Aid group working to secure the freedom of an American woman and her daughter kidnapped in Haiti, it says

Six days since American nurse Alix Dorsainvil and her daughter were kidnapped from the community ministry where she works in Haiti, information about their capture and whereabouts remains unclear as the aid group works with authorities and partners in the ...

Chinese zoo denies its sun bears are people in costume

A zoo in eastern China has denied suggestions that some of its bears were people dressed in costume after videos of a Malayan sun bear standing on its hind legs – and looking uncannily human – went viral, fueling rumors ...

Gang violence is tearing Haiti apart. Here’s what to know

The kidnapping of an American nurse in Haiti last week along with her young child has cast stark light on the Caribbean nation’s epidemic of lawlessness, where more than 1,000 people were taken hostage for ransom in the first six ...

UNESCO recommends putting Venice on its heritage danger list

UNESCO has recommended that one of the most popular and fragile tourist destinations in Italy be added to its heritage danger list.

Ukraine’s counteroffensive is ramping up after months of slow progress

After two months of painstakingly slow progress on the battlefield, Ukraine appears to be ramping up its counteroffensive, deploying thousands of extra troops to the southern front and signaling a new phase of the operation, US and Russian officials said.

US airstrike kills 5 al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

The US military killed five al-Shabaab militants in a “collective self-defense airstrike” in Somalia, US Africa Command announced Thursday.

Anger boils over as Kenya’s cost of living protests shake the nation

A wave of deadly protests has hit Kenya as anger over tax hikes and the cost of living spilled into the streets.

US soldier believed to be detained by North Korea after ‘willfully’ crossing border

The US Army has identified a soldier who crossed the demarcation line into North Korea as Pvt. Travis King, a cavalry scout who joined the military in January 2021.

Princess Charlotte and Prince George have a ball at Wimbledon men’s final

Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the two oldest children of Britain’s Prince and Princess of Wales, sat on the edge of their seats in the Royal Box to watch the nail-biting men’s Wimbledon final on Sunday.

France braces for more violence after 17-year-old shot dead by police

France is bracing for what could be a third night of violent protests following the fatal police shooting of a teenage boy that was captured on video.

China unveils sweeping foreign policy law as Xi consolidates power — and aims to counter the US

China has unveiled a sweeping foreign relations law enshrining its right to impose “countermeasures” against actions that it deems a threat – in Beijing’s latest bid to bolster its position amid strained relations with the West.

Sierra Leone’s President Maada Bio declared winner in elections

Sierra Leone’s President Maada Bio has been reelected for a second term in office, the country’s electoral commission announced Tuesday.

Child among five killed in Egyptian building collapse

At least five people, including a child, have died and four others were injured after a building collapsed in the Egyptian city of Alexandria on Monday, state newspaper Al-Ahram reported.

Italian secret service agents among victims of Lake Maggiore boat accident

Two Italian secret service agents and a retired member of Israel’s security forces were among the four victims from Sunday’s fatal boat accident on Lake Maggiore, northern Italy.

SpaceX mission carrying former NASA astronaut, three paying customers departs space station

A SpaceX capsule carrying a decorated former NASA astronaut and three paying customers departed from the International Space Station at 11:05 a.m. ET on Tuesday, kicking off the final leg of a historic weeklong mission for the crew.