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Iran to call dead medical staff 'martrys' as virus kills 291

Iran to call dead medical staff 'martrys' as virus kills 291

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will recognize doctors and nurses who die combating the new coronavirus as “martyrs” like slain soldiers, the country's supreme leader announced Tuesday as the outbreak killed 54 more people and pushed the nation's death toll to 2
Airlines slash flights, freeze hiring as virus cuts travel

Airlines slash flights, freeze hiring as virus cuts travel

Airlines are slashing flights and freezing hiring as they experience a sharp drop in bookings and a rise in cancellations in the face of the spreading coronavirus.
Glenn Greenwald writing book on Brazilian politics

Glenn Greenwald writing book on Brazilian politics

NEW YORK — Award-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald is working on a book about his reporting on corruption in Brazilian politics that led to threats of retaliation from the government of President Jair Bolsonaro.
'Peter Rabbit 2' latest movie to delay release due to virus

'Peter Rabbit 2' latest movie to delay release due to virus

NEW YORK — Hollywood continued to shuffle its upcoming releases due to the coronavirus, as Sony Pictures on Tuesday announced that it's moving “Peter Rabbit 2” to August. “Peter Rabbit 2” had been set to hit U.K.
'Jeopardy!' and 'Wheel of Fortune' to tape, sans audiences

'Jeopardy!' and 'Wheel of Fortune' to tape, sans audiences

LOS ANGELES — "Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune” will tape without studio audiences in response to the ongoing virus outbreak.
US starts troop pullout, seeks end to Afghan leaders' feud

US starts troop pullout, seeks end to Afghan leaders' feud

KABUL — The United States began withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the U.S.
Patient No. 1 is out of ICU as virus pushes Italy to brink

Patient No. 1 is out of ICU as virus pushes Italy to brink

ROME — Italian doctors celebrated one small victory in their battle against the coronavirus after a 38-year-old man was moved out of intensive care for the first time since he tested positive Feb.
Virus outbreak disrupts joyous Purim fest but some improvise

Virus outbreak disrupts joyous Purim fest but some improvise

NEW YORK — Purim is traditionally one of the most joyous Jewish holidays, but some celebrations in Israel and hard-hit parts of the United States are being scaled back or cancelled due to the coronavirus threat.
Asian stocks steady after plunge on virus, oil crash

Asian stocks steady after plunge on virus, oil crash

BEIJING — Asian stock markets rebounded Tuesday from record-setting declines after U.S.
NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS closing locker rooms amid virus scare

NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS closing locker rooms amid virus scare

MIAMI — The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all nonessential personnel, including media, in response to the coronavirus crisis, the leagues announced in a joint statement Mo
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