Hard Numbers: More weapons for Ukraine, Cubans at the US border, Afghan attack, North Korean garbage
800 million: As the war in Ukraine shifts towards the Donbas, US President Joe Biden on Thursday announced an additional $800 million in military aid to Kyiv, including heavy artillery, hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition, and tactical drones.
32,141: US officials processed 32,141 Cuban migrants at the US southern border last month, a record high. Officials from the US and Cuba on Thursday met for the highest-level talks between the two countries in years.
10: At least 10 people were killed in an explosion at a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan on Thursday. The Islamic State’s affiliate in Afghanistan has claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes amid escalating violence against the country’s Shia and other minorities.2,000: A scholar in South Korea has collected more than 2,000 pieces of North Korean trash that have washed up on beaches near the frontline between the two countries. It’s part of a study on changing consumption patterns in North Korea, one of the most economically isolated countries in the world.