Ukraine live briefing: Russian forces withdrawing from Lyman; nuclear plant chief detained

Ukrainian forces said they had surrounded Russian forces in the eastern city of Lyman, advancing in one of four regions annexed by Russia.

By Isabelle Khurshudyan, Ellen Francis, Erin Cunningham, Andrea Salcedo and Robyn DixonOctober 1, 2022

In Burkina Faso, a coup within a coup

The military leaders said their decision was rooted in the failure of Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba to control escalating violence.

By Rachel Chason and Borso TallOctober 1, 2022

Russian troops withdrawing from Lyman, a day after annexation claims

The retreat from Lyman marks a major embarrassment for Moscow a day after it claimed swaths of eastern Ukraine as its own.

By Isabelle Khurshudyan, Adela Suliman, Ellen Francis, Robyn Dixon and Claire ParkerOctober 1, 2022

What you need to know about Brazil’s election

Polls show former president Luis Inácio Lula da Silva could defeat President Jair Bolsonaro in the first round Sunday. Bolsonaro has threatened not to accept a loss.

By Maite Fernández SimonOctober 1, 2022

Russia’s annexation puts world ‘two or three steps away’ from nuclear war

Annexation brings the threat of the use of a nuclear weapon a step closer by giving Putin a potential justification if he is continues to suffer losses.

By Liz SlyOctober 1, 2022

How Russian timber bypasses U.S. sanctions by way of Vietnam

A new report by the nonprofit Environmental Investigation Agency says Russian birch wood is routed through Asia before being shipped to American stores.

By Michael TatarskiOctober 1, 2022

Searching for bodies with the Ukrainian captain collecting Russian corpses

A Ukrainian military unit searches for the bodies of Russian soldiers, to ship them home to their families and warn other Russian troops of what awaits them.

By Isabelle KhurshudyanOctober 1, 2022

Russia-Ukraine war: U.S. imposes new sanctions over Russia’s illegal annexation

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the illegal annexation of the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions at a ceremony in Moscow.

By Ellen Francis, Louisa Loveluck, Adela Suliman, Erin Cunningham and Karina TsuiSeptember 30, 2022

What to know about Putin’s attempt to annex territory in Ukraine

In an illegal and escalatory move, President Vladimir Putin signed decrees to annex four Ukrainian territories. Here’s what to know.

By Claire ParkerSeptember 30, 2022

Deadly Russian strikes on civilian convoy as Putin proclaims annexation

Missiles hit a civilian convoy headed into Russian-occupied territory to deliver medical aid and collect residents trying to flee ahead of Russia's annexation.

By Louisa Loveluck and Wojciech GrzedzinskiSeptember 30, 2022

Besieged and ignored, Brazil’s Indigenous women are running for office

A record number are running to represent majority-Indigenous regions in Congress and state legislatures.

By Paulina VillegasSeptember 30, 2022

Three maps that explain Russia’s annexations and losses in Ukraine

Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia are the areas Putin is illegally annexing, as Russian forces suffer setbacks around the eastern city of Lyman.

By Laris Karklis and Erin CunninghamSeptember 30, 2022

As war fails, Russia’s authoritarian grandmaster backs himself into a corner

With repeated military blunders, Vladimir Putin trapped himself in a failing war in Ukraine. A speech on annexing territory showed him struggling to get a grip.

By Robyn DixonSeptember 30, 2022

Putin illegally claims annexation of Ukrainian regions, escalating war

Amid pageantry in the Grand Kremlin Palace, the Russian president defied international law and declared Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia to be part of Russia.

By Mary IlyushinaSeptember 30, 2022

“She wanted to be a teacher:” Kabul attack kills girls with big dreams

The Friday morning blast in a Hazara neighborhood targeted an educational center, killing at least 19 people, mostly girls and young women.

By Sudarsan RaghavanSeptember 30, 2022

King Charles III without a crown in first coins unveiled by Royal Mint

Here's why his image faces left, while his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, faced right.

By Karla AdamSeptember 30, 2022

Zelensky pushes ‘accelerated’ application for Ukraine NATO membership

Ukraine is applying for “accelerated ascension” into NATO, in a symbolic move, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday.

By Isabelle Khurshudyan and Emily RauhalaSeptember 30, 2022

7 key moments in Putin’s annexation speech

The Russian president accused the West of neocolonialism, sabotage and nuclear threats.

By Adam TaylorSeptember 30, 2022

They dyed a waterfall for a gender reveal. An investigation followed.

A couple dyed a waterfall a bright shade of blue for a gender-reveal party, sparking an environmental investigation in Brazil.

By María Luisa PaúlSeptember 30, 2022

How Europe is responding to Russia’s ‘energy war’ as winter comes

Germany on Thursday announced an up to $194 billion program to tackle rising energy prices. But Europe’s response to the crisis has been divided.

By Rick Noack, Emily Rauhala and Kate BradySeptember 30, 2022