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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...

Israel: Virus cases top 15,000, deaths near 200

JERUSALEM The number of coronavirus cases in Israel passed 15,000 and the death toll moved close to 200 on Saturday. The country’s Health Ministry said the death toll rose to 198...

Total coronavirus cases pass 45,000 in Belgium

BRUSSELS Belgium reported 1,032 more coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, health authorities announced on Saturday, bringing the tally to 45,326. According to the latest data published by the Federal...

COVID-19: Russia reports highest single-day death toll

MOSCOW Russia on Saturday reported its highest single-day death toll since the start of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The virus claimed the lives of 66 people over the past...

Coronavirus cases in Afghanistan near 1,500

KABUL The number of coronavirus cases in Afghanistan is now close to 1,500 and the death toll near 50, authorities said on Saturday. The country’s Health Ministry said the overall case...

Africa: COVID-19 cases pass 29,000, deaths cross 1,300

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  The number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has risen to 29,053, according to an Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) update on Saturday. The death...

Spain sees less than 400 virus deaths 2nd day in row

OVIEDO, Spain  Spain registered another 378 deaths on Saturday, bringing the country’s total death toll to 22,902, according to the Spanish Health Ministry. Saturday marked the second day in a row...

Iran's coronavirus death toll reaches 5,650

ANKARA With 76 new deaths reported in Iran, the death toll from the coronavirus surged to 5,650, state media said on Saturday. A total of 1,134 more people tested positive for...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...