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Mexico City rail overpass collapses onto road, killing at least 23

04.05.2021 [19:54]
At least 23 people were killed and 65 were hospitalized when a railway overpass and train collapsed onto a busy road in Mexico City on Monday night, crushing cars under fallen carriages and rubble, according to Reuters. The authorities halted rescue efforts shortly after they began, saying there was a risk that ...

Azerbaijan confirms 963 new coronavirus cases

04.05.2021 [18:55]
963 new cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in Azerbaijan, while 2,091 patients have been recovered, the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers told AZERTAC. According to the Task Force, 17 ...

BHOS students winning international competitions awarded

04.05.2021 [17:11]
Rector of Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) Elmar Gasimov has issued an order to award BHOS students who became winners of the regional round of the “Petrobowl” international competition organized by the International Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the “Enactus Azerbaijan Spring School” project organized ...

Defying the narrative of recognizing Armenian causalities as genocide

04.05.2021 [16:02]
On 24 April 2021, US President Joe Biden declared the killings of Armenians in the former Ottoman Empire (1915) as Genocide. Since the last century, Armenians worldwide had been waiting for this moment. Turkey has never denied the suffering of the Armenian population during ...

Biden raises refugee cap to 62,500 after controversy

04.05.2021 [15:24]
President Joe Biden dramatically increased on Monday the US's refugee admissions cap, setting the new limit at 62,500, according to Anadolu Agency. The new figure, which will run through the current fiscal year that ends in September ...

“Lithuanian Tatars” exhibition opens at International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation

04.05.2021 [15:20]
The opening ceremony of the “Lithuanian Tatars” exhibition has been held at the International Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation with the participation of President of the organization Gunay Afandiyeva and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis ...

Azerbaijan increases combat readiness of chemical, bacteriological and radiological defense units

04.05.2021 [15:12]
According to the training plan for 2021, activities are being taken to increase the combat readiness of chemical, bacteriological and radiological defense units, Azerbaijan`s Ministry of Defense told AZERTAC ...

Turkish firms develop oxygen device to treat COVID-19

04.05.2021 [15:06]
Turkish appliance giant Arcelik and biomedical company Biosys have collaborated to develop an oxygen therapy device critical for treating COVID-19, Biosys announced Monday, Anadolu Agency reports ...

GINA marks World Asthma Day on May 4

04.05.2021 [15:00]
World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. World Asthma Day is observed every year to raise awareness about the chronic disease ...

Moroccan universities among world`s best universities in rankings

04.05.2021 [14:27]
The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) listed four Moroccan universities in its 2021-22 Global 2000 list. According to the CWUR, North African country occupies an excellent ranking at the African and Arab levels with 4 universities in the global rankings, namely Mohammed V University, Mohammed I University ...

14 people killed in Herat flash floods

04.05.2021 [13:32]
Local officials said that 14 people were killed in flash floods following heavy rainfalls in the Adraskan district in the western province of Herat, Afghanistan, on Monday, according to TOLO news. The incident happened in the Rokha village of Adraskan district ...

President allocates funding for creation of green energy zone in liberated areas

04.05.2021 [13:25]
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an Order "On measures to establish a green energy zone in the liberated territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan". Under the presidential Order, the Energy Ministry is allocated $1,391,040 in the manat equivalent in order to attract ...

Azerbaijani Ombudsperson sends report on hate crimes and hate speech against Azerbaijanis to international organizations

04.05.2021 [13:15]
The Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) of the Republic of Azerbaijan Sabina Aliyeva has prepared a Report on Hate Crimes and Hate Speech against Azerbaijanis and addressed it to international organizations. The report aims to bring to the attention of the world community the human rights violations ...

Heydar Aliyev Foundation arranges Iftar party in Moscow VIDEO

04.05.2021 [12:36]
On the initiative of Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva, an Iftar party in the Ramadan Tent opened by the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Moscow on the occasion of Ramadan on the Poklonnaya Gora, Moscow. The event also featured the Day of Azerbaijan ...

COVAX needs $35 bln-$45 bln next year to vaccinate adults – WHO

04.05.2021 [11:22]
The global COVAX programme needs $35 billion to $45 billion to vaccinate adults next year against COVID-19, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a briefing on Monday, according to Reuters ...

Oil prices drop on world markets

04.05.2021 [11:02]
Oil prices have decreased on the world markets. On London ICE (InterContinental Exchange Futures) cost of the Brent crude oil fell $0,12 to stand at $67,44, while the price of Light crude oil at the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) decreased $0,11 to trade at $64,38 ...

Magnitude 3.2 earthquake jolts Azerbaijan’s Aghstafa district

04.05.2021 [10:53]
A 3.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in Azerbaijan’s Aghstafa district on Tuesday, according to the Republican Seismic Survey Center of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. The quake, depth of 11 km, was recorded at 06:26 local time ...

Ambassador: Turkey will do its best to help restore Karabakh as soon as possible

04.05.2021 [09:31]
“Turkey will do its best to help restore Karabakh as soon as possible. The peoples of Azerbaijan and Turkey had been carrying the pain of Karabakh in their hearts for 30 years. Turkey fulfilled its fraternal duty to Azerbaijan in liberation of Karabakh from Armenia`s occupation,” newly appointed Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Cahit Bagci said ...

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman portrait donated to Istanbul Municipality

03.05.2021 [20:21]
A month ago, a 16th-century portrait of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman I, also known as Suleiman the Magnificent, was put up for sale at Sotheby's auction house in London and sold for 438,500 pounds ($603,821). The anonymous buyer of the portrait has donated the work to the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB), Daily Sabah reports ...