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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...

Australia: Big data can be used to protect nature

ANKARA The use of big data can be part of the solution to achieve a sustainable environment while preventing the degradation of nature, according to a new study published Friday.  Big...

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...

Earth Day is more important than ever: UN Environment

ANKARA Just around the corner, the Earth Day this year is foremost as the world is struggling with the pandemic reminding "the vulnerability of humans and the planet," the UN...

Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano erupts

JAKARTA, Indonesia Anak Krakatau volcano erupted on Friday night in Indonesia, said the authorities. The volcano in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra islands in Lampung province erupted at 10.35...

Turkey allows free access to science magazines

ANKARA Turkey allows free access to science magazines, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank said on Monday. "We provide free access to all TUBITAK magazines for those staying home, particularly...

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...

Germany should cooperate with China in science: EFI

ISTANBUL  Germany should exchange knowledge and technology with China, a commission said in a report presented to Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday. The Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI),...

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...

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'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...