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22 deaths recorded from Lassa fever in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria A total of 22 people in Nigeria have died from a Lassa fever outbreak since January, authorities said Saturday. The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Nigerian agency...

Iran receives first batch of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

TEHRAN, Iran Iran received the first consignment of the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Sinopharm on Sunday, as the country surpassed 60,000 deaths from the pandemic. The cargo of 250,000 doses of the...

US: FDA issues emergency use for third COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued emergency use authorization Saturday for Johnson & Johnson's vaccine to fight the coronavirus. The agency said it determined the Janssen vaccine, third...
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Afghanistan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan Tuesday began its first COVID-19 vaccinations following the World Health Organization’s emergency use approval for shots developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca. "This is a great opportunity and a great test...
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Ukraine approves AstraZenca’s COVID-19 vaccine

ANKARA Ukraine has authorized the emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine jointly developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, the country’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday. In a statement, the ministry said...

Snow-covered lake attracts photographers in NE Turkey

KARS, Turkey Lake Aygir, a natural protected area in northeastern Turkey attracts visitors, especially photographers, as the surrounding mountains turn white offering scenic beauties. The lake in Kars province’s Susuz district...

Turkish film festival to honor 7 Muslim scientists

BURSA, Turkey An upcoming Turkish film festival will honor the lives of seven Muslim scientists who were pioneers in the field of medicine. They include Ibn Sina, the father of modern...

Nigeria confirms 23 new COVID-19 deaths

ANKARA Nigeria’s health authorities have confirmed 542 new coronavirus cases and 23 fatalities. A total of 152,616 cases have so far been registered in the country, including 129,300 recoveries and 1,862,...

2,500 languages face extinction: UNESCO official

Nearly 2,500 languages worldwide are at risk of extinction, a Turkish official with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said Sunday. In an exclusive interview with Anadolu...

US: Fauci says 'open season' by April for vaccinations

ANKARA The US' leading infectious disease expert predicted Thursday that by April it will be "open season" for coronavirus vaccinations in the country, when all groups will able to receive...

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Turkey to cement cultural ties with Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda Turkey will establish a cultural institute in Uganda to promote cultural ties, the Turkish ambassador to Uganda said on Friday. After a meeting with...

Indonesia's Mt. Merapi volcano spewing lava

JAKARTA, Indonesia Mt. Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia released incandescent lava 81 times in a span of just 12 hours on Friday with a maximum...

Somalia: Casualties feared as car bomb hits Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia Several people are feared dead or injured after a car bomb blast has targeted a busy restaurant near Mogadishu seaport on Friday evening,...

Turkey reports over 11,300 new coronavirus infections

ANKARA Turkey on Friday reported 11,302 new coronavirus cases, including 698 symptomatic patients, according to the Health Ministry. The total number of cases in the country...

Second US lawmaker sues Trump over Capitol riot

WASHINGTON Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell on Friday become the second lawmaker to sue former President Donald Trump for his alleged role in inciting the fatal...