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A block of flats attacked by Hamas militants on Oct. 7. The majority of residents living in these flats were young people in their late teens and early 20s.

Residents return home to kibbutz attacked by Hamas in southern Israel

Only around 20 residents have returned to the Kfar Aza kibbutz that was attacked by Hamas in October. One couple that returned is trying to maintain what remains and guide those who come to visit.

Residents return home to kibbutz attacked by Hamas in southern Israel
Bohdan Danyliv is the drone project coordinator with the Prytula Foundation, a Kyiv-based non-profit that helps provide equipment for the Ukrainian military.

'War of drones': Ukrainians step up drone production in fight against Russia

'War of drones': Ukrainians step up drone production in fight against Russia
Selfie of a man with a camel int he background

Out of Eden Walk: Djibouti and the Red Sea

Out of Eden Walk: Djibouti and the Red Sea
Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland speaking at a Senate Committee hearing

What options does the US have following Navalny's death?

What options does the US have following Navalny's death?
From left, students Shakked Klein, Nearodey Chhoem, Angelina Hadad, Nico Ben Jacob and Chidinma Okoli. About half the students at Givat Haviva come from abroad.

This school in Israel is opening dialogue among its Jewish, Arab and international students

This school in Israel is opening dialogue among its Jewish, Arab and international students
These students are in a classroom within Kharkiv's underground school system, which launched to protect students from Russian attacks in a city by the frontlines.

These Ukrainian students attend an underground school to protect them from Russian strikes

Life for children across Ukraine has changed significantly since Russia’s full-scale invasion, almost two years ago. When air raid sirens go off, students are forced to run to bomb shelters. In Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, air raid sirens are more frequent because of the city’s proximity to the Russian border. The World’s Daniel Ofman reports from a local underground school in Kharkiv.

These Ukrainian students attend an underground school to protect them from Russian strikes
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

Since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine almost exactly two years ago, the city of Lviv has become a rehabilitation hub for soldiers injured in the war, including many who have lost a limb. As some complete their recovery, they are eager to get back into sports. The World’s Daniel Ofman reports from a soccer practice in Lviv.

‘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

The Department of Education released the revised Free Application for Federal Student Aid last December. The new version was supposed to make applying for financial help easier. Instead, a glitch has prevented students whose parents don't have social security numbers from completing the application. WBEZ reporter Lisa Kurian Philip spoke to three high school seniors in the Chicago area who are worried that unless there is a fix soon, they won't be able to afford to go to college.

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

Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine two years ago, tens of thousands of people — both soldiers and civilians — have been injured. Many of the people who have lost limbs are military veterans who are now going through rehabilitation. The World’s Daniel Ofman recently visited Lviv, where many of those veterans are receiving treatment.

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

Russian lawyer Alexei Navalny, who was clear-eyed about the dangers in prison, has died

The World's Carolyn Beeler talks with Michael McFaul, a former ambassador to Russia and friend of Navalny's, about what his death means for the country and for his family.

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
Inside of a computer

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
Two students working on a computer

Texas A&M is shutting down its Qatar campus amid charges of a disinformation campaign

In the two decades since Texas A&M opened a campus in Doha, there have been plenty of challenges, including ongoing conflicts in the region. The school also faced criticisms because it operated under the autocratic Qatari government and censorship is common. But the partnership brought in millions of dollars and the campus flourished. So, Qataris were stunned when the Texas A&M Board of Regents voted to close the school in part because of "instability" in the region.

Texas A&M is shutting down its Qatar campus amid charges of a disinformation campaign