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Iran records 63 new virus deaths, 2,258 more cases

ANKARA Iran on Thursday confirmed 63 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 7,627. A further 2,258 people have tested positive...

Ugandan official dies from coronavirus

KHARTOUM  Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s undersecretary and ambassador Necva Abbas Kadeh ed-Dem has died from the novel coronavirus in Sudan, local sources said Wednesday.   Dem succumbed to the virus at a...

COVID-19 accelerates in Brazil, Peru, Chile and Mexico

BOGOTA, Colombia  The number of coronavirus cases in Latin America does not seem to be dropping.    While quarantines have been shown to be effective in many European countries, confinement measures...

Bangladesh to partly ease lockdown amid virus concerns

DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh will partly ease a more than two-month lockdown due to the novel coronavirus after May 31 for the sake of the country’s economy, a top government official...

Mecca to gradually ease virus restrictions from May 31

MECCA, Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia announced a “two-phase normalization plan" early Thursday for Mecca with the aim of easing coronavirus measures and gradually returning to normal life.   The first phase will...

'Even mild COVID-19 infections produce antibodies'

PARIS A new study in France found that even the most mild cases of COVID-19 infection can give rise to protective antibodies, sometimes weeks after symptoms have subsided. The findings were...

Netherlands reports 15 new coronavirus deaths

ANKARA The Netherlands reported 190 new cases of coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 45,768. According to the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment...

Qatar, Morocco confirm new COVID-19 infections

ANKARA Qatar confirmed two deaths from the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, while Morocco reported seven fresh infections. The Qatari Health Ministry said the country's death toll rose to 30 after two...

Brazil surpasses US in number of COVID-19 daily deaths

BOGOTA, Colombia  Coronavirus deaths were higher in Brazil than in the US for the first time in the last 24 hours, health officials reported Tuesday. The South American nation is followed...

Iran: Virus deaths cross 7,500, cases near 140,000

ANKARA Iran’s coronavirus death toll crossed 7,500 on Tuesday, while the number of confirmed cases moved close to 140,000. Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 57 people died over the past...

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COVID-19 forecast to decimate Latin American job market

BOGOTA, Colombia Projections by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labour Organization indicate the coronavirus pandemic will cost...

Washington: Hundreds protest George Floyd death

WASHINGTON Hundreds of demonstrators rallied here Friday hours after the arrest of a white police officer involved in the death of a black man in...

Weekend curfew in Turkey begins in 15 provinces

ANKARA A two-day curfew in 15 provinces in Turkey begun at midnight Friday as part of measures to stem the spread of COVID-19.  The curfew will...

Football: Galatasaray to being selling face masks

ANKARA Galatasaray is set to sell breathable face masks in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Turkish football powerhouse said late Friday.  "Masks will be...

Football: Red Star win Serbian league title

BELGRADE, Serbia  Red Star Belgrade football club won a record 31st league title Friday in Serbia , beating Rad 5-0.  The victory sealed a third successive...

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