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Civilians Hit Hard After Renewed Fighting In Disputed Nagorno-Karabakh

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Dozens have been reported killed in fighting over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the latest escalation between forces of Azerbaijan and Armenia. Baku and Yerevan have accused each other of deploying heavy artillery amid international calls for an end to the hostilities.
The clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh are the heaviest seen since 2016 and have reignited concern over stability in the South Caucasus region, a corridor for pipelines carrying oil and gas to world markets.

The long-simmering conflict erupted anew on September 27 into the deadliest bouts of fighting in four years in the ethnic Armenian separatist enclave inside Azerbaijan.

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict emerged during the breakup of the Soviet Union, when the region and seven adjacent districts of Azerbaijan were seized by Armenian-backed separatists who declared independence amid a 1988-94 conflict that killed at least 30,000 people and displaced hundreds of thousands.

Since a fragile, Russian-brokered truce in 1994, the region has been under the control of ethnic Armenian forces that Azerbaijan says include troops supplied by Armenia.

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Immunologist predicts when COVID-19 pandemic will end

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The coronavirus pandemic will not stop until the immune layer reaches 70-80%. Immunologist, a specialist in especially dangerous infections Vladislav Zhemchugov told, Report says, citing RIA Novosti.

"The pandemic will slow down when the immune layer is 60% or higher. After 70-80%, it will stop. And those who have not been in contact during this period will get sick. Therefore, it is not worth waiting for a stop from the measures taken now. I think that we can only expect a slowdown that is happening."

On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities announced an outbreak of pneumonia in China's Wuhan, and the causative agent is a new type of coronavirus officially named COVID-19.

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a new coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.

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New York Times publishes article about shelling of Barda by Armenians

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The New York Times published an article about the rocket fire on Azerbaijan by the Armenian armed forces, the Armenian aggression, and the ongoing military operations in Azerbaijan's occupied territories. A group of journalists of the newspaper, who came under rocket fire from Armenia, described the attack on the civilian population of Azerbaijan, Report informs.

The author of the article, journalist Carlotta Gall, wrote that the first explosion was loud enough to make journalists stop the car when they were driving along the main street of Barda. It seemed close and sounded like a rocket, so they quickly jumped out and crouched down by a wall:

"Azerbaijan is at war with Armenia, but the frontline was 20 miles away, and life to that point was going on uneventfully in the area." The reporter then showed the horrific consequences of the rocket strike and the transport of wounded civilians to the basement of a nearby private clinic.

The conflict between the two countries began in 1988 over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia had occupied a large part of Azerbaijan's areas, driving nearly a million Azerbaijanis from their homes. In Azerbaijan, a string of settlements close to the frontline has suffered almost daily missiles hits. The attack on Barda, which lies slightly further from the frontline, appeared to be an escalation.

Gall describes the scene of carnage in the center of Barda as follows: "Wrecked cars stood at awkward angles. Someone had draped blankets over bodies inside two of the cars. A pair of shoes and more blood lay on the ground beside another vehicle. The road was blackened and the air smelled of explosives."

According to her, in all, 21 people died in downtown Barda in the rocket attack, and 70 people were wounded, the government said in the evening, adding that the rockets were fired from Smerch multiple-rocket system and unleashed cluster bomblets. Designed to be used against armies in open spaces, cluster bombs are banned worldwide because of their danger to civilians in residential areas.

The author later noted that in the morning, they had visited Garayusifli, a village just outside Barda, where people were burying victims of another rocket attack. Four people died, including a 7-year-old girl, and more than a dozen were wounded.

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Jeyhun Bayramov visits Geneva

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov, is on a working visit to Geneva.

The press service of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told, Report says.

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