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Turkey accuses Greek military of harassing research ship

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish government accused Greece’s military Tuesday of harassing a Turkish research vessel in the Aegean Sea and said Turkey's military had responded to the alleged intimida...

China calls Germany's Bild 'despicable' for reporting on Wuhan lab leak theory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese embassy in Germany expressed "strong indignation" and described German newspaper Bild as "despicable" after it cited a scientist who came t...

VinFuture to announce nomination criteria and officially launch the call for nominations

The VinFuture Prize is officially open for nominations until June 7, 2021.There are nine key eligibility criteria for the Grand Prize and the three Special Prizes. The call for nominations...

Iran state TV airs launch of new satellite-carrying rocket

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV on Monday aired the launch of the country's newest satellite-carrying rocket, which it said was able to reach a height of 500 kilometers (310 miles). ...

Paul Crutzen, who shared Nobel for ozone work, has died

BERLIN (AP) — Paul J. Crutzen, a Dutch scientist who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry for his work understanding the ozone hole and is credited with coining the term Anthropocene to describe the geol...

As Biden seeks a turn on environment, Trump rules to linger

Longtime safeguards for U.S. bird populations took a hit under former President Donald Trump, whose administration made it harder to prosecute industry-caused deaths — such as the 2019 destruction of ...

EXPLAINER: What is WHO team in Wuhan looking for

WUHAN, China (AP) — The WHO team of international researchers that arrived in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on Thursday hopes to find clues to the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

COVID-19 toll linked to Belgian party for elderly hits 27

BRUSSELS (AP) — The death toll of a virus outbreak in a care home linked to a Saint Nicolas party for the elderly last month has reached 27. The Mol care center in northern Belgium ...

China clamps down in hidden hunt for coronavirus origins

MOJIANG, China (AP) — Deep in the lush mountain valleys of southern China lies the entrance to a mine shaft that once harbored bats with the closest known relative of the COVID-19 virus. The ...

Suspected Chinese underwater drone caught by Indonesian fisherman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fisherman recently caught what appears to be a Chinese underwater drone in Indonesian waters. The fisherman apparently hauled up the drone last Sunday (Dec. 20) near ...

China clamps down in hidden hunt for coronavirus origins

MOJIANG, China (AP) — Deep in the lush mountain valleys of southern China lies the entrance to a mine shaft that once harbored bats with the closest known relative of the COVID-19 virus. ...

Taiwan, Japan team up to develop mini satellite

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is joining hands with Japan to develop a mini satellite as a validation platform for optical sensor technologies, with the launch slated for mid-2022. Dubbed the...

Japan's 'onsen': A hot bath every day keeps doctors away

Professor Shinya Hayasaka, a medical doctor and professor at Tokyo City University, has been studying the health benefits of taking a bath or relaxing in an "onsen" natural hot spring for mo...

Israeli jets fly over Beirut, explosions reported in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli jets flew very low over parts of Lebanon early Friday, terrifying residents on Christmas Eve, some of whom reported seeing missiles in the skies over Beirut. M...

Russia cuts size of COVID-19 vaccine study, stops enrollment

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Health Ministry agreed Wednesday to cut the size of a study of a domestically developed coronavirus vaccine and to stop the enrollment of volunteers. The decis...