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Lockdown returns in Pakistan-administered Kashmir

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan-administered Kashmir reimposed lockdown measures on Sunday to help curb surging novel coronavirus infections, as well as violations of health guidelines. The prime minister of the region, also known...

Big spike in UK COVID-19 cases as gov’t muddles numbers

LONDON Britain announced an additional 12,872 new cases of the coronavirus in the UK in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 480,017. The huge rise is almost double Friday’s...

South Africa confirms 1,883 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG South Africa recorded 1,883 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the number of infections to 679,716, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced Saturday. Mkhize said 29 people died...

France reports record daily COVID-19 infections

PARIS France confirmed 16,972 more cases of the novel coronavirus Saturday -- the highest daily figure since the beginning of the pandemic -- with the total reaching 606,625. It registered 49...

Italy reports over 2,800 new COVID-19 infections

ROME Italy reported 2,844 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, confirming a surge in infections as swab tests remained steady at over 100,000. The southern Campania region registered the...

Virus cases in Eurasia, Central Asia rise by 5,600

KIEV More coronavirus cases and fatalities were reported in several Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Friday. Ukraine Ukraine registered 4,661 new virus cases over the past 24 hours, its biggest single-day...

Eurasian countries register new virus cases, deaths

KIEV  More coronavirus cases and fatalities were reported in several Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Friday. Moldova The nationwide death toll reached 1,344 with eight more fatalities reported over the past...

Rate of COVID-19 infections continues to rise in UK

LONDON  The British government’s scientific advisory SAGE committee announced on Friday that the reproduction number of the novel coronavirus for the UK now ranges between 1.3 and 1.6, up from...

Tunisia, Palestine, UAE report new COVID-19 fatalities

ISTANBUL The health authorities in Tunisia, Palestine and UAE reported new coronavirus infections and fatalities on Friday. Tunisia's Health Ministry said in a statement that six more deaths and 1,308 new...

Israel's virus tally tops 250,000 as cases surge

JERUSALEM  Israel registered 7,639 new coronavirus infections and 51 more fatalities on Friday, according to the Health Ministry. Israel’s overall case count now stands at 255,771, including 1,622 deaths and 183,488...

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Ex-DHS staffer says he penned anti-Trump op-ed, book

WASHINGTON  A former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) staffer announced Wednesday he was behind a scathing anonymous 2018 New York Times op-ed and 2019 book...

'COVID-19 has claimed lives of at least 1,500 nurses'

GENEVA  At least 1,500 nurses in more than 40 countries have died of COVID-19, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said Wednesday.    “The figure, which...

Turkey rescues over 100 asylum seekers in Aegean Sea

MUGLA/AYDIN, Turkey Turkey's coast guard rescued over 100 asylum seekers pushed back to Turkish waters in the Aegean Sea by Greek coast guard boats, security...

Iranian students protest in front of French embassy

TEHRAN  Large numbers of university students gathered in front of France’s embassy in the Iranian capital Wednesday to protest against recent blasphemous remarks by French...

Barcelona stun Juventus 2-0 in Italy

ANKARA  Spanish football club Barcelona beat Italy’s Juventus 2-0 Wednesday in a UEFA Champions League Group G match in the Italian city of Turin.  French forward...