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Kenya to probe alleged fraud in coronavirus funds

NAIROBI, Kenya Amid continuing protests, the Kenyan leader on Wednesday called for investigations into alleged embezzlement of funds meant to fight the coronavirus outbreak. “Relevant agencies should expedite their ongoing investigations...

Pakistan premier phones Afghan head of peace talks

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday telephoned Abdullah Abdullah, the Afghan government representative who will lead talks with the Taliban aimed at ending the 19-year war in...

Switzerland sees record daily infections since April

GENEVA Swiss health authorities on Wednesday said the Alpine nation had recorded 383 new lab-confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours -- the highest since mid-April...

'COVID-19 vaccine may not work as well on obese people'

LONDON  A new study has shown that coronavirus vaccines may not work as effectively for obese people, who are also 48% more likely to die from COVID-19, local media reported...

65% of youth learned less since virus outbreak: Survey

ANKARA Of the young people who were either studying or combining study and work before the onset of the coronavirus crisis, 65% have learned less since the pandemic began, according...

UK scientists: Bug spray ingredient may kill COVID-19

LONDON A chemical substance in insect repellants may become a new weapon against the novel coronavirus, according to a group of UK military scientists on Wednesday. According to research by a...

Turkey assists historical research in Mozambique

ANKARA A Turkish state-run aid agency has strengthened the information infrastructure of a resource center in Mozambique to help the country’s historical research. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) developed...

US: Laura strengthens into major hurricane

ANKARA Tropical Storm Laura is strengthening into a major hurricane expected to make landfall in the US states of Texas and Louisiana, both on the coast of the Gulf of...

US: Laura expected to become Category 4 hurricane

ANKARA Tropical Storm Laura is expected to become a Category 4 major hurricane before making landfall along the Gulf of Mexico, US weather officials said Wednesday. The National Hurricane Center warned...

Earth flying through ancient supernovae's dust

ANKARA The Earth has been passing through a huge radioactive cloud left behind by an exploded star for the last 33,000 years, according to a research. The research, published in Proceedings...

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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...

Zimbabwe’s albinos entangled in AIDS woes

HARARE, ZimbabweAgnes Humure has been forced to battle with albinism since the day she was born, when her mother was kicked out of her...