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Ukraine updates: Japan to double aid to US$600M

What's happening in Ukraine on Thursday: Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Thursday his country will double its financial aid for Ukraine to US$600 million in support of the country badly damaged by Russia's aggression.

Rescuers work at a site of an apartment building destroyed by Russian shelling in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Andriy Andriyenko)

Man charged in Buffalo massacre due back in court

The white man accused of slaughtering 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket was scheduled to appear in court Thursday as authorities including the FBI continue to investigate the possibility of hate crime and terrorism charges.

Payton Gendron appears during his arraignment in Buffalo City Court, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. (Mark Mulville/The Buffalo News via AP)

Red Cross registers hundreds of Ukrainian POWs from Mariupol

The Russian military said Thursday that more Ukrainian fighters who were making a last stand in Mariupol have surrendered, bringing the total who have left their stronghold to 1,730, while the Red Cross said it had registered hundreds of them as prisoners of war.

Red Cross staff drive by in their vehicles to the besieged Mariupol's Azovstal steel plant to observe the evacuation of Ukrainian servicemen, in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo)

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