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Brazil's Bolsonaro tests negative for COVID-19

BUENOS AIRES Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Saturday said he has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, following weeks of quarantine after being infected. Bolsonaro tested positive for COVID-19, the disease...

US: Chinese fugitive arrested after hiding in consulate

WASHINGTON A fugitive the US accuses of taking safe harbor in China's San Francisco consulate has been taken into custody, multiple reports said Friday. Juan Tang is expected to appear in...

US sanctions 11 Chinese firms over Uighur rights abuses

ANKARA US Commerce Department on Monday restricted 11 Chinese entities' access to US technologies over their involvement in human rights abuses against Uighur minority in Xinjiang, northwest China. The department said...

Six years on, Garner family still seeks chokehold ban

'Be mad enough to stand behind these laws,' says Eric Garner's daughter, Emerald Snipes-Garner WASHINGTON Six years after Eric Garner's final pleas that he could not breathe during an ultimately fatal...

Azerbaijani group slams 'pro-Armenian' US lawmakers

ANKARA Azerbaijani Community of California condemned Thursday the statements made by some US lawmakers on Sunday's border clash between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Calling Representatives Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman, Judy Chu, TJ...

Canada: Trudeau apologizes for alleged ethics breach

TRENTON, Canada An investigation into whether Justin Trudeau ran afoul of ethics rules for the third time continued Tuesday even as the Canadian prime minister apologized for the latest alleged...

US judge halts executions hours before lethal injection

A federal judge on Monday ordered a delay to federal executions with just hours to go before an Indiana inmate was scheduled to die via lethal injection.The...

No US move on Turkish call to extradite FETO terrorists

WASHINGTON  Even four years after the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, the US has yet to respond to Turkey’s request for the extradition of Fetullah Gulen – head of the...

Fauci rejects Trump's 99% of virus cases harmless claim

ANKARA A top US infectious disease expert has denied President Donald Trump's claim that 99% of coronavirus cases were "harmless," saying it is "obviously not" the case. "I'm trying to figure...

Harvard, MIT sue US gov't over new student visa rule

ANKARA  Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Department of Homeland Security over a new visa rule that seeks to send international students...

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Kashmir under curfew ahead of Aug 5 anniversary

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir The regional administration in the Indian-administered Kashmir on Tuesday imposed a two-day curfew ahead of the first anniversary of the revocation...

Israel sees over 1,800 new coronavirus cases

JERUSALEM Israel on Tuesday confirmed another 1,801 infections and three fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Health Ministry, the total count of cases in...

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Africa: No slowdown in virus spread as cases near 1M

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The number of coronavirus cases in Africa is now over 968,000, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said...

Tanzania’s accidental mining millionaire twice blessed

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania A small-scale artisanal miner in Tanzania who became an overnight millionaire in June after his mining firm found two rough Tanzanite...