A busy lunchtime at the Daryaganj restaurant, which claims to own the recipe for the original butter chicken and has been sued for copyright infringement by a rival Delhi restaurant.

Who invented butter chicken? Dueling claims battle it out in an Indian high court.

The grandsons of two now-deceased business partners are fighting over claims of whose grandfather invented the beloved Indian dish, butter chicken.

Who invented butter chicken? Dueling claims battle it out in an Indian high court.
Serhiy Ivanov is a goalkeeper with Ukraine's first amputee soccer club. 

‘Keep on living’: Wounded vets in Ukraine establish first amputee soccer club

‘Keep on living’: Wounded vets in Ukraine establish first amputee soccer club
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Glitches prevent students with undocumented immigrant parents from applying for college aid

Glitches prevent students with undocumented immigrant parents from applying for college aid
Oleksandr lost his right leg during combat. He is now going through rehab at the Unbroken National Rehabilitation Center in Lviv Ukraine.

'I want to stand up again': Wounded Ukrainian veterans on the road to recovery

'I want to stand up again': Wounded Ukrainian veterans on the road to recovery
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Russian lawyer Alexei Navalny, who was clear-eyed about the dangers in prison, has died

Russian lawyer Alexei Navalny, who was clear-eyed about the dangers in prison, has died
parent holds child in doctor’s office

Why kids struggle with long COVID

When children contract COVID-19, they aren’t as likely to get severely ill as adults. But long COVID can have a severe impact on kids, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics. Dr. Ziyad al-Aly, chief of research and development at the V.A. St. Louis Health Care System, talks with The World’s Carolyn Beeler about how and why kids' immune systems struggle with the condition.

Why kids struggle with long COVID
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Countries fear state-sponsored cyberwar

Nation-state actors are changing their cyber tactics: China's Volt Typhoon and Russia's GRU are engaged in espionage operations, often infiltrating a company's routers, but the countries are also prepositioning for a conflict later.

Countries fear state-sponsored cyberwar
US dollars are now commonly used by businesses in Venezuela. The informal adoption of the dollar has helped to decrease inflation and product shortages.

Venezuela’s public sector workers take on multiple side jobs just to get by

To supplement their meager wages, many government workers in Venezuela are turning to side hustles that include driving taxis, baking cakes, selling clothes or taking care of pets. And that’s having an impact on the quality of public services.

Venezuela’s public sector workers take on multiple side jobs just to get by
A bald-headed man buries his face in a Ukraine flag and cell phone

‘I think they did this to break our will': Freed Ukrainian POW tells his story

Volodymyr Tsema-Bursov is from the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol. A few months after Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, he was captured by Russian forces. He spent the next 20 months in Russian captivity. Now he's back in Ukraine after being released in the biggest prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion. The World's Daniel Ofman reports from Lviv.

‘I think they did this to break our will': Freed Ukrainian POW tells his story
collapsed building

Parents seek justice for children crushed in collapsed hotel during Turkish earthquake

In the year following catastrophic earthquakes in Turkey, the quest for accountability has been elusive. But a group of parents whose children died in a hotel collapse have brought a landmark criminal case to court.

Parents seek justice for children crushed in collapsed hotel during Turkish earthquake
Air quality levels have been bad in Accra since December as harmattan season kicks in across Ghana. The data coming in shows the situation is not improving.

Hazy skies over Accra: Harsh harmattan season in Ghana leads to health hazards, poor air quality

Severe, dry winds during the harmattan season are not new in Ghana. But experts with the country’s environmental agency say climate change is intensifying these weather conditions, leading to increased respiratory problems and poor air quality in Accra, the country’s capital. 

Hazy skies over Accra: Harsh harmattan season in Ghana leads to health hazards, poor air quality
A crowd gathers in what's become known as Hostages Square in central Tel Aviv, Feb. 11, 2024.

Most families of Israeli hostages want their loved ones returned home but some say it’s more important to defeat Hamas first

A slight rift has emerged within the group of families that have loved ones whom Hamas kidnapped on Oct. 7. Many of them want the Israeli government to move swiftly to bring the hostages home. But some are saying that Hamas should be defeated first, even if it takes longer to release the captives.

Most families of Israeli hostages want their loved ones returned home but some say it’s more important to defeat Hamas first
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How the asylum system became the main avenue for mass migration to the US

A record of about 2.5 million migrants showed up at the US-Mexico border in 2023, and many of them are requesting asylum. The system is now overwhelmed, with a backlog of about 3 million asylum applications pending in courts. 

How the asylum system became the main avenue for mass migration to the US
A group of people crowded onto a small open boat in the deep blue sea

Europe makes another move to outsource border control with Mauritania deal

The European Union just signed a deal with the West African nation Mauritania: In exchange for hundreds of millions of dollars in investments, Mauritania has pledged to stop the tens of thousands of migrants heading by boat to Spain from its shores.

Europe makes another move to outsource border control with Mauritania deal
The 2015 Kennedy Center Honors Honorees, including conductor Seiji Ozawa, stand on stage during a reception for them in the East Room of the White House, Dec. 6, 2015.

Renowned conductor Seiji Ozawa is remembered as 'graceful,' 'supernaturally' gifted

Seiji Ozawa, who led the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) for nearly three decades, died this week in his home country of Japan. The World speaks to Brian McCreath, who broadcasts the Boston Symphony Orchestra on WCRB in Boston, about Ozawa's life and legacy.

Renowned conductor Seiji Ozawa is remembered as 'graceful,' 'supernaturally' gifted