Russians push to encircle Ukrainian troops, Pentagon says
Russia could soon make a direct assault on Severodonetsk, one of the largest eastern cities still under Ukrainian control.
Police in Brazil gas man to death in trunk of car, video appears to show
Relatives of Jesus Santos, 38, say a video shared widely on social media captures his brutal death at the hands of police.
Russia’s grain blockade may require U.S. intervention, general suggests
The Kremlin said commercial ships carrying Ukrainian grain would not be allowed to leave from any of Black Sea ports until Western governments lifted their sanctions on Russia. Western officials have accused Moscow of using food as a form of blackmail.
Ukrainian volunteer fighters in the east feel abandoned
In a rare interview, a Ukrainian military commander and his top lieutenant describe disillusionment, deprivations and a sense of certain death among their troops on the front lines in Donbas.
Sandstorm wave sweeps Middle East, sending thousands to hospitals
Climate change and land-use practices are increasing the frequency of such storms across the region
Lebanese spy chief says U.S. wants his help freeing Americans in Syria
Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim said he received an invitation to the White House soon after President Biden met with the parents of journalist Austin Tice.
WHO members condemn Russia, warn its voting rights could be stripped
Ukraine’s successful resolution raises the possibility that Russia could be suspended from the assembly if attacks on hospitals and clinics continue.
Stranded in their own homes: Portraits of Shanghai’s lockdown
Residents in Shanghai have been counting down the days until June 1 when authorities are expected to lift lockdown measures that have left citizens confined at home and in quarantine centers for almost two months. Shanghai-based photographer, Raul Ariano, documented the experiences of the city’s residents by photographing friends and acquaintances remotely through video calls.
‘No time to lose’: Top Chinese official sounds alarm over economy
Li Keqiang issued the stark warning as the economy stalled under pressure from multiplying covid restrictions and shrinking demand.
At the United Nations, what about the war in Ukraine?
Some diplomatic observers say the lack of U.N. action to halt the war in Ukraine illustrates flaws embedded decades ago.
Hospital fire kills 11 infants in Senegal as outrage builds over neglect
The flames tore through Abdou Aziz Sy Dabakh Hospital in the city of Tivaouane, northeast of the capital, Dakar.
China pushes Pacific deal, as Australia scrambles to repair regional ties
Australia's foreign minister is in Fiji as her Chinese counterpart travels the region offering a 10-nation trade and security deal.
How countries around the world have responded to mass shootings
Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand all enacted more restrictive gun legislation following mass shootings.
Russians face prospect of Soviet-style shortages as sanctions bite
In aviation, a lack of crucial parts could ground much of the country’s fleet and make flying a game of “Russian roulette.”
Ukrainian fighters take to electric bikes in the war against Russia
The militaries of Australia, New Zealand and Norway have also tested electric bikes for reconnaissance and patrol.
Taliban morality police tighten their grip on Afghan women
Enforcers from the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice are expanding their reach into all aspects of Afghan society.
Scientists try to bring Australian ‘tiger’ back from extinction
“When people say, 'Didn’t we learn anything from Jurassic Park?’ — well, it’s very different bringing back a velociraptor to a thylacine,” lab leader Andrew Pask said.
Russians look to Iran for lessons on life under long-term sanctions
In a matter of months, since the invasion of Ukraine, Russia has outstripped Iran as the country under the most sanctions.
World leaders ‘horrified’ by ‘murder of innocent children’ in Texas
The Uvalde, Tex., elementary school shooting is the latest in a U.S. epidemic, as gun violence in many other developed countries is far less common.