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Taiwan's coronavirus response is among the best globally

On January 25, as the world was still waking up to the potential danger of the novel coronavirus spreading rapidly out of central China, two governments recorded four new infections within their territory.

Answer to mask debate may come from Asia

As governments in the West wrestle with guidance on face masks, many living in Asia have been diligently wearing them for months since the start of the crisis. And there is evidence that widespread use has led to greater success in infection control. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.

Spain's coronavirus death toll shows signs of flattening

A further 809 people have now died from coronavirus in Spain, bringing the total to 11,744 deaths, according to Spanish Health Ministry figures released Saturday.

Chris Cuomo shares covid-19 experience: 'The beast comes at night'

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Tesla overcomes factory shutdowns to again build 100,000 cars

Tesla built more than 100,000 vehicles in the first quarter, despite shutdowns at its plants in Shanghai and Fremont, California, due to health concerns associated with the coronavirus.

Millions of Europeans are losing their jobs. The EU wants to raise €100 billion to help

The European Union is preparing fresh action to support workers as layoffs within the bloc skyrocket.

Zoom CEO apologizes for having 'fallen short' on privacy

The founder and CEO of Zoom has apologized to the video conferencing app's millions of users after coming under fire for a host of privacy issues at a time when it has emerged as a vital social and professional lifeline for many.

These tiny islands have been quietly mastering hydrogen power

The Orkney islands in far northern Scotland use excess wind power to produce the zero carbon fuel.

US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters

If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.

How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis

Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.

A wedding photographer like no other

Ripped trousers, last-minute cigarettes, grandmas on the dance floor -- these are not your typical wedding photos.

The one item of clothing in every genius' closet

When the disgraced health entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes was indicted on fraud charges for her lab-testing company Theranos last year, much of the media discussion rested not on her alleged corporate recklessness and staggering abuses of trust, but on her sartorial choices: black jackets, black slacks, and -- most importantly -- black turtlenecks.

The story behind Audrey Hepburn's little black dress

Remember when actress Audrey Hepburn turned a sleek black dress into an enduring symbol of understated style? It was 1961, and Hepburn was playing the part of troubled call girl Holly Golightly in Blake Edwards' "Breakfast at Tiffany's," based on the novella by Truman Capote.

At home with creative director Arthur Lewis and his stunning collection of black art

The front door of Arthur Lewis' Los Angeles home opens to a room organized like an exhibition space. The marks of domesticity -- dining room table, mantel, fireplace, throw pillows -- are present, but engulfed by art. Paintings and sculptures grab all the attention, and maybe the intention, of the space.

These designers are reshaping the sex tech industry

There's long been a dearth of innovative design in the sex tech industry: In the words of Lora Haddock DiCarlo, founder of CES-award winning sex toy company Lora DiCarlo, the field's output throughout 20th century amounted to little more than "the vibrator, over and over again. The same thing in different shades of pink."

Remember when Fred Rogers swapped his sport coat for a knit cardigan?

Remember when you first saw Mr. Rogers zip up his fire-engine red sweater toward the end of his opening theme song, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

The world's most unusual landscapes

While there are plenty of awe-inspiring man-made destinations around the globe, nothing is as creative as nature.

Cruise ships are still scrambling for safe harbor

More than a dozen cruise ships remain stranded at sea right now -- some with and some without passengers -- as ports deny entry and passengers panic about returning home.

'I'm in the safest place in the world'

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16 of the world's best coastlines

Coastlines are one of the most alluring of our planet's geographical features.

Where to see the oldest living things on Earth

Who needs new and improved when you can delight in old and perfected?

This 5-year-old paid off the lunch balances for more than 100 fellow students

A 5-year-old student at an elementary school in Vista, California, collected enough money to pay off the negative lunch balances of 123 students at her school.

Video shows dramatic rescue after dog's leash gets stuck in elevator

ALT HED Video shows man's dramatic rescue of his neighbor's dog

Her work has helped thousands of girls stay in school and finish their education

It's something that girls and young women in western countries can't imagine: missing school, even dropping out, because of their periods. Yet as many as half the girls in rural parts of Ethiopia miss school for reasons related to their periods -- and that can have a devastating effect on their education and the rest of their lives.

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