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Cyclone Amphan surging towards Bangladesh, India coasts

NEW DELHI, India/DHAKA, Bangladesh  Bangladesh and India have issued warning bulletins, as the cyclone Amphan, one of the worst storms over the Bay of Bengal in years, is likely to...

Does COVID-19 waste get special treatment?

ANKARA As the use of medical masks and gloves rises due to the coronavirus pandemic, many are wondering where this medical waste ultimately ends up once it goes into the...

China’s new spaceship makes successful return to Earth

ANKARA The trial version of China's new-generation manned spaceship has completed a successful return to Earth, the country’s space agency announced on Friday. “At 13:49 on May 8, 2020, the...

Scientists find black hole 1,000 light years from Earth

WASHINGTON Scientists have discovered a black hole just 1,000 light years from Earth, the European Southern Observatory announced Wednesday. The black hole, which boasts a mass more than four-times that of...

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...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – December 1, 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.  Coronavirus...

Russia deploys S-300 defense system on Kuril Islands

MOSCOW  In a move likely to rile Japan, Russia on Tuesday deployed an S-300 air defense system on the disputed Kuril Islands in the North...

South Africa reports over 4,000 new COVID-19 cases

JOHANNESBURG  South Africa recorded 4,173 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 796,472,...

Turkey's Borsa Istanbul flat at close

ISTANBUL  Turkey's benchmark stock index was up 0.02% to close Wednesday at 1,325.49 points. Starting the day at 1,326.76 points, Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index earned...

2020 to be 1 of 3 warmest years on record: UN group

ANKARA The World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) provisional annual climate report released Wednesday said 2020 is on track to be one of the three warmest years...