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Linda Tripp, whistleblower in Clinton sex scandal, dies at 70
Linda Tripp, whose secret tape recordings of White House intern Monica Lewinsky led to the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died on Wednesday at the age of 70. This report produced by Freddie Joyner.

Singer John Prine dies of coronavirus complications
Grammy-winning singer John Prine, who wrote his early songs in his head while delivering mail and later emerged from Chicago’s folk revival scene in the 1970s to become one of the most influential songwriters of his generation, died on Tuesday. He was 73.

Opera star Bocelli to sing from empty Duomo in Milan on Easter Sunday
The Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will give a livestreamed solo performance at the historic cathedral on the opera singer's YouTube channel on April 12 at 1700GMT

Soul singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Bill Withers, a soulful singer best known for the 1970s hits "Lean on Me," "Lovely Day" and "Ain’t No Sunshine," has died at age 81 from heart complications, his family said on Friday. Freddie Joyner has more.

Tone-deaf or tuned-in? Coronavirus proves a minefield for celebrities
The coronavirus epidemic is bringing fans up close and personal with celebrities in an unprecedented way, but not everyone is liking what they see. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

"Outer Wilds" wins top prize at BAFTA Game Awards
"Outer Wilds" scooped best game on Thursday at the 16th annual BAFTA Games Awards.

'I get it now' -Chris Cuomo says of his coronavirus diagnosis
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo joined his older brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday during the daily briefing to discuss his coronavirus diagnosis on Tuesday,

'It frightened me': Governor Cuomo on brother's coronavirus battle
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday described the feeling of his younger brother and CNN anchor Chris Cuomo having coronavirus as "frightening." - RSS Channel - App Travel Section

The wild world of America's private zoos
Along with Italian marble and Egyptian antiquities, legendary newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst filled his San Simeon estate with hundreds of wild animals.

If you must fly, here are some tips to do it safely
Most of the country is sheltering in place and air traffic has slowed dramatically but there are still people who must fly.

The Hong Kong hotel weathering the coronavirus storm
Lantau is Hong Kong's largest island, home to three of its busiest spots -- Hong Kong Disneyland, the Tian Tan Buddha and Chep Lak Kok Airport.

South Korea's Jeju Island is suing two tourists who visited while having coronavirus symptoms
The provincial government of Jeju Island, South Korea, is suing two women who visited the island on vacation despite the younger one having symptoms of coronavirus.

How to stop disease spreading on airplanes and ships
Aviation is fighting for survival. Cruise ships are grounded. As the pandemic grows, the travel industry faces an uncertain future and is scrambling to adapt.

Inside one of the world's largest virtual cities
A producer from Dubai360 explains how to bring virtual museums and experiences to life.

The US is not issuing passports unless it's a 'life-or-death' family emergency
The US has stopped issuing passports, unless in a "life-or-death emergency,'' in an effort to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

One of Australia's most popular professional sports could relocate to a tropical island during the coronavirus pandemic
Players of one of Australia's most popular professional sports could be quarantined on a luxury island under an audacious plan being considered to get them back on the field -- and back on TV -- during the coronavirus crisis.

LA is empty ... but the Hollywood Stars are still there
Here's a look at three iconic Los Angeles travel destinations that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

These countries have more than one capital
The wars, revolutions and fallen empires that transformed the world map in the 20th century have a surprising beneficiary: capital cities.

$600 'doomsday' dinner party, delivered to your door by bunnies
Chefs Adam Bordonaro and Ryan Lory opened their first restaurant in 2019. Ardyn, an intimate, romantic spot in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, received immediate attention, with rave reviews from the media and diners and a packed dining room and bar, to boot.

More than 40 spring breakers who ignored public health advice test positive for coronavirus
Dozens of spring breakers from Texas boarded a plane for fun and came home with coronavirus.

A restaurant once dubbed the world's best reopens to feed first responders
It's safe to say no one in the world is sitting down to a three-plus hour, eight-course dinner costing hundreds of dollars at any of the top fine destinations around the globe.

Winners of the annual Takhini Hot Springs Hair Freezing Contest

Ecuador's largest waterfall has disappeared
The largest waterfall in Ecuador has seemingly vanished after a sinkhole swallowed part of its water source.

Passenger gets entire plane to herself
Sheryl Prado got a special shout-out from flight attendants as the only person riding on a Washington to Boston flight.

