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The U.N. weather agency reported Monday that nearly 12,000 extreme weather, climate and water-related events over much of the past half-century around the globe have killed more than 2 million people … more
The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog says Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant has switched to emergency diesel generators after losing its external power supply for the seventh time since … more
At a high school in rural northern South Africa, more than 300 students and their teachers share three toilets. Even worse, the three toilets are pit latrines, effectively 10-feet-deep holes in the … more
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time after returning home from work trips in Africa and Asia. The 71-year-old prime minister posted a photo of … more
Canadian officials say scattered rains and even smoke cover have cooled air temperatures and helped efforts to fight wildfires in Alberta over the weekend. Meanwhile, a new fire in neighboring … more
Vote counting is underway in East Timor’s parliamentary election with two former independence fighters considered for the post of prime minister. Two main political parties _ the incumbent … more
Lebanese militant group Hezbollah put on a show of force, extending a rare media invitation to one of its training sites in southern Lebanon, where its forces staged a simulated military exercise. … more
Iranian state TV says five Iranian border guards were killed in a clash with an unknown armed group trying to enter the country near the Pakistani border. Sunday's report says the fighting happened … more
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy huddled with some of his biggest backers at the Group of Seven meeting in Hiroshima on Sunday, hoping to add to the momentum for his country’s war effort … more
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s participation in the Group of Seven summit is making some atomic bomb survivors feel the visit is overshadowing their pursuit of nuclear abolishment. … more
Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are sitting down with a carefully chosen set of counterparts from other countries during their summit in Japan in an effort to expand the G7’s sway … more
The Vatican says Pope Francis has tasked a leading Italian cardinal with a mission it hopes it can “ease tensions" in the Ukraine war and lead to path of peace. In a brief statement Saturday … more
The Spanish defense ministry says an F-18 fighter jet has crashed at an airbase in the Spanish city of Zaragoza but the pilot ejected successfully. The aircraft landed within the perimeter of the … more
The head of the Russian private army Wagner claims his forces have taken control of the city of Bakhmut after the longest and most grinding battle of the Russia-Ukraine war, but Ukrainian defense … more
Honduras has one of the world’s strictest abortion bans, with a constitutional prohibition on terminating pregnancy in all cases. But across the country, women are terminating pregnancies with the … more
Honduras has one of the world’s strictest abortion bans, with a constitutional prohibition on terminating pregnancy in all cases. But across the country, women are terminating pregnancies with the … more
Transgender activists in Pakistan say they plan to appeal an Islamic court’s ruling that guts a law aimed at protecting their rights. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act was passed … more
Zimbabwe has begun releasing more than 4,000 prisoners under a presidential amnesty. Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services spokeswoman Meya Khanyezi said the amnesty would “go a long way in … more
Many Africans escaping the conflict in Sudan that erupted with little warning last month faced a long wait to get out and severe challenges on the way as their governments struggled to mobilize … more
Leaders of the world’s most powerful democracies warned China and North Korea against building up their nuclear arsenals, pivoting to major northeast Asian crises ahead of the arrival later … more
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