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Several injured in church suicide bombing in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia A suicide attack targeted a Catholic church on Indonesia’s South Sulawesi Island on Sunday.The suicide bomb exploded at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral at 10.28 a.m. local...

India: Virus concerns over largest religious festival

NEW DELHI  India’s Health Ministry on Sunday called for stringent COVID-19 measures during a Hindu religious festival expected to draw millions of people to the northern Uttarakhand state next month. The...

Afghanistan inching closer to revive forest cover

KABUL, Afghanistan With a renewed devotion to the deep-rooted tradition of tree planting and preservative measures, Afghanistan is inching closer to reviving most of its lost forest cover.In recent...

Local militia shot down army chopper: Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A local militia commander was responsible for the downing of a military helicopter that killed nine security personnel earlier this week, Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday.A...

Pakistan: Premier, wife test positive for COVID-19

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife, Bushra Bibi, have tested positive for COVID-19, his office confirmed on Saturday.Khan and his wife are self-isolating at home, the premier's office and the...

Powerful earthquake rattles northeastern Japan

ANKARA  A strong earthquake rocked northeastern Japan on Saturday, according to the country’s meteorological agency. The 6.9 magnitude quake occurred at 06:09 p.m. local time (0909GMT) in Pacific waters off the...

Bangladesh gets $500M to aid COVID-19 vaccination drive

DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh will receive $500 million from the World Bank to boost its COVID-19 vaccination drive, the global financial institution announced on Friday. The additional financing from the bank’s International...

Indonesian court allows female soldier to change gender

JAKARTA, IndonesiaAn Indonesian court on Friday approved a request by a female soldier to change her gender to male in official records due to a rare congenital condition.The Tondano...

Japan: Cyber-attacks on virus control system up by 400%

ANKARACyber-attacks on Japan's COVID-19 control system increased by 400% last year amid a battle against the pandemic, officials have claimed.The country's National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGHM)...

Australia to keep using AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

ANKARA Australia will continue using the AstraZeneca vaccine, the country’s drug regulator said on Friday. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) said in a statement that it “has not received...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

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...