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Coronavirus: Recoveries in Russia cross 450,000 mark

MOSCOW Recoveries from the novel coronavirus in Russia exceeded 450,000 on Monday as the nation dropped under the world's top three countries with the most COVID-19 cases. According to its emergency...

Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone dies

'The Maestro' received honorary Oscar in 2007, collected 11 David di Donatello Awards, Italy’s highest film honors ANKARA  Ennio Morricone, the prolific Italian composer for the movies, died at 91 on...

WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine trial for second time

By Bayram Altug GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday it stopped a clinical trial of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients. “WHO today accepted the recommendation from the...

Early hydroxychloroquine helps virus patients: Study

ANKARA Controversial antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which is touted by some world leaders and roundly rejected by others, has helped reduce coronavirus mortalities in hospitalized patients, according to a retrospective study...

Russia reports less than 7,000 cases for 8th day in row

MOSCOW Russia on Friday reported less than 7,000 new coronavirus for the eight consecutive day. A total of 6,718 cases were reported over the past 24 hours, raising the tally to...

India: Daily virus cases breach 20,000 mark for 1st time

NEW DELHI  Daily coronavirus cases in India hit a record high on Friday, breaching the 20,000 mark for the first time since the country’s first cases in January. With 20,903 new...

India’s 1st COVID-19 vaccine gets human trial approval

NEW DELHI, India India’s first COVID-19 vaccine got the approval for human trials from the country’s drug regulator, as number of coronavirus-related cases and deaths continues upward, a drug company...

Russia confirms under 7,000 virus cases for 2nd day

MOSCOW  The daily coronavirus cases in Russia on Saturday remained below 7,000 for the second day in a row. Over the past day, 6,852 new cases were confirmed in the country,...

PROFILE – 11 years since passing of pop legend Michael Jackson

ANKARA Pop sensation and global icon Michael Jackson is being remembered on Thursday, 11 years after his death, for his significant contribution to culture in the 20th century. Also known for...

Turkish troupe set for drive-in performance in Istanbul

ISTANBUL  As Turkey moves toward normalcy after the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s entertainment industry is slowly starting to organize events in line with hygiene and safety rules. One upcoming event will...

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UK 'stands with' all feeling Srebrenica genocide pain

LONDON British administration on Saturday “reiterated the UK’s commitment to supporting reconciliation across the Western Balkans,” on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the...

Galatasaray long for win as 2020 brings agony

ANKARA The 2018 and 2019 Turkish champions Galatasaray are currently facing a nightmarish football season, having a winless streak for seven league matches. Turkish head coach...

4G balloons bring hope of connectivity in remote Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya  The balloons carrying routers to allow 4G internet links to sleepy Baringo town and adjoining villages in Kenya have brought a new hope...

Saudi prince suspect in Khashoggi murder case: UN official

GENEVA  A UN official has said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) was a prime suspect in the case of the murder of...

Photography enthusiasts to bid for prized photos by Ara Guler

Late photographer's signature black and white views of Istanbul, portraits of writer Yasar Kemal to be up for bidding

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