COVID 19 AND PREGNANCY: OVER 95% BABIES BORN HEALTHY TO MOTHERS WHO CONTRACT VIRUS

Sun 09 August 2020: Over 95% babies born healthy to mothers who contract virus, says gynaecologist Pregnant women and new mothers are unlikely to transmit coronavirus to their babies, a Turkish doctor has said. The ongoing pandemic has fueled anxiety amid a public health crisis and economic turmoil. Moreover, 116 million babies are expected to […]

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MEN TAKE ON 5 TIMES MORE CHORES DURING COVID-19: STUDY

Thu 06 August 2020:  Despite men doing more chores than before, during lockdown women still do 4 times as much unpaid work as men, study finds (AA) – Employed men working from home during the COVID-19 quarantine took on five times more household chores than before, highlighting the importance of work-life balance, said a Turkish […]

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AIR PASSENGER TRAFFIC RECOVERY DELAYED AS NO INTL TRAVEL: IATA

Wed 29 July 2020: Global passenger traffic to not catch pre-COVID-19 levels before 2024, says International Air Transport Association The recovery in global air passenger traffic was slower than expected as international travel remains limited, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said. The return of global passenger traffic (revenue passenger kilometers – RPKs) to pre-COVID-19 […]

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FLORIDA MAN USES CORONAVIRUS AID MONEY TO BUY LAMBORGHINI

Wed 29 July 2020: David Hines charged after spending COVID-19 aid money on car, dating websites, clothes, jewelry A Miami, Florida man who received nearly $4 million in loans meant to bailout businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic, spent the money to buy a $318,000 Lamborghini Huracan sports car, according to authorites.  David Hines was […]

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GOVERNMENTS LOSING SUPPORT FOR THEIR HANDLING OF PANDEMIC, SURVEY SHOWS

Sat 25 July 2020: Governments are fast losing support for their handling of the coronavirus outbreak from a public that widely believes death and infection figures to be higher than statistics show, a survey of six countries revealed Saturday. Support for the federal government of the United States, the country with the most reported infections […]

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OTTOMAN ARCHITECTURE: GÜL BABA MONUMENT IN BUDAPEST WINS 2 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

Thu 23 July 2020: Gul Baba Tomb wins twice at 2020 Prix d’Excellence Awards BELGRADE, Serbia (AA) – An Ottoman era monument in the capital of Hungary won two awards Wednesday at the 2020 Prix d’Excellence Awards. The Tomb of Gul Baba in Budapest was completely renovated through cooperation of the Turkish and Hungarian governments […]

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SMARTPHONE ADDICTS ARE MORE EASILY HYPNOTIZED, STUDY SAYS

Thu 23 July 2020: New research published in Frontiers in Psychology suggests that being absorbed by your smartphone might bear some resemblance to a hypnotic trance. A hypnosis experiment found that students with heightened smartphone addiction scores followed more hypnotic suggestions than their counterparts. “There was a positive correlation between hypnotisability and smartphone addiction with a magnitude […]

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GRETA THUNBERG AWARDED GULBENKIAN PRIZE FOR HUMANITY

Mon 20 July 2020: Greta Thunberg was given the prize for humanity of the Portuguese Gulbenkian Foundation and awarded with 1 million euros ($1.1 million). The 17-year-old climate activist received the prize for her fight against climate change and the ecological crisis, the private foundation said in a statement on Monday. Thunberg expressed her thanks […]

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ARCHITECT TRACES OTTOMAN WORKS CONVERTED INTO CHURCHES

Fri 17 July 2020: Master architect Yilmaz says 329 Ottoman works turned into churches and bell towers across Europe ISTANBUL (AA) – Searching and traveling across the lands that constituted the Ottoman Empire, a master architect traced Turkish buildings in 18 countries and found at least 329 of them turned into churches or bell towers.  Speaking […]

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EU TOURISM SECTOR ‘HARDEST HIT’ BY COVID-19

Thu 16 July 2020: Stays in tourist accommodation establishments in EU down 44% year-on-year in January-April ISTANBUL (AA) – The novel coronavirus pandemic hit the tourism industry in the EU deeply by reducing the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments 44% in the January-April period on a yearly basis. “During the early part of 2020, […]

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