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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...

Africa sees record 2,000+ new coronavirus cases

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  The African continent has seen more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours -- a record so far of aggregate new cases. Update by the...

Global coronavirus cases surpass 3.5 million

ANKARA  The number of registered coronavirus cases around the globe surpassed 3.5 million on Monday, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University. With 1.15 million cases, the US stands as the...

Vienna airport to offer COVID-19 testing for travelers

ANKARA  Vienna Airport will carry out COVID-19 tests on passengers, a statement said on Monday. The results for the molecular-biological COVID-19 tests (PCR) will be available within three hours. Those who test...

Turkey evacuates over 122 nationals from West Africa

IZMIR, Turkey At least 122 Turkish nationals have been evacuated to Turkey from the West African nations of Burkina Faso and Guinea following repatriation requests due to the novel coronavirus...

US will have coronavirus vaccine by year end: Trump

WASHINGTON The US will have a coronavirus vaccine before the new year, President Donald Trump said Sunday.  "We are very confident that we are going to have a vaccine at the...

Turkey sends Somalia medical aid to tackle virus

ANKARA  Turkey sent a shipment of medical supplies to Somalia on Monday to help the country combat the novel coronavirus outbreak. An A-400M military plane carrying supplies including stretchers, beds and...

Death toll in Brazil from COVID-19 rises to 7,025

BUENOS AIRES Brazil has recorded 275 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, raising the country’s death toll to 7,025, health officials said Sunday. There have also been 4,588 new cases registered...

Sudanese minister infected with COVID-19

KHARTOUM, SUDAN Sudan’s minister of state in the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation has been infected with the novel coronavirus, the Council of Ministers said Sunday. The council said in a...

Serbia aims to end coronavirus restrictions this week

BELGRADE, Serbia Serbia is planning to lift its restrictions due to the novel coronavirus this week amid a significant slowdown in the number of new infections, the country’s president said...

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Ethiopia restores internet partially after weeklong ban

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  Ethiopian authorities have partially restored internet services after a weeklong ban, an official said Thursday. Foreign Ministry's spokesman Dina Mufti at a news...

Blast martyrs 3, injures 6 in Turkey's northwest

SAKARYA, Turkey Three soldiers were martyred, six others injured Thursday in a blast in Turkey's northwestern Sakarya province, according to the governor. “The blast occurred while...

Turkey provides medical support to Bangladesh hospitals

ANKARA  Turkey’s state-run aid body provided on Thursday medical supplies to hospitals in Bangladesh to help the South Asian country tackle the coronavirus outbreak. The Turkish...

Turkey: US move on Southern Cyprus to cause instability

ANKARA Turkey's ruling party on Thursday slammed the US decision to include the Greek Cypriot administration to its International Military Education and Training (IMET) program. Omer...

40-year-old player returns to NBA with Brooklyn Nets

ANKARA  Jamal Crawford, an experienced basketball player, agreed with the Brooklyn Nets to play the game, an NBA insider said on Thursday. "Jamal Crawford has agreed...

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