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A government worker disinfects the Kılıç Ali Pasa mosque in Istanbul last week. Turkey is just one of a host of countries across the Muslim world where Friday prayers have been banned or curtailed to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

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"Islam doesn't permit practices that would put human life in danger," said the head of religious affairs in Turkey, one of a host of Muslim-majority countries to curtail gatherings at mosques.

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As of Thursday afternoon, the number of deaths in Italy from the coronavirus disease COVID-19 exceeds 3,400 — passing China's tally of more than 3,200 deaths.

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Online video games are proving popular as people look for a way to socialize during this time of social distancing. Some game developers are even changing games' rules to cater to the new reality.

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"This trial, too, shall pass," Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I said. "But our lives will have changed forever." He asked parishioners to stay home for their own safety and the safety of others.

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The federal government is telling lenders to lower or suspend mortgage payments for up to 12 months for homeowners who have lost income due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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The country has universal health care. But now, fighting tens of thousands of coronavirus cases, Italian hospitals and medical staff are overwhelmed, prompting anguished debate.

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Once a year, rural high schools across the Midwest celebrate Drive Your Tractor To School Day — which is exactly what it sounds like.

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said the man who died from the coronavirus had underlying health issues. But he also said the state has seen an 88% increase in confirmed cases in the past 48 hours.

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