- Heavy rain swells rivers, causing floods in much of Thailandby Associated Press
Heavy rain in northern, northeastern and central Thailand has worsened severe flooding in many parts of the country, as authorities ordered the release of water into already overflowing rivers from dams that were filled to capacity
- Man appears in UK court charged with 9-year-old’s murderby Associated Press
A man has appeared in a court in the English city of Liverpool charged with the murder of a 9-year-old girl who was shot dead in her own home
- Al-Shabab attack kills at least 12 people in Somali cityby Omar Faruk | AP
Officials and witnesses say at least 12 people are dead after two explosions by extremist fighters targeted a local government headquarters in the capital of Somalia’s Hiran region, which has been the center of a recent mobilization against the rebels
- Cholera resurfaces in Haiti as gangs imperil water and hospital accessby Kelly Kasulis Cho
Haiti had gone three years without a new cholera case, after an outbreak in 2010 killed more than 10,000 people.
- In two more staged votes, Russian parliament moves to ratify annexationby Robyn Dixon
The State Duma unanimously ratified Vladimir Putin’s illegal plan to seize four Ukrainian regions and the Federation Council will follow suit on Tuesday.
- Catalans, in contest for tallest human tower, climb to dizzying heightsby Annabelle Timsit
The winning team’s human tower, or “castell,” measured over 42 feet in a competition for a 16,000-euro prize.
- Pakistan court accepts ex-PM Khan’s apology in contempt caseby Associated Press
A defense lawyer says a Pakistani court has accepted former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s apology in a contempt case stemming from his outburst against a female judge during a rally that was seen as a threat to the judiciary
- King Charles III in first engagement since queen’s deathby Associated Press
King Charles III and his wife Camilla, the queen consort, have visited Scotland in their first joint public engagement since the royal mourning period to remember Queen Elizabeth II ended
- Iran’s supreme leader breaks silence on protests, blames USby Associated Press
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has responded publicly to the biggest protests in Iran in years, breaking weeks of silence to condemn the “rioting” and accuse protests of being planned by the U.S. and Israel
- Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine Warby Associated Press
Russian shelling of eight Ukrainian regions over the past 24 hours has killed two civilians and injured 14 more, Ukraine’s presidential office has reported
- Anger mounts toward police as Indonesia reels from stadium tragedyby Aisyah Llewellyn
Police maintain that their lives were in danger but families from the victims and experts say the use of tear gas in the crowded stadium was unwarranted.
- Ukrainian troops continue offensive, claim new gainsby Jon Gambrell | AP
Ukrainian troops have continued to push on with their offensive that has embarrassed Moscow, with Kyiv officials and foreign observers hinting at new gains in the southern strategic region of Kherson
- UN: 5.7 million Pakistani flood victims to face food crisisby Munir Ahmed | AP
The United Nations humanitarian agency is warning that 5.7 million flood survivors in Pakistan will face a food crisis in the next three months
- Somalia says a top al-Shabab extremist leader is killedby Omar Faruk | AP
Somali authorities say a top leader of the al-Shabab extremist group has been killed in a joint operation by the Somali National Army and international partner forces
- West African mediators head to Burkina Faso following coupby Sam Mednick and Arsene Kabore | AP
Mediators from the West African regional bloc known as ECOWAS are heading to Burkina Faso in the aftermath of the nation’s second coup this year
- Britain reverses part of controversial tax policy that sent pound plungingby Karla Adam
Kwasi Kwarteng, the chancellor, announced the government was abandoning plans to abolish the 45 percent tax rate for the highest earners amid widespread opposition.
- Ukraine live briefing: Moscow to finalize illegal annexation of Ukrainian regionsby Robyn Dixon
Russia’s parliament is preparing to finalize its illegal annexation of four Ukrainian regions after Russian troops fled Lyman, a key hub in Donetsk.
- Nobel panel to announce winner of medicine prizeby Associated Press
The winner, or winners, of the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine will be announced Monday at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden
- Palestinians: Israel military kills 2 during West Bank raidby Tia Goldenberg | AP
Palestinian officials say the Israeli military has killed two Palestinians in the occupied West Bank
- Hurricane Orlene roars toward Mexico’s Pacific coastby Associated Press
Hurricane Orlene is heading toward Mexico’s Pacific coast between the tourist towns of Mazatlan and San Blas, with authorities there suspending classes and setting up shelters
- Brazil’s Bolsonaro and the right outperform, defying pollsby Diane Jeantet and Carla Bridi | AP
Brazil’s election has provided the world yet another example of polls missing the mark, with incumbent Jair Bolsonaro considerably outperforming expectations to prove the far-right wave he rode to the presidency remains a force
- Zelensky hails advances as open recriminations intensify in Russian mediaby Missy Ryan
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the town of Lyman, which Russian troops have used as a key logistics hub in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region, was completely “cleared of Russian occupiers,” the Defense Ministry said on Twitter.
- Iran’s release of Iranian-American not conditioned on asset unfreezing, U.S. says.by Miriam Berger
Tehran granted Siamak Namazi temporary furlough and lifted a travel-ban on his ailing father, Baquer Namazi, who was jailed after coming to Iran to plead for his son’s release.
