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Global market jitters

The World's Matthew Bell reports on global reaction to the latest indications that the US economy is in a recession, as stock markets around the world stumbled today following news of a buyout of the Wall Street firm Bear Stearns.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked listeners to name the U.S. location of the "Knife Throwers' Hall of Fame." The answer is Austin, Texas, as The World's David Leveille explains.

Sports

Geo quiz

The answer to today's geoquiz is Aachen, Germany, where Japan's oldest Olympic athlete is preparing for the Summer Games in Beijing. Anchor Lisa Mullins explains.

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COVID-19: The latest from The World

Japan declares emergency; Coronavirus impacts democratic participation; Hezbollah's latest front line?

Japan has issued emergency declarations for several prefectures, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care. And, in Lebanon, Hezbollah's latest front line is the fight against coronavirus. And in Iran many are wondering if they can survive the disease and the financial crisis accelerated by US sanctions. Also, these monkeys at the Tulane National Primate Research Center are helping humans fight the coronavirus.

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