Meet the woman fighting to keep India's calligraphy culture alive
India has 22 official languages. But the real beauty isn't just in hearing them spoken -- it's in seeing them rendered in script.

I moved to Paris during lockdown and couldn't explore farther than a kilometer. Here's what I found
The plan to move to France had been in the works for months. We bit the bullet and quit our jobs, packed our poky London flat into boxes, and then watched the world come crashing down around us.

Caught in the coronavirus crossfire, Airbnb commits $250 million to cover some hosts' losses
With coronavirus spreading across the globe, thousands of travelers have called off plans for vacations, work trips and family visits.

Vermont closes all hotels, vacation rentals and campgrounds
Vermont Governor Phil Scott ordered all lodging, including hotels, Airbnb and campgrounds, to suspend operations on Monday.

What will travel look like after coronavirus?
As movement around the world grows more and more restricted, it's hard to imagine what travel will look like when it eventually ramps back up.

Restaurant creates coronavirus-themed burger
Among global efforts to offer some light relief to the current crisis, bakers and chefs have been producing coronavirus-related dishes that are hopefully a lot tastier than the epidemic which has inspired them.

Luxury hotel launches Covid-19 guest package
The modern, luxury apartments in Switzerland don't have a mini-bar -- they have a big bar.

Stained glass 'prayer windows' for planes
There isn't a big market for travel accessories right now, but a new concept by product designer Danielle Baskin seems perfectly suited to this time of refuge and reflection.

Is this the world's best Indian restaurant?
On Asia's 50 best restaurants list, updated annually, most of the top spots are usually awarded to upscale restaurants in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok.

Virus frees elephants from tourist rides
Elephants forced to perform tricks and carry tourists in the Maesa Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai, Thailand are to be liberated from their controversial work as a consequence of the coronavirus, the park's owner says.

I caught the last flight to propose to my girlfriend on the other side of the world
Stay in Cairo with family or catch the last flight to Canada to be with my love. I needed to decide quickly but feared that traveling during this pandemic was the equivalent of suicide, or worse, murder.

Airbnb announces plan to offer free housing to coronavirus responders
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect people all over the globe, Airbnb has stepped up with a plan to offer free or subsidized housing to people working on the disease's front lines, namely health care professionals, emergency workers and relief personnel.

Hundreds of trekkers stranded on Nepal's mountain trails after coronavirus lockdown
Hundreds of trekkers are stranded on high-altitude trekking trails across Nepal due to a nationwide lockdown designed to contain the coronavirus spread.

Wuhan's beautiful cherry blossoms captured in stunning drone footage
Though mainly associated with Japan, cherry blossom season is a widely anticipated event in cities around the world, a sign that spring has arrived, an opportunity for people to get out and enjoy nature's unrivaled beauty.

Belarus soccer club fills its stadium with dummies
Belarus's FC Dynamo Brest, one of a handful of soccer clubs still playing in Europe, is filling its stands with mannequins sporting cut-out portraits of fans to boost the atmosphere as many supporters stay home because of the coronavirus.

Jews go virtual for Passover during quarantine
Like millions of other American Jews, Esther Greenberg is hosting an online seder as her family maintains social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indonesian barber gears up in handmade protective suit
A ski mask, face shield, gloves and homemade plastic suit held together with tape -- this is barber Herman Maulanasyah's new work uniform as he begins his day in Bogor, a West Java town near Indonesia's capital.

A look at one group of unsung COVID-19 heroes
As cases of coronavirus soar past 400,000 in the United States, a group of workers potentially expose themselves to the contagion on a daily basis, and they aren’t medical workers. They’re the grocery store workers keeping the supply chain going as America battles the crisis. Gavino Garay has the story.

Chocolate bunnies don marzipan masks
Lent has coincided this year with the coronavirus outbreak, which is expected to keep millions of people in confinement. To lighten the mood a bit, a bakery in Troyes in eastern France is selling masked Easter chocolate bunnies.

Egged on: Meerkats take part in Easter egg hunt
Brightly colored eggs painted in animal-friendly paint were hidden around sand and rocks for Frank, Dracula, Archie, Penelope, Timon, Aurora, and Meko to find and play with.

Indian 'coronavirus car' to drive home safety message
A car maker in southern India has designed a car shaped like the microscopic image of the coronavirus to inform people about the dangers of the fast-spreading virus and appeal to them to stay indoors.

