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Bangladesh's daily virus death toll lowest in 5 months

DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh on Sunday registered 14 new coronavirus-linked deaths, the lowest daily toll since May 12, officials said Sunday. The number of fatalities from the novel virus, which originated in...

India: COVID-19 cases near 7.5 million

CHANDIGARH, India India’s health ministry said the positivity rate of the coronavirus fell below 8% Sunday as coronavirus cases approach nearly 7.5 million, including more than 61,000 new cases. A total...

South Africa reports 1,928 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa reported 1,928 new infections of the novel coronavirus Saturday, taking the number of confirmed cases to 702,131, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. He said 38...

79 Iraqi patients arrive in Turkey for treatment

ISTANBUL A total of 79 patients, including infants and children, were brought to Turkey on Saturday for treatment upon the request of Iraqi authorities. The patients will be treated for heart,...

In 1st, Turkish scientist to co-host US endocrine event

ANKARA The US Endocrine Society (ENDO) for the first time in its history elected a Turkish scientist to co-chair its annual meeting of experts around the world. Okan Bulent Yildiz, an...

WHO: Dexamethasone only effective drug for coronavirus

GENEVA Currently, the drug dexamethasone is still the only therapeutic shown to be effective against the novel coronavirus for severe patients, the chief of the World Health Organization said Friday. WHO...

Spain reports record rise in coronavirus cases

OVIEDO, Spain Spain on Friday broke its all-time record for daily coronavirus cases, with the Health Ministry reporting 15,186 new infections. The daily infection number rose more than 2,000 compared to...

COVID-19 deaths eclipse 1.1 million worldwide

WASHINGTON Over 1.1 million people have died worldwide after contracting the novel coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University data released Friday.  The grim milestone comes as the US-based university's running tally...

US: Limited virus vaccine supply possible by year's end

ANKARA A limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines could be available before the end of 2020, the US' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. “Many vaccines are being developed and...

India reports more than 73,000 new coronavirus cases

CHANDIGARH, India  India registered more than 73,000 new coronavirus cases Saturday, taking infections to 6.9 million, according to health ministry figures.  An update released by the health ministry said 73,272 new...

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Bosnia commemorates 1st president Izetbegovic's death

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina this week commemorates the 17th death anniversary of Alija Izetbegovic, independent Bosnia’s first president and one of the most important...

Mass grave of Daesh/ISIS victims found in Iraq’s Kirkuk

BAGHDAD, Iraq A mass grave of dozens of Iraqis killed by the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group was unearthed in the northern Kirkuk province, according to a...

Australian firms to attend China fair amid trade row

ANKARA  Amid tense bilateral relations, a record number of Australian companies are attending the 3rd China International Import Expo in November, Chinese media reported Tuesday. Nearly...

South Korea’s chipmaker to buy Intel's NAND memory unit

ANKARA South Korean giant chipmaker SK Hynix Inc. on Tuesday announced it will buy NAND memory unit business of the US semiconductor giant Intel Corp.  SK...

'Iran's stance on Upper Karabakh benefits occupation'

ANKARA Iran's neutral stance on the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Upper Karabakh region, involving an equal approach to both sides, ultimately benefits...