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Day: May 8, 2020

Maxi Rodriguez signs extension with Newell’s Old Boys

May 8, 2020

Superliga Argentina club Newell’s Old Boys extended to deal with Maxi Rodriguez one more year, the club confirmed on Friday. “Remember, Maxi is one of us. We are delighted to announce that our captain  @MR11ok has extended his contract until 2021 with our club. This is Maxi making history. Again,” the club said on Twitter. Rodriguez, 39, scored 64 […]

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Turkey sends medical aid to Libya via Tunisia

May 8, 2020

The Tunisian presidency early Friday said a Turkish plane carrying medical aid for the Libyan people has arrived. The Turkish plane landed at the Djerba-Zarzis International Airport, the presidency said in a statement, adding that the medical aid will be transferred to Libya through Ras Ajdir border crossing by local Tunisian authorities. Libyan airports face great security challenges […]

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Istanbul’s iconic Grand Bazaar set to reopen on June 1

May 8, 2020

Turkey’s historic Grand Bazaar will reopen for shopping as of June 1, the chairman of the iconic tourist destination said Friday. Fatih Kurtulmus, chairman of the Grand Bazaar’s (Kapalicarsi) board, told reporters inside the 500-plus-year-old building about new measures to step up protections when visitors return. Seen as the world’s first shopping mall, the bazaar […]

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Turkey sets 2% trans fat limits in food

May 8, 2020

Complying with World Health Organization regulation, Turkey is limiting the content of industrially-produced trans fat in food by a new law. According to a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on Thursday, the new regulation will enter into force as of Dec. 31, three months before the EU (April 1, 2021). The content of industrially-produced […]

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COVID-19: South Africa grants parole to 19,000 inmates

May 8, 2020

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday authorized the placement on parole of selected categories of offenders to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in correctional facilities.   “The decision taken by the President to combat the spread of COVID-19 in correctional centres could relieve our correctional services facilities of just under 19,000 inmates […]

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OPINION – Exaggerated propaganda and exaggerated critique? The need to be fair and critical

May 8, 2020

There are drawbacks to weighing in definitively in what is an ongoing and complex process. Although responsible commentary on epidemiological and economic trends are necessary, as well as comparison between countries done in good faith, any conclusive assertions or failsafe premonitions of what the future will exactly hold should always be approached with caution. This […]

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Lebanon: Education to resume on May 28

May 8, 2020

Lebanese education minister on Friday said classes in schools and universities will resume on May 28 after two months of suspension as part of the efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Tarek Majzoub, in press conference, said: “The school year will be completed as of 28 May till the end of June.” “The return to […]

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Turkish Red Crescent helps Armenian families in Turkey

May 8, 2020

The Turkish Red Crescent delivered 200 food packages to an Armenian church in Istanbul as part of measures to combat economic fallout of the novel coronavirus, the aid agency said Friday. Surp Vartanants Armenian Church in the Ferikoy neighborhood of Istanbul’s Sisli district received the supplies that will be distributed to the city’s Armenian population. […]

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