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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...

Smart Future World Expo kicks off in Istanbul

ISTANBUL One of Turkey’s premier technology events, the Smart Future World Expo 2019, started in Istanbul on Wednesday. The two-day event is being attended by top officials, experts, and representatives from...

Turkey allows free access to science magazines

ANKARA Turkey allows free access to science magazines, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank said on Monday. "We provide free access to all TUBITAK magazines for those staying home, particularly...

'Food waste third-largest gas emitter'

ANKARA If food waste was a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, said a UN official. "One third of all food that we consume -- that is...

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...

Turkey: First hackathon for capital markets begins

ISTANBUL Technology entrepreneurs from all over Turkey gathered on Friday for the country's first hackathon for capital markets in Istanbul. Seratho-in, the Capital Markets Software Marathon, began with the coordination of...

Google patient data deal raises privacy concerns

NEW YORK Google has gained access to a vast archive of U.S. patient data thanks to a deal with a major health firm that raises concerns about privacy, the Wall...

At least 42 killed in western Cameroon landslide

ANKARA At least 42 bodies have been retrieved from the rubble after a landslide incident in western Cameroon, local media reported. The landslide occurred early Tuesday in Gouache neighborhood in the...

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...

World-famous Russian cosmonaut meets Turkish students

ANKARA Going through an adventurous experience in the space, Russian astronaut Aleksandr Lazutkin met Saturday with students in Turkey’s capital to give an inspirational talk on space and aviation sector. The...

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India: COVID-19 death count crosses 20,000

NEW DELHI  India’s death count due to COVID-19 crossed 20,000 on Tuesday with 467 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Health...

Libya: Mine planted by Haftar forces wounds three

TRIPOLI, Libya Three members of a family in Libya suffered injuries Tuesday when a landmine planted by forces loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar exploded.  The blast...

UN warns of more animal-to-human viruses

WASHINGTON Further outbreaks will emerge unless governments take active measures to prevent other zoonotic diseases from crossing into the human population, according to a UN...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – July 7, 2020

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.  Let's...

Argentina reports more COVID-19 deaths

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  The death toll in Argentina from the novel coronavirus rose to 1,582 Monday as the pandemic continued to spread in Latin America.  The...

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