China by far is bearing the biggest burden of the new coronavirus outbreak — only about 100 cases have been reported outside the country. But on Thursday, the World Health Organization declared it a public health emergency of international concern, while at the same time recommending countries not limit trade and travel to China. Michael Mina, an infectious disease specialist at Harvard, explains what's known at this point about this disease and the best ways to respond.

Doctor says Haiti's vulnerability to storms are really socially created, and the recent disasters there are "un-natural disasters."
With the financial crisis reverberating globally, what the presidential candidates are saying to Americans and the world.
The floundering financial industry gets lifeline from central banks in North America, Asia and Europe.
An AIG bankruptcy could hit the world economy harder than any other -- why the insurance giant's failure could have global consequences.
Jamaican reggae star, Claudius "Kingman" Linton, is making a comeback, even though Tropical Storm Gustav has destroyed his Jamaican home.
The American financial system has been shaken to its core, and the troubles on Wall Street reverberate around the globe.
Downturns are everywhere, except perhaps in the art market -- the work of controversial artist Damien Hirst is up for auction for millions at Sothebys.
The Bush Administration steps up hunt for extremists -- including Osama bin Laden -- inside Pakistan's tribal areas.
Google invests in a start-up company that's looking to offer Internet services in the developing world via satellite.
Cold War style is undergoing something of a renaissance in Europe -- there's current nostalgia for that old Communist aesthetic.