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This photo provided by Michele Smith, shows a deserted lounge area on the Grand Princess cruise ship Friday, March 6, 2020, off the California coast.
Michele Smith via AP
AP News
March 08, 2020 - 4:22 pm
A cruise ship hit by the new coronavirus is headed to the port of Oakland, California, the captain told passengers, though they were destined to stay aboard the ship for at least another day.
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Tourists visit the Colosseum, in Rome, Saturday, March 7, 2020.
Andrew Medichini/AP Photo
AP News
March 08, 2020 - 11:47 am
Italy announced a sweeping quarantine early Sunday for its northern regions, igniting travel chaos as it restricted the movements of a quarter of its people in a bid to halt the new coronavirus' relentless march across Europe. Read more here.
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South Korean army soldiers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus at Daegu International Airport in Daegu, South Korea.
Kim Joo-sung/Yonhap via AP
AP News
March 07, 2020 - 2:06 pm
As cases of the coronavirus surge in Italy, Iran, South Korea, the U.S. and elsewhere, the World Health Organization has so far resisted describing the crisis as a pandemic. Read more here.
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A helicopter carrying airmen with the 129th Rescue Wing flies over the Grand Princess cruise ship off the coast of California Thursday, March 5, 2020.
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AP News
March 07, 2020 - 9:50 am
Officials in California were deciding Saturday where to dock a cruise ship with 21 coronavirus cases aboard and four U.S. universities canceled in-person classes, as Western countries imitate China by imposing travel controls and shutting down public events to contain the outbreak. Read more here.
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South Korean army soldiers wearing protective suits spray disinfectant to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus at Daegu International Airport in Daegu, South Korea, Friday, March 6, 2020.
Kim Joo-sung/Yonhap via AP
AP News
March 06, 2020 - 5:02 pm
While the coronavirus outbreak may not be impacting your life directly, it could have an impact on your finances as well as the overall economy. Read more here.
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Easter Island truck accident
Courtesy Camilo Rapu
CNN
March 06, 2020 - 12:34 pm
One of Easter Island's world-famous moai statues has been destroyed in an accident. A Chilean island resident was arrested on March 1 after his truck — a private vehicle, not a commercial one — crashed into one of the stone figures and badly damaged both it and the ahu, or platform, it was perched...
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Judge Christophe Megevand inspects a wheel of Gruyere cheese at the biennial World Championship Cheese Contest, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wis.
Carrie Antlfinger/AP Photo
AP News
March 06, 2020 - 11:30 am
A gruyere from Switzerland has been named the world's best cheese, chosen from a record number of entrants from 26 nations in the World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin. Read more here.
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Medic treats patient infected with coronavirus in Tehran, Iran
Koosha Mahshid Falahi/Mizan News Agency via AP
AP News
March 02, 2020 - 12:27 pm
A member of a council that advises Iran's supreme leader died from the new coronavirus, becoming the highest-ranking official within the Islamic Republic's Shiite theocracy to be killed by the illness ravaging the country. Read more here.
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The Louvre was closed again for fear of coronavirus outbreak.
Christophe Ena/AP
AP News
March 02, 2020 - 11:27 am
Tourists trying to visit the Louvre Museum are out of luck: The world's most visited museum stayed closed for a second straight day because of workers' worries about the potential spread of the new virus. Read more here.
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March, 1, 2020.
Rahmat Gul/AP Photo
AP News
March 01, 2020 - 12:58 pm
Afghanistan's president said Sunday that he will not free thousands of Taliban prisoners ahead of all-Afghan power-sharing talks set for next week, publicly disagreeing with a timetable for a speedy prisoner release laid out just a day earlier in a U.S.-Taliban peace agreement. Read more here.
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