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World wasted over 1B meals daily in 2022: UNEP report

World wasted over 1B meals daily in 2022: UNEP report

March 28, 2024, 1:24 pm

GENEVA – Worldwide, more than a billion meals a day were squandered in 2022, while 783 million people were affected by hunger and a third of humanity faced food insecurity, according to a UN report released on Wednesday. The UN Environment Program (UNEP) report found that 132 kg per capita and… Read More

Majority of Americans oppose Israeli action in Gaza: Poll

Majority of Americans oppose Israeli action in Gaza: Poll

March 28, 2024, 1:21 pm

WASHINGTON – A majority of Americans now disapprove Israel's military actions in the Gaza Strip, compared to November, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. According to the latest results from March 1-20 survey, approval has dropped from 50 percent to 36 percent since November, while… Read More

Search resumes for 6 missing workers after US bridge collapse

Search resumes for 6 missing workers after US bridge collapse

March 28, 2024, 11:36 am

WASHINGTON – Authorities resumed a search Wednesday for six missing construction workers presumed dead after a massive cargo ship struck a vital bridge in the US city of Baltimore, causing it to collapse. Maryland Governor Wes Moore said dive teams spent hours in the frigid waters of the… Read More

Israeli archaeologists resolve Paleolithic mystery in Galilee

Israeli archaeologists resolve Paleolithic mystery in Galilee

March 27, 2024, 12:54 pm

JERUSALEM – Israeli archaeologists have resolved a mystery surrounding extensive Paleolithic stone quarrying and tool-making sites scattered across the Upper Galilee region, providing insights into the behavior of early humans and their relationship with the environme These sites, characterized… Read More

New Zealand glaciers continuously shrinking, says survey

New Zealand glaciers continuously shrinking, says survey

March 27, 2024, 12:50 pm

WELLINGTON – New Zealand's latest snowline survey revealed "continued shrinkage" of glaciers in the country. New Zealand's glaciers appear "smashed and shattered" due to enduring ice loss, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) said on Monday. NIWA has been flying over… Read More

S. Korea, US launch task force to block N. Korea's missile programs

S. Korea, US launch task force to block N. Korea's missile programs

March 27, 2024, 12:00 pm

SEOUL – South Korea and the United States have launched a task force to effectively block North Korea from financing its unlawful nuclear and missile programs, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. The inaugural meeting of the South Korea-U.S. bilateral Enhanced Disruption Task Force was held in… Read More

BBC admits possible 'mistake' in coverage of genocide case vs. Israel

BBC admits possible 'mistake' in coverage of genocide case vs. Israel

March 26, 2024, 6:07 pm

LONDON – BBC’s editorial policy chief told British lawmakers on Monday the broadcaster may have "made a mistake" by its unequal coverage of proceedings of the genocide case Israel is facing at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In a session with legislators on Parliament's Media… Read More

Pope's fatigue only to be expected, says his doctor

Pope's fatigue only to be expected, says his doctor

March 26, 2024, 12:21 pm

ROME -- Pope Francis is an 87-year-old man whose periodic bouts of poor health and fatigue that have forced him to give up recent readings are only to be expected for a man of his age, his doctor told Corriere della Sera Monday. "The pope is an 87-year-old man with huge responsibilities. It is… Read More

Oil prices up as geopolitical tensions fuel supply concerns

Oil prices up as geopolitical tensions fuel supply concerns

March 26, 2024, 1:09 am

ANKARA – Oil prices increased on Monday amid global supply concerns supported by heightened geopolitical risks. International benchmark Brent crude traded at USD85.21 per barrel at 10.29 a.m. local time (0729 GMT), a 0.45 percent rise from the closing price of USD84.83 per barrel in the previous… Read More

Strong solar flares might cause temporary radio blackouts: Report

Strong solar flares might cause temporary radio blackouts: Report

March 25, 2024, 9:31 pm

ANKARA – Strong solar flares have the potential to cause radio waves to lose energy or even be absorbed, resulting in a "radio blackout," the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder (SWPC) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said in its latest report. Describing… Read More

