Polling stations have opened for the controversial constitutional referendum in Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hopes to gain considerably more power through the changes.Critics worry the constitutional changes would grant Erdoğan authoritarian rule until 2029.International elections observers from the OSCE are attending polling stations over worries about possible manipulations of votes. Security at polling stations has also been stepped up after threats made by Isis.
Apr 16, 2017
North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile on Sunday (16 April), but the projectile exploded seconds after lift-off. The South Korean foreign ministry condemned North Koreas provocative test.
Apr 16, 2017
Kulbhushan Jadhav death row: Centre looking at situation 'very seriously' as Indian national's family plans to file mercy petition
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will run in upcoming elections for a second term. Rouhani contributed to the landmark nuclear deal with six countries, including the US, in 2015. Hardliners in Iran believe he made too many concessions to reach a deal.Rouhani’s main rival in the elections will be conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi. Irans presidential elections will be held on 19 May.
Apr 15, 2017
North Korea is celebrating the 105th birthday of the state’s founder, Kim Il-sung. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attended a military parade in honour of his grandfather. New long-range and submarine-based missiles were part of the weapons displayed.The hermit state is on high alert after the US moved a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to the region following North Korea’s latest long-range missile tests. North Korea warned the US it would retaliate any aggression in a ‘merciless manner’.
Apr 15, 2017
Byelection 2017 results round-up: Farooq Abdullah wins Srinagar for NC; DR Thapa clinches Upper Burtuk in Sikkim for SDF
The drop of a bomb by the US military on an Isis cave system has killed at least 36 militants. US officials said no civilians were harmed. Villagers three miles from the blast described the impact of the mother of all bombs.
Apr 14, 2017
Kulbhushan Jadhav death row: India cancels maritime security talks as Pak denies consular access for 14th time
Srinagar by-poll 2017 result updates: Farooq Abdullah wins Lok Sabha by-election by more then 10,000 votes
- Researcher claims he found UFO on moon's Waterman crater, seeks Elon Musk's attention
- Aliens secretly living in Saturn's moon Pan? Researcher analyses NASA images to prove it
- List of names written on New Zealand terror accused Brenton Tarrant's guns
- BJP announces seat-sharing for Lok Sabha elections in Bihar; will join hands with JD(U) and LJP
- What is West Nile Virus? 7-year-old boy dies in Kerala, was in isolation ward for last 10 days