France reports 83 new deaths from coronavirus

France on Thursday confirmed 83 new deaths over the past 24 hours, the country’s Health Ministry announced on Thursday. According to the ministry, deaths in hospital stand at 58, with only 25…

COVID-19: Forced cremations in Sri Lanka take flak

Sri Lanka has been asked to cease a nation-wide order for the bodies of victims of the novel coronavirus to be cremated irrespective of their faith. The Buddhist-majority island country on March…

Russian company wants YouTube blocked in country

A Russian company on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against US online video-sharing platform YouTube, accusing it of copyright violation. Ontarget, which specializes in development of personnel…

New jurists should serve only law: Turkish president

Turkey’s newly appointed judges and public prosecutors should serve the nation guided only by the Creator and the law, said the country’s president on Wednesday. “I request you put your conscience…

Russian prime minister recovers from coronavirus

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin returned to work on Tuesday after recovery from coronavirus, according to the government's press service. Mishustin, 54, tested positive for COVID-19 on…