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With the government now reporting all positive coronavirus tests, Turkey is one of the worst-hit countries in Europe.

Intensive care units in Pakistani hospitals are nearing capacity, with some patients being turned away, as a new wave of coronavirus takes hold.

AstraZeneca, Oxford say Covid vaccine shows 70% efficacy

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AstraZeneca, Oxford say Covid vaccine shows 70% efficacy

A covid-19 vaccine being developed by British drugs group AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford has shown an average 70% efficacy.

Pfizer seeking emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine in US

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Pfizer seeking emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine in US

Pfizer has sought emergency approval for its '95 percent effective' vaccine produced with BioNTech.

Governor of Iraqi-Kurdish Erbil province dies of coronavirus aged-42

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Governor of Iraqi-Kurdish Erbil province dies of coronavirus aged-42

Firsat Sofi, Erbil's governor died of coronavirus at the age of 42.

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Online G-20 summit uninspiring and 'lacks results' amid coronavirus

The G20 Summit, which was held on line due to covid social distancing restrictions left much to be desired, as Saudi Arabia's lacklustre human rights record dampened meeting.

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Fourth doctor in Syria's Idlib province dies from Covid-19

Syria's Idlib is seeing a growing number of cases of the potentially deadly Covid-19 virus.

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WHO registers one-day record in new Covid-19 cases

The World Health Organization's coronavirus dashboard on Sunday showed a record daily number of new Covid-19 cases over the weekend.

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Jordan's Covid-19 outbreak sees refugee families struggling to survive

Jordan has witnessed a massive increase in Covid-19 cases.

Turkey bans public smoking to reinforce mask use

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Turkey bans public smoking to reinforce mask use

Smokers in Turkey have been routinely violating the mask rule which has been in effect for several months.

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UN food chief: Yemen faces 'looming famine', needs millions

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning World Food Programme warned war-torn Yemen faces "looming famine" and urged nations to immediately provide ...

Iranian lawyer tests positive for Covid-19 after jail release

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Iranian lawyer tests positive for Covid-19 after jail release

Nasrin Sotoudeh's husband said the human rights lawyer had contracted the virus after being transferred to Tehran's Qarchak prison.

Frantic search after medicines vanish from Lebanon shelves

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Frantic search after medicines vanish from Lebanon shelves

Medicine in Lebanon is going missing, as the country struggles under the weight of covid-19.

Uprooted by war, Syrians settle on Roman temple ruins

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Uprooted by war, Syrians settle on Roman temple ruins

Dozens of Syrians uprooted by the war have settled among centuries-old ruins in the UNESCO-listed site of Baqirha, near the Turkish border.

Pfizer says Covid-19 vaccine 90% effective

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Pfizer says Covid-19 vaccine 90% effective

A Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine was 90 percent effective in preventing Covid-19 infections in ongoing Phase 3 trials, the companies ...

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Jailed Iran rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh granted temporary release

Jailed human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been granted temporary release, the Iranian judiciary's Mizan Online news website reported on Saturday.

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Health of Covid-19-positive Algeria president Tebboune 'improving'

The health of Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who contracted the Covid-19 disease, is "constantly improving", the presidency ...

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US Election 2020: Joe Biden wins the presidency

Joe Biden and running mate Kamal Harris have won the 2020 US election after cinching the all-important battleground state of Pennsylvania.

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UAE jails two over 'fake news' Covid-19 deaths story

Two people, including a journalist, were sentenced to prison in the UAE over a 'fabricated' report on coronavirus deaths.

Jordan records highest numbers of coronavirus cases

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Jordan records highest numbers of coronavirus cases

Jordan announced a daily record of 5,877 cases among its 10 million population count, placing it amongst the countries with the highest rates of ...

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The race is close, but would Trump accept defeat?

The political path to victory is one thing, but with Trump threatening to take legal action if he loses then the race for the presidency could ...

Global stocks surge, dollar slumps as Americans vote

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Global stocks surge, dollar slumps as Americans vote

Traders are looking at the contest largely through the prism of the election's impact on the US response to the pandemic.

It's here: What to watch on US Election Day

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It's here: What to watch on US Election Day

The candidates hold distinctly different views on everything from climate change to taxes to racial injustice.

WATCH: Syrian human rights activist celebrates Georgetown University place

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WATCH: Syrian human rights activist celebrates Georgetown University place

Omar Alshogre, a renowned Syrian anti-torture activist, has won a place at Georgetown University.

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