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Turkey donates kitchen tools to orphanage in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh Turkey's state-run aid agency donated kitchen appliances and cleaning equipment to an orphanage in Bangladesh, the charity said on Monday. Addressing the handover ceremony, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency...

S.Korea to open schools next week as virus cases dip

ANKARA South Korea on Monday decided to gradually begin opening schools from next week after no new local coronavirus cases were reported for the third consecutive day. Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae...

UK: Steroid to reduce deaths in critical virus patients

LONDON A steroid has been found to reduce deaths in critically ill coronavirus patients, according to a new research. London-based Imperial College Healthcare said in a press release Wednesday the anti-inflammatory...

Turkish film director to receive Italian Order of Merit

ROME An acclaimed Turkish film director is slated to receive the Italian Order of Merit, the country’s highest honor, sources told Anadolu Agency on Monday. Ferzan Ozpetek, born in Istanbul but...

Russia: Daily recovered beats new cases 4th day in row

MOSCOW  With new coronavirus figures reported on Friday, recoveries from the virus outnumbered new cases in Russia for the fourth day in a row. Over the last 24 hours, 7,972 cases...

‘Coronavirus warriors’ ask people to follow measures

By Mesut Karaduman TEKIRDAG, Turkey Nurses in northwestern Turkey fighting the coronavirus pandemic on the front lines said Sunday they want everyone to follow precautions to reduce the burden on health...

US: Scientist says virus vaccine 'victory of humanity'

NEW YORK A Turkish scientist in the US called the latest developments on coronavirus vaccine a "victory of humanity and science," as one candidate applied for emergency use authorization with...

COVID-19: Spain’s daily death toll climbs to nearly 400

OVIEDO, Spain Coronavirus continues to devastate Spain, with the official death toll surging by nearly 400 on Sunday, according to new figures. In total, 1,720 people have lost their lives to...

Turkish university’s virus vaccine projects on WHO list

KONYA, Turkey World Health Organization (WHO) has included Turkish University’s SARS-COV-2 mRNA vaccine studies in its monitoring list. Professor Tulin Cora, Head of the Medical Genetics Department of Selcuk University in...

Italy reports 474 new deaths as Phase-2 nears

ROME Italy on Saturday reported 474 new fatalities from the novel coronavirus, bringing the total to 28,710, while active infections continued to drop. The data released by the Italian Civil Protection...

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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...