Radioactive capsule found in Australian desert after ‘relentless’ search

The group looking for the tiny, lost radioactive capsule in Western Australia "quite literally found the needle in the haystack,” an official said.

By Annabelle Timsit and Bryan PietschFebruary 1, 2023

Tired of after-work emails and calls? In these countries, they’re outlawed.

Kenya is the latest country to propose a “right to disconnect” law — joining France, Portugal and Italy — amid the pandemic-driven rise in hybrid and remote work.

By Niha MasihFebruary 1, 2023

With a million people, an ecstatic Kinshasa hears Pope Francis Mass

Pope Francis's first stop in his visit to Africa was the DRC, where he gave Mass to thousands of people in Kinshasa.

By Chico HarlanFebruary 1, 2023

Britain grinds to a halt as half a million workers go on strike

The huge show of discontent from teachers to train drivers comes amid rampant inflation and years of stagnant wage growth and now a cost-of-living crisis.

By Karla AdamFebruary 1, 2023

Hong Kong bans flourishing CBD business, following Beijing’s lead

Beijing carried out its own ban on cannabidiol last year. CBD products are legal in Taiwan and Thailand, the United States and parts of Europe.

By Theodora YuFebruary 1, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Allies split over fighter jets for Ukraine; fierce fighting in Bakhmut

Several Western allies including the U.S. say they won’t send fighter jets, but some Pentagon officials think President Biden may eventually acquiesce.

By Kelsey Ables and Victoria BissetFebruary 1, 2023

Underwater volcano in ‘Ring of Fire’ erupts off Vanuatu

Officials told islanders to stay away after a sub-marine volcano erupted off the South Pacific archipelago nation, sending smoke spiraling in the air.

By Michael E. MillerFebruary 1, 2023

Hindu vigilantes carry out wave of anti-Christian violence in India

Christian evangelicals have been stepping up conversions, creating a backlash -- and a political opportunity for Hindu nationalists.

By Gerry Shih and Shams IrfanFebruary 1, 2023

Iran imprisons couple for 10½ years after they danced in public, activists say

Astiaj Haghighi and Amir Mohammad Ahmadi, who both have large Instagram followings, were sentenced on national security and indecency charges.

By Rachel PannettFebruary 1, 2023

The argument for why the West should change course on Ukraine

A policy report from the influential RAND Corporation urges the United States to do more to avoid a “long war” in Ukraine.

By Ishaan TharoorFebruary 1, 2023

U.S. accuses Russia of not complying with key nuclear arms treaty

The State Department said Moscow refuses to facilitate inspections as required by New START, the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between the powers.

By John Hudson and Kelly Kasulis ChoJanuary 31, 2023

Four more men charged in 2021 assassination of Haitian president

Among those charged in connection with the plot to murder Haitian President Jovenel Moïse are three dual Haitian Americans citizens, U.S. officials say.

By Ben BraschJanuary 31, 2023

Biden’s ‘no’ on F-16s for Ukraine met with skepticism in Pentagon

The administration has exhibited a pattern of rejecting similar pleas from the government in Kyiv only to relent later.

By Dan LamotheJanuary 31, 2023

Ukraine accused of using banned mines in Izyum

Human Rights Watch said Russian use of the mines doesn't absolve Ukraine of its responsibilities under international law.

By David L. SternJanuary 31, 2023

Blinken visit deepens Israeli and Palestinian skepticism about U.S. role

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is promoting the long-held dream of two states side by side — one Israeli, one Palestinian — as the best guarantor of peace.

By William Booth, Shira Rubin and Sufian Taha January 31, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Biden says no to F-16s for Kyiv

The Pentagon announced the first shipment of Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Ukraine. France did not rule out sending fighter jets.

By Erin Cunningham, Bryan Pietsch, Leo Sands and Claire ParkerJanuary 31, 2023

U.S. and India launch high-level defense and tech initiative

Geopolitical concerns about China and Russia form the backdrop of new partnership.

By Ellen NakashimaJanuary 31, 2023

‘Stop choking Africa,’ Pope Francis tells world on trip to DRC and S. Sudan

While the church is often seen as a potential stabilizing force in the heavily Catholic countries, that burden falls principally on Francis's shoulders this week.

By Chico Harlan and Katharine HoureldJanuary 31, 2023

China province to offer benefits to single parents as birthrate drops

Sichuan, one of China’s most populous provinces, is expanding benefits to unmarried parents amid a looming demographic crisis.

By Meaghan TobinJanuary 31, 2023

Bolsonaro, living in U.S. amid investigations, applies to stay longer

Jair Bolsonaro is under investigation for his dealings as Brazilian president and whether he instigated a Jan. 6-style riot back home

By Paulina VillegasJanuary 31, 2023