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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...

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...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

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.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...