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World leaders remember Prince Philip

Current and former world leaders joined a chorus of condolences from around the world following the death of Prince Philip on April 9 at the age of 99.

Here are some reactions:

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed Philip's "extraordinary life", sending his condolences to Queen Elizabeth after her husband's death was announced.

Foreign envoys praise Turkey's efforts to fight virus

Turkey's Communications Directorate on April 8 posted online interviews on Turkey's fight against coronavirus, with the ambassadors of five different countries praising Turkey's efforts.

All the interviews can be viewed on the directorate's YouTube channel, said Fahrettin Altun, the directorate's head.

New Zealand, Australia to open COVID travel bubble

New Zealand has approved quarantine-free travel with Australia, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on April 6, completing a two-way corridor for travel between the largely COVID-free neighbors.

"I can confirm that quarantine-free travel will begin in just under two weeks, at 11:59 p.m. on April 18," Ardern announced after the date was confirmed by her cabinet.

More than 75 dead in Indonesia, East Timor floods, dozens missing

More than 75 people have died and dozens are still missing after flash floods and landslides hit Indonesia and neighbouring East Timor, officials said on April 5, turning small communities into wastelands of mud and uprooted trees.

Sparked by torrential rain, the deluge and subsequent landslides sent thousands fleeing into shelters as dams overflowed and their homes were submerged.

Turkish, Australian firms ink deal on defense sector

Repkon, a Turkish company operating in the metal forming sector, has agreed to partner with Australian firm, Titomic, to produce barrels.

As part of the agreement, a center will be established in Australia tuat will produce barrels designed by Repkon, using its flowforming technology and Titomic's kinetic fusion technology.

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