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U.S. shipment of 'lethal aid' reaches Ukraine amid Russia tensions

The shipment “demonstrates U.S. commitment to helping Ukraine bolster its defenses in the face of growing Russian aggression,” the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv said.
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2h ago

Rio de Janeiro postpones Carnival parades as Covid cases surge in Brazil

The festivities will be held in late April instead of the final weekend of February.
Brazil Carnival
Brazil Carnival

Tonga volcano eruption blamed for huge oil spill in Peru

Prime Minister Mirtha Vasquez said the United Nations will provide a team of experts to help Peru deal with the oil spill.
Image: Workers clean up an oil spill in Ventanilla
Image: Workers clean up an oil spill in Ventanilla
15h ago

Thich Nhat Hanh, influential Zen Buddhist monk, dies at 95

Nhat Hanh distilled Buddhist teachings on compassion and suffering into easily grasped guidance over a lifetime dedicated to working for peace.
Image: Thich Nhat Hanh
Image: Thich Nhat Hanh

Married couple found brutally murdered near Texas-Mexico border

Two women were found murdered near the Texas-Mexico border, the couple’s remains were found inside trash bags on the side of the highway in the city that was once known as the murder capitol of Mexico. NBC News’ Priscilla Thompson has more details. Warning: Viewers may find some of the video disturbing. 
Married couple found brutally murdered near Texas-Mexico border
Married couple found brutally murdered near Texas-Mexico border

How a Russia-Ukraine conflict could affect gas prices in the U.S.

The potential invasion in Ukraine’s future could lead to war, lives lost, and international crisis with one main aspect being its economic impact. NBC News’ Hallie Jackson explains the looming impact as well as the effect on how much Americans could pay for gas a result of a Russia-Ukraine conflict. 
How a Russia-Ukraine conflict could affect gas prices in the U.S.
How a Russia-Ukraine conflict could affect gas prices in the U.S.

Inside Ukraine’s cyber defense

A week ago, Ukraine’s government was hit by a massive cyberattack it blamed on Russia. NBC News’ Richard Engel takes us inside the Ukrainian cyber defense center, where officials say the amount of attacks is rising quickly.
Inside Ukraine’s cyber defense
Inside Ukraine’s cyber defense

Blinken meets with Russian foreign minister in critical meeting over Ukraine

Secretary of State Blinken met with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in hopes of diffusing tensions with Ukraine as Russian troops gather on the border. NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell asked Lavrov if an invasion is likely as President Biden suggested.
Blinken meets with Russian foreign minister in critical meeting over Ukraine
Blinken meets with Russian foreign minister in critical meeting over Ukraine
1d ago

French physicists developed a bubble that didn't burst for more than a year

Researchers from the University of Lille said their sphere lasted for 465 days.
Soap bubbles.
Soap bubbles.
1d ago

At least 17 killed and dozens injured in Ghana mining truck crash

Videos posted on local media showed hundreds of buildings reduced to piles of wood, rubble and twisted metal, and dead bodies crumpled on the ground.
Image: A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed in a blast in Apiate
Image: A view shows debris of houses and other buildings that were destroyed in a blast in Apiate

Dozens killed as ISIS gunmen launch major attacks in Iraq and Syria

The bold assaults suggest militants have been revitalized after maintaining a low-level insurgency in Iraq and Syria over the past few years.
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