World News and International Headlines NPR world news, international art and culture, world business and financial markets, world economy, and global trends in health, science and technology. Subscribe to the World Story of the Day podcast and RSS feed.

NPRWorld

Many Stories, One World

An electoral worker installs an electronic voting machine during the assembly of a polling station at a school in preparation for the general election, in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Brazilians head to polls on Oct. 2 to elect a president, vice president, governors and senators. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Eraldo Peres/AP

Asher and David Cherkaskyi, Ukrainian Orthodox Jews who are father and son and have both been on the front lines in Ukraine's fight against Russian occupation, in Dnipro in July. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Eleanor Beardsley/NPR

Jewish Ukrainian father and son soldiers mark holy days under cloud of Russia's war

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1126217137/1126419424" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Former professional wrestler Antonio Inoki shouts at a press conference in Tokyo on August 21, 2014. Yoshikazu Tsuno /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Yoshikazu Tsuno /AFP via Getty Images

This undated photo shows oil executives Jose Angel Pereira, from left to right, Gustavo Cardenas, Jorge Toledo, Jose Luis Zambrano, Tomeu Vadell and Alirio Jose Zambrano in Caracas, Venezuela. The five men were among the seven Americans released by Venezuela as part of a swap with the U.S. government. Posted on Twitter by Jorge Arreaza/Venezuela's Foreign Ministry via AP hide caption

toggle caption
Posted on Twitter by Jorge Arreaza/Venezuela's Foreign Ministry via AP

In this image from video broadcast by RTB state television, coup spokesman Capt. Kiswendsida Farouk Azaria Sorgho reads a statement in a studio in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, on Friday evening. RTB via AP hide caption

toggle caption
RTB via AP

A large fire in a recently deforested area of the Amazon rainforest along Highway BR-319 in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, on Sept. 25. Bruno Kelly for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Bruno Kelly for NPR

Brazil's election could determine the fate of the Amazon after record deforestation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1126161100/1126348056" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Tourists by the boulevard at a Black Sea resort in Odesa, Ukraine, on Sept. 3. Tourists are not allowed to enter the public beach due to the presence of land mines and other explosives. Dominika Zarzycka/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Dominika Zarzycka/NurPhoto via Getty Images

With Ukraine at war, officials hope to bring tourism back to areas away from fighting

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1125495184/1125580670" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

In Moscow on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen on a screen set at Red Square as he addresses a rally and a concert marking the annexation of four regions of Ukraine. ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images

Russia's Illegal Annexation Ushers In A Dangerous New Phase Of The War

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1126285246/1126300059" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The United States' Brionna Jones (center) is fouled by Canada's Bridget Carleton, (right) during their semifinal game at the women's Basketball World Cup in Sydney on Friday. Rick Rycroft/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Rick Rycroft/AP

People in Bacuranao, Cuba, protest on Friday, asking for the restoration of the electrical service that collapsed due to the devastation of Hurricane Ian. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Ramon Espinosa/AP

The two front-runners in Brazil's presidential elections in the final days of campaigning. Left: President Jair Bolsonaro in Santos on Wednesday. Right: Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in São Paulo on Monday. Left: Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images; Right: Andre Penner/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Left: Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images; Right: Andre Penner/AP

What you need to know about Brazil's presidential election

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1125649427/1126126884" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during a ceremony formally annexing four regions of Ukraine Russian troops occupy, at the Kremlin in Moscow on Friday. Gavriil Grigorov/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Gavriil Grigorov/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images

Monica Medina, assistant secretary of state for oceans and international environmental and scientific affairs is pictured on Sept. 20 in New York City. She will take on additional responsibilities as an envoy on biodiversity and water resources. Monica Schipper/Getty Images for WWF Internation hide caption

toggle caption
Monica Schipper/Getty Images for WWF Internation

Raffiella Chapman stars as Vesper, a 13-year-old bio-hacker. Courtesy of IFC Films hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of IFC Films

In a bio-engineered dystopia, 'Vesper' finds seeds of hope

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1125252922/1126282803" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Protesters show the three finger salute and hold photos of detained Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in July outside the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok during a demonstration against the Myanmar military junta's execution of four prisoners. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Manan Vatsyayana/AFP via Getty Images