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Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 400,000

ANKARA  The number of global novel coronavirus cases surpassed 6.91 million, while the death toll topped 400,000 mark on Sunday, according to a running tally by the US-based Johns Hopkins...

Death toll rises to 6,750 in Brazil from COVID-19

BUENOS AIRES The death toll in Brazil from the novel coronavirus climbed 421 to 6,750, health officials there said Saturday. With 4,970 cases in the past 24 hours, Brazil now reports...

Coronavirus 'is natural in origin': WHO

GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) said it is assured that COVID-19 is natural in origin, and it is vital to establish the natural host for the virus, after the...

Brazil, Mexico report hundreds of new COVID-19 fatalities

ANKARA Brazil reported 758 additional fatalities from the novel coronavirus, while Mexico registered 673 more deaths over the past 24 hours, according to health authorities early Sunday. In Brazil, the world’s...

Pakistan sets record high of COVID-19 cases

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan broke its previous record for a single-day rise in COVID-19 cases, reporting 6,825 new cases across the country on Sunday, the Health Ministry said. The development came only...

Coronavirus: Another 7 deaths reported in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia on Sunday confirmed a further seven deaths due to the novel coronavirus, bringing the total tally of fatalities to 27. According to the Ministry of Health, 86...

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...

South Africa carries out over 1M coronavirus tests

ANKARA  South Africa has become the first African country to carry out over 1 million coronavirus tests, according to data from the country's health ministry. It has done 1,028,399 tests so...

250 Nigerians evacuated from Dubai amid COVID-19

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria  Nigeria evacuated 250 nationals Wednesday from the United Arab Emirates amid the coronavirus pandemic.   Passengers arrived in the commercial hub of Lagos at about 8:30 p.m. local time (0730GMT)...

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait report more deaths from COVID-19

ISTANBUL Local health authorities in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait confirmed new fatalities and infections from the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. In Saudi Arabia, the Health Ministry registered 29 new deaths and...

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Europol: 45 suspects arrested in anti-drug operations

HAGUE  – Police arrested 45 suspects Friday during an international operation against a drug-trafficking network from Brazil into Europe, Europol said Friday. "This international sting,...

South Africa records 3,370 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  - South Africa recorded 3,370 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the number of infections to 781,941, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. He said...

Tanzania’s opposition party expels rebel MPs

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania  - Tanzania's main opposition party, Democracy and Progress (CHADEMA), expelled 19 rebel legislators Friday for allegedly forging party documents and...

Al-Akhras: My hunger strike revealed Israeli crimes

JENIN, Palestine - Former Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras, who was on a hunger strike for 103 days, believes he succeeded in exposing Israeli occupation."My...

Navalny urges EU to sanction Russian oligarchs

ANKARA  - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny urged the EU to impose direct sanctions Friday against oligarchs close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Navalny said...