Ukraine rushes drinking water to flooded areas as environmental damage mounts from dam break
Authorities rushed to rescue hundreds of people stranded on rooftops and supply drinking water to areas flooded by a collapsed dam in southern Ukraine on Wednesday, in a growing humanitarian and ecological disaster along a river that forms part of the front line in the 15-month war.
Pope Francis has scar tissue removed, hernia repaired during 3-hour abdominal surgery
Pope Francis underwent successful surgery Wednesday to remove intestinal scar tissue and repair a hernia in his abdominal wall, the latest maladies to befall the 86-year-old pontiff who had part of his colon removed two years ago.
Prince Harry to tabloid newspaper's lawyer: 'Nobody wants to be phone hacked'
Prince Harry entered a London courtroom in a high-stakes bid to prove the publisher of the Daily Mirror tabloid had unlawfully snooped on his life.
Nigeria's president defends end to fuel subsidy as hardship bites harder
Nigerian President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday defended the West African nation's decision last week to stop subsidizing fuel, a move that has pushed up prices for transportation and commodities.
Knife attacker injures several people, including children, in French Alpine town
An attacker with a knife wounded children and adults in a town in the Alps on Thursday before he was quickly arrested, France's interior ministry said.
Europe's economy has shrunk. For households that are hurting, it's just numbers
The European economy contracted slightly at the end of last year and beginning of 2023, revised figures showed Thursday, underlining the impact of the loss of Russian natural gas and high inflation on consumer spending.
Blinken announces $150M in aid for Syria, Iraq at Saudi conference on combatting Islamic State group
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that the U.S. would provide nearly $150 million in aid for areas in Syria and Iraq that were liberated from the Isamic State extremist group.
Zelenskyy visits area flooded by destroyed dam as five reported dead in Russian-occupied city
Five residents of a Russian-occupied city next to a breached dam have died in massive flooding triggered by the catastrophe, its Kremlin-appointed mayor said Thursday, the first official report of deaths from one of the largest environmental crises since Russia's invasion of Ukraine more than 15 months ago.
Bomb explodes in Afghanistan during a memorial ceremony for a Taliban official
A bomb exploded Thursday in Afghanistan's northeastern Badakhshan province during a memorial ceremony for a deputy governor who was killed in another blast two days earlier, a Taliban official said.
EU makes fresh attempt to overcome yearslong crisis over migrants
European Union interior ministers on Thursday made a fresh attempt to overcome one of the bloc's most intractable political problems as they weighed new measures for sharing out responsibility for migrants entering Europe without authorization.
Authorities recover train from Austrian tunnel after fire forces evacuation
A train was being recovered on Thursday from an Austrian tunnel where it got stuck when a fire broke out, forcing rescuers to evacuate the 151 people on board.
UNICEF concerned by Taliban move to bar international groups from Afghan education sector
UNICEF said Thursday it is deeply concerned by reports of the Taliban pushing out international organizations from Afghanistan's education sector and ordering them to hand over their activities to local nongovernmental groups.
Japan's denial of same-sex marriage, other LGTBQ+ protections looks unconstitutional, judge rules
A Japanese court ruled Thursday that the lack of legal protections for LGTBQ+ people appeared to be unconstitutional, in the latest ruling that may help push the country toward allowing same-sex marriage.
Philippines raises alert level around volcano, villagers told to leave danger zone
Philippine officials on Thursday raised the alert level for one of the country's most active volcanoes after superheated streams of gas, debris and rocks cascaded down its upper slope in a condition they fear could lead to a hazardous eruption within days or weeks.
Australian man sentenced to 9 years in prison for gay American's 1988 manslaughter
An Australian man who admitted killing a gay American by punching him off a cliff top in Sydney in 1988 was sentenced on Thursday to nine years in prison, ending the victim's family's 35-year battle for justice.
Replacement plane for Air India flight lands in San Francisco after being diverted to Russia
A replacement plane for an Air India flight diverted to Russia because of an engine problem has landed in San Francisco, carrying all passengers and crew.
Malaysia, Indonesia end 18-year sea border disputes, vow to cooperate in defending palm oil industry
Malaysia and Indonesia signed agreements Thursday that ended longstanding maritime border disputes and vowed to bolster cooperation to fight ''highly detrimental discriminatory'' measures against palm oil.
Indian wrestlers demanding arrest of sports official for sexual abuse suspend protests
Elite wrestlers who are demanding the resignation and arrest of India's wrestling federation president for allegedly sexually harassing young athletes have suspended their protests after the country's sports minister promised a swift investigation.
South Korean inquiry to look into 237 more foreign adoptions suspected to have laundered origins
South Korea's Truth and Reconciliation Commission said Thursday it will investigate 237 more cases of South Korean adoptees who suspect their family origins were manipulated to facilitate their adoptions in Europe and the United States.
Pope spends first night in hospital after surgery to remove intestinal scar tissue, repair hernia
Pope Francis awoke Thursday after a good first night in the hospital following a three-hour operation to remove intestinal scar tissue and repair a hernia in his abdominal wall, problems that developed following previous surgeries.