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Turkey referendum: Erdogan wins vote to expand presidential powers

Turkey referendum: Erdogan wins vote to expand presidential powers

Media captionPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “Decision made by the Turkish public is a historic moment” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has narrowly won a referendum to expand presidential powers, which could keep him in office until 2029. With 99.45% of ballots counted, the “Yes” campaign had won 51.37% and “No” 48.63%, and the electoral board […]

Turkey referendum: Erdogan camp set to win after most votes counted

Turkey referendum: Erdogan camp set to win after most votes counted

Image copyright AFP Image caption The referendum has divided Turkey – a country facing no shortage of problems Turks have backed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s call for sweeping new presidential powers, partial official results of a referendum indicate. With about 98% of ballots counted, “Yes” was on about 51.3% and “No” on about 48.7%. Erdogan […]

Migrant boats: Thousands saved off Libyan coast over Easter

Migrant boats: Thousands saved off Libyan coast over Easter

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A two-week-old baby was among the passengers on flimsy boats Thousands of migrants have been saved from the sea near Libya during one of the busiest weekends of the year for rescue workers. More than 2,000 people were rescued on Friday and 3,000 on Saturday in dozens of separate rescues, […]

French match off as players targeted

French match off as players targeted

Bastia play on the French island of Corsica Bastia fans ran on to the pitch and attempted to attack Lyon players in the warm-up before their Ligue 1 match. Lyon keeper Mathieu Gorgelin was caught in the middle of a group of pitch invaders, before stewards held off fans while players were rushed down the […]

World’s oldest person, Emma Morano, dies at age of 117

World’s oldest person, Emma Morano, dies at age of 117

Image copyright AFP Image caption Emma Morano was officially the last person born in the 1800s still living The world’s oldest person has died in Italy at the age of 117, reports say. Emma Morano was born on 29 November 1899 in the Piedmont region of Italy. She was officially the last person born in […]

Pope Francis uses Easter message to condemn ‘vile’ Syria attack

Pope Francis uses Easter message to condemn ‘vile’ Syria attack

Media captionPope Francis prayed for those trying to bring comfort and relief to civilians in Syria Pope Francis has used his Easter address to condemn Saturday’s deadly attack on a bus convoy in Syria. The Pope delivered his “Urbi et Orbi” (“To the City and the World”) message to thousands of pilgrims who gathered in […]

Turkey referendum: Historic vote on presidential powers under way

Turkey referendum: Historic vote on presidential powers under way

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Turkey’s constitutional referendum has polarised the country Voting is under way in Turkey in a landmark referendum that will determine whether President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be granted sweeping new powers. Mr Erdogan is seeking to replace Turkey’s parliamentary system with an executive presidency. Supporters say the move would […]

Turkey referendum: Campaigning ends ahead of landmark vote

Turkey referendum: Campaigning ends ahead of landmark vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “Yes” supporters campaign in Istanbul The final day of campaigning in Turkey has ended ahead of a referendum on whether to grant sweeping new powers to the president. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking to replace the parliamentary system with an executive presidency. Approval could see him stay in […]

World’s oldest person Emma Morano dies at 117

World’s oldest person Emma Morano dies at 117

Image copyright AFP Image caption Emma Morano was officially the last person born in the 1800s still living The world’s oldest person has died in Italy at the age of 117, reports say. Emma Morano was born on 29 November 1899 in the Piedmont region of Italy. She was officially the last person born in […]

France gives citizenship to 28 African WW2 veterans

France gives citizenship to 28 African WW2 veterans

Image copyright EPA Image caption French President Francois Hollande (centre right) shakes the hand of one of the veterans French President Francois Hollande has given citizenship to 28 Africans who fought for France in World War Two and other conflicts. Mr Hollande said France owed them “a debt of blood”. The veterans – many from […]