Riding out the pandemic, Rio surfers catch a wave of controversy
Despite stay-at-home orders, many of Rio's beaches have been buzzing with surfers seeking to catch the season's first big swell. Edward Baran reports.

Greek child prodigy pens 'Isolation Waltz'
Seven-year old pianist and composer Stelios Kerasidis, a child prodigy who has won several awards, has composed his own original score to support those suffering from the coronavirus infection, and those in lockdown, titled the "Isolation Waltz".

Japanese social media celebrity Pikotaro returns with hand-washing video
Japanese social media celebrity Pikotaro returned as a leading Twitter trend in Japan with a hand-washing song rebranded from his viral Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen jingle. The 'Pray-for-People-and-Peace' video was among the top five in a Twitter trend ranking in Japan on Monday (April 6). - RSS Channel - App Tech Section

The conspiracy linking 5G to coronavirus just will not die
As the spread of the coronavirus is proving difficult to contain, so too is the misinformation surrounding it.

People are luring Instacart shoppers with big tips -- and then changing them to zero
In late March, Instacart worker Annaliisa Arambula accepted a grocery order that came with a big tip: $55. The store was just down the street, everything the customer wanted was available, and the order seemed to go off without a hitch.

The pandemic is playing to almost every one of Amazon's strengths
As the coronavirus pandemic has forced people to stay inside, few companies have proven themselves as essential as Amazon. From groceries to cleaning supplies, shipments from Amazon have become lifelines for many who are steering clear of supermarkets and other physical retail stores. Company executives have likened the surge in demand to the annual holiday shopping crush.

Amazon halts its shipping service that competed with UPS and FedEx
Amazon is halting its third-party shipping service in the United States, which competed with FedEx and UPS, the company said Wednesday.

Coronavirus lockdown could give online education a lasting boost in India
Indian children are using more education apps, as schools close in its nationwide lockdown.

WeWork sues SoftBank for bailing on $3 billion share buyout agreed to in October
WeWork is suing SoftBank for abandoning a $3 billion share buyout, accusing the Japanese company of inventing reasons to back out of the plan, as financial losses mount and the Covid-19 pandemic worsens.

As hospitals enforce strict rules, parents are using FaceTime to see their newborns
When Shelby Law gave birth to her baby seven weeks early in late March, she and her husband freely visited their newborn in the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Jack Dorsey sets aside $1 billion for charity. His initial focus: coronavirus relief efforts
Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey says he's dedicating more than a quarter of his wealth to a new fund for charitable causes, with the immediate focus on coronavirus relief efforts.

Verizon stops in-home internet repairs and installations except for emergencies
Verizon is cutting back on in-home technician visits for internet service installations and repairs to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Sony unveils its new PlayStation 5 controller, the DualSense
Sony revealed more details about its new PlayStation 5 controller on Tuesday and said that it's starting to ship the controller to game developers. That means game developers can think about how to use the new controller's features in their games.

Amazon says it may fire workers who violate social distancing guidelines
Amazon said it may begin firing employees who "intentionally violate" the company's social distancing guidelines, despite complaints from workers who say the demands of their job make it impossible to comply with the policy.

WhatsApp tightens limits on message forwarding to counter coronavirus misinformation
WhatsApp is trying to stem the rapid spread of coronavirus misinformation by placing new limits on the number of times a forwarded message can be shared simultaneously.

Airbnb hosts struggle to pay the bills as the pandemic sparks mass cancellations
Jeff Martin was enjoying a vacation with his wife Joleen in Mexico in mid-March when they woke up one morning to an onslaught of cancellations to their various Airbnb properties.

Samsung says it eked out a profit rise before the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic hit
Samsung, the world's largest smartphone maker, eked out a rise in profit last quarter, as the coronavirus pandemic was just beginning to disrupt supply chains and cripple global demand.

Boeing will redo bungled test flight of its Starliner spacecraft
Boeing said it will repeat a test flight of its Starliner spacecraft after several major issues plagued its first attempt. The decision casts more uncertainty on when Starliner can be used to begin carrying NASA astronauts into orbit — a milestone that's already years overdue.

5G and Wi-Fi 6 will improve your WFH experience
In a matter of weeks, much of the world has shifted to working or attending school from home in to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Quarantined Lyft and Uber drivers are fighting for coronavirus pay
When Michelle, a rideshare driver for Uber and Lyft in North Carolina, came down with a fever and a cough in late March, she feared she might have coronavirus.