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Turkish research team arrives in Antarctica

Turkey's fourth polar expedition team arrived in Antarctica to conduct scientific research, the Turkish minister of industry and technology announced on Feb. 18.

The team, which departed from Istanbul on Feb. 9, will carry out studies for a month on Horseshoe Island, where a temporary Turkish Science Base was deployed, Mustafa Varank said in a press release issued by the ministry.

7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits the Caribbean, there is a Tsunami Threat

A tsunami warning has been issued for Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean, world agencies said. 

There have been no reports of casualties, injuries or damage to Cayman Islands buildings, a spokesman for the Territory Disaster Management Agency said.

Tsitsipas through to third round after Kohlschreiber withdraws

Sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas has advanced to the third round of the Australian Open after his German opponent Philipp Kohlschreiber withdrew due to injury, organizers said on Wednesday.
ATP Finals champion Tsitsipas, 21, will meet either Canadian 32nd seed Milos Raonic or Cristian Garin of Chile in the third round, having never faced either opponent before.

The Smoke from the Fires in Australia Reached Chile and Argentina

Forecasters have detected particulate matter in the air in South America.

The smoke from the fires in Australia reached Chile and Argentina.

The presence of smoke should not cause any serious effects in the South American nation, since it rarely rains in that area.

Atmospheric currents carried fragments across the Pacific Ocean 12,000 kilometers from the raging fires.

China Will Reduce Tariffs on Over 850 Types of Imported Goods from January 1

China will reduce tariffs on more than 850 imported goods, including frozen pork and frozen avocado, from January 1, 2020, Reuters reported, citing a statement from the Chinese Treasury. From 1 July 2020, duties on certain IT products will be further reduced.

US Ambassador underscores he will support Romanian authorities in consolidating rule of law, fighting corruption

New US Ambassador to Romania Adrian Zuckerman underscored on Tuesday at the meeting with President Klaus Iohannis that he would act to support the Romanian authorities in the demarches for the consolidation of the rule of law and the fight against corruption, according to a Presidential Administration release.

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