Thai ex-cop attacks day-care center, killing dozens, including 24 children

Police say the gunman is a former officer who shot himself, his wife and child following the rampage in northern Thailand.

By Wilawan Watcharasakwej, Rebecca Tan, Annabelle Timsit and Maite Fernández SimonOctober 6, 2022

French actresses cut their hair in solidarity with Iranian women

Actresses including Juliette Binoche and Marion Cotillard cut their hair to show support for Iranian demonstrators protesting the death of Mahsa Amini.

By Adela SulimanOctober 6, 2022

As Ukraine war falters, Russians ask a risky question: Could Putin fall?

The Russian president seems to have a tight grip on power but as military setbacks pile up, there is new speculation about who might want the Kremlin's top job

By Robyn DixonOctober 6, 2022

As his troops retreat, Russian defense chief comes under fire at home

Sergei Shoigu has been on Vladimir Putin's leadership team for more than two decades, but growing criticism of military defeats suggests that he could soon be dismissed.

By Robyn DixonOctober 6, 2022

The scene after a Thai ex-cop killed dozens at a day-care center

A former police officer attacked a day-care center in northeastern Thailand with a pistol and a knife Thursday in a rampage that left 34 people dead — 23 of them children — before he killed himself and his family, police said.

By Washington Post StaffOctober 6, 2022

Here are the nuclear weapons Russia has in its arsenal

How many nuclear weapons does Russia have? What are tactical weapons? We have your answers here.

By Karoun DemirjianOctober 6, 2022

U.S. tourist smashed ancient Roman sculptures at Vatican, authorities say

Italian media reported that the man who knocked down the ancient Roman busts was upset because he was not allowed to see the pope.

By Stefano Pitrelli, Natalie B. Compton and Ellen FrancisOctober 6, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Missiles strike Zaporizhzhia; U.N. nuclear chief visits Kyiv

The attacks came as the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency traveled to Kyiv to discuss a protection zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

By Kelly Kasulis Cho and Jennifer HassanOctober 6, 2022

OPEC Plus oil production cut fuels fears of economic recession in Europe

European economists worried about a heightened risk of recession and a bolstered Russia, after OPEC Plus said it will slash oil production.

By Rick Noack and Emily RauhalaOctober 6, 2022

Canada’s top court to hear arguments: Is U.S. safe for asylum seekers?

Lawyers say a border deal subjects those who are sent back to the United States to possible detention and removal to the countries they sought to flee.

By Amanda ColettaOctober 6, 2022

In Lebanon’s ‘forgotten north,’ despair drives people to the sea

In the northern city of Tripoli, many people now live without electricity and running water — and are going to desperate lengths to escape.

By Sarah Dadouch and Suzan HaidamousOctober 6, 2022

He escaped North Korea, then risked everything to go back for his mom

In their first interview with a news outlet, defector Kim Kang-woo and his mother recall their terrifying and winding journey to be together again.

By Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Min Joo KimOctober 6, 2022

A look at the top contenders for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

Activists in China and Russia, the International Court of Justice and an Indian advocate of interfaith cooperation have been mentioned as front-runners.

By Paul SchemmOctober 6, 2022

Winter nears in Ukraine — and a battle of stamina awaits

The arrival of rain, snow and cold threaten to stalemate the war, and bring even greater misery for civilians trapped in the fighting.

By Karoun DemirjianOctober 6, 2022

Orca vs. shark: Rare drone footage shows killer whales mauling great whites

New footage from off the coast of South Africa is the first direct proof that orcas are capable of hunting and killing great white sharks, scientists say.

By Rachel PannettOctober 6, 2022

How police action in Indonesia led to a deadly crush in the soccer stadium

Videos provided exclusively to The Post show that police fired at least 40 nonlethal munitions at soccer fans in Kanjuruhan stadium, leading to panic.

By Rebecca Tan, Joyce Sohyun Lee, Sarah Cahlan, Imogen Piper and Aisyah Llewellyn October 6, 2022

North Korea defends missile tests, slams U.S. over military exercises

Pyongyang accused the U.S. and South Korea of increasing tensions through joint exercises, and defended its response as “just counteraction measures.”

By Michelle Ye Hee LeeOctober 6, 2022

U.S. weighs aid to Cuba following hurricane and request from Havana

The talks follow a rare request for emergency funds after Cuba suffered an islandwide loss of electricity, floods and extensive damage due to a direct hit by Ian.

By Karen DeYoungOctober 5, 2022

Arlington civil rights leader killed in Turks and Caicos shooting

Kent Carter, the first vice president of the Arlington NAACP, had been on vacation in the British Caribbean territory to celebrate his 40th birthday.

By Teo ArmusOctober 5, 2022

A more strategic Russian retreat signals long fight ahead in Kherson

A day after Ukrainian forces reclaimed more territory in the south, the jubilation of a breakthrough was tempered by anxiety over an expected hard fight.

By Isabelle Khurshudyan, Paul Sonne and Kamila HrabchukOctober 5, 2022