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The vote introduces a raft of constitutional changes that mean Turkey's parliamentary democracy can be replaced with an executive presidency. Members of the Nationalist Movement Party who didn't support the Yes vote say they had campaign venues cancelled and in some towns and villages the AK party put pressure on local officials like mayors to push the yes vote.
  • Attempted North Korean missile launch fails, U.S. confirms

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    China's official Xinhua News Agency says China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed the situation on the Korean Peninsula in a phone call Sunday amid escalating tensions in the region. Sinpo, where the Sunday launch took place, is the site of a North Korean submarine base and where the North has tested the submarine-launched ballistic missile it is developing.
  • Italian rescue ships save about 2000 migrants

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    In the central Mediterranean, it said there had been 2,074 rescues conducted by "various search-and-rescue (SAR) assets on Friday, including 134 rescued by the Phoenix". It took 453 people on board its own ship, the Phoenix, while MOAS crew members supervised more than 1,000 others on "unseaworthy" vessels into the night, providing basic provisions and life jackets.
  • Pence: 'Era of strategic patience' with N Korea is over

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    Russia's foreign minister says he hopes the USA will not take unilateral action against North Korea as it did recently in Syria. Speaking on Sunday before a handful of the 28,500 United States military personnel stationed in South Korea , Pence denounced the latest North Korea test as a "provocation".
  • VP Pence says "era of strategic patience is over" with North Korea

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    Vice President Mike Pence says the USA commitment to South Korea is "iron-clad and immutable" in the face of North Korea's work to advance its nuclear and ballistic missile program. "That the nuclear test did not happen will surely be seen as the pressure working". North Korea's defiance to carry out missile tests should be of grave concern to the whole world, Mr Richardson chillingly warned.
  • Senior Trump aide visits Afghanistan amid questions over strategy

    Senior Trump aide visits Afghanistan amid questions over strategy

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    Army General John Nicholson, who leads US and global forces in Afghanistan, had recently called for a "holistic review" of the relationship with Pakistan, echoing longstanding USA concerns that the Haqqani network, a militant group, enjoys sanctuary in areas in that country along the Afghan border.
  • Turkey Bitterly Split as Erdogan's

    Turkey Bitterly Split as Erdogan's "Yes Vote" Will Change Democracy Towards Dictatorship

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    Kurdish militants overnight killed a guard in an attack on a vehicle carrying a district official from Yildirim's ruling AK Party in southeast Turkey's Van province, security sources said. "We are awaiting the assessment of the OSCE/ODIHR International Observation Mission, also with regard to alleged irregularities", a statement issued by EU President Jean-Claude Juncker and other ranking officials said.
  • Turkey referendum: Erdogan wins

    Turkey referendum: Erdogan wins

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    Worldwide observers from the Council of Europe and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) are due to give their preliminary findings on the referendum later Monday. The High Electoral Board initially said it would not accept ballots that were missing ballot commission stamps, but changed course after voting was underway, saying it would accept unstamped ballots "unless they are proven to have been brought from outside".
  • Pakistan has no evidence against Kulbhushan Jadhav: MEA

    Pakistan has no evidence against Kulbhushan Jadhav: MEA

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    Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj made a strong statement and warned Pakistan of the consequences of their actions in Rajya Sabha saying, "There is no evidence of any wrongdoing by Kulbhushan Jadhav". "Consular access is usually expeditiously granted", he added. "In the light of all this, we have said clearly that the proceedings against Jadhav are farcical".