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A new apartment complex in Hong Kong, called the Chun Yeung Estate, is being turned into a quarantine center.
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 19:10

Challenges range from finding room to quarantine cruise ship passengers to tracking down cab drivers who drove suspected cases to a medical center.

"Mad" Mike Hughes' rocket takes off with what appears to be a parachute tearing off during its launch near Barstow, Calif. Hughes was killed when the rocket crashed Saturday.
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 17:49

Mike Hughes promoted himself as believing that the Earth was flat. He launched in homemade rockets with the goal of eventually flying to the edge of space to see for himself.

A huge screen displaying precautions against the new coronavirus is seen in downtown Seoul, South Korea, on Sunday.
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 13:06

Health officials are on high alert over the global spread of the illness that has infected nearly 77,000 people in China, with more than 2,400 deaths tied to the virus.

President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend "Howdy, Modi!" at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, Sept. 22, 2019.
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 07:01

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host Trump for a two-day visit starting Monday. As Gujarat's chief minister, Modi oversaw impressive economic growth. But he also presided over a dark chapter.

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 06:27

Andy Parker talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about his latest effort to get YouTube to remove video of his daughter's murder. He has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 06:27

Hong Kong is being forced to innovate as the city struggles with the high number of people who need to be tested and are placed under quarantine.

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 06:27

Buzzfeed reporter Dan Vergano tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro that the ships serve as petri dishes.

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 06:27

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to freelance reporter Natalie Alcoba about demonstrations in Argentina over reproductive rights.

Sun, 02/23/2020 - 06:27

A jury in Portland, Ore., has convicted a man of murder, attempted murder and hate crimes stemming from a 2017 stabbing attack on a light rail train.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves with his wife, Jane, after his speech at a campaign event in Tacoma, Wash., on Feb. 17.
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 06:00

The Vermont senator won the most votes in Iowa. Now he's won New Hampshire and Nevada outright. That makes him the front-runner for the Democratic nomination.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders now has victories in two of the first three states to weigh in on the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 18:53

Sen. Bernie Sanders prevailed again on Saturday, according to The Associated Press. The state held the third contest in the nomination fight, but it was the first with a diverse population.

British musician Roger Waters speaks at a rally in Parliament Square, London, as part of the demonstration against the extradition of Julian Assange on Saturday.
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 18:09

Hundreds of people, including Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters and designer Vivienne Westwood, demanded that Julian Assange be freed. Assange is due to face an extradition hearing Monday.

Abdullah, 13, lost his left leg when he stepped on an improvised explosive device. He takes a break from walking practice at the International Committee of the Red Cross physical rehabilitation center in Kabul on Dec. 1, 2019.
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 16:06

For the sixth year in a row, more than 10,000 civilians were killed or injured in armed conflict in Afghanistan, according to the United Nations. Total casualties in the past decade topped 100,000.

South Sudanese Vice President Riek Machar (left) shares a smile with President Salva Kiir after a swearing-in ceremony Saturday in the capital, Juba. Observers hope their newly forged coalition spells an end to civil war.
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 15:16

President Salva Kiir swore in his rival, rebel leader Riek Machar, as vice president on Saturday. The landmark deal could spell an end to years of violence, but it's not their first attempt.

A medical worker takes a look outside a preliminary testing facility at the National Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, where people suspected of having contracted the novel strain of coronavirus are being tested.
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 13:43

The tally of new cases is declining in China, the heart of the outbreak. But rising numbers beyond its borders have officials worried, including for regions that have scarcely seen the virus so far.

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