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‘Russian bounties may have led to deaths of US troops’

WASHINGTON  Bounties reportedly offered by Russian intelligence officers to Taliban-linked militants to kill Western forces in Afghanistan are believed to have resulted in the deaths of several American service members,...

Magnitude 5.9 quake jolts New Zealand’s South Island

MELBOURNE  A magnitude 5.9 earthquake rattled Milford Sound in New Zealand’s South Island on Thursday.    GeoNet, the geological hazard monitoring system for New Zealand, said the quake’s epicenter was located...

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes eastern Japan

TOKYO An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 jolted Chiba prefecture in eastern Japan, the country’s meteorology agency said Thursday. The agency said the quake occurred around 4:47 a.m. local time...

Muslim bloc to address situation in Kashmir

ANKARA  The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) "upon the request of Pakistan" will hold an emergency meeting at the level of foreign ministers over the current situation in Jammu and...

Military standoffs apart, Chinese investments roar in India

ANKARA Amid the clamor to boycott Chinese goods and cut trade ties, in the wake of the killing of its 20 soldiers in a border clash, experts in India have...

8 students drown in China river

ANKARA  Eight primary school students drowned in a river in southwest China on Sunday, state media reported. The schoolchildren in Chongqing Municipality were playing by the river when the incident happened,...

N.Korea to send 12 million propaganda leaflets to South

ANKARA In a tit-for-tat move, North Korea on Monday said it is ready to publish and release propaganda leaflets and balloons to “teach enemy a lesson”, referring to South Korea. In...

India: Pakistani drone shot down in Jammu and Kashmir

NEW DELHI India's border security forces on Saturday announced that they had shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) belonging to Pakistan at an outpost in the disputed region of...

Soldiers among 4 dead in 2 blasts in southern Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan  At least four people, including two security personnel, were killed and eight others wounded in two separate bomb blasts in southern Pakistan on Friday. Police officials said an improvised...

China 'deplores' US sanctions bill on Uyghur crackdown

ANKARA China on Thursday said it “strongly deplores" a sanctions bill signed by the US president against Beijing on its crackdown on the minority Muslim Uyghur ethnic group, urging for...

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India: COVID-19 death count crosses 20,000

NEW DELHI  India’s death count due to COVID-19 crossed 20,000 on Tuesday with 467 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Health...

Libya: Mine planted by Haftar forces wounds three

TRIPOLI, Libya Three members of a family in Libya suffered injuries Tuesday when a landmine planted by forces loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar exploded.  The blast...

UN warns of more animal-to-human viruses

WASHINGTON Further outbreaks will emerge unless governments take active measures to prevent other zoonotic diseases from crossing into the human population, according to a UN...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – July 7, 2020

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.  Let's...

Argentina reports more COVID-19 deaths

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  The death toll in Argentina from the novel coronavirus rose to 1,582 Monday as the pandemic continued to spread in Latin America.  The...

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