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COVID-19 cases in U.S. top 400,000: Johns Hopkins University

NEW YORK, April 8 (Xinhua) -- The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States reached 401,166 as of 12:20 local time on Wednesday (1620 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and...

Pakistan’s army shoots down Indian drone in Kashmir

Pakistan's military said Thursday its troops shot down a small Indian spy drone after it violated the country's airspace in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. In a statement, it said Pakistani troops downed the...

China removes dogs from livestock list, heading toward ban on consumption

China has drawn up new guidelines to reclassify dogs as pets rather than livestock, the agriculture ministry said, part of a response to the coronavirus outbreak that the Humane Society called a potential "game-changer"...

Turkish Petroleum’s ‘Fatih drillship’ sails to Black Sea for drilling operations

Turkey's first drilling vessel, which was named after Istanbul's Ottoman conqueror Fatih Sultan Mehmet, is set to sail off to the Black Sea where drilling work has been suspended for a long time. The vessel,...

Saudi-led coalition announces Yemen cease-fire to avoid COVID-19 outbreak

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels will begin a two-week cease-fire on Thursday in the face of a COVID-19 outbreak, senior Saudi officials said Wednesday. The cease-fire will start at noon Saudi Arabia...

Afghanistan says will release 100 Taliban prisoners

The Afghan government will release 100 Taliban prisoners on Wednesday, an official told Agence France-Presse (AFP), a day after the insurgents said they were walking out of talks with Kabul. The two foes have been...

Pope Francis likens some European leaders to Hitler over virus crisis

Some of Europe's politicians are peddling ideas similar to Nazi Germany dictator Adolf Hitler, Pope Francis said in a Wednesday interview. In written comments to British Catholic weekly The Tablet, Francis criticized "populist speeches" and...

UK records its highest daily Corona virus death toll at 938

UK. recorded on Wednesday its highest daily coronavirus death toll at 938, pushing total number of deaths to 7,097. Britain said on Wednesday it aimed to roll-out millions of coronavirus tests in months after criticism...

Credibility of UN Security Council under spotlight during world health crisis

The U.N. Security Council (UNSC) will hold a session on the novel coronavirus on Thursday, amid rising questions over its credibility at times of crisis like the coronavirus pandemic. The session marks their first meeting...

Who has UK nuclear codes while Johnson receives coronavirus treatment?

The British government declined Tuesday to say who had responsibility for the United Kingdom's nuclear codes while Prime Minister Boris Johnson was being treated in intensive care with COVID-19. When asked by the BBC if...