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US airstrikes on Taliban come days after peace deal; coronavirus global death rate reaches 3.4%; Biden, Sanders sweep Super Tuesday

The US launched an airstrike on Taliban fighters attacking Afghan forces Wednesday, just days after signing a peace deal outlining a possible end to the 18-year war. And, a newly conservative US Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in a case that could put new restrictions on access to abortion, while in Latin America, US conservative groups are exercising influence in abortion-rights cases. Also, and is South Korea's approach to containing the novel coronavirus a model for the rest of the world?

COVID-19: The latest from The World

Discussion: The coronavirus outbreak — tracking COVID-19

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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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Coronavirus continues global spread; 'America loves India'; Israel strikes sites in Gaza and Syria

The novel coronavirus continues to spread as four countries in the Middle East announced their first cases and Italy is issuing lockdowns. US President Donald Trump is in India, where he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are touting their close relationship. And in Chile, women are calling for political change with a traditional form of protest — embroidery.

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Environment

Korean blogger cleared of wrongdoing

A South Korean blogger, nicknamed the "Internet economic president" had a knack for making accurate predictions. But as anchor Marco Werman explains he turned out to be something other than he purported to be.

Global Politics

What to do about North Korea

It's been nearly five days since North Korea claimed it tested a nuclear weapon. But the talks at the United Nations over how to respond have not yet produced a decision. The World's Katy Clark reports.

Conflict & Justice

US military recruiting immigrants

The US military has launched a pilot project to recruit immigrants to serve in the armed forces. The military wants their language skills. As Jason Strother reports, many of those who've answered the call are native Korean speakers.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo quiz we asked you to name the beach in South Korea that hosts a summer mud festival. Jason Strother visited the seaside city of Boryeong to find out. The answer is Daecheon Beach

Global Politics

North Korea releases South Korean

An executive from South Korean car maker Hyundai has won the release of a company employee held in North Korea. The employee had been accused insulting the North Korean regime. Reporter Jason Strother brings us the story.

Global Politics

Former South Korean leader dies

Former South Korean president Kim Dae Jung has died at the age of 85. Kim was responsible for opening up relations with North Korea after decades of hostility. Reporter Jason Strother looks back on his legacy.

Lifestyle & Belief

Parking in Seoul

In Seoul, South Korea women drivers are getting a break. Thousands of parking spaces have been reserved for them. Jason Strothers reports from Seoul.