75.7 F
Ankara
Saturday, September 26, 2020

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...

China closer to constructing a space station

ANKARA  China’s latest state-of-the-art carrier rocket the Long March-5B took a successful flight on Tuesday, signaling a new era of the construction of manned space projects including the space station,...

Ongoing floods in Kenya claim 164 lives

NAIROBI, Kenya  Ongoing flooding in Kenya has claimed the lives of another 164 people, a Kenyan government official said Monday.    Heavy downpours, during the rainy season, which lasts from March...

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...

The world becomes cleaner, as emissions fall in April

ANKARA The global lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19 led to a massive drop in carbon emissions in April. Besides the fall in industrial production and...

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...

Environmental disasters across world in April 2020

ANKARA The fourth month of 2020 saw numerous environmental disasters that impaired climate change and vice versa, including severe flooding in Afghanistan, landslides in Papua New Guinea and Kenya and...

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...

Chernobyl nuclear disaster marks 34 years

ANKARA  The catastrophic Chernobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, marked its 34th anniversary on Sunday. On April 26, 1986, a sudden surge of power during a...

Latest article

'EU sanctions on Turkey would make no sense at all'

ISTANBUL The EU imposing sanctions on Turkey would be profoundly irrational, Turkey’s communications director said on Saturday.  “We have no such expectation” of sanctions being imposed,...

Lebanon: Hariri regrets failure of Macron’s initiative

BEIRUT, Lebanon Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has regretted the failure of French President Emmanuel Macron's initiative for forming a new government in Lebanon.  “Those...

Hamas chief hails Abbas’ speech to UN

GAZA CITY, Palestine Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh on Saturday hailed President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech to the UN General Assembly, according to the official Wafa news...

Eurasian countries register new virus cases, deaths

KIEV More coronavirus cases and fatalities were reported in several Eurasian and Central Asian countries on Saturday. Ukraine The death toll in Ukraine reached 3,903 with 76...

6 civilians dead in Afghanistan landmine blast

KABUL, Afghanistan At least six people were killed in a landmine explosion in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province, an official confirmed on Saturday. A tractor trolley carrying...