Landmark referendum on sweeping presidential powers underway in Turkey Play

Landmark referendum on sweeping presidential powers underway in Turkey

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
Worlds oldest person dies aged 117 Play

Worlds oldest person dies aged 117

The world’s oldest person has died. Emma Morano was 117 years old when she passed away on 15 April. She was the last person to be born in the 19th century.Morano put her long life down to eating two raw and a cooked egg every day. According to her doctor, she rarely ate fruits or vegetables.She lived through two World Wars and 90 Italian governments. Apr 16, 2017