U.N. wants Great Barrier Reef labeled ‘in danger.’ Australia says ‘no need.’

The U.N.-backed report said it “sympathizes with” concerns that labeling the World Heritage Site as endangered could affect vital tourism.

By Ellen FrancisNovember 29, 2022

What is China’s ‘zero covid’ policy and why did it trigger protests?

China's "zero covid" restrictions have led to a wave of discontent among its citizens. Here's what to know about the policy.

By Bryan PietschNovember 29, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: U.S. to announce help for Ukraine’s damaged energy infrastructure

The United States is expected to announce steps to help Ukraine withstand Russian attacks on its energy infrastructure, as NATO diplomats gather in Romania.

By Missy Ryan, Andrew Jeong and Leo SandsNovember 29, 2022

From a bunker, an acting mayor keeps her front-line Ukraine town alive

Russia has shelled city hall so incessantly that Svitlana Mandrych had to move her office underground, where she answers pleas for help from desperate residents.

By Samantha Schmidt and Serhii Korolchuk November 29, 2022

China clamps down on ‘zero covid’ protests, loosens some pandemic measures

Beijing relaxed some “zero covid” measures while stepping up censorship and making arrests amid more small protests.

By Lyric LiNovember 29, 2022

What you need to know about China’s covid protests

A deadly fire provoked the weekend demonstrations across the country, but protesters’ grievances about China's covid policy run deep.

By Christian ShepherdNovember 29, 2022
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Reporter still haunted by Itaewon crowd crush, a tragedy close to home

A Post reporter who lives in the Seoul district covered the tragedy that night and for days after. A month later, she reflects on the difficulty of moving on.

By Kelly Kasulis ChoNovember 29, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: G-7 to discuss assault on Ukraine’s power grid; Zelensky warns citizens to brace for more Russian airstrikes

In Brussels Monday, European diplomats will try to move forward with U.S.-backed plans to cap the price of Russian oil after talks last week stalled.

By Missy Ryan, Maham Javaid, Sammy Westfall, Jennifer Hassan and Rachel PannettNovember 28, 2022

Hans Magnus Enzensberger, German poet and intellectual, dies at 93

His unorthodox poems and essays made him one of postwar Germany’s leading authors. He also found a global audience with his children’s book “The Number Devil.”

By Harrison SmithNovember 28, 2022

How blank sheets of paper became a protest symbol in China

As demonstrations flared across China, participants raised white sheets of paper as a symbol — and protest — of government censorship.

By Sammy WestfallNovember 28, 2022

Ukraine’s drone hunters scramble to destroy Russia’s Iranian-built fleet

Russia has retreated on the battlefield but continues to strike Ukraine with Iranian-made Shahed drones., so Ukraine's drone hunters patrol at night to shoot them down.

By Michael E. Miller and Anastacia GalouchkaNovember 28, 2022

China’s rare protests spark demonstrations of solidarity around globe

Vigils in solidarity with Chinese protests after a deadly fire in Urumqi have been held in Hong Kong, Taipei and London, with more planned on U.S. college campuses.

By Theodora Yu and Leo SandsNovember 28, 2022

Oscar attention puts Pakistan’s transgender community under the spotlight

Acclaimed Pakistani film "Joyland," depicting a taboo romance, was briefly banned at home amid religious criticism.

By Pamela ConstableNovember 28, 2022

American woman lost at sea in Mexico is confirmed dead, university says

Yeon-Su Kim and Corey Allen were reported missing after kayaking near Rocky Point in Mexico’s Sonora state on Thanksgiving. The search for Allen continues.

By Maham JavaidNovember 27, 2022

Rare protests against China’s ‘zero covid’ policy erupt across country

Demonstrations were sparked by accusations that pandemic restrictions had hampered rescuers trying to reach a deadly fire in Xinjiang.

By Lily KuoNovember 27, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Electricity coming back online, Zelensky says; Russians may be fleeing power plant

House Republicans, who will soon hold a slim majority, warned the Biden administration to expect tougher oversight of the $20 billion in military aid to Ukraine

By Nick Parker, Jennifer Hassan and Marisa IatiNovember 27, 2022

Camilla replaces traditional ladies-in-waiting with ‘Queen’s Companions’

Camilla’s new "Queen’s Companions" include long-standing and close friends.

By Sammy WestfallNovember 27, 2022

French man wins right to not be ‘fun’ at work

The man won his wrongful termination case after refusing to take part in social activities he called "humiliating and intrusive."

By Rachel PannettNovember 27, 2022

Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei dies ‘suddenly,’ state says

The Foreign Ministry provided no details about Makei's death. He was set to meet his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, this week.

By Bryan PietschNovember 27, 2022

Kim Jong Un’s daughter emerges from secrecy for second time in days

New photos released by North Korean state media show the leader with his young daughter at a missile launch event, fueling speculation over his motivation or possible succession plans.

By Leo SandsNovember 27, 2022