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Day: May 15, 2020

India’s coasts witness bumper hatching of rare turtles

May 15, 2020

Global lockdown enforced by COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic has come to a blessing in disguise for wild animals. After India’s eastern beaches in Odisha province reported bumper hatching of rare Olive Ridley turtles, thousands of their hatchlings have been also seen coming out from nests near western beaches in Goa province. “Amazing wonders of nature! […]

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EU trade balance posts $46.1B surplus in Jan-March

May 15, 2020

The EU’s foreign trade balance saw a €42.7 billion (nearly $46.1 billion) surplus in January-March, the union’s statistical authority said on Friday.   The 27-member bloc’s exports of goods totaled €504.3 billion, posting a 3.2% decrease year-on-year, Eurostat data showed.   Its imports from the rest of the world amounted to €461.6 billion, falling 5.3% […]

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OIC calls for backing Palestinians’ right of return

May 15, 2020

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Friday called on the international community to support the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their lands from which they were displaced in 1948. This came in a statement by the organization, on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the Palestinian Day of Nakba which is annually […]

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Turkey neutralizes over 1,300 YPG/PKK terrorists since Jan. 1

May 15, 2020

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Friday said the country has neutralized over 1,300 YPG/PKK terrorists since Jan. 1. Akar, speaking to broadcaster NTV, said 1,393 terrorists have been neutralized since Jan. 1. He also said five major anti-terror operations are underway at a rising pace. Turkish authorities generally use the word “neutralized” to imply […]

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‘COVID-19 could deepen malnutrition in Africa’

May 15, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed its concern about the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on food security in Africa. The impact of the disease is expected to be greater among those struggling with food scarcity and malnutrition, while widespread food insecurity might rise due to movement restrictions, the WHO said in a […]

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EU says won’t compromise over Brexit

May 15, 2020

The EU will not accept any compromise on the interests of its internal market, the bloc’s chief Brexit negotiator said on Friday.   “We won’t let a third country to set the conditions of access for our own market of goods, services and data”, Michel Barnier said.   He was evaluating the latest round of […]

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Turkish president condemns PKK attack on aid workers

May 15, 2020

Turkey’s president has condemned Thursday’s terror attack on two social workers who were delivering aid in eastern Turkey. “The treacherous attack against Vefa Social Support Group officials carried out by the terrorist group PKK in the Ozalp district of Van yesterday has once again exposed the abhorrent face of the terrorist group trying to hide […]

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Coronavirus tallies rise in 6 Arab countries

May 15, 2020

Lebanon, Kuwait and Yemen on Friday confirmed new fatalities from the coronavirus, while Morocco, Mauritania and Oman reported new cases.   In Lebanon, the Health Ministry said 26 more people died from COVID-19, bringing the toll to 891. The number of cases rose by five to reach 891, it added. A total of 246 people […]

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