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Workers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak, in the departure terminal at the Rafik Hariri International Airport, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, March 5, 2020. The novel coronavirus has infected more than 80,000 people globally, causing around 2,700 deaths, mainly in China. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
March 05, 2020 - 4:35 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. WORLD GIRDS FOR MONTHS OF CORONAVIRUS TROUBLE Its unrelenting spread — primarily in South Korea, Italy and Iran — brings ballooning infections, economic fallout and sweeping containment measures.

2. US VIRUS DEATHS CLIMB; FEDS PROBE NURSING HOME Federal agencies will investigate the Seattle-area nursing home at the centre of an outbreak of the new coronavirus to determine whether the facility followed guidelines for preventing infections.

3. HOW TO LOWER VIRUS ANXIETY Experts say there are ways that people can minimize the risk of overreaction. One of them is not to constantly scour the internet for information.

4. ‘SUPER’ SHOWING CHANGES BIDEN VIBE A front-runner status has the former vice-president feeling confident and scrappy, promising to unite the Democratic Party and defeat Donald Trump.

5. RUSSIA, TURKEY TO HOLD TALKS Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, faced with mounting losses for his troops in Syria and a potential wave of refugees fleeing fighting in northwestern Syria, is eager for a cease-fire and Vladimir Putin is ready to bargain.

6. CHINESE-MADE TECH DEVICES TAINTED BY COERCED UIGHUR Labour The mostly Muslim ethnic group who work in a factory in Nanchang city are isolated within a walled compound that is fortified with security cameras and guards at the entrance, AP finds.

7. HOW WASHINGTON VIEWS TALIBAN PEACE DEAL U.S. officials stress there was always the expectation that there would be hiccups in the process and that scattered violations would not necessarily crater the deal or the intra-Afghan talks.

8. STIMULUS PUSHES GLOBAL SHARES HIGHER Shares in Europe and Asia advance as governments and central banks take more aggressive measures to fight the virus outbreak and its effects on the economy.

9. NETFLIX CANCELS SXSW SCREENINGS The streaming service, which had planned to screen the feature film “Uncorked” and four docuseries, is pulling out of the annual festival amid virus concerns.

10. WARRIORS STAR MAKES LONG AWAITED DEBUT Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry is scheduled to return from a more than four-month absence with a broken left hand to play for Golden State against Toronto.

News from © The Associated Press, 2020
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