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North Korea destroyed the liaison office with the South; Beijing imposed coronavirus restrictions; France backs away from chokehold ban

In a dramatic escalation of tensions, North Korea blew up the liaison office used to improve relations with South Korea on Tuesday. And, in a move to stop a flare-up of new coronavirus cases, Beijing has imposed restrictions on public transport and banned high-risk people, such as those in close contact with others who have tested positive for COVID-19, from leaving the city. Also, three Indian soldiers were killed today in a confrontation with Chinese troops in the disputed border region of Kashmir.

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Coronavirus cases surpass 5 million; New laws expected to crack down on Hong Kong; Cyclone Amphan kills dozens

After the worst day for infections on record, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide passed the 5 million. And as China prepares for its annual National People’s Congress on Friday, new laws cracking down on Hong Kong’s independence are expected to be proposed today. Also, the coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the performing arts, and some people in London are wondering if it’s curtains for the city’s West End theater district.

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One of the strongest cyclones in a decade makes landfall in India and Bangladesh; Germany announces rules to block hostile takeovers of health care companies

The deadly Cyclone Amphan made landfall today in India and Bangladesh as millions evacuated amid the coronavirus crisis. And, Germany announced new rules that give the government the power to veto hostile takeovers of health care companies. Also, Canadian activists say they’re being targeted by China.

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Powerful cyclone prompts millions to evacuate; Trump threatens WHO funding, US membership; Tracking the growing list of COVID-19 symptoms

A powerful cyclone is headed toward India and Bangladesh, prompting millions to evacuate and compounding fears over the novel coronavirus. US President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization as the body urges global cooperation. And, one study is crowdsourcing the growing list of COVID-19 symptoms. Also, major global events often inspire iconic art and cultural shifts. One byproduct of the 1918 flu pandemic? Zombies.

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Iranian sailors dead after 'friendly fire' incident; India, UK ease restrictions, but Brazil struggles as hot spot

An Iranian missile struck its own vessel in an accident in the Gulf of Oman. In Afghanistan, families are demanding answers after Iranian officials allegedly drowned 45 migrants. Also, India is restarting train service, and the UK is sending mixed messages about reopening. But in Brazil, the country can't seem to lock down. And, Mother's Day is a huge day for the flower industry, but this year, many beautiful blooms are headed for the trash.

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Geo Answer and Global Hit

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Indian city of Chennai, where thousands of concerts and dance performances are going on now as part of the city's two-month-long "Music Season." Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us more.

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Geo answer & global hit

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with musician Senti Toy. Her latest album, "How Many Stories Do You Read on My Face," is a collection of her own material. But as a PhD candidate in ethno-musicology, she also records the traditional music of others. She's from the Indian state, Nagaland. Nagaland is the answer to today's Geo Quiz.

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Geo answer

Today's answer is Ladakh, a region in the India-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh is where Pashmina goats can be found. Their soft wool is prized around the world. This year, severe winter conditions are threatening the goats. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from the BBC's Altaf Hussein.

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Global Hit

The World's Marco Werman remembers the late "Maharishi Mahesh Yogi". The Indian mystic, who was once spiritual guru to The Beatles, has died.

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Geo answer

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with paleontologist Paul Sereno from the University of Chicago about his discovery of a new kind of dinosaur fossil. The discovery took place in Africa's Sahara Desert -- which is the answer to today's Geo Quiz.

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Geo quiz

For our Geo Quiz today, we're looking for the name of the desert in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The answer is the Thar Desert -- also known as the Great Indian Desert. One village there is famous for its annual Camel Fair. Reporter Anna Sussman sends us an audio postcard.