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Bangladesh's daily virus death toll lowest in 5 months

DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh on Sunday registered 14 new coronavirus-linked deaths, the lowest daily toll since May 12, officials said Sunday. The number of fatalities from the novel virus, which originated in...

India: COVID-19 cases near 7.5 million

CHANDIGARH, India India’s health ministry said the positivity rate of the coronavirus fell below 8% Sunday as coronavirus cases approach nearly 7.5 million, including more than 61,000 new cases. A total...

South Africa reports 1,928 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa reported 1,928 new infections of the novel coronavirus Saturday, taking the number of confirmed cases to 702,131, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. He said 38...

WHO: Dexamethasone only effective drug for coronavirus

GENEVA Currently, the drug dexamethasone is still the only therapeutic shown to be effective against the novel coronavirus for severe patients, the chief of the World Health Organization said Friday. WHO...

Spain reports record rise in coronavirus cases

OVIEDO, Spain Spain on Friday broke its all-time record for daily coronavirus cases, with the Health Ministry reporting 15,186 new infections. The daily infection number rose more than 2,000 compared to...

COVID-19 deaths eclipse 1.1 million worldwide

WASHINGTON Over 1.1 million people have died worldwide after contracting the novel coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University data released Friday.  The grim milestone comes as the US-based university's running tally...

US: Limited virus vaccine supply possible by year's end

ANKARA A limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines could be available before the end of 2020, the US' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. “Many vaccines are being developed and...

India reports more than 73,000 new coronavirus cases

CHANDIGARH, India  India registered more than 73,000 new coronavirus cases Saturday, taking infections to 6.9 million, according to health ministry figures.  An update released by the health ministry said 73,272 new...

EU chief in self-isolation after COVID-19 contact

ANKARA The European Commission president said Monday that she is self-isolating due to contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. “I’ve been informed that I participated in a...

Paris passes into 'red zone' as COVID-19 numbers surge

PARIS Paris and the Ile-de-France region were put on maximum coronavirus alert late Sunday with more restrictions to come. The capital is the latest major city to be placed at the...

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Turkish president calls for boycott of French products

ANKARA In an escalation of the row between France and Turkey over Paris tolerating and encouraging Islamophobia, Turkey’s president on Monday called for a sweeping...

Turkey calls on Minsk Group to hold talks on Karabakh

ANKARA Turkey on Monday called on the co-chairs of the Minsk Group to start a results-oriented negotiation process aiming at a permanent solution of the...

Turkish, US officials discuss Karabakh conflict, Syria

ANKARA  Senior Turkish and US officials on Monday discussed bilateral ties over the phone, as well as the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and recent...

Explosion hits Iskenderun town in southern Turkey

HATAY, Turkey Ambulances and police squads were dispatched to the Iskenderun district of Turkey's southern Hatay province after an explosion shook the town center on...

'Trump's Nile dam statement is declaration of war'

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia US President Donald Trump saying that Egypt would “end up blowing up” the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam was tantamount to a declaration...