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  • The novel coronavirus cases around the world surpassed the 1.3 million mark on Monday, according to data by the US-based Johns Hopkins University. The university's running tally counted 1,309,439 cases. After emerging in Wuhan, China in December, the COVID-19 virus has spread to at least 184 ...

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  • China’s National Health Commission announced Tuesday that no new deaths from the novel coronavirus have been reported in the country for the first time since January.    The number of confirmed cases rose by 32 to 81,740, the commission said. Since appearing in Wuhan, China last ...

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  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to intensive care Monday as his condition deteriorated since being infected with the novel coronavirus, according to a government statement. "Since Sunday evening, the Prime Minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas' Hospital in ...

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  • The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) condemned on Monday in the "strongest possible terms" two French scientists who suggested Africa be used as a testing ground for a vaccine against the novel coronavirus. "Africa cannot and will not be a testing ground for any vaccine. We will follow ...

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  • The secretary general of the Islamic Jihad resistance movement urged Israel on Sunday to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip as the novel coronavirus poses a threat to all Palestinians. In a statement, Ziad Nakhla said the Israeli authorities had to choose between ending the blockade and releasing ...

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  • China and South Korea continue to report a lower number of new coronavirus or COVID-19 cases. The epicenter of the virus, the Hubei province in China has not reported any new case, state-run media said on Monday. The province reported one death from Wuhan city on Sunday, Xinhua News Agency ...

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  • Queen Elizabeth II addressed the U.K. and Commonwealth on Sunday amid the coronavirus outbreak. “Together we are tackling this disease and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it,” she said. “We should take comfort that while we may ...

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  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake rattled Indonesia's Maluku province early Monday, according to the country’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency. The epicenter was located 122 kilometers (76 miles) northwest of Jailolo at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). The agency did not issue a ...

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  • The Afghan Taliban warned Sunday that it will resume full-scale attacks if a peace agreement signed with the U.S. in February is not followed in letter and spirit. In a statement, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid accused the Afghan government of delaying the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners ...

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  • A tiger at New York City’s Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in what is believed to be the first known infection of an animal in the U.S. In a statement Sunday, the Wildlife Conservation Society said Nadia, a four-year-old female Malayan tiger, has tested positive for ...

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  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital Sunday after testing positive for the novel coronavirus last week, with the symptoms failing to disappear. A Downing Street spokesperson said: “On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for ...

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  • The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) rejected the new laws introduced by the Indian government in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it could change the Muslim-majority region's demographics. In a statement, issued late Saturday from its headquarters in Jeddah, the Muslim body expressed its deep ...

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  • The global death toll from coronavirus crossed 60,000 on Saturday, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University. The virus known as COVID-19, which emerged in Wuhan, China last December, has spread to at least 181 countries and regions around the globe, while confirmed cases ...

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  • US President Donald Trump said Saturday the country will see "a lot of death" next week because of the global coronavirus pandemic. "This will probably be the toughest week between this week and next week. And, there will be a lot of death, unfortunately, but a lot less death than if this wasn't ...

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  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump agreed to deploy the full strength of their nations’ partnership to combat COVID-19, according to a government statement Saturday. Modi spoke with Trump by telephone and exchanged notes on respective steps taken in each country ...

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  • The EU’s relationship with Turkey cannot be limited to just migration, the EU’s foreign policy chief said on Friday. The questions of migration and financial aid are an important part of ties between Turkey and the EU, but there are many other aspects to be improved, Josep Borrell told ...

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  • In a landmark development, Afghanistan has started extracting gas from a newly discovered field in northern Jawzjan province, officials confirmed on Thursday.  This is the first time in four decades that natural gas is being extracted in Afghanistan, acting Minister for Mines and Petroleum ...

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  • Due to coronavirus fears, England's top-tier football division Premier League will not resume play in early May. The league “will not resume at the beginning of May” and “the 2019/20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so," the league said on its website ...

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  • The low oil price environment in the global market is dragging the Middle Eastern oil-producing countries to collapse, whose economies are strongly dependent on crude oil production and exports. Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) keeping global oil consumption weak, and the oil price war ...

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  • More than 1.1 million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed worldwide, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. There are 1,100,283 confirmed COVID-19 cases globally. Some 58,929 people died after contracting the virus, while 226,669 recovered after treatment. Since appearing in ...

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  • Nearly 100 mosques in Germany and the Netherlands on Friday rang out with the sound of the call to prayer, as a gesture of support for Muslims amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The call to prayer (adhan) was chanted from mosques belonging to the Turkish-Muslim umbrella group DITIB, and the ...

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  • The current coronavirus crisis is far graver than the global financial crisis a decade ago, but the IMF has a $1 trillion war chest ready to fight it, said the head of the International Monetary Fund on Friday. “This is way worse than the global financial crisis and it is a crisis that ...

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  • FIFA recommended Friday that all international matches in June should be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Football’s governing body said its newly established FIFA-Confederations working group held its first meeting by videoconference where the proposal was made. The group ...

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  • Deaths in the US caused by the novel coronavirus surpassed the 7,000 mark Friday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.   In all, the university's tally counts 7,406 deaths, with most coming from hard-hit New York City, which has 1,867 fatalities. In the wider state of New York ...

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  • Areema Nasreen, a 36-year-old British Muslim nurse, died on Friday after falling ill from coronavirus. She is the latest in a string of deaths in Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) from the virus. Six out of the eight casualties in the NHS so far are Muslims with backgrounds in Asia, ...

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  • A global response is required in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic which continues to spread worldwide, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday.   In an op-ed published in The Washington Times, Cavusoglu said Turkey is among the countries that are taking "strong" ...

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  • The U.S. Marine Corps has deployed an unspecified number of advanced F-35 stealth fighter aircraft armed with laser-guided bombs to the Philippine Sea for a training exercise, Indo-Pacific Command said Wednesday.  "U.S. @PacificMarines with @31stMEU assigned to @USPacificFleet amphibious ...

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  • NATO’s political dimension should be strengthened, and a group of 10 experts has been formed for this purpose, Turkey’s foreign minister said Thursday.  Mevlut Cavusoglu made the remarks after attending a NATO foreign ministers meeting, noting the group includes Turkey's ...

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  • As Italy's death toll from the novel coronavirus neared 14,000 -- the highest in the world -- a small town in the worst-hit Lombardy region has surprisingly registered zero infections.  Ferrera Erbognone, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the financial hub of Milan, has just over 1,000 ...

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  • The number of people in the U.S. who have died from the novel coronavirus has surpassed the 6,000 mark, according to data released early Friday by Johns Hopkins University. The university's running tally counted 6,053 deaths and 245,540 cases as the US struggles to curb the outbreak. On Sunday, ...

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