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Day: May 2, 2020

UK coronavirus death toll passes 28,000

May 2, 2020

 British authorities reported 621 more coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday to bring the death toll in the country to 28,131. The UK has the second highest COVID-19 death toll in Europe after Italy since fatalities in care homes were added to the tally last week. At the daily press briefing, Secretary for Housing, Communities, and Local […]

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Turkish security forces ‘neutralize’ 5 PKK terrorists

May 2, 2020

 Turkish security forces “neutralized” five PKK terrorists, including three having surrendered, authorities said on Saturday. According to the Interior Ministry, terrorists G.D, E.Y and N.M — members of PYD/YPG, Syrian branch of PKK — surrendered after the joint efforts of police and the National Intelligence Organization to convince them for turning themselves in. The number of […]

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No coronavirus case in Ethiopia over past 24 hours

May 2, 2020

  Ethiopia on Saturday said no COVID-19 case has been found in the last 24 hours. The daily update by the Health Ministry showed a record number of 2,016 tests were conducted over the past day. “No new infection has been found from the samples tested,” it said. Meanwhile, the ministry said additional three patients have […]

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Magnitude 6.4 quake hits Greek island Crete

May 2, 2020

 A magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook Greece’s Crete Island on Saturday, according to Turkey’s disaster agency. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the closest residential area to the region in Turkey was the Datca district of Mugla on the Aegean coast and no incident was reported from the area. The quake struck off the […]

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Pakistan to bring back over 100,000 stranded citizens

May 2, 2020

 Pakistan is going to conduct a special repatriation operation to bring back thousands of citizens stranded across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic. There are over 100,000 Pakistanis stranded in 88 countries, with a majority in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, according to National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf. “In the first […]

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Turkish speaker wishes Pakistani counterpart recovery

May 2, 2020

  The Turkish parliament speaker on Saturday wished speedy recovery for his Pakistani counterpart who tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “I’m regretfully informed that my dear brother, colleague Mr. Asad Qaiser, Speaker of National Assembly of Pakistan, and his family members got Covid-19 positive,” Mustafa Sentop said on Twitter. “May Allah hasten recovery; bestow good […]

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Turkey quarantines 167 expats evacuated from S. Arabia

May 2, 2020

 A total of 167 Turkish nationals who were evacuated from Saudi Arabia were placed under a 14-day quarantine on Saturday to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The flight landed at Balikesir Koca Seyit Airport in western Turkey and the group were placed in the dormitories after health checks. As of Friday, Turkey registered […]

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Daniel Pearl’s parents challenge acquittal of accused

May 2, 2020

  The parents of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl filed an appeal in Pakistan’s Supreme Court against the acquittal of four men earlier convicted of their son’s murder. Four men – British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib, and Sheikh Adil – were found guilty of the abduction and beheading of the journalist in […]

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