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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...

Cyclone Amphan: At least 9 die in Bangladesh, India

DHAKA, Bangladesh / NEW DELHI, India At least nine people have died in super cyclone Amphan in Bangladesh and India, according to the official tallies of both countries.  Speaking to Anadolu...

Cyclone Amphan surging towards Bangladesh, India coasts

NEW DELHI, India/DHAKA, Bangladesh  Bangladesh and India have issued warning bulletins, as the cyclone Amphan, one of the worst storms over the Bay of Bengal in years, is likely to...

Cuba, China to open first joint biotech park

ANKARA Cuba has announced that it will cooperate with China to open the first joint biotechnology park to increase the Caribbean region's competence in the pharmaceutical industry. President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez...

Does COVID-19 waste get special treatment?

ANKARA As the use of medical masks and gloves rises due to the coronavirus pandemic, many are wondering where this medical waste ultimately ends up once it goes into the...

China’s new spaceship makes successful return to Earth

ANKARA The trial version of China's new-generation manned spaceship has completed a successful return to Earth, the country’s space agency announced on Friday. “At 13:49 on May 8, 2020, the...

Scientists find black hole 1,000 light years from Earth

WASHINGTON Scientists have discovered a black hole just 1,000 light years from Earth, the European Southern Observatory announced Wednesday. The black hole, which boasts a mass more than four-times that of...

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3,500+ more virus cases reported in Eurasia, C.Asia

KIEV, Ukraine Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise in Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Saturday. Kazakhstan Kazakhstan’s overall case count moved close to 46,000, with...

Turkey on track to be world's 'healthcare hub'

ISTANBUL Turkey’s healthcare system, growing stronger with each passing day, will make Turkey an international hub for quality medical care, said Turkey's health minister on...

Landmine blast kills 2 security forces in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A roadside blast in central Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least two security forces and injured four others, an official confirmed. According to Sher...

Yemeni rebels say 3 oil tankers arrived in Hudaydah

SANAA Three oil tankers have arrived in the rebel-held Al-Hudaydah port in western Yemen, the Houthi rebels said on Saturday. In a tweet, Yahya Sharaf al-Din,...

5 Iranian lawmakers contract COVID-19 as cases surge

TEHRAN Amid a new surge in coronavirus cases in Iran, at least five members of the newly elected parliament have contracted the disease, according to...

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