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Turkey’s official news agency: “Yes” side leading vote count in referendum on expanding president’s powers

THE WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 17:46
Turkey’s official news agency: “Yes” side leading vote count in referendum on expanding president’s powers.

Calm seas, greedy smugglers: Italy saves over 6,000 migrants

THE WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 17:46
Profit-hungry smugglers are taking advantage of calm seas off Libya to launch unseaworthy boats, crowded with migrants, toward Italy.

The Latest: Turkey: 'Yes' gets 57 percent of votes counted

AP - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 17:46
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the referendum in Turkey, set to decide whether more power should be concentrated in the hands of the president (all times local): 2017-04-16T07:26:00-04:00 2017-04-16T11:26:06-04:00
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ETA still wants independent Basque nation after disarming

THE WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 17:16
Basque separatist group ETA says it has not abandoned its goal of an independent Basque state along the French-Spanish border despite giving up its arms.

Statement: US national security adviser arrives s Kabul

THE WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 17:16
President Ashraf Ghani has met with the U.S. National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster and both sides discussed mutual cooperation.

World's 'most colourful 5k run'

BBC WORLD NEWS - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 17:13
Thousands took part in Paris' Color Run along the Seine, finishing with a party by the Eiffel Tower.

Migrant boats: Thousands saved off Libyan coast over Easter

BBC WORLD NEWS - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 17:13
At least 20 others die as NGOs struggle to rescue 1,500 migrants in an ongoing operation.

Somalia forces shoot dead 2 militants in attack near airport

THE WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 16:46
A Somali police officer says security forces shot dead two Islamic extremist fighters who were involved in a mortar attack in the Somali capital early Sunday.

Polls have closed in Turkey’s referendum on whether to expand presidential powers; results expected late Sunday

THE WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 16:46
Polls have closed in Turkey’s referendum on whether to expand presidential powers; results expected late Sunday .

Yes or No? Divided Turks vote on expanding president's power

AP - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 16:46
ISTANBUL (AP) — Voting has ended in Turkey's historic referendum on whether to approve constitutional changes that would greatly expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 2017-04-16T06:17:00-04:00 2017-04-16T10:17:35-04:00
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Legislators target British citizenship of Assad’s wife

THE WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 16:16
A group of British legislators is urging the government to remove the citizenship of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s British-born wife.

Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast

THE WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 16:16
Christians are celebrating Easter across the Middle East, where many are struggling to maintain their embattled communities in the face of war, terrorism and discrimination.

AP Explains: 1,600 hopefuls, vetting and Islam in Iran poll

THE WASHINGTON POST - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 16:16
Iran’s upcoming presidential election likely will pit incumbent President Hassan Rouhani against a variety of contenders, but first all must be vetted by a panel as part of the Islamic Republic’s one-of-a-kind government.

Egypt court acquits charity worker Aya Hijazi

BBC WORLD NEWS - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 16:11
The US-Egyptian citizen has been detained since 2014 on charges that rights groups called bogus.

North Korea nuclear programme: US 'working with China' on response

BBC WORLD NEWS - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 16:06
Trump's top security adviser says they are planning a response to North Korea's nuclear programme.

AP Explains: 1,600 hopefuls, vetting and Islam in Iran poll

AP - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 15:46
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's upcoming presidential election likely will pit incumbent President Hassan Rouhani against a variety of contenders, but first all must be vetted by a panel as part of the Islamic Republic's one-of-a-kind government. 2017-04-16T05:24:00-04:00 2017-04-16T09:24:47-04:00
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Sri Lankans vent anger as toll rises in rubbish dump collapse

BBC WORLD NEWS - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 15:32
Residents say authorities ignored their concerns as the death toll in a collapse reaches 23.

Cairo court acquits Egyptian-American of human trafficking charges

REUTERS - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 15:28
CAIRO (Reuters) - A Cairo court acquitted on Sunday an Egyptian-American woman and seven others who worked with street children and had been detained for nearly three years on human trafficking charges, in a case that had raised concerns in Washington.

Senior Trump aide visits Afghanistan amid questions over strategy

REUTERS - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 15:17
KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser met Afghan officials in Kabul on Sunday, amid questions over the new administration's plans for the military mission in Afghanistan after American forces unleashed a huge bomb there on militants.

Pence: North Korea 'provocation' shows the risk to military

AP - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 15:16
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday that North Korea's "provocation" underscored the risks faced by American and South Korean service members, hours after the North conducted a failed missile launch shortly before Pence's arrival. 2017-04-16T02:39:00-04:00 2017-04-16T06:39:39-04:00
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