Day: May 6, 2020

Eurozone retail trade volume shrinks over pandemic

May 6, 2020

Significantly hit by COVID-19 containment measures, the eurozone retail trade volume plummeted 11.2% month-on-month in March, the EU’s statistical office announced Wednesday. Eurostat noted the figure slipped 10.4% in the EU27 in March, compared to a month earlier. In February, the retail trade volume was up 0.6% and 0.5% in the euro area and EU, […]

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Dozens killed in northwestern Liberia mudslide

May 6, 2020

At least 45 miners have been killed in the northwestern Grand Cape Mount County of Liberia following a mudslide, local media has reported. The mudslide hit on Monday the districts of Masaakpaoh, Bangoma and Tewor, an incident reported as the second of its kind since 1982, according to the GNN Liberia website on Tuesday. Rescuers in the […]

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Turkey: Coronavirus drug waiting for trial permits

May 6, 2020

 A new treatment for the deadly coronavirus developed by Turkish healthcare institutions is now awaiting state permission for testing. The drug, called TR-C 19, was developed by Istanbul-based Health Sciences University and VSY Biotechnology, a firm with offices in Istanbul, Europe, and India. Research to find a cure for COVID-19 is going on worldwide, and […]

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Nigeria: COVID-19 patients protest over ‘ill treatment’

May 6, 2020

A group of coronavirus patients being treated at an isolation facility in northeastern Nigeria protested against “ill-treatment” by the government authorities, local media reported on Tuesday. Nearly 20 patients forced their way out of the facility in Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area, to protest against alleged improper care, which according to them worsen their health […]

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Turkish football club Galatasaray resumes training

May 6, 2020

Amid a fall in coronavirus numbers in the country, Turkish Super Lig club Galatasaray has resumed training at its premises, it confirmed on Wednesday.  “Our football team continues their training at the Florya Metin Oktay facility in accordance with social distancing and hygiene rules during the coronavirus pandemic,” the club said on Twitter. Sporting events across Turkey were […]

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First woman to lead Istanbul’s traffic shares memories

May 6, 2020

Turkey’s first female traffic police reminisced about her journey of becoming police when she was just 18 in Istanbul, Turkey’s metropolis city in 1968. Fikriye Yavuz, a 71-year-old retired police officer, shared her memories with Anadolu Agency about the days when she would give direction to the traffic in Istanbul. Yavuz, now living in Mersin, […]

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Kashmir: Head of key militant group killed in gunfight

May 6, 2020

 The operational head of Hizbul Mujahideen, a militant outfit active in Indian-administered Kashmir, was killed in a gunfight with government forces on Wednesday, local media reported. Riyaz Naikoo and another militant were killed in an operation in his native village of Beighpora in southern Kashmir, the Press Trust of India news agency reported citing official […]

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Iran: Death toll from coronavirus surges to 6,418

May 6, 2020

 The death toll in Iran from the coronavirus rose to 6,418, as 78 new deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, state media reported on Wednesday. A total of 1,680 more people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 101,650, Iran’s state broadcaster reported, citing […]

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