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Chinese researcher jailed for practicing gene-editing

ANKARA A Chinese biologist and two researchers from his team were sentenced to prison for illegally altering genes in human embryos, according to local media. A court in south China's Shenzhen...

Africa joins world in marking World AIDS Day

NAIROBI, Kenya African countries, many of them struggling against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), mark Dec. 1, the World AIDS Day. Kenya, like many...

Zimbabwe’s unsung hero fights HIV/AIDS

EPWORTH, Zimbabwe  Benson Hungwe, 32, has dedicated his life to helping patients suffering from HIV and AIDS in the Zimbabwean capital. The alleys of Epworth, a slum settlement east of Harare,...

World AIDS Day points to HIV-positive population needs

MOSCOW  World AIDS Day on Dec.1, was founded in 1988 to draw attention to aspects of one of the deadliest diseases in the human history: Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection and...

Turkey to become new hub for elderly care

ANKARA After collaborating with a U.S. non-profit group, Turkey is ready to build a commune for the elderly in order to promote healthy aging. Gerontologist Dr. Kemal Aydin, also chairman of...

BRICS countries to establish Human Milk Bank network

ANKARA The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa agreed to establish Human Milk Bank as an outcome of 11th BRICS summit in Brazil. "We also welcome the creation...

Ethiopia: Turkish experts give transplant presentation

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia A Turkish delegation on Thursday gave presentations on organ transplantation and intensive care to Ethiopian officials as part of a project, International Transplant Network (ITN). In the instructional...

Diabetes forecast to affect 700 million by 2045

ANKARA The number of people between the ages of 20 and 79 with diabetes is expected to reach 700 million by 2045, according to the latest findings of the International...

Ethiopia: Turkish body offers advanced health training

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  Turkey’s organ transplant foundation offered advanced health training to Ethiopian surgeons, physicians, nurses and coordinators. The first of three training programs organized by the Turkish Society of Intensive...

Superbugs will kill nearly 400,000 Canadians by 2050

TRENTON, Canada Powerful superbugs increasingly resistant to antibiotics will wreak havoc in Canada, killing nearly 400,000 Canadians by 2050, suggests a report made public Tuesday. The grim 268-page report states that...

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2 far-left DHKP-C terror suspects arrested in Istanbul

ISTANBUL Turkish police arrested two people in Istanbul over their suspected links to the far-left DHKP-C terror group, a security source said on Monday. The suspects,...

Yemeni minister accuses Iran of destabilizing region

SANAA A Yemeni minister on Monday accused Iran of exporting terrorism and chaos in the region. The accusation by Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani followed the US...

Make polluters pay, trends in Africa

YAOUNDE, Cameroon/ANKARA Many civil society groups in Africa have joined their global counterparts demanding that governments should put costs on polluting industries, responsible for damaging...

‘Digital learning faces hurdles amid pandemic’

ANKARA  With the novel coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of abating, homes have turned into classrooms and parents have taken on the role of teaching...

Turkish video conferencing app passes first test

ANKARA Turkey's new domestically developed video conferencing application passed its first test as the platform for an international security and defense event in the capital...