Health minister vows talks with medical community over walkout

Health minister vows talks with medical community over walkout

March 25, 2024, 8:17 pm

SEOUL – Health Minister Cho Kyoo-hong on Monday said they will hold talks with the medical community, a day after President Yoon Suk Yeol called for a "flexible" measure to suspend licenses of defiant trainee doctors. Prospects of talks between the government and the medical community over a… Read More

Women in Gaza urgently need ceasefire, says UN official

Women in Gaza urgently need ceasefire, says UN official

March 25, 2024, 1:48 pm

ISTANBUL – UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous on Sunday highlighted the difficulties experienced by women in Gaza, stressing the urgent need for a ceasefire in the region. "Women in Gaza give birth without water. They have no food, no tents, no toilets. They are living the unimaginable,"… Read More

Moscow attack death toll climbs to 137

Moscow attack death toll climbs to 137

March 25, 2024, 1:02 pm

MOSCOW – The death toll from the terror attack on Moscow’s Crocus City Hall music venue has climbed to 137, the Russian Investigative Committee said. Of those killed, 62 have been identified so far. "The identification of those dead continues. As of now, as many as 137 bodies have been found.… Read More

Hong Kong matches highest March temperature in 140 years

Hong Kong matches highest March temperature in 140 years

March 25, 2024, 12:47 pm

ANKARA – Hong Kong's temperature on Sunday equalized its highest recorded level during the month of March in 140 years, the city’s weather observatory said. The mercury touched 31.5C (88.7F) -- the highest temperature recorded during the month of March since records began in 1884. It spiked to… Read More

Russia in mourning after deadly concert hall attack

Russia in mourning after deadly concert hall attack

March 24, 2024, 6:40 pm

ISTANBUL – Russia is observing a national day of mourning on Sunday after a deadly attack at a concert hall in the Moscow region. Flags were lowered to half-mast, while people laid flowers at Crocus City Hall, the concert hall where armed men opened fire on Friday, killing at least 133 people… Read More

Korea healthcare standoff to worsen as professors vow mass resignation

Korea healthcare standoff to worsen as professors vow mass resignation

March 24, 2024, 6:26 pm

SEOUL – The monthlong confrontation between the government and doctors was feared to worsen further as medical school professors were to tender mass resignations and cut back on patient care starting this week, while the government was to suspend the licenses of striking trainee doctors,… Read More

Ukraine denies alleged links to Moscow terror attack

Ukraine denies alleged links to Moscow terror attack

March 24, 2024, 2:30 pm

ISTANBUL – Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak on Saturday said that his country has "no slightest connection" with Friday’s terrorist attack in the Russian capital Moscow. “Any attempts to connect Ukraine to the terrorist attack are absolutely untenable. Ukraine has not the… Read More

4 perpetrators of concert hall attack held while heading to Ukraine

4 perpetrators of concert hall attack held while heading to Ukraine

March 24, 2024, 12:32 pm

MOSCOW – The Russian Investigative Committee said Saturday that four perpetrators of Friday's Moscow region concert hall attack were detained in the border region of Bryansk while heading to Ukraine. Separately, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said it learned that a handler was waiting for… Read More

Biden signs $1.2-T budget bill, averts government shutdown

Biden signs $1.2-T budget bill, averts government shutdown

March 24, 2024, 12:27 pm

NEW YORK – US President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the USD1.2-trillion budget bill approved by the US Senate. Biden said in a written statement that the budget bill would prevent a government shutdown, while also stating that it invests in the American people, strengthens the economy, and… Read More

UK's Princess of Wales says she is under cancer treatment

UK's Princess of Wales says she is under cancer treatment

March 23, 2024, 12:15 pm

LONDON – The United Kingdom's (UK) Princess of Wales said on Friday that she has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy. In a personal video message posted on X (formerly Twitter), 42-year-old Princess Kate said that tests after her planned abdominal surgery in January had… Read More