023

India’s girl wrestlers watch in dismay as their heroes are crushed by police

The treatment of India's top female wrestlers protesting sexual harassment is discouraging to the girls pursuing the sport.

By Karishma Mehrotra and Anant GuptaJune 9, 2023

A Russia-Ukraine timeline: Key moments, from attack on Kyiv to counteroffensive

Here are some of the pivotal events in the course of the conflict, leading up to Ukraine's counterattack.

By Sammy WestfallJune 9, 2023

Sudan’s rapid decline into war evokes Somalia’s catastrophic collapse

Regional analysts warn of ominous parallels between Sudan and Somalia of 30 years ago.

By Katharine Houreld and Hafiz HarounJune 9, 2023

The potent U.S. arsenal for Ukraine’s counteroffensive

The U.S. and Western allies have laid out a deliberate approach to arming Ukraine, focusing on systems that complement one another on the battlefield.

By Alex Horton and Samuel GranadosJune 9, 2023

Ukraine launches counteroffensive against Russia

Ukraine's military advanced on Russian positions in the southern Zaporizhzhia region, kicking off a long-anticipated counterattack to reclaim occupied territory from Russia.

By Samantha Schmidt, Adela Suliman, Leo Sands, Rachel Pannett, Claire Parker, Sarah Dadouch, Isobel Koshiw and Ben BraschJune 8, 2023

Ukrainian military begins counteroffensive to oust Russian occupiers

Ukrainian soldiers, including specialized attack units armed with Western weapons and trained in NATO tactics, advanced on Russian positions in Zaporizhzhia.

By Samantha SchmidtJune 8, 2023

Texas to install floating barriers in Rio Grande to block migrants

Texas Gov. Abbott announced plans to install floating barriers in the middle of the Rio Grande to block migrants from reaching the U.S. side of the river.

By Nick MiroffJune 8, 2023

Saudi crown prince threatened ‘major’ economic pain on U.S. amid oil feud

THE DISCORD LEAKS | Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman threatened to upend U.S.-Saudi relations amid a dispute over oil cuts last year, leaked intelligence shows.

By John HudsonJune 8, 2023

Four toddlers, two adults injured in French playground knife attack

Police said the suspect, who was arrested at the scene, is a 32-year-old Syrian national, whom they identified by the first name Abdalmasih.

By Annabelle Timsit, Loveday Morris and Beatriz RíosJune 8, 2023