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US: New York to end stay-at-home order May 15

WASHINGTON New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday his statewide stay-at-home order will expire May 15, shifting the state's battle to a regional approach to combatting the coronavirus pandemic.  "This is...

US: Police violence against blacks in near history

WASHINGTON George Floyd's death was the blasting point in the US after police violence killed 7,666 lives in a very near history, with majority of them black people. Floyd, 46, an...

US thanks Turkey for medical aid to fight coronavirus

ANKARA  The United States thanked Turkey for the medical aid it sent to combat the country’s novel coronavirus outbreak, which has already claimed at least 63,000 lives, Turkey's health minister...

Beto O’Rourke drops out of US presidential race

WASHINGTON  Former Texas Democrat congressman Beto O'Rourke said Friday he would end his bid to challenge incumbent Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential race. In a post on the Medium website,...

Costco limits US meat sales over COVID-caused shortages

WASHINGTON  US wholesaler Costco became the latest retailer to limit meat purchases at its stores over shortages caused by COVID-19-related slowdowns and shutdowns at processing plants nationwide.  Costco is limiting its...

Canada alarmed by rising China-Hong Kong tensions

TRENTON, Canada Canada is “concerned” about the possibility of China cracking down on pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. A new bill has been introduced by...

Footage captures site of Daesh/ISIS supremo’s death

ANKARA Footage captured by an Anadolu Agency drone in northern Syria depicts the location where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of terrorist group Daesh, or ISIS, was killed by the...

US: At least 2 killed, 14 injured in Texas shooting

ANKARA At least two people were killed and 14 injured in shootings near a university in the southern U.S. state of Texas, police said on Sunday. The shootings took place during...

Erdogan: Thousands died from delay in Syrian safe zone

WASHINGTON Tens of thousands of people died because a safe zone was not implemented quickly enough in northern Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. Erdogan made the comments during...

Canada court begins hearing case on asylum deal with US

TRENTON, Canada A court challenge that will attempt to prove the U.S. is no longer a safe haven for refugees began Monday in Toronto, Canada. The Third Country Agreement between the...

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Boko Haram attack killed at least 110 in Nigeria: UN

ABUJA, Nigeria The death toll has risen to at least 110 in a recent attack by Boko Haram terrorists in northeastern Nigeria, a UN official...

Pakistan's 'loneliest' elephant airlifted to Cambodia

KARACHI, Pakistan Animal lovers, artists, and government officials joined an emotional moment Monday in Pakistan’s capital to see off the country’s "loneliest" elephant as it...

Israelis visit Sudan's defense industry facilities

KHARTOUM, Sudan A delegation from Israel visited Sudan’s capital Khartoum and held talks on military matters, the spokesperson for the transitional government said Sunday. Speaking to...

South Africa’s COVID-19 cases top 787,000

ISTANBUL South Africa recorded 2,563 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s tally to 787,702, the Health Ministry said Sunday. Thirty-eight additional people died from the virus,...

WorldBiden to require walking boot after spraining foot

WASHINGTON US President-elect Joe Biden sprained his foot while playing with one of his dogs and will likely be in a walking boot "for several...