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US and Taliban sign peace deal; Turkey announces counteroffensive in Syria; South Korea seeks murder charges over COVID-19 spread

The US and the Taliban signed an agreement Saturday that could spell the end of a nearly two-decade war in Afghanistan. Turkey announced a counteroffensive in northern Syria, a first open declaration of war that comes after more than 30 Turkish soldiers were killed last week. And some Christians in Nigeria believe they are being persecuted for their faith, while others argue that insecurity isn't based on religion.

COVID-19: The latest from The World

Discussion: The coronavirus outbreak — tracking COVID-19


The coronavirus, which emerged in China late last year, has crippled global markets and is spreading around the world with the US now confirming a second death and a global death toll above 3,000. On Monday, March 2, 2020, we streamed a live discussion on the coronavirus outbreak moderated by The World's Elana Gordon at The Forum at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Agencies warn of coronavirus spread in US; EU sees more asylum applications; Jerusalem's 'green' cable car plan

Health agencies warn that the spread of the novel coronavirus in the US is a question of when, not if, and more patients test positive in Europe and the Middle East. Trump continues his ongoing battle with the US justice system. Are his actions playing into Russia's hands? In Scotland, parliament is set to approve plans that would make sanitary products freely available for women.