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Seven Dead as Myanmar Security Forces Fire at Protesters

Seven Dead as Myanmar Security Forces Fire at Protesters

At least seven people were killed as Myanmar security forces fired on pro-democracy protesters Wednesday, after the junta hit half a dozen detained journalists, including an Associated Press photographer, with criminal charges. The country has been in chaos since February 1 when the military laun

Turkish Study Revises Down Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy to 83.5%

Turkish Study Revises Down Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy to 83.5%

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech has an efficacy of 83.5% based on final results of Phase III trials, Turkish researchers said on Wednesday, a downward revision from a preliminary finding of 91.25%. The final efficacy rate was based on 41 infections, 32 of which had recei

Ten People Killed in Plane Crash in South Sudan, Says Governor

At least ten people, including the two pilots, died when a plane crashed at an airstrip in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, the region’s governor and the airline said. The airline said all aboard the commercial plane died late afternoon Tuesdaywhen it took off from the airstrip at Pieri on a return f

Australia to Place First Far-Right Group on Terror List

Australia to Place First Far-Right Group on Terror List

A Britain-based neo-Nazi outfit will become the first far-right organization to be listed as a terror group in Australia, authorities said Tuesday, after growing warnings from security services. The Department of Home Affairs signaled that the Sonnenkrieg Division would join the current list of 2

Turkey's Reopening Relieves Restaurants, Worries Doctors

Turkey's Reopening Relieves Restaurants, Worries Doctors

Turkish restaurants reopened and many children returned to school on Tuesday after the government announced steps to ease COVID-19 curbs even as cases edged higher, raising concerns in the top medical association. On Monday evening, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lifted weekend lockdowns in low-

Nigerian Governor Says 279 Kidnapped Schoolgirls Are Freed

Nigerian Governor Says 279 Kidnapped Schoolgirls Are Freed

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last week from a boarding school in the northwestern Zamfara state have been released, the state´s governor said Tuesday. Zamfara state governor Bello Matawalle announced that 279 girls have been freed.

Turkey Lifts Weekend Lockdowns in Some Cities

Turkey Lifts Weekend Lockdowns in Some Cities

Turkey will lift weekend lockdowns in low and medium-risk cities and limit the restrictions to just Sundays in high and very high-risk cities as it starts a "controlled normalization" of coronavirus measures, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. Turkey's biggest city, Istanbul, was cate

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