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Over 4.14B coronavirus vaccine shots administered worldwide

ANKARA The number of COVID-19 vaccine shots administered worldwide crossed 4.14 billion as of Sunday, according to Our World in Data, a tracking website affiliated with Oxford University. China, where the...

Rising lung cancer cases serious problem in India

NEW DELHI  Doctors in India are urging stringent measures to tackle air pollution, believed to be one of the causes of a rise in lung cancers in the country. The demand...

CDC document warns 'war has changed' with more transmissible Delta variant

CHICAGO, United States Leaked data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that those who are vaccinated against COVID-19, while still well-protected, can spread the Delta variant just...

EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an extension of indication for the...

Turkey administers over 842,500 COVID-19 vaccine jabs over past 24 hours

ANKARA Turkey administered a total of 842,570 COVID-19 vaccine shots over the past day, according to official figures released on Thursday. Since it launched the vaccination drive in January, the country...

COVAX calls for equal recognition of WHO-approved vaccines

GENEVA The COVAX facility on Thursday urged all government authorities to recognize as fully vaccinated all people receiving COVID-19 doses deemed safe and effective by the World Health Organization (WHO). This...

Turkish health minister urges vaccination for families of health staff

GENEVA Turkey's health minister on Monday urged the world to vaccinate the families of healthcare workers against coronavirus, as the UN health agency said the pandemic has killed at least...

Over 1.45B coronavirus vaccine shots given across world

ANKARA More than 1.45 billion coronavirus vaccine shots have so far been given worldwide, figures by the Our World in Data showed on Sunday. China is the most vaccinated country with...

Hypertension emerges as silent killer in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda On the eve of World Hypertension Day, which is observed on Monday, experts say the disease is emerging as a major silent killer in Uganda, East Africa. According to...

India registers 4,077 daily coronavirus deaths

NEW DELHI India registered 4,077 new coronavirus deaths and 311, 170 new infections Sunday, Health Ministry data shows. It said total cases stand at 24.68 million, while virus-linked deaths is at...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

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