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Turkey referendum: PM claims win as count continues Turkey referendum: PM claims win as count continues
The Turkish prime minister has claimed victory in the referendum to grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan new powers, based on unofficial results. Binali Yildirim was speaking as the count neared completion. With about 99% of ballots counted, "Yes" was on about 51.3% and "No" on about 48.7%. Erdogan supporters say replacing the parliamentary system with an executive presidency would modernise...
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Syria war: Huge bomb kills dozens of evacuees in Syria Syria war: Huge bomb kills dozens of evacuees in Syria
A huge car bomb has blasted a convoy of coaches carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria, killing at least 39 people. It shattered coaches and set cars on fire, leaving a trail of bodies including children, as the convoy waited in rebel territory near Aleppo. There are fears of revenge attacks on a convoy of evacuees from rebel-held towns, being moved under a deal. B...
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China fears North Korea-US conflict 'at any moment' China fears North Korea-US conflict 'at any moment'
China has warned that "conflict could break out at any moment" as tension over North Korea increases. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said if war occurred there could be no winner. Mr Wang's comments come as the US voices increasing concern at North Korea's development of nuclear weapons and deploys a Navy carrier group off the Korean peninsula. China, North Korea's only backer, fears conflict c...
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Dortmund explosions: 'Islamist' suspect held over team bus attack Dortmund explosions: 'Islamist' suspect held over team bus attack
German police have detained a suspect with "Islamist links" following a bomb attack on the bus of the Borussia Dortmund football team. Prosecutors also said the three explosive devices contained metal pieces. Two letters claiming the attack on Tuesday evening were being investigated, they said. Prosecutors are treating the blasts as a terrorist attack but say the precise motive is unclear...
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Borussia Dortmund football team bus hit by explosions Borussia Dortmund football team bus hit by explosions
Three explosions have hit a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team to their home Champions League quarter-final match against Monaco. Spain international Marc Bartra was taken to hospital with an injury to his hand, the club said. The team tweeted (in German) that the other players were safe and there was no danger in or around the stadium. The first-leg match was postponed and ...
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Stockholm attack: Sweden holds minute's silence for victims Stockholm attack: Sweden holds minute's silence for victims
Sweden's prime minister has told the families of the victims of Friday's truck attack they are not alone, after the country held a minute of silence. Stefan Lofven said all of Sweden's thoughts were with them following a ceremony outside Stockholm City Hall, also attended by the mayor and most of the Swedish royal family. Four people died and 15 were injured when a hijacked truck was driven ...
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Vimy Ridge centenary: Thousands of Canadians mark battle's anniversary Vimy Ridge centenary: Thousands of Canadians mark battle's anniversary
More than 20,000 Canadians have travelled to Europe to mark the centenary of one of the country's defining moments - the Battle of Vimy Ridge during World War One. About 3,600 Canadians died in the battle in northern France, that began on Easter Sunday, 9 April 1917. It was the first time different Canadian military divisions had fought together under one command. Prime Minister Justin Tr...
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Stockholm attack: 'Suspect device' in Sweden crash lorry Stockholm attack: 'Suspect device' in Sweden crash lorry
Swedish police have confirmed they discovered a suspect device inside the lorry which was driven into a Stockholm department store on Friday. The device was found in the driver's seat, National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson said, but it was not known whether it was a bomb. Mr Eliasson also said the suspect in custody was from Uzbekistan, 39, and known to security services. The hijacked...
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Syria war: US missile strikes bring angry Russian response Syria war: US missile strikes bring angry Russian response
Russia has promised to strengthen Syria's anti-aircraft defences after the US bombarded a Syrian air base with missiles, reportedly destroying it. US officials said the base had been used to launch a chemical weapons attack in north-western Syria that left dozens of civilians dead on Tuesday. Russia, which backs President Bashar al-Assad, condemned the US strike. It also suspended a deal ...
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Syria chemical 'attack': Russia faces fury at UN Security Council Syria chemical 'attack': Russia faces fury at UN Security Council
Russia has been sharply criticised by other world powers at the UN Security Council in New York over the chemical weapons deaths in northern Syria. Moscow's suggestions that civilians were poisoned by rebel weapons on the ground have been widely rejected. The UK's foreign secretary, a rebel commander and a weapons expert all said evidence pointed to an attack by the Syrian government, Russia...
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