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  • WHO Warns Latin America Reopening Too Soon Amid COVID-19 Risk
    14:08 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Latin America has started to resume normal social and public life at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic still requires major control interventions, World Health Organization Regional Director Carissa Etienne said on Wednesday.
  • UK Records Highest Daily Increase in COVID-19 Cases Since May
    14:03 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The UK has recorded the highest one-day rise in coronavirus cases since May in the past 24 hours, government figures showed.
  • Ocean Carbon: Humans Outpace Ancient Volcanoes
    14:02 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study of an ancient period that is considered the closest natural analog to the era of modern human carbon emissions has found that massive volcanism sent great waves of carbon into the oceans over thousands of years -- but that nature did not come close to matching what humans are doing today. The study estimates that humans are now introducing the element three to eight times faster, or possibly even more. The consequences for life both in the water and on land are potentially catastrophic. The findings appear this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • French COVID-19 Cases Spike Again, ICU Figure at Three-Month High
    13:59 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The number of French people treated in intensive care units for COVID-19 rose for the twentieth straight day on Wednesday to a three-month high of 803, while the number of new daily cases was the third highest on record.
  • T Cells Take Lead in Controlling SARS-CoV-2, Reducing COVID-19 Disease Severity
    13:59 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Ever since SARS-CoV-2 first appeared, researchers have been trying to understand whether sometimes the immune system does more harm than good during the acute phase of COVID-19. The latest study by researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology clearly argues in favor of the immune system.
  • As Pandemic Progressed, People's Perceived Risks Went Up
    13:58 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- In the first week of the coronavirus pandemic, people living in the United States underestimated their chances of catching the virus, or of getting seriously ill from the virus, according to a recently published Caltech-led study. But as the days progressed, those same people became more worried about their personal risk, and, as a result, began to increase protective behaviors such as washing hands and social distancing.
  • Study: Communities of Color Hit Hardest Financially by COVID-19
    13:53 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Communities of color have been hit the hardest by economic and social challenges spurred by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study, adding to the well-documented toll the pandemic has had on health within these communities.
  • Researchers Develop New Strategy to Mimic Heart-Regenerating Effects of Cardiac Cell Transplants
    13:49 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Ling Gao and colleagues have developed a strategy that uses exosomes - tiny membrane-bound sacs secreted by cells - to mimic the heart-regenerating effects of cardiac cell transplants, while potentially avoiding risks associated with whole-cell transplants.
  • UN Secretary General Calls COVID-19 A Number One Global Security Threat
    13:49 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called the coronavirus the number one global threat today.
  • COVID-19 Cases Rise to 5.11mln in India, Death Toll Tops 83,000
    13:44 - Sep 17 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in India Thursday morning rose to 5,118,253, India's federal health ministry announced.
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US: Dozens Arrested at NYC Protest Against Alleged Unwanted Hysterectomies at ICE Facility

TEHRAN (FNA)- Dozens of protesters were detained during a march in New York City against unwanted hysterectomies of immigrant women at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Georgia, after whistleblower complaints from one of the nurses at the center. [VIDEO]
COVID-19 Infections on Rise in Gaza

TEHRAN (FNA)- Covid-19 infected cases in the Gaza Strip has jumped over two thousands. The considerable spike comes within two weeks alone. This comes as the impoverished enclave is struggling with Israeli blockade hampering its efforts to cope with the pandemic. [VIDEO]
UAE, Bahrain, Israel Normalization: Rally Supporting Palestine Held in Morocco

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of demonstrators on Friday voiced their solidarity with the Palestinian people and protested against the normalization agreements between the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Israel. [PHOTOS]
Coronavirus Death Toll Approaching 1 Million Worldwide

TEHRAN (FNA)- The number of infections with the novel coronavirus has surpassed 30.7 million worldwide with the deaths approaching 1million and recoveries over 22.3 million. [PHOTOS]
No Peace in Afghanistan With US Occupation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Experience tells us that the intra-Afghan peace talks in Doha will once again go nowhere as the United States and its duped allies continue to occupy Afghanistan.
Iran, OPEC Discuss Mutual Cooperation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Mohsen Baharavand and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretary-General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo in a meeting in Vienna on Saturday reviewed bilateral relations in the field of energy.
AEOI Chief: No More Inspections of Iranian Sites Requested by IAEA

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said on Saturday that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has asked for no more inspection of the country’s sites after the two sides agreed on two cases of inspection in August.
16 Arrested as Mounted Police Chase People Protesting Melbourne’s Controversial Lockdown Measures

TEHRAN (FNA)- A protest against controversial lockdown measures in the Australian city of Melbourne descended into chaos on Saturday as police on horseback chased after demonstrators, arresting 16 and fining over 20 others.
Documents Show US Officials Baselessly Linked 'Antifa' to Arson Before Wildfires

TEHRAN (FNA)- In recent days, law enforcement agencies from the FBI to county sheriffs have tried in vain to debunk baseless conspiracy theories blaming “antifa arsonists” for starting the devastating wildfires raging in the Western US.
Trump Hints He Could Fire FBI Director over Antifa Disagreement

TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump dropped his strongest hint yet that he could replace his own FBI director in their continued Antifa disagreement.
Protesters March Against COVID-19 Measures in London

TEHRAN (FNA)- COVID-19 sceptics gathered to demonstrate against imposed coronavirus measures in London, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stated that the United Kingdom is currently experiencing the start of the COVID-19 pandemic's second wave.
Taiwan Scrambles Warplanes as China Holds Aerial Drills Nearby

TEHRAN (FNA)- Taiwan's air force scrambled its jet fighters for a second consecutive day as numerous Chinese warplanes crossed the sensitive midline of the Taiwan Strait, with Taipei’s officials urging Beijing to "pull back from the edge".
Top Human Rights Lawyer Quits UK Envoy Role over 'Lamentable' Brexit Bill

TEHRAN (FNA)- Amal Clooney, the high-profile human rights lawyer, resigned from her position as the UK’s special envoy on media freedom in protest at the government’s intention to breach international law through the internal market bill.
Pentagon Rewriting Pandemic Playbook After Study Faults COVID-19 Response

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Pentagon is in the early stages of rewriting its pandemic playbook after an internal review found failings in the department's initial response to COVID-19, according to defense officials and documents viewed by POLITICO.
Iranian Leader’s Top Aide: N. Deal No More Creditable

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Supreme Leader’s top advisor for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati said on Saturday that the nuclear deal has been violated both by the US and Europe and enjoys no creditability anymore.