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Spain reports more deaths than China; Zimbabwe doctors strike; India's 1.3 billion people head into lockdown

Spain reports the world's second-highest number of deaths due to the novel coronavirus after Italy, as India locks down 1.3 billion people and Zimabwean doctors issue desperate calls for basic medical equipment. The US Senate is likely to vote on a $2 trillion economic stimulus package after days of intense negotiations. And while this summer's Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed, one Mexican American breakdancer hopes to go for gold in Paris in 2024.

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US could be next epicenter, WHO says; ICC says Pompeo threatened staff; What can COVID-19 teach us about the global climate crisis?

One in five people in the world are on lockdown in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, as doctors in Italy fall ill fighting the disease. The number of reported COVID-19 cases in North Korea and Russia are questionably low. The World talks with a North Korean defector and a Russian doctor to find out why. Both the pandemic and climate change are calling into question society as we know it. What lessons might the response to COVID-19 have for fighting climate change?

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Confirmed coronavirus cases exceeds 350,000; International students displaced by COVID-19 face online headaches; Under sanctions, Iran rejects offer of US assistance

World leaders are urging their populations to stay at home as the number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases rises exponentially. And, students sent home from school are finding new challenges when it comes to accessing online courses. Also, Dominica is setting new standards as it rebuilds from Hurricane Maria in 2017. The small island nation is working to become the world's first climate-resilient country.

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