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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...

Russian cargo ship reaches International Space Station

NUR SULTAN An unmanned Russian cargo capsule arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday. According to Russian federal space agency Roscosmos, the Progress MS-14 spacecraft blasted off from the...

Turkey: Migratory birds benefit from COVID-19 measures

ANKARA  Migratory birds are benefitting from measures taken against the novel coronavirus in Turkey as they continue to migrate from the south to the north, one expert told Anadolu Agency. "I...

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Nearly 300 Europe-bound asylum seekers held in Turkey

IZMIR, Turkey  Nearly 300 asylum seekers have been held in western Turkey for attempting to reach Europe illegally, a security source said Tuesday. A total of...

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...

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