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WHO says early to declare China virus global emergency

GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday that now is not the time to declare a new virus that emerged in China a global health emergency. Addressing a press conference...

Africa joins world in marking World AIDS Day

NAIROBI, Kenya African countries, many of them struggling against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), mark Dec. 1, the World AIDS Day. Kenya, like many...

Coronavirus fans fear in Bangladeshi students in China

DHAKA, Bangladesh Several hundred Bangladeshi students are stranded in China amid a transportation lockdown in the wake of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Many of these students in Wuhan city, which is...

China's coronavirus poses no possible threat to Turkey

ANKARA The coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China is not of any particular risk to Turkey, the country's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Wednesday.  Turkish authorities will quarantine infected patients from...

Vaping-related deaths in US rise to 37: health agency

WASHINGTON The death toll from mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping across the U.S. has risen to 37, according Thursday to the nation's health protection agency. The cases of vaping-related illnesses...

US issues travel warning to China for coronavirus

ANKARA The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning Thursday to China because of a severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus first identified in Wuhan. "U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Turkish charity helps girl at risk of losing eyesight

DAKAR A Turkish charity will provide a lifetime supply of medicines to a Nigerien girl suffering from a condition which puts her at a risk of losing eyesight. The Humanitarian Relief...

Canada confirms first case of coronavirus

TRENTON, Canada Canada’s first “presumptive” case of the deadly coronavirus that has killed more than 40 people in China and migrated to the U.S. and Europe was confirmed Saturday. Not a...

North Korea closes border with China amid mystery virus

ANKARA North Korea temporarily stopped the entry of foreign tourists into the country amid the recent outbreak of the fatal coronavirus in China, according to local media.  "North Korea will block...

Turkey taking new steps to tackle childhood obesity

ANKARA Turkey will work to fight childhood obesity and related disorders through new measures in many areas, including schools, restaurants, and sports activities, said the nation's top health official. Under the...

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ISTANBUL Turkey will never allow the peace in the region to be disrupted by the U.S.’ so-called “Deal of Century” Mideast peace plan, said Turkey’s...

French fisheries banned from northern sea post Brexit

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ISTANBUL Ahead are three vitals weeks in Turkey’s top-tier football league as the title contenders will face each other in February. Top seven teams will face...

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