Villagers clear the rubble after Russia's night rocket attack ruined private houses in a village.

Russian missile barrage slams into cities across Ukraine

Overall, Russia launched 81 missiles and eight exploding Shahed drones Thursday, according to Ukraine's chief commander of the armed forces.

 | AP

A TV screen shows footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea fires ballistic missile toward sea, Seoul says

The launch came after the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned that her country is ready to take action against the U.S. and South Korea.

 | AP

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., tells reporters he wants to introduce legislation to combat Mexican cartels and gangs

Many concerned about traveling to Mexico due to safety concerns

The recent kidnapping of four Americans in Mexico, among other incidents, has many wondering whether traveling into the country is safe.

 | Tomas Hoppough

The inscription ‘He is Odin’s man’ is seen in a round half circle over the head of a figure on a golden bracteate.

Oldest reference to Norse god Odin found in Danish treasure

Scientists have identified the oldest-known reference to the Norse god Odin on a gold disc unearthed in western Denmark in 2020.

 | AP

Baseball fans hold national flags of Cuba, Taiwan and Netherlands at a World Baseball Classic game.

World Baseball Classic returns after 6-year hiatus

The international tournament will feature 20 teams, up from 16 in previous years, and be played over a longer period of time to allow for more games.

 | Gage Jackson

Women supporters of a religious party "Jamaat-e-Islami" participate in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Pakistan.

International Women's Day events highlight gaps in gender equality

While there have been major advances in dozens of countries, the continued crimes and violations are a reminder there's still a long road ahead.

 | AP

U.S. President Joe Biden, right, stands with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

China accuses US of trying to block its development

China's Foreign Minister Qin Gang sharpened the warning, saying Washington faces possible "conflict and confrontation" if it fails to change course.

 | AP

Crime scene where gunmen kidnapped four U.S. citizens who crossed into Mexico from Texas, Friday, March 3, 2023.

Data: Hundreds of 'malicious homicides' in Mexico's Tamaulipas state

Government data shows hundreds of "malicious homicides" happened last year in Mexican state where 4 Americans were recently kidnapped.

 | Douglas Jones

Mexican army soldiers prepare a search mission for four U.S. citizens kidnapped by gunmen at Matamoros, Mexico

Hunt for kidnappers in Mexico comes to a tragic end

A source tells Scripps News authorities received the location of the victims Tuesday just before dawn.

 | Adi Guajardo

Onlookers gather outside the site of an explosion in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh building explosion kills at least 14; scores hurt

Some reports say accumulated gas caused the explosion in Bangladesh's capital, which trapped people on upper floors for hours.

 | AP

The wreckage of trains in Greece lie on the rail lines after a collision.

Greece seeks funding from EU for urgent rail safety upgrades

Upgrades to Greece's railway system had previously been underway, but the country's economic crisis stalled the process.

 | Elina Tarkazikis

Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un's sister warns North Korea ready to act against US, SKorea

The warning came after U.S.-South Korean training on Monday involving a B-52 bomber over the Korean Peninsula.

 | AP

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin

US defense secretary makes unannounced visit to Baghdad

Lloyd Austin said U.S. forces are ready to remain in Iraq at the invitation of its government, adding that they are operating in a non-combat role.

 | AP

Rescuers search for victims at the site where a landslide hit a village in Indonesia

Indonesia landslides kill 10, rescuers search for 42 missing

The landslides displaced more than 1,200 people who were taken to evacuation centers and other shelters.

 | AP

Mexican army soldiers prepare a search mission for four U.S. citizens kidnapped by gunmen in Matamoros, Mexico,

FBI: Surviving Americans attacked in Mexico are under medical care

Four American citizens were shot at and abducted after crossing into Mexico from Texas, according to the FBI.

 | Scripps News Staff

The anesthetic desflurane is considered harmful to the environment.

Growing call to ban use of environmentally harmful anesthetic

Scotland has become the first country to ban its hospitals from using the environmentally harmful anesthetic desflurane.

 | Scripps News Staff

Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran leader: Those who poisoned schoolgirls deserve death

The poisonings began late last year and have sickened hundreds of children.

 | AP

Store displays advertising in Arabic that reads "Italian clothes and shoes for 9.99 $" in Beirut, Lebanon.

Lebanon adopts 'dollarization' as currency, economy crumble

The Lebanese pound has lost 95% in value since late 2019, and now, most restaurants and many stores are demanding to be paid in U.S. dollars.

 | AP

A man stands in front of screens at a cybercrime center.

European police, FBI bust international cybercrime gang

Victims in the United States paid out at least $42.5 million to the gang between May 2019 and March 2021.

 | AP

A woman sits among black balloons during a protest outside the Greek parliament in Athens.

Stationmaster charged in Greece train crash that killed 57

The 59-year-old stationmaster allegedly directed two trains traveling in opposite directions onto the same track.

 | AP

Iranian school girls

Crisis over suspected Iran schoolgirl poisonings escalates

Reports suggest schools across 21 of Iran's 30 provinces have seen suspected poisoning cases, with girls' schools the site of nearly all incidents.

 | AP

Haitians who were deported from the United States deplane.

Lawyers fight for man they say US wrongly deported to Haiti

Paul Pierrilus has been in Haiti for two years where he does not speak Haitian Creole, has been unable to find work and has little savings left.

 | AP

Women's field hockey player Shahida Raza

Athlete dead in shipwreck left Pakistan to help disabled son

Hospitals had told her that help overseas could be her only option.

 | AP

A worker welds part of a shelter in a plant of the Metinvest company, in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine.

Ukraine plant builds 6-person bunkers for war's front lines

Instead of doing their usual jobs producing and repairing mining equipment, some steel workers are busy building metal bunkers for front-line troops.

 | AP

A pet macaque stands on its owner's motorbike as people inspect the damages from a fuel depot fire in Indonesia.

Indonesia fuel depot fire kills 18, over dozen missing

Hundreds of people ran in panic as thick plumes of black smoke and orange flames filled the sky.

 | AP

Toblerone, Mondelez International

Toblerone removes mountain on packaging after Swissness Act concerns

Mondelez International said its Toblerone packaging will no longer have an iconic Alps mountaintop after concerns over Switzerland's Swissness Act.

 | Scripps News Staff

People and camels walk in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza

Archaeologists find hidden corridor in Great Pyramid of Giza

Archaeologists used new cosmic ray cosmic rays to spot a 30-foot-long tunnel inside the Great Pyramid of Giza.

 | Kaitlin Gates

Hippos float in the lake at Hacienda Napoles Park

Colombia proposes shipping invasive hippos to India, Mexico

Scientists are warning that the hippos do not have a natural predator in Colombia and are a potential problem for biodiversity.

 | AP

An island off of Aharen Beach in Tokashiki, Okinawa, Japan.

Japan discovers more than 7,000 islands that were unaccounted for

Japan used digital mapping to determine it had a total of 14,125 islands in its territory.

 | Gage Jackson

Iryna Dmytrieva and her daughter Liza

Living for Liza: A Ukrainian mother's journey of love and defiance

Scripps News’ Jason Bellini talks with the mother of a girl killed by a Russian missile in Ukraine, in her first in-person interview since the summer.

 | Jason Bellini and Dmytro Horyevoy