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Turkey’s largest observatory to operate in 2021

ERZURUM, Turkey  An observatory in eastern Turkey will receive the first light from space by the end of 2021. Construction of Eastern Anatolian Observatory (DAG), which continues only five months a...

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,...

Search engine to 'plant' 26,000 trees in Australia

ANKARA  A German-based search engine that announced a tree planting campaign to draw attention on bushfires in Australia, said Friday more than 26,000 trees will be planted as a result...

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...

EU spends $350B in environmental protection in 2018

ISTANBUL The European Union's member countries' expenditures reached €297 billion ($350 billion) in 2018, the 28-member-bloc's official authority said on Monday. National expenditure on environmental protection (NEEP) of EU members has...

What is the life cycle of plastic in Turkey?

ANKARA What happens to a plastic bottle after you throw it into the waste bin? Experts say almost any plastic can be recycled, if you do it right. Unfortunately, more than...

Turkey should focus on plastic waste for economy, planet: Expert

ANKARA The production of raw materials from plastic waste is a key issue Turkey should focus on for its economic well-being and the planet’s future, according to a top engineer...

New Delhi air is world's most polluted: Watchdog group

NEW DELHI India’s capital New Delhi has the most polluted air in the world, according to an air quality watchdog. Two other Indian cities, Kolkata and Mumbai, also made the dirty...

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...

Scientists unravel genetic ancestry of Indonesian people

JAKARTA A recent study which combined a historical approach with genetics research concluded that the dichotomy between "native" and "migrant" should never have become a subject of debate in the...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...