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Worst almost over for Europe in fight against pandemic

ANKARA The European countries worst-hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic have begun to see light at the end of a long tunnel. Even the UK, the new epicenter of the outbreak...

Bangladesh: Single day COVID-19 cases exceed 1,000

DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh on Monday registered as many as 1,034 cases, for the first time the country registering over 1,000 in a single day since the first case was reported...

Russia registers 10,000-plus coronavirus cases daily

MOSCOW  After a slight reduction the day before, Russia announced Friday more than 10,000 new cases in a single day, a pervasive figure during the last two weeks. According to the...

UN peacekeepers in Sudan quarantined on COVID-19 fears

KHARTOUM, Sudan The UN peacekeeping mission North Darfur, Sudan has quarantined most of its staff because of fears the spread of the coronavirus, it said Friday in a statement.  “The African...

COVID-19: France reports 100-plus daily deaths in slight uptick

PARIS  Tuesday brought more improvement in France's battle against the coronavirus, as cases of infection dropped significantly and fatalities remained low. According to the latest statistics reported by the Health Ministry,...

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...

Art colony in Turkey changing lives of special children

ANKARA  A Turkish art colony has boosted self-confidence of nearly 500 special children by encouraging them to socialize and perform arts in the last six years. “We host 81 children with...

Turkish lessons to be aired for Australia, New Zealand

MELBOURNE, Australia Turkey’s state-run cultural institute said Friday it will teach the Turkish language to Australians and New Zealanders as it continues cultural activities in a digital environment because of...

Study suggests Chinese virus ‘outbreak may be worse’

ANKARA The outbreak of fatal coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China seems to be spreading fast, suggested a study released on Tuesday. According to the study conducted by the University of Hong Kong’s...

6 Arab states confirm new coronavirus cases

ANKARA  Health authorities in Palestine, Oman, Lebanon, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported new cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday. Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila said...

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Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up at close

ANKARA Turkey's benchmark stock index rose 0.91% to 118,807.53 points at close on Thursday. After starting the day at 118,792.38 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index...

'Taking off my mask just for 5 min, I contracted virus'

MARDIN, Turkey A business person, infected with COVID-19 while sitting in a car with his friend for only five minutes without a mask in southeastern...

Coronavirus kills more in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Oman

ANKARA The death toll from the novel coronavirus continued to rise in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman on Thursday, as the Middle East...

Azerbaijan downs Armenian drone amid border clashes

ANKARA Azerbaijani forces shot down an Armenian drone spying on Azerbaijani positions amid clashes across the countries' mutual northern border area, officials said Thursday. The Armenian...

UK government's statement 'makes no sense': Russia

MOSCOW UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab's statement on Russia's meddling in the UK 2019 general election makes no sense, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova...

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