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Greece sees highest virus spike since end of lockdown

October 20, 2020

Greece reported 667 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the highest single-day figure since a lockdown was lifted in May. The overall case count now stands at 26,469, while the death toll increased by eight to reach 528, health authorities said. At least 250 of the new infections were reported in the capital Athens and 125 […]

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UPDATE – Turkey: Police seize bootleg alcohol, nab 21 suspects

October 20, 2020

Seeking to stem deaths from alcohol poisoning, Turkish security forces seized over 4,800 liters of bootleg alcohol in operations across the country on Tuesday. Gendarmerie teams arrested six suspects and confiscated 2,580 liters of bootleg alcohol in the Niksar district of the northern Tokat province. In two separate operations in the southern Hatay province, police […]

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Turkey grieves over deadly floods in Vietnam, Cambodia

October 20, 2020

Turkey expressed sorrow Monday over recent deadly floods in Vietnam and Cambodia, conveying its condolences over the loss of lives. “We are saddened by the tragic loss of lives and extensive damage in Vietnam and Cambodia due to floods and landslides caused by the tropical storms Linfa and Nangka,” the Foreign Ministry said in a […]

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Indonesia aims to be major ‘player’ in halal market

October 20, 2020

The Indonesian vice president said on Tuesday that his country’s halal industry has to expand its role in the global trade of halal products, in addition to meeting huge domestic needs. Speaking in a virtual discussion, Ma’ruf Amin said Indonesia remains a consumer of global halal products as total spending on halal food and beverage […]

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India: 20 Muslims cleared of flouting virus rules

October 20, 2020

A court in western on India Tuesday acquitted 20 members of a Muslim group who had been charged with violating the nationwide lockdown in April. The members of the Tablighi Jamaat, including 10 from Kyrgyzstan and 10 from Indonesia, were booked in the state of Maharashtra for attempted murder and culpable homicide not amounting to […]

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Football: Harry Kewell tests positive for coronavirus

October 20, 2020

Harry Kewell, manager of the UK’s lower division club, Oldham Athletic, has contracted the coronavirus, the team announced Tuesday. “Oldham Athletic can confirm that Assistant Head Coach Alan Maybury will take charge of tonight’s game on the touchline after a positive test for Covid-19 came back today for Harry Kewell,“ the League Two club said […]

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’New leader should seek recognition for Turkish Cyprus’

October 20, 2020

Turkey’s main opposition leader on Tuesday called on the newly elected president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to work for his country’s international recognition. Speaking to the parliamentary group of his Republican People’s Party (CHP) in Turkey’s capital Ankara, Kemal Kilicdaroglu said he wished the TRNC’s Ersin Tatar success in his term […]

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Turkey reports 1,894 more coronavirus cases

October 20, 2020

Turkey registered 1,894 more novel coronavirus patients in the last 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data released on Tuesday. The country’s overall tally now stands at 351,413, the ministry reported. Some 1,512 more patients recovered over the past day, raising the count to 306,939, while the death toll rose to 9,445. Around 116,565 more […]

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