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Global 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. Bulent Tezcan, deputy chairman of the party known by its Turkish acronym CHP, cited irregularities in the conduct of the vote. "This is why the only decision that will end debate about the legitimacy (of the vote) and ease the people's legal concerns is the annulment of this election by the [electoral board]", ...
  • N Korea missile launch fails day after military parade

    N Korea missile launch fails day after military parade

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    U.S. President Trump has called on Chinese President Xi Jinping to increase pressure on North Korea to make Pyongyang give up its nuclear and missile development programs. He said Pence will try to balance reassurance with a willingness to respond if North Korea acts. The missile launched earlier this month flew about 60 kilometres, but what U.S.
  • Zuma Quit, protesters say in South Africa

    Zuma Quit, protesters say in South Africa

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    Zuma fired Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan , who pushed for budget restraint and improved management at state companies, in a cabinet reshuffle on March 31, igniting South Africa's worst political crisis in nearly a decade and sparking calls from top officials for him to resign.
  • Afghanistan: Death toll from MOAB attack revised to 92

    Afghanistan: Death toll from MOAB attack revised to 92

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    USA forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with "the mother of all bombs", the largest non-nuclear weapon every used in combat by the us military, Pentagon officials said. At least 36 ISIS fighters were eliminated in the attack including a couple of new recruits from Kerala. Former president Hamid Karzai slammed government over the move and said it had been nothing more than a weapons of mass destruction test and that it had been in ...
  • Turkey opposition steps up objections to Erdogan poll win

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    But the opposition immediately cried foul over alleged violations, claiming that a clean vote would have made a difference of several percentage points and handed them victory. The head of the country's electoral board confirmed the win shortly after Mr Erdogan spoke and said the final results would be known in 11-12 days.
  • Government abolishes 457 visas

    Government abolishes 457 visas

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    The majority of the visa holders were from India, which accounted for nearly a quarter of the intake, followed by the United Kingdom and China at 19.5 per cent and 5.8 per cent respectively. The canning of 457 visas is part of a package of reforms that will also feature a training fund to help train local workers to meet gaps in the skills market.
  • India, Australia to further cooperation in maritime security, education

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    Senator Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education & Training, Australia, during the event said that Australia will collaborate with India to build capacity of 400,000 Indian Trainers & Assessors over the next few years. It added that the duo "welcomed continued and deepened trilateral cooperation and dialogue among Australia, India and Japan". "The two Prime Ministers highlighted their shared desire to ensure that Indian Ocean architecture keeps pace with regional issues and addresses ...