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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...

China reports 18 new cases, boosts testing in Beijing

ANKARA  China on Monday reported 18 more coronavirus cases amid concerns of a return of infections in the capital Beijing. According to a statement by the country’s National Health Commission, seven...

Late rock star’s guitar sells for record $6M at auction

ANKARA  The guitar used by grunge rock band Nirvana's star performer Kurt Cobain in a 1993 MTV Unplugged performance was sold Sunday for a record price. Australian businessman Peter Freedman paid...

New virus cases on the rise in Eurasia

KIEV, Ukraine Coronavirus is not done with Eurasia as cases and virus-linked deaths are still rising. Health authorities in the continental area announced new numbers on Sunday: Ukraine Ukraine reported 735 new...

COVID-19 deaths continue to rise in Mexico, Brazil

ANKARA Mexico and Brazil on Sunday reported additional novel coronavirus-related fatalities. Mexico reported 387 more deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total in the country to 20,781. A total 4,717 more people tested...

India reports record 15,413 COVID-19 cases

NEW DELHI India registered 15,413 more cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours as of Sunday -- its highest single-day hike so far -- with total confirmed...

Chile: Possibly over 7K have died from COVID-19

BUENOS AIRES  The number of confirmed deaths from COVID-19 is 4,075 with unverified probable deaths at 3,069, Chile said Sunday. The death toll is potentially 7,144, according to health officials Chile, whose...

France: Coronavirus cases rise, fatalities remain low

PARIS The weekend brought a rise in cases of the the novel coronavirus in France, according to statistics from the country’s Health Minsitry. Since the start of the outbreak, the death...

Nigerian researchers announce COVID-19 vaccine

ANKARA A team of Nigerian scientists has announced the discovery of a preventive vaccine against the novel coronavirus, local media reported Saturday. "It is our passion to be a solution provider...

Restrictions back as virus spreads in Australian state

MELBOURNE Coronavirus restrictions were reimposed in Australia’s southern state of Victoria on Saturday, following a persistent rise in infections over the past few days. At a press conference, Premier Daniel Andrews...

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Turkey's Borsa Istanbul up at close

ANKARA Turkey's benchmark stock index rose 0.91% to 118,807.53 points at close on Thursday. After starting the day at 118,792.38 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index...

'Taking off my mask just for 5 min, I contracted virus'

MARDIN, Turkey A business person, infected with COVID-19 while sitting in a car with his friend for only five minutes without a mask in southeastern...

Coronavirus kills more in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Oman

ANKARA The death toll from the novel coronavirus continued to rise in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman on Thursday, as the Middle East...

Azerbaijan downs Armenian drone amid border clashes

ANKARA Azerbaijani forces shot down an Armenian drone spying on Azerbaijani positions amid clashes across the countries' mutual northern border area, officials said Thursday. The Armenian...

UK government's statement 'makes no sense': Russia

MOSCOW UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab's statement on Russia's meddling in the UK 2019 general election makes no sense, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova...

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