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The coronavirus that is believed to have originated in the Wuhan, China vicinity has infected over 400 people around the globe, killing at least 17. The World Health organization met Wednesday to see if the outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency. Dr. Michael Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota discusses how the virus made the leap from animals to humans.

Plus VOA’s Katherine Gypson has the latest from Capitol Hill, as opening arguments in the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump get underway.

And VOA’s Heather Murdock reports from Iraq as protests continue despite recent violence and deepening divides following an exchange of attacks between the United States and Iran inside Iraqi territory earlier this month.

Those stories and more are all on today’s International Edition.