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Italy reports 474 new deaths as Phase-2 nears

ROME Italy on Saturday reported 474 new fatalities from the novel coronavirus, bringing the total to 28,710, while active infections continued to drop. The data released by the Italian Civil Protection...

Turkey: Daily virus cases under 2,000 for first time since March 30

ISTANBUL The number of coronavirus cases has been reported under 2,000 for the first time since March 30 in Turkey, the health minister said on Saturday. A total of 58,259 patients...

UK coronavirus death toll passes 28,000

LONDON British authorities reported 621 more coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday to bring the death toll in the country to 28,131. The UK has the second highest COVID-19 death toll in Europe...

Turkey quarantines 167 expats evacuated from S. Arabia

BALIKESIR, Turkey A total of 167 Turkish nationals who were evacuated from Saudi Arabia were placed under a 14-day quarantine on Saturday to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The...

Pakistan to bring back over 100,000 stranded citizens

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan is going to conduct a special repatriation operation to bring back thousands of citizens stranded across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic. There are over 100,000 Pakistanis...

No coronavirus case in Ethiopia over past 24 hours

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia on Saturday said no COVID-19 case has been found in the last 24 hours. The daily update by the Health Ministry showed a record number of 2,016...

Coronavirus case tally rises in five Arab states

ANKARA Health authorities in five Arab countries reported new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday. Morocco's Health Ministry confirmed one fatality from the virus, taking the nationwide death toll to...

COVID-19: Bangladesh to extend lockdown until May 16

DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh will extend the ongoing nationwide lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic until May 16, the Ministry of Public Administration confirmed on Saturday. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has agreed to...

Turkey's Maarif supports Ethiopia in combatting virus

ISTANBUL Turkey's educational Maarif Foundation put its campus in Ethiopia into the service of the local government to help its fight against the deadly coronavirus. Dormitory, cafeteria and health facility buildings...

Turkey sends Somalia domestic ventilators to tackle virus

ISTANBUL Turkey on Saturday sent a shipment of medical supplies, including new Turkish-made ventilators, to Somalia to help the Horn of Africa country combat the coronavirus outbreak. The ventilators, made through...

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Death toll from floods in Nigeria climbs to 95

ABUJA  The death toll from floods in Nigeria has risen to 95, according to local media reports.  Sixteen more people were killed in floods caused by...

Twitter removes Iran-linked accounts during US debate

WASHINGTON Twitter said Wednesday it removed nearly 130 accounts that appeared to originate in Iran as the first US presidential debate was taking place Tuesday...

Boko Haram kills 10 soldiers in northeast Nigeria

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US: 7 shot at funeral home in Milwaukee

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Putin, Macron discuss Upper Karabakh conflict by phone

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone Wednesday with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on the situation in the occupied Upper Karabakh region.  Putin and...