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France reports over 21,000 new COVID-19 cases

France registered 21,825 new novel coronavirus cases, bringing its tally to over 3.9 million, health authorities said Sunday. Another 130 people lost the battle against the virus in the last...

Global herd immunity to take 2-3 years: Chinese expert

ANKARA Global herd immunity against COVID-19 will take two to three years, China’s top respiratory disease expert said. “With the development and marketing of vaccines, it will take at least two...

India may not see a second COVID-19 wave: Expert

NEW DELHI India may not see a second wave of coronavirus cases although there may be small increases in new infections, according to India's leading virologist T. Jacob John. India's graph...

22 deaths recorded from Lassa fever in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria A total of 22 people in Nigeria have died from a Lassa fever outbreak since January, authorities said Saturday. The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Nigerian agency...

Iran receives first batch of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

TEHRAN, Iran Iran received the first consignment of the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Sinopharm on Sunday, as the country surpassed 60,000 deaths from the pandemic. The cargo of 250,000 doses of the...

US: FDA issues emergency use for third COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued emergency use authorization Saturday for Johnson & Johnson's vaccine to fight the coronavirus. The agency said it determined the Janssen vaccine, third...
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Afghanistan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan Tuesday began its first COVID-19 vaccinations following the World Health Organization’s emergency use approval for shots developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca. "This is a great opportunity and a great test...
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Ukraine approves AstraZenca’s COVID-19 vaccine

ANKARA Ukraine has authorized the emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine jointly developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, the country’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday. In a statement, the ministry said...

Snow-covered lake attracts photographers in NE Turkey

KARS, Turkey Lake Aygir, a natural protected area in northeastern Turkey attracts visitors, especially photographers, as the surrounding mountains turn white offering scenic beauties. The lake in Kars province’s Susuz district...

Turkish film festival to honor 7 Muslim scientists

BURSA, Turkey An upcoming Turkish film festival will honor the lives of seven Muslim scientists who were pioneers in the field of medicine. They include Ibn Sina, the father of modern...

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Turkey strongly condemns Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip

ANKARA Turkey on Tuesday strongly condemned Israel’s ongoing air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of civilians, including children, in the besieged...

Turkey reiterates call on Israel to end attacks on Palestinians

ANKARA Turkey on Monday reiterated its call on Israel to end its violent attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem amid recent Israeli police attacks on...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – May 10, 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. Coronavirus...

Turkey reports just over 15,000 daily cases

ANKARA The downward trend in the number of daily cases in Turkey continued on Sunday as the country reported just over 15,000 new coronavirus cases,...

Turkey’s Erdogan issues message on Europe Day

ANKARA  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of Europe Day, which "celebrates peace and unity in Europe" on...