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Floods batter Japan as virus cases surge in Tokyo

ANKARA  Floods have wreaked havoc in Japan as coronavirus cases surged on Monday, local media reported. At least 25 people died due to incessant rains since last weekend on Kumamoto province...

China: Natural disasters claim 270 lives in 2020

ANKARA  Natural disasters continue to hit China, and the country lost 271 lives during the first half of 2020, official report showed. Some 19,000 houses were destroyed and 785,000 houses damaged...

Australia: Victoria-New South Wales border to be closed

ANKARA Australia's state of Victoria is set to deal with an economic fallout as a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases has forced the administration to renew restrictions, local media reported...

Pakistan's health minister tests positive for COVID-19

KARACHI, Pakistan Adviser to the Prime Minister for Health Zafar Mirza, who effectively acts as the health minister, has tested positive for COVID-19, joining a long list of lawmakers and...

Pakistan to host 2021 World Tourism Forum

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan will host the World Tourism Forum next year to tout the country's tourism potential around the globe, especially among the countries of the D-8 (developing 8) bloc. Addressing...

Landmine blast kills 2 security forces in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A roadside blast in central Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least two security forces and injured four others, an official confirmed. According to Sher Jan, district governor in the...

Afghan president's top aide dies of COVID-19

KABUL, Afghanistan  Afghanistan's top presidential aide Yosuf Ghazanfar died of coronavirus on Friday night, an official confirmed. Ghazanfar, who is also a leading businessman, was unwell for a while now, said...

US backs Philippines, Vietnam over China's sea actions

ANKARA  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced support for the Philippines and Vietnam on Friday over China's "highly provocative" military drills in the South China Sea. "America agrees with our...

Pakistan's foreign minister tests positive for COVID-19

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI, Pakistan  Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday tested positive for the novel coronavirus. 'This afternoon I felt a slight fever and immediately quarantined myself at home. I have...

Northern India: 8 policemen killed in shootout

NEW DELHI  Eight policemen including a deputy superintendent were killed in northern India on Friday in a shootout with criminals, said a police official. The incident took place in a village...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – July 14, 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. Latest...

Turkey conveys condolences to Afghanistan

ANKARA Turkey conveyed its condolences to Afghanistan on Monday after 36 security forces were killed and over 60 others wounded amid a surge in Taliban-claimed...

Real Madrid one step away from La Liga title

ANKARA  Real Madrid took another step towards securing the La Liga title after defeating Granada 2-1 in an away match late Monday.  Ferland Mendy's opener in...

Turkish VP slams Armenian attack on Azerbaijani troops

ANKARA  Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay on Monday strongly condemned a deadly weekend attack by Armenian armed forces on Azerbaijani troops. "The attack by Armenia against...

Armenian army attacks civilian areas in Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan  Armenian troops opened fire on civilian settlements on the Azerbaijani border, Azerbaijan’s defense ministry said Monday.    The troops fired on the villages of...

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