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Hubble telescope celebrates 30th year in space

ANKARA Scientists on Friday celebrated the Hubble Space Telescope's 30th anniversary with a new image of a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. In a statement, US space agency NASA said...

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 recovers 48M tons of waste in 2018

ISTANBUL Turkish composting, co-incineration and other facilities recovered 48 million tons of waste in 2018, according to official figures released Monday. While eight composting plants processed 138,000 tons of waste to...

Water increasing factor in global conflicts

ANKARA The water crisis is one of the most important problems the world faces and will be an increasing factor in conflict, a freshwater policy expert told Anadolu Agency. "Wars start...

SpaceX satellites visible over Turkey in night sky

MERSIN, Turkey  A string of lights were seen in Turkey's skies Wednesday night as SpaceX launched a batch of Starlink internet satellites. The satellites were seen with the naked eye in...

Turkey: Experts discuss digital strategies in retail

ISTANBUL Istanbul hosted an event, Digital Retail Summit 2019, to discuss digital technologies, such as big data, internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), in the retail trade sector. Several...

How can governments use behavioral science in fighting coronavirus?

ANKARA  Findings of a Dublin-based study indicated seven areas where behavioral science can make practical and strategic contributions to the battle against coronavirus. Behavioral sciences incorporate insights from psychology about what...

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...

Society 5.0 could take social system to next level: Analyst

ANKARA Throughout the course of history humanity has sought ways to live a better life, and the next phase to ensure this could be what some experts call "Society 5.0,"...

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...

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Modi visits border after violent face-off with China

NEW DELHI, India Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Leh in the northern Himalayan region of Ladakh, in an unannounced visit Friday.  Addressing the armed forces...

S. Africa to probe COVID-19 unemployment funds fraud

By Hassan Isilow JOHANNESBURG South Africa’s will begin an investigation into claims that employers have been claiming funds from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and not...

Russia to reopen embassy in Libya

By Elena Teslova MOSCOW Russia will reopen its embassy in Libya although it will be temporarily based in Tunisia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday. "I...

Turkey decries Egypt’s condemnation of anti-terror ops

‘Such irresponsible statements are attempts to serve agenda of bloody PKK terror group,’ says Turkish FM spokesman

Senegal bans EU nationals after being blacklisted

Action comes after Dakar not included on EU’s list of states deemed ‘safe’ for coronavirus

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