The smoke will fade in the U.S. But cities across the globe aren’t so lucky.

The burning of fossil fuels, along with wildfires exacerbated by climate change, have created what some experts describe as the biggest danger to global public health.

By Claire Parker, Christian Shepherd and Gabriela MartinezJune 8, 2023

Live updates: 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 and Isobel KoshiwJune 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

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 8, 2023

Satellite images show the devastation from the Kakhovka dam collapse

The damage from the dam collapse in Ukraine can be seen from the sky.

By Samuel Granados, Ruby Mellen and Júlia LedurJune 8, 2023

What to know about the Canadian wildfires causing poor air quality in the U.S.

The Canada forest wildfires are not yet under control. Smoke and haze have prompted alerts from New York to Minnesota.

By Amanda Coletta, Victoria Bisset and Annabelle TimsitJune 8, 2023

Children, 2 adults injured in knife attack in Annecy, France, police say

France's interior minister said an individual responsible for the stabbing attack that injured four children in Annecy was arrested.

By Annabelle Timsit and Loveday MorrisJune 8, 2023

In scramble for EV metals, health threat to workers often goes unaddressed

South Africa is the world’s largest producer of manganese, but the EV industry has done little to protect miners from the neurological hazards of the mineral.

By Rachel Chason and Ilan GodfreyJune 8, 2023

USAID cuts food aid supporting millions of Ethiopians amid charges of massive government theft

Ethiopian officials have been diverting aid from the needy to feed soldiers and selling it on the open market for reexport, according to an investigation by the U.S. Agency for International Development that was summarized to The Post.

By Katharine HoureldJune 8, 2023

Being a combat officer in Hebron damaged him. Protesting Netanyahu helps him heal.

After guarding settlers in Hebron, he left the military with a severe case of PTSD. Now he is healing himself and, he hopes, his country through protests.

By Steve HendrixJune 8, 2023

They were flying to the U.S. Then they spent 40 hours stranded in Russia.

Air India Flight 173, from New Delhi to San Francisco, made an emergency landing in a remote city, where passengers slept in a school gymnasium.

By Kelsey AblesJune 8, 2023

Hong Kong prisons work to compel loyalty to China among young activists

Former activists in Hong Kong’s 2019 fight for greater democratic freedoms are now the latest subjects in China’s decades-long experiment in political control.

By Shibani MahtaniJune 8, 2023

Ukraine’s counteroffensive won’t be an easy retread of last year’s wins

The battlefield has changed over the past year for both Ukraine and Russia.

By Adam TaylorJune 8, 2023

Air quality hits hazardous levels Wednesday from Canadian wildfire smoke

Toxic haze from wildfires ravaging Canada has blown into major urban areas. New York, Detroit and Toronto were among the 10 cities with the world's worst air quality.

By Andrew Jeong, Victoria Bisset, Justine McDaniel and Dan Rosenzweig-ZiffJune 7, 2023

Ukraine flood victims ferried to safety; shelling intensifies after dark

The still-unexplained collapse of the Kakhovka dam has forced Ukrainians from their homes.

By Pamela Constable and Serhii KorolchukJune 7, 2023

Ilya Kabakov, whose art punctured Soviet propaganda, dies at 89

Mr. Kabakov was renowned for his immersive installations that told bleak stories of life under Communism.

By Michael S. RosenwaldJune 7, 2023

Photos: Rescue and destruction in flooded Ukrainian region

Rescue efforts continue in southern Ukraine in the wake of the collapse of the Kakhovka dam.

By Heidi Levine and Ruby MellenJune 7, 2023

Memorial to mark site where Kenya starvation cult left at least 250 dead

The site will ensure that “Kenyans and the world do not forget what happened there,” Kenya’s interior minister said of the forest where followers of Paul Mackenzie lived and died.

By Rael OmbuorJune 7, 2023

Ukraine flood victims say occupying Russians aren’t sending help

Ukrainians in Russian-occupied areas of the south, inundated after the collapse of the Kakhovka dam, described continuing chaos.

By Isobel Koshiw and Mary IlyushinaJune 7, 2023

What to know about the breach of Ukraine’s Kakhovka dam

The Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine was damaged and its hydroelectric power plant destroyed. Russia and Ukraine blamed each other for the blast.

By Isobel KoshiwJune 7, 2023