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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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Over 10,000 dead from coronavirus; virus poses 'heightened risk' to the republic; What the US can learn about free college

The global death toll of the coronavirus has surpassed 10,000 — and the most deaths worldwide have been in Italy. As the US response to the outbreak falters, the Trump administration has pushed long-sought policies under the guise of the emergency. What could the coronavirus mean for lasting government overreach? And be inspired: Museums across the world are reaching art lovers virtually during this time of quarantine.

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Europe, Africa cut off travel in desperate attempt to slow COVID-19; Cramped conditions heighten risk for prisoners, immigrant detainees; What does a pandemic do for the environment?

Europe is shuttering external — and internal — borders in a response to the pandemic, threatening the model of European solidarity. And, cramped conditions in detention facilities put detainees around the world at heightened risk for coronavirus. Iran has furloughed thousands. In the US, ICE is being sued to release immigrant detainees. Also, in Asia, the widespread use of face masks has given rise to a black market for them.

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Global coronavirus cases surpass those in China; Deportations could accelarate COVID-19 spread; Living under lockdown in the Eternal City

The number of coronavirus cases outside of China has surpassed those within the country, where the epidemic originally was discovered. Also, governments around the world are taking extraordinatry steps to halt the spread of COVID-19. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in a debate Sunday overshadowed by the virus. And Dr. Anthony Fauci — the US authority on infectious disease — hasn't ruled out the necessity of a national shutdown. A freelancer in Rome shares what lockdown has been like in Italy.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Campania, a region of southern Italy. The Italian government recently ordered a limited recall of buffalo mozzarella cheese from the region over fears that it might be contaminated. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Campania-based food writer, Carla Capalbo.

Environment

Marine life flourishes in Venice

There's a new flood barrier in Venice known as the Moses project, which is holding back the waters, and it's also creating a haven for marine life, but some environmentalists say it's doing damage

Arts, Culture & Media

Not-so-live performance

A new book states that Luciano Pavarotti's performance at the 2006 Olympic opening ceremonies in Turin was lip-synched - both voice and orchestra were recorded before the ceremony, and The World's Alex Gallafent examines the significance of the claim.

Global Politics

Italy's new politics

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that Italy's latest election campaign has seen a change in the country's super-fragmented political landscape, as the main left-of-center candidate is refusing to run as part of a coalition

Arts, Culture & Media

The violin caretaker

The World's Gerry Hadden introduces us to a musician tasked whose job is to maintain the priceless violins of Cremona, Italy: Andrea Mosconi plays the instruments regularly to keep them sounding beautiful.

Conflict & Justice

Italy's anti-immigration backlash

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on the rise of anti-immigration feelings in Italy, as Italian politicians have reacted to a number of crimes blamed that were blamed on foreigners with proposals for an immigration crackdown.

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Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we wanted to know the name of the main square in Venice, Italy. The answer is Piazza San Marco or St. Mark's Square...where a ban on feeding the pigeons went into effect this week. Host Marco Werman gets details from Venice shop owner Emanuele Dal Carlo.

News summary

Anchor Lisa Mullins reviews some of the other news stories that have been pushed out of the headlines by the two natural disasters in Asia.