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Day: May 9, 2020

One World, One Fight: Peking University Strengthens Global Cooperation amid COVID-19

May 9, 2020

BEIJING, May 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Peking University has been at the forefront of the battle against the novel coronavirus. While the pandemic is gradually brought under control in China, countries across the world are still in a struggle to contain it. In light of this, the School of Foreign Languages […]

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Saudi Arabia holding senior prince incommunicado: HRW

May 9, 2020

Saudi authorities have detained Prince Faisal, the son of late King Abdullah, and are holding him incommunicado, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Saturday. HRW, citing a source close to the royal family, said security forces arrested Prince Faisal bin Abdullah from a family compound northeast of Riyadh on March 27, where he was self-isolating […]

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Coronavirus cases rise in 4 Arab states

May 9, 2020

Tunisia on Saturday confirmed a new fatality from the novel coronavirus, while Morocco, Oman and Yemen reported new infections.   In a statement, the Tunisian Health Ministry said one person died due to the virus, bringing the tally to 45.   The ministry said four more cases were detected, taking the total number of infections […]

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Turkish TV series set to break YouTube record

May 9, 2020

Turkish television series Resurrection: Ertugrul is set to break a world record of most new subscribers in a month on YouTube. After being aired on the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV), TRT Ertugrul by PTV, the serial’s YouTube channel, crossed one million subscribers. “Now, it’s time to make history by reaching 6.6 million subscribers before May […]

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Turkey: Virtual library brings students together amid virus

May 9, 2020

As the novel coronavirus pandemic brought university campuses to a standstill, a group of Turkish students launched a virtual library to continue to help each other despite being isolated in their homes. Four students across different disciplines started the initiative and shared the idea. Soon, the library had begun to attract visitors from Turkey, the […]

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Football: Barcelona defender suffers calf injury

May 9, 2020

Spanish La Liga side Barcelona announced Saturday that French defender Samuel Umtiti has suffered an injury on his right calf.   “@samumtiti has a right calf injury. His progress will determine his availability for the coming workouts,” the club said on Twitter.   Joining Barca from France Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyon in 2016, he […]

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TRNC to share experience with WHO on battling virus

May 9, 2020

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) may be the first country in the world that does not have any new coronavirus case since April 20, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.   Kudret Ozersay, the foreign minister of the TRNC, sent a letter to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom […]

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Pakistan evacuates over 250 citizens stranded in Turkey

May 9, 2020

Pakistan brought back its 268 nationals stranded in Turkey due to the coronavirus pandemic.   The Pakistani nationals, who came to Turkey for a visit on short-term visas, were brought back home from Istanbul by a special flight of Pakistani Airlines on May 4.   “We are very grateful to the relevant Turkish authorities for […]

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