Amazon deforestation in Brazil remains near 15-year high
Closely-watched numbers for annual deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon show the total area of forest loss is down somewhat from last year, but that was a 15-year high.
Egyptians call on British Museum to return Rosetta stone
The bilingual carvings on the relic proved to be the breakthrough in the decipherment of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics after being unearthed by colonialists in Egypt in 1799.
Uneasy calm grips Ukraine as West prepares winter aid
An uneasy calm is hanging over Kyiv as residents of the Ukrainian capital prepare for Russian missile attacks as winter approaches.
NATO renews membership vow to Ukraine, pledges arms and aid
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says war-torn Ukraine will one day become a member of the world's largest security alliance. It's a commitment that NATO leaders made to Ukraine 14 years ago.
Lull in Russian attacks against Ukraine energy, aid pledged
Russia has held back from launching a new round strikes that have been expected against power stations and other key infrastructure in Ukraine.
Surgeons work by flashlight as Ukraine power grid battered
Power outages have strained and disrupted Ukraine's health care system, already battered by years of corruption, mismanagement, the COVID-19 pandemic and nine months of war.
Most Ukrainians left without power after new Russian strikes
A punishing new barrage of Russian strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure has caused power outages across large parts of the country as well as neighboring Moldova.
Twin blasts shake Jerusalem, killing teen and wounding 18
Two blasts have gone off near bus stops in Jerusalem at the height of rush hour, killing a Canadian-Israeli teenager and injuring at least 18, in what Israeli police said were attacks by Palestinians.
Turkish strikes on Kurds stoke tensions with Syria as well
This weekend's Turkish airstrikes targeting Kurdish fighters in northern Syria also threaten to stoke tensions with the Syrian government.
Monsoon rains force halt in Indonesia quake rescue efforts
Heavy monsoon rains lashed survivors in makeshift shelters and forced a suspension of rescue efforts.
U.K. top court rules against Scottish independence vote plan
The U.K. Supreme Court has ruled that Scotland does not have the power to hold a new referendum on independence without the consent of the British government.
WHO, CDC: A record 40 million kids miss measles vaccine dose
The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say measles immunization has dropped significantly since the coronavirus pandemic began.
'Stock up on blankets': Ukrainians brace for horrific winter
Officials say Ukraine could face rolling blackouts through March because Russian airstrikes have caused what they call 'colossal' damage to the power grid.
Indonesian rescuers search through rubble of quake; 268 dead
Indonesian rescuers used jackhammers, circular saws and sometimes their bare hands to shift the rubble of flattened buildings as they searched for the dead and missing from an earthquake.
Ukraine to civilians: Leave liberated areas before winter
Ukrainian authorities are evacuating civilians from liberated areas in the southern Kherson and Mykolaiv regions.
Activists: Iranian forces unleash heavy fire on protesters
Activists say Iranian security forces have used heavy gunfire against protesters in a Kurdish town in the country's west.
Russian strikes force Ukraine to face hours-long power cuts
Ukraine's electricity grid chief is warning of hours-long power outages as Russia zeroed in on Ukraine's energy infrastructure with renewed artillery and missile attacks.
Ukraine experts join probe of fatal missile blast in Poland
Experts from Ukraine have joined Polish and American investigators who are looking into a missile blast that killed two men in eastern Poland.
North Korea test-fires ICBM with range to strike entire U.S.
North Korea has fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed near Japanese waters in its second major weapons test this month that showed a potential ability to launch nuclear strikes on all of the U.S. mainland.
Ghanaian girl cuts through jargon, delivers message at COP27
During a session at the U.N. climate summit in Egypt, 10-year-old Nakeeyat Dramani Sam told attendees that rich nations should compensate developing countries' climate impacts.
Russia launches missile barrage on Ukraine as 1st snow falls
Russian airstrikes have targeted Ukraine's energy facilities as the first snow of the season fell in Kyiv.
A 'barbed wire curtain' rises in Europe amid war in Ukraine
The war has given European Union countries a new impetus to fortify their borders with Russia and its ally Belarus.
Some return to war-battered hub of Palestinian life in Syria
As Syria descended into civil war in 2011, fighting devastated communities across the country, including Yarmouk, on the outskirts of the capital of Damascus.
Griner has begun serving sentence in Russian penal colony
WNBA star Brittney Griner has begun serving her nine-year sentence for drug possession at a Russian penal colony.
Confusion, finger-pointing, opposing views at Egypt's COP27
The day before U.N. climate talks were to end, negotiators from around the world appeared to be far apart on any deal to combat climate change.