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Sumatran elephant gives birth amid fatal virus threat

MEDAN, Indonesia A critically endangered Sumatran elephant gave birth Monday to a calf at the Tangkahan Resort Special Animal Training Center of Mount Leuser National Park (TNGL Center). The female calf...

Turkish scientists discover COVID-inhibiting molecules

ANKARA  - Scientists from Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey have discovered that a mixture of odor molecules that produce an anti-viral effect could prevent the transmission of...

EuroLeague: Bayern come back 20 down to beat Fenerbahce

ANKARA   Bayern Munich beat Turkey’s Fenerbahce Beko 75-71 in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 4 game on Friday. Fenerbahce Beko made a great start to the game, leading the first quarter 28-9. The...

Extreme-weather related disasters jump dramatically: UN

GENEVA There has been a dramatic rise in extreme weather-related events in the past 20 years, a UN agency said, with reported disasters jumping from just over 4,000 in 1980-1999...

'From Arctic to Alps, summer impacted ice shelves'

GENEVA  From the Arctic to the Alps a hot summer had a significant impact on ice shelves and glaciers in the northern hemisphere, with this year's season hit by new...

Coal use must be progressively phased out: UN chief

ANKARA UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday that the use of renewables has to increase while coal consumption must end. His remarks came on the occasion of the 19th Darbari...

Turkish diver decries plastic pollution in Bosphorus

ISTANBUL  Turkey's multiple world-record holder Sahika Ercumen dived into the Bosphorus Strait on Tuesday to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the seas. She has been declared the Underwater Life Advocate...

Wild plants to take spotlight during FairWild Week

ANKARA Wild plants, a source of many essential products for human consumption, will be in focus during the online FairWild Week campaign as these species are coming under increasing demand...

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,...

Face masks, latex gloves begin to trickle into seas

OVIEDO, Spain With crystalline canals in Venice, wildlife roaming undisturbed and clouds of haze lifting from above urban centers, environmental healing has been touted as a silver lining in the...

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Rwandan foreign minister’s visit to Turkey to further boost relations: Diplomat

JOHANNESBURGThe visit of Rwanda’s foreign affairs minister to Turkey will likely pave the way for further enhancing the already fruitful cooperation between the two...

Turkey suffer heavy defeat in Netherlands

ANKARAThe Netherlands tore apart Turkey 6-1 in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match Tuesday, moving to the top of Group G. The home team...

Bulgaria to head to polls 3rd time this year as efforts to form government...

SOFIA, Bulgaria Bulgaria will head to its third national election this year after the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) failed to form a government following...

Saudi king sacks director of public security, refers him for investigation

RIYADH Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday dismissed the country's director of public security and referred him for investigation, the official Saudi Press Agency...

Biden requests $6.4B from Congress to fund Afghan resettlement

WASHINGTON US President Joe Biden has asked Congress to appropriate some $6.4 billion to aid ongoing efforts to resettle at-risk Afghans following America's pullout from...