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‘COVID-19 did not change much in Japan’s daily life’

ANKARA  It is a part of the Japanese culture to wear masks and maintain “utmost” cleanliness during the routine life, so COVID-19 pandemic did not change much in the country. “The...

Russia registers new spike of coronavirus cases

MOSCOW  Russia registered on Sunday another spike of coronavirus cases as a new record number of people tested positive over the last 24 hours. The tally rose to 80,949 with the...

Iran's coronavirus death toll reaches 5,710

ANKARA  Iran reported 60 new deaths from coronavirus, bringing the toll to 5,710, state media said on Sunday. A total of 1,153 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in the past...

Global coronavirus cases exceed 2.9M

ANKARA  Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with about 2.9 million confirmed cases in 185 countries as of Sunday afternoon, according to a running tally by U.S.-based Johns...

Spain: Kids allowed out as new virus deaths drop to 288

OVIEDO, Spain  Spain registered its lowest daily death toll in more than a month on Sunday, coinciding with the first day that children are allowed to leave their homes in...

Brazil: Death toll from coronavirus rises to 4,016

BUENOS AIRES Brazil confirmed Sunday 346 fatalities from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing total deaths there to 4,016. The number of registered cases surged to 58,509, as...

Coronavirus cases in Djibouti exceeds 1,000

KHARTOUM, Sudan The number of coronavirus cases in Djibouti now exceeds 1,000 and the death toll stands at two, authorities said Saturday. The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said...

Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 200,000

ANKARA The death toll worldwide from the novel coronavirus surpassed 200,000 late Saturday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University. The university's data counted 200,698 deaths, while the...

Italy virus death toll rises to 26,384

ROME  Italy's death toll has risen to 26,384, with 415 new fatalities over the past day, health authorities said Saturday. However, data indicated a flattening of the curve as infections fell...

Kashmir: Virus cases near 500 after highest daily spike

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir  The number of coronavirus cases in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir moved close to 500 on Saturday after the region’s highest single-day spike so far. The overall count...

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Turkey says talks with Egypt to continue for normalization

ANKARA Following two-day exploratory talks between Turkey and Egypt, the Turkish foreign minister said on Thursday there was "a positive atmosphere" in Cairo. "Discussions will continue...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 1, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world. ...

Turkey: Top defense officials visit anti-terror op zone

ANKARA - Turkey's National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, along with high-level military officials, paid a visit on Saturday to Sirnak province to monitor anti-terror...

Turkey marks Labor Day in shadow of pandemic

ANKARA Turkey’s president and top officials on Saturday marked Labor and Solidarity Day. “I congratulate my fellow workers, who make our country grow while breaking a...

Turkic body urges de-escalation of Kyrgyz-Tajik tension

ANKARA The Turkic Council on Friday encouraged Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to take joint measures to stabilize tensions that erupted along the border.  “The Turkic Council...