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Trump announces travel restrictions; US Congress limits president's war powers against Iran; SCOTUS takes on immigration-related cases

US President Donald Trump announced travel restrictions from Europe, as the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Also, The World is starting a new climate change solutions series, and we are looking to answer your questions. And, Living rooms filled with snowdrifts are a common sight in Vorkuta, Russia. Residents are desperate to leave the crumbling metropolis — but they are trapped in a post-Gulag city north of the Arctic Circle.

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Stepping out of coronavirus lockdown; President Putin — for life; A sanctuary for migrants in Greece burns down

After spending almost six weeks indoors on lockdown due to coronavirus, what's it like to see the sun again? One California family in China found out last week. And, changes to the Russian Constitution could let President Vladimir Putin run for office again. And in US election news, former Vice President Joe Biden made big gains in Tuesday's primaries. An activist group in Honduras is hoping to change the country's legal system with a case that challenges how the LGBTQ community is treated.

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Italy moves to lock down entire country to contain coronavirus; Saudi Arabia's oil war could see backlash; Women 'disappear' in strike protesting inequality and violence

The entire country of Italy is on lockdown in an effort to contain the novel coronavirus — a unprecedented move for a democracy. Also, Saudi Arabia's oil price wars are risky for the global economy — and Saudi itself. But that seems to be Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's style. And diplomatic relations between the US and Iran are stalled, but Iran's government buildings in Washington, DC, hold stories of wild parties.

COVID-19: The latest from The World

Travel restrictions could slow coronavirus spread, but they are 'not enough alone'

Faced with Europe's worst outbreak of the novel coronavirus, northern Italy is on lockdown following a governmental decree. The World speaks with Alessandro Vespignani, a researcher at Northeastern University, who models the spread of infectious diseases. He's been studying how China's early travel restrictions in Wuhan affected the spread of the virus worldwide.


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