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EuroLeague: Bayern come back 20 down to beat Fenerbahce

ANKARA   Bayern Munich beat Turkey’s Fenerbahce Beko 75-71 in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 4 game on Friday. Fenerbahce Beko made a great start to the game, leading the first quarter 28-9. The...

Extreme-weather related disasters jump dramatically: UN

GENEVA There has been a dramatic rise in extreme weather-related events in the past 20 years, a UN agency said, with reported disasters jumping from just over 4,000 in 1980-1999...

'From Arctic to Alps, summer impacted ice shelves'

GENEVA  From the Arctic to the Alps a hot summer had a significant impact on ice shelves and glaciers in the northern hemisphere, with this year's season hit by new...

Coal use must be progressively phased out: UN chief

ANKARA UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday that the use of renewables has to increase while coal consumption must end. His remarks came on the occasion of the 19th Darbari...

Turkish diver decries plastic pollution in Bosphorus

ISTANBUL  Turkey's multiple world-record holder Sahika Ercumen dived into the Bosphorus Strait on Tuesday to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the seas. She has been declared the Underwater Life Advocate...

Wild plants to take spotlight during FairWild Week

ANKARA Wild plants, a source of many essential products for human consumption, will be in focus during the online FairWild Week campaign as these species are coming under increasing demand...

Pesticides push insects into global decline: report

ANKARA Though they play crucial roles in the environment, insect populations now face a global downturn due to pesticide-dependent industrial farming, according to a new report released Tuesday.   Across the planet,...

Face masks, latex gloves begin to trickle into seas

OVIEDO, Spain With crystalline canals in Venice, wildlife roaming undisturbed and clouds of haze lifting from above urban centers, environmental healing has been touted as a silver lining in the...

Hope, caution from UK charities on World Oceans Day

LONDON The COVID-19 pandemic presents a “once in a lifetime opportunity” for the biggest experiment ever to find out what happens when humans are removed from the oceans, David Jones,...

China launches 2 technology experiment satellites

ANKARA China sent two new technology experiment satellites into space on Saturday, state media reported. The satellites launched into planned orbit will be used for Earth-observation technology experiment, Xinhua News Agency...

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Basketball: UMMC Ekaterinburg win EuroLeague Women trophy

ANKARA Russian basketball club UMMC Ekaterinburg won the EuroLeague Women trophy after beating Perfumerias Avenida of Spain 78-68 in the final held in Istanbul on...

F1: Max Verstappen wins Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

ANKARA Red Bull-Honda's Dutch driver Max Verstappen won the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in the second round of the 2021 Formula 1 season on Sunday. Verstappen...

Turkish anti-terror teams destroy PKK's 8 hideouts

TUNCELI/HAKKARI, Turkey  Turkish security forces on Sunday destroyed eight caves in eastern Turkey, and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition in the country's...

EU urges Russia to provide medical treatment to Navalny

BRUSSELS The EU called on Sunday Russian authorities to provide medical treatment to opposition figure Alexey Navalny. “The European Union is deeply concerned about reports that...

UEFA vows to use legal measures to bar 'Super League'

ANKARA UEFA, European football's governing body, and major three leagues along with their federations warned over the "so-called Super League," and said they will take...