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Turkey's Erdogan claims victory in historic referendum to expand his powers

Turkey's Erdogan claims victory in historic referendum to expand his powers

But the appeasement was short-lived. Supporters say the changes are necessary to modernize the country, but critics believe the reforms will only strengthen Erdoğan's already tight grip on power and p...

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ISIS launches chlorine gas attack in western Mosul

Daily suicide attacks and roadside bombs, along with snipers and mortars, have been the most lethal Islamic State tactics in resisting the 100,000-strong Iraqi force. Hospital staff themselves had to ...

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'Mother of all bombs' killed 94 ISIS fighters, Afghan official

A GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast (MOAB) weapon. Afghan defense officials have said the 21,600-pound (9,797-kg) GBU-43, dropped late on Thursday in the eastern province of Nangarhar, had kill...

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Turkish electoral board head says ballots, envelopes in referendum are valid

During Sunday night's count, the YSK suddenly announced that unverified votes - which had not been verified as genuine by election officials - would be allowed. "We respect the nation's will but the d...

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Turkey's Erdogan warns critics of vote outcome

Turkey's Erdogan warns critics of vote outcome

The Pakistan President Mamnoom Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in their separate messages to the Turkish leaders have congratulated Turkey over this important decision. The opposition National...

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Merkel and Gabriel say respect right of Turks to decide on constitution

President Donald) Trump is taking the United States of America on an adventure, the Erdogan referendum is leading Turkey into absolutism and the 1933 German parliamentary election led Germany into t...

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Federal judge in Arkansas blocks series of executions

Federal judge in Arkansas blocks series of executions

She said the issue about midazolam has been addressed in prior court cases. The first of the executions was scheduled for Monday, but barring a reversal by judges or a higher court, Don Davis will n...

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Global bishops unite in prayer following Egypt church bombings

Global bishops unite in prayer following Egypt church bombings

Soon thereafter, another suicide bomber struck at St. Mark's cathedral in Alexandria, where the Coptic Pope Tawadros was presiding at Palm Sunday services. The group was also planning attacks against ...

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Courtois out, Ibrahimovic on bench at Old Trafford

Courtois out, Ibrahimovic on bench at Old Trafford

The league is open and we have a 50 per cent probability to win the league. But Chelsea does have a more favourable run-in than Tottenham. However, the league leaders will definitely not have it...

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Turkey made historic decision with 25 million 'Yes' votes, Erdogan says

Turnout was high in yesterday's election with more than 86pc of the country's 55 million eligible voters casting ballots. The results reported by the state-run Anadolu Agency - 51.3 percent of the...

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Kelly says Trump's border wall probably won't actually be a wall

The policy, first reported by Reuters, is "no longer under consideration, so the current policy is it", said DHS spokesman David Lapan said. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement ...

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Senate confirms Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

Senate confirms Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

The U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court after a week-long process that led to Republicans deploying the so-called "nuclear option," a move many declared as histor...

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More than 60 children among 126 killed in Syria bus bombing

The death toll may rise further as "hundreds" more were injured in the blast, it added. "You can see tens of burnt out cars, bodies everywhere", said an unnamed eyewitness, describing the carnage fo...

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Four dead as truck ploughs into department store

In February his case was handed to police to deport him after he had failed to leave the country. Vietnam condemns a truck attack on pedestrians in Stockholm capital of Sweden on April 7, Spokespe...

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Cope lays criminal charges against Mbalula

Cope lays criminal charges against Mbalula

That in itself would constitute a breach of security", said the Acting National Commissioner of the SAPS, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane to whom the PPU reports. The Freedom Front Plus also join...

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Erdogan is defiant as opponents contest referendum result

The president struck a conciliatory tone, thanking all voters regardless of how they cast their ballots and describing the referendum as a "historic decision". The CHP has demanded a recount of 60% of...

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Tillerson blames Syrian gas attack on Russian inaction

Tillerson blames Syrian gas attack on Russian inaction

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took a more nuanced view, asserting that Assad had undermined his legitimacy as a leader but declaring that defeating Islamic State remains the top US goal in Syria. "...

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Opposition marks Zuma's birthday with protest

Opposition marks Zuma's birthday with protest

The Pretoria demonstration drew as many as 30,000 people, police estimated. Zuma's office said he was expected to hold a cabinet meeting to discuss the economic situation after Fitch and S&P Globa...

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Turkey votes 'Yes' in referendum, President Erdogan thanks people for support

Turkey votes 'Yes' in referendum, President Erdogan thanks people for support

Hundreds of demonstrators marched in a central neighbourhood in Istanbul , clanking pots and pans and chanting "this is just the beginning, the struggle will continue'". He does not see a narrow vict...

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United Airlines to preserve evidence related to forcibly removed passenger

United Airlines to preserve evidence related to forcibly removed passenger

The airline said it would ensure that off-duty crew travelling on its aircraft were allocated seats at least one hour before departure to avoid customers being turfed off flights after boarding. Cellp...

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Iraqi forces making new push toward Old City in Mosul

Humanitarian conditions in the Iraqi city of Mosul have been deteriorating amid fierce battles between the Iraqi forces and Daesh. Using satellite imagery and local researches, the most recent evalu...

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The world was not impressed with North Korea's failed military provocation

Mr Trump has previously said North Korea was "looking for trouble". After months of labelling China "currency manipulator", Mr Trump's softer rhetoric towards Beijing comes as the USA tries to foste...

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Cassidy, Kennedy cheer confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Cassidy, Kennedy cheer confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

On Nov. 21, 2013, when Democrats controlled the Senate, then-Senate Majority Leader Reid similarly deployed the "nuclear option" to end Republican filibusters blocking President Barack Obama' lower-...

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Anti-Trump sentiment, ad blitz motivate Georgia voters

In an interview with the Guardian, Ossoff , who worked as a congressional aide for Congressman Hank Johnson for five years before turning his hand to journalism, described himself as "laser-focused o...

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Tensions build up between US, Russia over Syria strikes

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called Syrian President Bashar al-Assad an "arch-terrorist" and said Russian Federation still has "time to be on the right side of the argument". However, the ...

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Assange Expected to Be Safe Following Ruling Party Winning Election in Ecuador

Assange Expected to Be Safe Following Ruling Party Winning Election in Ecuador

Earlier in the evening, exit polls by independent pollster Cedatos showed Lasso had the lead over former vice president Moreno. With almost all votes counted Moreno has just over 51 percent. "Let us...

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The strike on Syria could embroil the USA in more war

The missile strike killed 10 people. It is astounding that Russia, Iran and Assad's regime, are demanding via Lavrov a thorough and honest investigation into the chemical attack in Idlib. He added t...

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Historic Referendum In Turkey Grants More Power to President

Under the changes, most of which will only come into effect after the next elections due in 2019, the president will appoint the cabinet and an undefined number of vice-presidents, and be able to sele...

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Jazz sink Clippers on Johnson buzzer beater

The NBA playoffs open on Saturday with the LA Clippers and Utah Jazz meeting in the postseason for the first time in 20 years. With potentially six games left to be played, Gobert has a chance to ...

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Paul Manafort's firm received Ukraine ledger payout

Paul Manafort's firm received Ukraine ledger payout

Manafort's decision to turn to Trump-connected lenders was related to his role in the campaign, where he had agreed to serve for free ", The New York Times said . Foreign agent registration means,...

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