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FILED - A crowd in Berlin, Germany, commemorates the one-year anniversary of the attempted Turkish coup of 2016. A massive trial, one of many, concerning the failed 2016 coup in Turkey nears conclusion on Wednesday when an Ankara court is expected to deliver its verdict for 497 defendants. Photo: picture alliance / Maurizio Gambarini/dpa

Verdicts expected for nearly 500 on trial for failed coup in Turkey

(dpa) - A massive trial, one of many, concerning the failed 2016 coup in Turkey nears conclusion on Wednesday when an Ankara court is...
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Death toll in Myanmar’s anti-coup protests top 500 – monitors

dpa/GNA - The number of pro-democracy protesters killed since Myanmar's February 1 military coup has passed 500, a monitoring group said on Tuesday. The...
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Ghana government completes over 500 SHSs projects

Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, says the government has completed 539 out of 1,119 Senior High School(SHS) infrastructural projects to accommodate...
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11,500 doses of Ebola vaccines donated by WHO arrive in Guinea

A total of 11,500 doses of Ebola vaccines donated by the World Health Organization arrived in Guinea on Monday evening, according to a statement...
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Over 60,500 Ethiopians flee into Sudan

More than 60,500 Ethiopian refugees have crossed into Sudan following the recent conflict in Ethiopia's northernmost Tigray regional state, the United Nations High Commissioner...
A Belgian protester shakes hands with a police officer during a protest against planned pension reforms in downtown Brussels, Belgium, Nov. 15, 2016. (Xinhua/Ye Pingfan) (zw)

Some 500 detained at Brussels protests against coronavirus measures

dpa/GNA - Police in Brussels detained 488 people at unauthorized protests against Belgium's coronavirus containment measures on Sunday that were smaller than had...

Mozambique issues ID documents to over 500,000 displaced people in northern region

Mozambique authorities have begun to issue identification cards to more than 500,000 internally displaced people in the northern region of the country, national radio...

US police: Hospital worker arrested for destroying 500 vaccine doses

tca/dpa/GNA - A since-fired Wisconsin hospital worker was arrested for removing more than 500 doses of Covid-19 vaccine from refrigeration, causing them to...
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CePTOM engages 2,500 officials for 2020 elections

Mr Ato Bonful, Programmes Director, Centre for Performance Tracking and Outcomes Mapping (CePTOM), on Thursday said the Centre has engaged 2,500 accredited officials to...

Cameroon targets creation of 500,000 jobs next year

Cameroonian Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute said Wednesday the government plans to create 500,000 jobs in 2021. Cameroon will adopt new pro-employment measures and enhance...

Nigerian police arrest over 1,500 in nationwide crackdown on crime amid protests

Nigerian police said here Tuesday they have arrested over 1,500 people in a major nationwide operation against those suspected of looting government warehouses storing...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Egypt COVID-19 cases hit 101,500 with 160 new infections

Egypt reported 160 new COVID-19 infections late on Wednesday, bringing the total cases registered in the country to 101,500. Meanwhile, 17 patients...

Over 6,500 runners compete at international marathon in Lithuanian capital amid COVID-19

The two-day Vilnius Marathon 2020 ended on Sunday, gathering over 6,500 runners around the world. Starting at 8:30 a.m. local time, the...
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Ghana begins monthly stipends payment to 500 women premier league players

The Ghanaian government, through the youth employment agency (YEA), has commenced the payment of monthly stipends to 500 players in the country's women's premier...
FIFA President Gianni Infantino. (Photo by FIFA)

Ghana FA receives US$500,000 FIFA relief fund

The Ghana Football Association has received the sum of $500,000 from football world governing body FIFA as part of efforts to combat the economic...
Kuwaiti Towers are illuminated with the Lebanese flag to show solidarity with Lebanon after massive explosions rocked Beirut, in Kuwait City, Kuwait, on Aug. 5, 2020. (Photo by Asad/Xinhua)

190 dead, over 6,500 injured in Beirut port’s explosions

The Lebanese cabinet announced on Sunday that the death toll from Beirut port's explosions reached 190 while the number of injuries exceeded 6,500 with...
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Dominican Republic’s COVID-19 deaths top 1,500

The Dominican Republic on Wednesday reported an accumulated 88,127 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 1,501 deaths from the disease. In the...
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Volta Region registers more than 500,000 voters in 18 days

A total of 506,698 applicants in the Volta region were issued with the new voter card after 18 days of a registration exercise by...

Businessman allegedly swindles three over Bulgarian visas

Seth Alowin Attoh, a businessman accused of defrauding three persons of GHC22, 500 under the pretext of securing them Bulgarian visas but failed has...

COVID-19 cases in Guinea-Bissau surpass 500, with 89 new cases

Guinea-Bissau reported 89 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's total number of confirmed cases to 564, Tumane Balde, spokesperson of the...
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Senegal reports 59 more COVID-19 cases, tally surpasses 1,500

Senegal's Ministry of Health and Social Action on Friday reported 59 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the confirmed total to 1,551 in the country. ...
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Over 2,500 pigs die of African swine flu in India

More than 2,500 pigs have died of African swine flu in India's north-eastern state of Assam over the past few days, confirmed a state...

Kenya lauds World Athletics global fund to bail out athletes

Kenya's athletes will benefit from a 500,000 U.S. dollar global fund, which World Athletics launched on Tuesday to help athletes with their financial needs...
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500,000 jobs listed online for Texas – Greg Abbott

U.S. Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that nearly 500,000 job openings are currently listed online to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 500,000, vaccine at least 12-18 months away

Confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed half a million with more than 20,000 deaths, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday,...

Global confirmed COVID-19 cases top 500,000

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide topped 500,000 as of 2 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Thursday (1800 GMT), according to the Center for...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

UK’s confirmed COVID-19 cases exceed 9,500

A total of 9,529 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the UK as of Wednesday morning, an increase of 1,452 over Tuesday's official...
Pedestrians wearing masks are seen in downtown Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23, 2020. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday issued an order to form a national headquarters to cope with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, state TV reported. Since Iran announced the first batch cases of the coronavirus in the country on Wednesday, 43 Iranians have been confirmed infected by the virus, eight of whom have died. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Death toll from coronavirus in Iran passes 500, as most Mideastern countries report rise...

The death toll from COVID-19 passed 500 in Iran on Friday, while most countries in the Middle East reported rise in the number of...
FILE - Smoke rises during a fight between members of the Libyan internationally recognized government forces and Eastern forces in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya, May 5, 2019.

Japan supports UNICEF activities in W. Libya with US$500

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday said that Japan had supported UNICEF emergency activities for vulnerable children in western Libya with 500,000...
The Boeing chalet at the Farnborough air show in Hampshire, England, on July 15, 2014

Southeast Asia needs 4,500 new aircraft in next 20 years – Boeing

Top U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing forecast Tuesday that Southeast Asia will need 4,500 new planes in the next two decades, with single-aisle jets expected...