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Coronavirus

Coronavirus fears spread in Thailand, a Chinese tourism magnet

Thailand — reliant on Chinese trade and tourism, reluctant to injure Beijing’s feelings — has yet to suspend flights from China, where the virus continues to spread. Only flights from Wuhan and other high-risk cities are on pause. This policy mirrors that of China’s own government, which has quarantined Wuhan.

Coronavirus

From cruise liners to supply chains, China coronavirus hurts

China's fast-moving coronavirus spread among passengers of a quarantined Japanese cruise liner on Thursday and dragged down production at more global businesses, as scientists across the world searched for a vaccine. The death toll from the virus in mainland China jumped to more than 530, with over 28,000 confirmed infections.

Global Politics

Power outage: How did global leadership change in 2019?

US President Donald Trump faces a Senate trial over whether to remove him from office in January. But impeachment is not the only way to remove a leader. Here's a look at political shake-ups around the world, where both legal and extralegal means to bring about regime change have made headlines.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Japanese ensemble KODO

Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us about the latest CD from Japanese ensemble, KODO. The group is known for Japanese rhythms and beats, but their new CD experiments with global rhythms as well.

Environment

Robot marathon in Japan

The World's Lisa Mullins tells us about a first-of-its-kind marathon. In Osaka, Japan, two-legged robots are racing 26.2 miles on an indoor track. The event will take several days.

Sports

The Zen of Bobby V

Faith talks to the Andrew Jenks and Andrew Muscato, co-directors of "The Zen of Bobby V," a new documentary about baseball manager Bobby Valentine and his turn managing a ball club in Japan.

Environment

Electric dreams could come true

Nissan pledges to build a zero emissions electric car by 2010. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with John O'Dell, senior editor of the website Green Car Advisor, about what the car will look like and how and when we might see a fleet of electric automobiles.

Environment

Damming the developing world

While interest in building hydro-electric dams is waning in the U.S., developing nations are increasingly turning to rivers to power their growing economies. Guest: International Rivers Director Patrick McCully about dams in the developing world.

Constraints on growth of nuclear power

The rising price of oil and the growing demand for energy has prompted a new look at nuclear power -- even in the oil-rich Middle East, but there are limits to how fast nuclear energy can grow to meet that demand

Geo answer

Today's answer is the Southern Ocean, also known as the Antarctic Ocean. That's where the Greenpeace ship "Esperanza" is tailing a Japanese whaling ship. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Jonah Fisher who is aboard the Greenpeace ship.

Environment

Insurance report

The World's Jason Margolis reports that some insurance companies are starting to make global warming a factor in their policies, in some cases encouraging positive action to deal with climate change.