The United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as Britain went into lockdown and Olympic organizers announced the 2020 Tokyo Games will be postponed.
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.
Founded in 1985, Studio Ghibli became the heavyweight champion of anime in Japan and the rest of the world. One of its anime producers has uploaded a video tutorial explaining how to draw Totoro from the popular 1988 film "My Neighbor Totoro."
A lethal inflammatory syndrome, possibly linked to the novel coronavirus, is beginning to appear in children around the world. Brexit? Yeah, that's still happening. But with seven months before negotiations are set to be completed, the pandemic is complicating things. And, women's pro soccer was making strides toward parity with men. Will coronavirus change that? Also, why are some men still flocking to pachinko parlors in Japan?
Two American astronauts are set to make history on a SpaceX rocket launching from the Kennedy Space Center today. The European Union and Japan have unveiled huge stimulus packages to help economies rebound in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Also, Twitter slaps a fact-check label on US President Donald Trump's tweets for the first time. In China, officials are urging a change to a long-standing chopstick tradition. And, bilingual comedians are working to reach their audiences through the pandemic.
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