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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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ICC says US can be investigated for war crimes; Putin and Erdoğan hold talks over Syria; Governments, businesses take measures to halt spread of COVID-19

The International Criminal Court in The Hague has authorized investigations into war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan, including alleged crimes by US forces. And, in Mexico, violence against women and girls has sparked outrage and calls for strikes to protest. And governments and businesses are taking increased measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. But the internet is providing some light-hearted reminders on how to keep germs at bay.

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Global Politics

Iran holds elections

The World's Quil Lawrence reports from Tehran on today's Iranian parliamentary elections; the outcome is not in doubt, since the Iranian government barred hundreds of reformer candidates from running.

Iran's view of Iraq

The World's Quil Lawrence reports on how people in Iran view the war in Iraq, five years after the invasion.

Environment

Governments block internet

The World's Clark Boyd reports on governments that have found various ways to block citizens' access to internet sites; this web filtering is described in a new book, "Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering".

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit

The World's Marco Werman reports on Iran's Ensemble Shanbehzadeh. The group's founder, Saied Shanbehzadeh performed abroad. The government of Iran didn't like that, and now Shanbehzadeh is in exile with his group in Paris.

Arts, Culture & Media

Iran celebrates Persian New Year

It's New Year's in Iran, a Persian holiday that predates Islam; in the past, Iran's Islamic government has tried to stamp out the celebrations, but still they continue, as The World's Quil Lawrence checked out the partying in Tehran.

Conflict & Justice

Controlling Iran's youth

The World's Quil Lawrence reports that many young people in Iran live in fear of the government's morality squads; violating a strict dress code, for example, can get you in trouble with the law

Lifestyle & Belief

Qom report

The World's Quil Lawrence reports on Islamic scholars in the Iranian city of Qom who are taking full advantage of the latest technology to pursue their studies.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit: Badila Ensemble

Anchor Lisa Mullins introduces us to the music of the Badila Ensemble. Members of the group have been recruited from France, India and Iran. The ensemble's latest CD is called "Qalandar Express: Love Songs of the Mystic Riders."