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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...

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...

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...

'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...

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...

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...

Turkish scientists determine age of centuries-old tree

ANKARA Nuclear physicists in Turkey's Ankara University determined the age of an olive tree in country's west by using the luminescence dating method for the first time. Laboratory tests...

S.Sudan: State of emergency declared in flood-hit areas

JUBA, South Sudan South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in areas affected by flood across the country. Under the order, about 30 counties in...

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,...

Climate refugees: Forgotten migrants in environment (3)

ISTANBUL Climate-related environmental disasters disrupt the right to life just as they hurt human health, according to the head of a refugee rights group. "Desperation describes their situation. No matter...

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Pakistan rejects nomination of 'senior' Indian diplomat

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan has rejected the nomination of an Indian diplomat for the post of its Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad, terming him too senior for...

Legendary Nepalese climber dies at 72

KATHMANDU, Nepal  Ang Rita Sherpa, a legendary climber who holds the record for the highest number of summits on Everest without supplemental oxygen, died on...

China sends 3rd maritime satellite into space

ANKARA China on Monday sent another maritime satellite into the space, local media reported.  The new sea and ocean-monitoring satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite...

With no new cases, N.Zealand moves to lift restrictions

ANKARA New Zealand is set to lift all restrictions across the nation from Wednesday night as the country reported no fresh coronavirus cases for a...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

ANKARA Turkish security forces have neutralized two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday. The terrorists were targeted in an air-backed...