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Global coronavirus cases surpass 3.5 million

ANKARA  The number of registered coronavirus cases around the globe surpassed 3.5 million on Monday, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University. With 1.15 million cases, the US stands as the...

Greece registers most daily virus cases in weeks

ATHENS Greece registered 3,215 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a record since the beginning of the year, with the most occurring in the capital. Athens recorded 1,572 new cases, nearly half the...

'Lockdown may cause behavioral changes among children'

ANKARA Children may exhibit behavioral and emotional changes due to the extended lockdown situation in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Turkish psychologists have said. “Especially toddlers and preschool children may...

Over 2M people have recovered from coronavirus: Study

WASHINGTON More than 2 million people worldwide have successfully recovered from the novel coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University released Friday.  The university's running tally counted 2,054,125 people who...

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...

Kuwait to impose curfew to stem coronavirus

KUWAIT CITY Kuwait will impose a partial curfew on Sunday as part of the fight against the novel coronavirus, according to the official KUNA news agency. The curfew will last from...

Coronavirus cases rise in Latin America

ANKARA/BUENOS AIRES A number of South American nations reported an increase in infections from the novel coronavirus, according to officials Friday. COVID-19 cases more than doubled in Ecuador in the last...

France: 52,518 new cases, 418 deaths from COVID-19

PARIS France on Monday reported 52,518 new coronavirus cases, making the highest daily infections since the start of the pandemic in the country. Official data showed that 418 people died from...

80M children at risk due to no vaccinations: UNICEF

GENEVA UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said Friday that 80 million children under the age of 1 in 68 nations are endangered as the COVID-19 pandemic has stopped immunizations, and...

Brazil's virus death toll tops 50,000

ANKARA  Brazil has reported 641 more deaths from coronavirus over the past day, becoming the second country worldwide with a death toll topping 50,000. The country's Health Ministry said Monday the...

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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...