- Haiti reports cholera deaths for first time in 3 yearsby Evens Sanon | AP
Haiti’s government says at least eight people have died from cholera for the first time in three years, raising concerns about a potentially rapid spreading scenario and reviving memories of an epidemic that killed nearly 10,000 people a decade ago
- In El Salvador, army surrounds town to root out gangby Associated Press
More than 2,000 soldiers and police surrounded and closed off a town in El Salvador in order to search for street gang members accused in a killing
- Tear gas use by Indonesian police questioned in wake of mass fatality soccer tragedyby Sammy Westfall
After at least 125 were killed during a stampede following clashes between fans and security forces Saturday, rights groups are raising alarms.
- Libyan authorities: 42 bodies discovered in mass graveby Rami Musa | AP
Libya’s Missing Persons Authority has announced the discovery of some 42 bodies buried in a former stronghold of the ousted Islamic State group
- Iran parliament speaker says protests could weaken societyby Associated Press
Iran’s parliament speaker has warned that protests over the death of a young woman in police custody could destabilize the country
- Brazil faces pivotal decision: More Bolsonaro or back to Lula?by Terrence McCoy
Voters, analysts and the candidates themselves have framed the election as an existential choice, less about policy than about the very character of the nation.
- Israeli leader welcomes US plan for sea border with Lebanonby Josef Federman | AP
Israel’s prime minister has welcomed a U.S. proposal for setting the maritime border with Lebanon, saying the American plan for resolving a long-running dispute between the neighboring countries would lift Israel’s economy and boost regional security
- Military: Gunmen kill Pakistani UN peacekeeper in east Congoby Associated Press
Pakistan’s military says a Pakistani soldier serving as a U.N. peacekeeper in the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed in a militant attack in the country’s volatile east
- Famed US extreme skier gets traditional Nepalese funeralby Binaj Gurubacharya | AP
A famed extreme skier from the United States who was killed after falling from one of the world’s tallest mountains was on Sunday given a traditional funeral at a Sherpa cremation ground as Buddhist monks officiated over a ceremony attended by family, friends and government officials
- Ukraine live briefing: Russia retreats from Lyman; IAEA calls for nuclear plant director’s releaseby Praveena Somasundaram
Russian forces withdrew from the eastern city of Lyman under Ukrainian fire a day after the Kremlin illegally annexed that region and three others.
- Their loved ones are Ukrainian medics — and Russian prisoners of warby David L. Stern
“You want to shout to the whole world,” one prisoner’s sister says as families press for the medics’ release. Their capture and treatment could constitute a war crime.
- Vehicle overturn kills 26, injures 10 in Indiaby Associated Press
A farm tractor pulling a wagon loaded with people has overturned and fallen into a pond in northern India
- Hurricane Orlene heads for Mexico’s former prison islandsby Associated Press
Hurricane Orlene has rapidly strengthened as it swirls toward Mexico’s northwest Pacific coast, with a likely close brush with former prison islands being developed by the government as an ecotourism destination
- Brazil holds historic election with Lula against Bolsonaroby Diane Jeantet | AP
More than 120 million Brazilians will vote Sunday in a highly polarized election that could determine if the country returns a leftist to the helm of the world’s fourth-largest democracy or keeps the far-right incumbent in office for another four years
- At least 127 killed in stampede after soccer game in Indonesia, police sayby Bryan Pietsch
Liga 1, Indonesia’s top soccer league, said “mass commotion” followed the game between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya.
- Americans captured by Russia detail months of beatings, interrogationby Dan Lamothe
In their first extensive interview since being freed, Alex Drueke and Andy Tai Huynh recount the physical and psychological abuse they endured in captivity.
- What the war in Ukraine means for Asia’s climate goalsby Aniruddha Ghosal and Sibi Arasu | AP
Most Asian countries are prioritizing keeping the country running, no matter the energy source
- Venezuela frees 7 jailed Americans in exchange for Maduro family drug smugglersby Ana Vanessa Herrero
The swap, the largest arranged by the Biden administration, came after months of secret talks.
- UN says detained Iranian-American was allowed to leave Iranby Associated Press
The United Nations says an 85-year-old Iranian-American who formerly worked for the U.N. children’s agency and was detained in Iran in 2016 has been permitted to leave the country for medical treatment abroad
- Putin overruled his top security service in prisoner swap with Ukraineby John Hudson
The exchange of prisoners involved the release of 215 Ukrainians, 55 Russians, a Putin confidant and 10 foreign nationals, including two Americans.
- Mexican navy helicopter crashes, killing 3 marinesby Associated Press
The Mexican Navy says three marines are dead and two others are injured after a reconnaissance helicopter crashed in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco
- Women protesters demand more security after Afghan bombingby Siddiqullah Alizai | AP
A group of Afghan women has protested a suicide bombing that killed or wounded dozens of students in a Shiite education center in the capital Kabul, demanding better security from the Taliban-run government
- In Burkina Faso, a coup within a coupby Rachel Chason
The military leaders said their decision was rooted in the failure of Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba to control escalating violence.
- Israeli forces kill Palestinian teen after alleged firebombby Associated Press
Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank after a group of youths smashed a hole through the Israeli separation barrier and began throwing objects at police
- Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, emir of Abu Dhabi, dies at 73by Editore
He led the oil-rich state of Abu Dhabi and was the second president of the United Arab Emirates.
- Ukraine court begins first war crimes trial for Russian soldierby Editore
A court in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, began hearings Friday in the case against Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin, the first Russian soldier to go on trial for alleged war crimes. He is accused of shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian civilian in late February.
- At Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral, scenes of grief as Israeli police beat mournersby Editore