Turkey Arrests 40 Suspects Over Bootleg Alcohol Poisoning

ANKARA, Oct 25 (NNN-ANADOLU) – Turkish authorities arrested at least 40 suspects, over recent deaths from bootleg alcohol poisoning across Turkey, the Interior Ministry said. The ministry said that a total of 100 suspects were detained for links to counterfeit alcohol production and delivery. It has been determined that some…

End Of British Summer Time Means Hectic Race To Change Clocks In Britain’s Houses Of Parliament

LONDON, Oct 25 (NNN-AGENCIES) – A three-man team, with time on their hands, started a massive task of altering London’s famous Big Ben clocks, along with more than 2,000 other timepieces around Britain’s houses of parliament. The end of British Summer Time (BST) at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, means every…

Polish President Tests Positive For COVID-19

WARSAW, Oct 25 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Polish President, Andrzej Duda, tested positive for COVID-19, his spokesperson, Blazej Spychalski said. “The president is feeling fine,” Spychalski tweeted. “We are in constant contact with the relevant medical services.” The test result was reported to the president on Friday evening. Most of his staff…

Russia COVID-19 Cases Near 1.5 Million

MOSCOW, Oct 25 (NNN-TASS) — Russia registered 16,521 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, slightly down from the record high of 17,340 a day earlier, the country’s COVID-19 response centre said, yesterday. Russia’s cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has grown to 1,497,167, including 25,821 deaths and 1,130,818 recoveries, the…

Covid-19: Domestic tourism in EU recovers faster than foreign tourism

BRUSSELS, Oct 24 (NNN-Xinhua) — Domestic tourism in the European Union (EU) is recovering faster from the COVID-19 crisis than foreign tourism, the EU’s statistical office Eurostat said. The number of nights spent by EU residents in tourist accommodations in their own country for July was only 22 percent lower…

Iraq To Retrieve 5,000 Artefacts From Britain

BAGHDAD, Oct 24 (NNN-NINA) – The Iraqi government confirmed on Friday, that, Britain will return nearly 5,000 looted artefacts, the largest process of returning smuggled Iraqi antiquities. A statement by the media office of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, said that, during his official visit to Britain, al-Kadhimi visited the British…

Poland abortion: Top court bans almost all terminations

 WARSAW, Oct 24 (NNN-AGENCIES) —Poland’s top court has ruled that abortions in cases of foetal defects are unconstitutional. Poland’s abortion laws were already among the strictest in Europe but the Constitutional Tribunal’s ruling will mean an almost total ban. Once the decision comes into effect, terminations will only be allowed in cases…

Covid-19: France passes one million cases since pandemic began – officials

PARIS, Oct 24, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – France has registered more than one million cases of coronavirus since the global pandemic began, with more than 40,000 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, French health services said. A total of 42,032 cases of Covid-19 were reported on Friday, 410 more…

Covid-19: Too many countries in ‘exponential’ virus surge – WHO

GENEVA, Oct 24 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The northern hemisphere is facing a crucial moment in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization said, with too many countries witnessing an exponential increase in coronavirus cases. “The next few months are going to be very tough and some countries are on a…

Russia says deaths from Karabakh fighting ‘nearing 5,000’

MOSCOW, Oct 24 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said that almost 5,000 people had died in more than three weeks of fighting between Armenian forces and Azerbaijan’s army over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. “According to our data, the number of deaths on both sides is almost 2,000, that is,…
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