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Climate strikes, environmental protests in April 2020

ANKARA  In April, people across the world continued to stage strikes, demonstrations and protests calling for action against climate change and damage to the environment. Activists and concerned citizens alike continued...

Turkish observatory live broadcasts Mercury's transit

ANTALYA, Turkey  The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) live broadcast on Monday the rare transit of the planet Mercury across the Sun. The celestial event was observed by...

Turkish scientists discover COVID-inhibiting molecules

ANKARA  - Scientists from Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey have discovered that a mixture of odor molecules that produce an anti-viral effect could prevent the transmission of...

Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano erupts

JAKARTA, Indonesia Anak Krakatau volcano erupted on Friday night in Indonesia, said the authorities. The volcano in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra islands in Lampung province erupted at 10.35...

Vulture population in Pakistan shows tentative signs of recovery

KARACHI, Pakistan Once a prime candidate for extinction, the population of vultures in Pakistan has shown tentative signs of recovery in the past five years, but nature’s “garbage disposal” is...

Floods in western Uganda kill four, displace 5,000

KAMPALA, Uganda Sweeping floods in western Uganda killed four people and displaced 5,000 as heavy rains continue to inundate the region, police said Sunday. They said three others are also missing...

Turkey breaks world record of most sapling planted in 1 hour

ANKARA A Guinness World Record official on Tuesday announced Turkey has made a world record of planting most samplings in an hour. “I hereby officially approve that the world record for...

Flamingos nesting in eastern Turkey ready to migrate

VAN, Turkey Flamingos nesting in Turkey's largest lake during the summer months are ready to migrate to warmer regions of Africa. The fluffy pink fowl with their slender necks add to...

Earth Day is more important than ever: UN Environment

ANKARA Just around the corner, the Earth Day this year is foremost as the world is struggling with the pandemic reminding "the vulnerability of humans and the planet," the UN...

Climate meet sounds alarm over mountain water supplies

GENEVA Glaciers like those in Turkey as well as the Andes, Alps and other mountain ranges are bearing the brunt of climate change, a global conference warned Thursday. The High Mountain...

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EU drugs regulator recommends Moderna vaccine for children 12-17

ANKARA The European Medicine Agency (EMA) on Friday authorized the US' Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-17. The EMA "has recommended granting an...

Turkey has administered over 65M COVID-19 vaccine shots

ANKARA Turkey has administered more than 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to figures released...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on...

Afghanistan recalls ambassador from Pakistan over kidnapping incident

KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan recalled its ambassador from Pakistan days after the envoy's daughter was abducted and “severely tortured” in the capital Islamabad, Afghan officials...

Army retakes town from al-Shabaab terrorists in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia Somali security forces on Sunday retook a town in the country’s central Mudug region from terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said. "The Gorgor commandos of...