Friday, February 28, 2020 7:21 AM ET

CBS News - World

Coronavirus reaches 52 countries, including 1st in sub-Saharan Africa -- With the death toll from the COVID-19 disease nearing 3,000, global health officials say no country can hope to be spared, and all must be ready to combat outbreaks.

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Chinese warship fired laser at U.S. spy plane -- The Navy said a Chinese naval destroyer lased the American P-8A Poseidon aircraft in an act the U.S. deemed unsafe and a violation of international codes and agreements.

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New coronavirus case may be 1st sign of "community spread" in U.S. -- President appeals for calm and puts Pence in charge of America's response as the WHO chief worries about mushrooming outbreaks in South Korea, Italy and Iran.

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33 Turkish soldiers killed by airstrike in northwestern Syria -- It was the largest death toll for Turkey in a single day since it first intervened in Syria in 2016.

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Reports of cannibalism among Arctic polar bears rising: Scientists -- Among the factors responsible for the change could include increased human activity and diminished hunting grounds.

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How deadly is coronavirus and what are the symptoms? -- The CDC says COVID-19 symptoms can appear in as little as two days or as long as two weeks after initial exposure.

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38 killed in Delhi religious violence as India balks at U.S. reaction -- A U.S. government commission urged Indian leaders to stop the "unchecked violence" as mobs attack people, including journalists, in the capital.

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Did U.S. companies help fuel fires in the Amazon rainforest? -- "I think we're shielded from what our money is doing abroad," said Christian Poirier, the Brazil program director for Amazon Watch. -- Feb 27

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Americans warned to prepare as virus picks up steam outside China -- Hundreds more COVID-19 cases confirmed in South Korea, including a U.S. troop, as death toll nears 3,000 worldwide and a CDC warning weighs on stock markets. -- Feb 27

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The 6 largest coronavirus outbreaks outside of China -- More new coronavirus cases were reported outside of China than inside the country on Wednesday - the first time since global health officials began tracking the virus. -- Feb 26

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Scientists find first "animal" that doesn't need oxygen to live -- The discovery expands the definition of what an "animal" can be, researchers say. -- Feb 26

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Period products in Scotland could become free -- Scotland is the first nation in the world to do so, and the U.S. could be next. -- Feb 26

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Harry and Meghan's new statement hints at widening royal rift -- They had originally planned to use "Sussex Royal" as the brand for their charitable foundations and business ventures, according to CBS News' Charlie D'Agata. -- Feb 26

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Hong Kong is handing out $1,200 in cash to 7 million people -- The big giveaway is an effort to boost the territory's damaged economy after months of political unrest. -- Feb 26

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2 Americans accused of murdering Italian police officer go on trial -- The Californian men accused of stabbing an Italian police officer to death while on vacation have appeared in court. -- Feb 26

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