1. People in Fukuoka, western Japan, have expressed concerns about a possible surge of coronavirus infections in the prefecture after the state of emergency was lifted a week ago.
  2. Voters in Switzerland approved a proposal to ban full-face coverings in a referendum on Sunday. The measure passed by a narrow margin of 51.2 percent to 48.8 percent.
  3. Pope Francis has prayed for the victims of war in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which was once under the control of the Islamic State militant group.
March 8, Monday, 2021(1:30 p.m.) Newsline