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COVID-19: France reports 35 new deaths

PARIS  France on Saturday reported lower fatalities from coronavirus as it marked the 76th D-Day anniversary and the liberation of Europe from the Nazi regime. Due to travel restrictions, visiting the...

Daily COVID-19 cases double in US

ANKARA  The U.S. reported 41,927 coronavirus cases on Saturday as the daily case-count doubled over the past day. The country's tally of cases neared 1.96 million, the highest in the world,...

Iran's death toll from pandemic surpasses 8,200

TEHRAN Iran on Saturday confirmed 75 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 8,209. A further 2,269 people tested positive for...

Pakistan's health system braces for COVID-19 peak

KARACHI, Pakistan  With hospitals overwhelmed and a sharp rise in the number of deaths, Pakistan's delicate health system is bracing for an imminent peak of coronavirus cases. Numbers here have already...

COVID-19: Russia registers more than 8,800 new cases

MOSCOW  Russia on Saturday reported 8,855 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number to 458,689. According to the country’s emergency task force, 197 new fatalities were registered, with...

Coronavirus deaths continue to rise in Brazil, Mexico

ANKARA  As the novel coronavirus continues to ravage Latin America, the death toll in Brazil topped 35,000 on Saturday and passed 13,000 in Mexico. In Brazil, 1,026 more fatalities over the...

Pakistan reports highest single-day virus deaths

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan on Saturday broke its previous record of the highest single-day deaths ever from the novel coronavirus, reporting 97 fatalities over the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry...

New Zealand: No new COVID-19 cases for 15 days

MELBOURNE, Australia  New Zealand has not recorded a new coronavirus case for 15 days, authorities said Saturday.  Health officials said was one active case of the deadly infection in New Zealand...

Coronavirus death toll in Canada rises to 7,751

TORONTO  The death toll in Canada from the novel coronavirus rose to 7,751 after 193 patients died in the last 48 hours, according to data released Saturday.  A total of 381...

Arab countries report new coronavirus cases, deaths

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Morocco confirmed new cases Friday from the novel coronavirus while Yemen reported additional deaths.  Authorities in Yemen said the death toll rose to...

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Turkey rescues 40 asylum seekers in Aegean

AYDIN, Turkey The Turkish Coast Guard rescued 40 asylum seekers late Tuesday who were pushed back by Greek coastal authorities into Turkish waters off the...

Trump ‘surprised’ by Biden’s vice president pick

BOGOTA, Colombia US President Donald Trump weighed in on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s choice of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate Tuesday, saying...

Sevilla reach Europa League final four with late winner

ANKARA  Spanish football club Sevilla qualified for the UEFA Europa League semifinals, beating English team Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 in the quarterfinals late Tuesday.  Argentine forward Lucas...

In Harris, Biden finds VP with track record, history

WASHINGTON By choosing California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is choosing an individual with a proven track record...

UK-Japan trade deal held up by cheese

LONDON Post-Brexit trade talks between the UK and Japan have progressed largely smoothly but have hit a stumbling block regarding Stilton cheese, according to local...