Reporting for duty: Airline crew sign up to help…

Airlines are looking to retrain laid-off cabin crew staff as medical workers to help in hospitals currently overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic

BTS fans keep their passion alive amid coronavirus

Fans of K-pop superstars BTS are still finding ways to celebrate the group's recent comeback despite concert cancellations due to the global coronavirus outbreak. Gloria Tso reports.

US Getting Medical Supplies From a Surprising…

It's Vladimir Putin to the rescue? Russia has sent a military cargo plane to the US with masks and other medical equipment, reports Politico . It was due to arrive Wednesday, though the exact details of what it's carrying remain unclear. The move came after a one-on-one phone call between Putin...

Japan To Expand Entry Ban To Include U.S., Canada

​The Japanese government announced Wednesday it's extending the ban to 49 more countries, including the U.S. and Canada.

Not so funny: Edinburgh festivals canceled for…

The wildly popular festivals the Scottish capital of Edinburgh hosts every August have been canceled for this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

Bernie Sanders talks about ''unprecedented' crises

Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to Americans in a livestreamed address after presidential primaries in Florida, Arizona and Illinois on Tuesday (March 17).

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Report Casts Doubt on China's Coronavirus Stats

The US surpassed China in coronavirus deaths Tuesday. Or did it? Bloomberg News reports that the US intelligence community thinks Beijing is lying about its stats, both in terms of infections and deaths. The story is based on interviews with three anonymous US officials familiar with a classified report given...

EU Warns Hungarian Coronavirus Bill Could…

​Hungarian lawmakers approved a coronavirus bill on Monday that lets the prime minister bypass Parliament and rule by decree indefinitely.

Puerto Rico acknowledges missteps as coronavirus…

Puerto Rico's newest health secretary has acknowledged a series of mistakes the government has committed as the U.S. territory prepares for a peak in coronavirus cases

NFL star Tom Brady expected to sign with Tampa Bay

New England Patriots star quarterback and six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady is set to move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gloria Tso reports.

It Was Bound for Haiti, Turned Into a Ghost Ship

The MV Alta washed up on an Irish shore in February after some 18 months adrift at sea. In a piece for Wired , Matt Burgess explains that the category of people to have seen the ghost ship over that time is a remarkably narrow one: "It was only spotted once,...

Netanyahu In Self-Quarantine After Aide Tests…

​Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said he has "not come into close contact with the individual" but will isolate himself anyway.

UK's Johnson under fire for low number of…

When Prime Minister Boris Johnson developed a cough and fever, he got a test for the new coronavirus

Joe Biden calls for unity amid coronavirus…

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus outbreak and how the U.S. is responding.

Notes Pulled From Western Wall, With a Twist

He stood at one of the world’s holiest sites and prayed for those who've contracted COVID-19. Then Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of Jerusalem's Western Wall, watched as thousands of written prayers crammed into the crevices of stone were removed. This happens twice a year before Passover and Rosh Hashana, per the...

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India's PM Requests 'Forgiveness' From Poor Over…

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologized in his weekly radio address for the lockdown that left citizens jobless and hungry.

VIRUS DIARY: An unfamiliar war for those who live…

The pandemic has no shape, smell or sound

Penguins tour their empty Chicago aquarium

Without guests in the building, caretakers at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium are getting creative in how they provide enrichment to animals, resulting in a field trip for some of the penguins there on Sunday (March 15).

UN: We've Seen Nothing Like This Since WWII

As confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide move relentlessly toward the 1 million figure, the United Nations is warning that the outbreak is the biggest test it has faced since it was formed in 1945. The global body called for international cooperation to fight the pandemic Wednesday, warning that it is "attacking...

North Korea Tests Sixth And Seventh Projectiles…

Japan says they appear to have been missiles.

Coast Guard: Cruise ships must stay at sea with…

The U.S. Coast Guard has directed cruise ships to prepare to treat any sick passengers and crew on board while being sequestered “indefinitely" offshore during the coronavirus pandemic

Prepare to shelter in place: NYC mayor

With the number of reported U.S. cases of the coronavirus surging past 5,200 and deaths approaching 100, millions of Americans hunkered down in their homes, as New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio told residents to be prepared for a 'shelter in place' order.

'Against the Law to Fake Having COVID-19' on…

This April Fools' Day, very few people are in the mood for being pranked—or for reading news stories more surreal than what is already happening. Companies like Google have called off their annual corporate jokes and in some countries, authorities have warned that anybody spreading misinformation about the outbreak...

4 Dead On Cruise Ship; 2 Others Test Positive For…

Holland America cruise line said "four older guests" had died on the Zaandam cruise ship, which is anchored off the coast of Panama.

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Virus gives asylum-seekers chance to thank Dutch…

Raffat Altekrete is battling the coronavirus one shopping cart at a time

Wall Street rebounds from Monday's sell-off

The Dow soared more than 1000 points, and the S&P 500 tacked on 6% Tuesday, a day after the steepest decline since the 1987 crash. As Fred Katayama reports, the Fed took several steps to boost liquidity.

Amid Pandemic, Thailand's Elephants Face…

In Thailand, elephants are at risk of becoming indirect victims of the coronavirus pandemic. With tourism at a standstill, the country's estimated 2,000 captive elephants are at risk of starvation, the AFP reports. Owners say they can't afford the hundreds of pounds of food an elephant needs each day....