Erdo?an just gave a press conference, confirming a record close to 90% turnout in what he described as a ?€?lesson in democracy?€? and essentially declaring victory.
He praises electoral commissions and election observers, and mentions ?€?brotherly?€? countries that have congratulated Turkey on the vote.
Turkey?€?s Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has declared victory in his country?€?s presidential election.
?€?The Turkish public has mandated me as president according to unofficial results,?€? Erdo?an said. ?€?I hope nobody will damage democracy by casting a shadow on this election and its results to hide their failure.?€?
Celebrations in major cities as clock passes midnight in carefully stage-managed event
Police officers gave them flowers, fathers gave their blessing and locals marked the moment with humour as Saudi women took to the streets in their cars after the ban on driving was lifted.
As the clock ticked past midnight on Saturday, a group of women who had been granted licences started their engines, some with fathers or brothers alongside, and others in new cars bought for the occasion. Several women shouted with delight. Others cried, and many more took videos of their first forays at the wheel.
Charities warn that political standoff is costing lives as Italy refuses entry to another ship
Charities operating search-and-rescue missions in the Mediterranean have called on European leaders to urgently guarantee safe ports for migrants and refugees, warning the political standoff is already costing lives.
As EU leaders met on Sunday for an emergency summit on migration, a week after 630 people rescued by the Aquarius ship arrived in Spain having been turned away by Italy and Malta, the fate of another vessel remained in limbo.
Four people thought badly hurt after unexplained blast in city of Wuppertal
Twenty-five people have been injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal, police have said.
Police said the explosion rocked the several-storey building shortly before midnight on Saturday with a large bang, scaring people in surrounding homes so much they ran out into the street in a panic. The detonation was so severe it destroyed the building?€?s attic and the top three floors, the German news agency DPA reported.
Emmerson Mnangagwa unhurt by explosion at election rally that injured vice-president
Emmerson Mnangagwa, the president of Zimbabwe, has called for peace, love and unity hours after escaping an apparent assassination attempt during an election campaign rally in the southern city of Bulawayo.
At least eight people were injured in the explosion, the state-run Herald newspaper reported.
North Korea agreed to send home US war remains during summit in Singapore between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump
The US military said on Saturday it was moving ?€?assets?€? to an air base near Seoul and to the border with North Korea, to prepare for the return by Pyongyang of the remains of US soldiers missing since the Korean war ended in an armistice in 1953.
Abiy Ahmed commented on Addis Ababa blast that killed one and injured more than 100, saying ?€?killing others is a defeat?€?
Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia?€?s new prime minister, has vowed to continue his radical programme of reforms after more than 100 people were injured by an explosion at a rally in his support in Addis Ababa on Saturday.
The 41-year-old ex-soldier, who took office in April, had just finished speaking when what is thought to be a grenade was thrown at the stage in the capital?€?s Meskel Square.
Study finds fragile marine ecosystems cannot grow fast enough to keep pace with sea levels
Scientists have uncovered a new threat to the world?€?s endangered coral reefs. They have found that most are incapable of growing quickly enough to compensate for rising sea levels triggered by global warming.
The study suggests that reefs - which are already suffering serious degradation because the world?€?s seas are warming and becoming more acidic - could also become overwhelmed by rising oceans.
As the government ploughs on with its controversial road expansion scheme, commuting in Nepal?€?s capital can take up to four hours - while many joke that the dust mask has become part of the national dress
Argentina?€?s president once talked of forcing slums out of the city - now he wants to deliver residents the deeds to their land. But will it help?
?€?It was really bad in there - I mean, it?€?s literally a ruin,?€? says Romina Vargas of Argentina?€?s most famous abandoned building, where she once lived. ?€?There was lots of contaminated water on the lower floors, there were no sewers, and kids would come and take drugs inside. It?€?s good that it?€?s coming down.?€?
Built in the 1930s and later championed by president Juan Domingo Perón, the 14-storey building in south-west Buenos Aires was intended to be the largest hospital in Latin America; a cornerstone of Perón?€?s grand populist vision for Argentina. But construction stopped abruptly in 1955 with a military coup. The abandoned colossus at the edge of the capital became known as the White Elephant.
Joel Cánovas uses Instagram to document his passion for rescuing discarded tiles as part of his one-man mission to salvage a century of Catalan heritage
Joel Cánovas was sipping a beer on a patio in Barcelona when a piece of rubbish caught his eye. A section of hydraulic cement tile - the once-ubiquitous flooring material used in homes around the city for a century or so from the mid-1800s - had been discarded during a home renovation.
Cánovas picked up the tile, and a passion was born. Spotting tiles in dumpsters throughout Barcelona, Cánovas soon began to document his discoveries on Instagram as The Tile Hunter (@i_rescue_tiles).
The booming market for products for ?€?urban skin?€? reflects anxieties about the health impacts of living in cities - but is it all just a marketing gimmick?
Fiona Westerhout talks about her skin as though she is giving directions in a familiar neighbourhood: oily around the T-zone, dry cheeks, sensitive with the occasional breakout.
Westerhout, 29, had just started blogging about skincare when she and her partner moved from Perth in Western Australia to Shanghai in May 2016. There she found a new cause for skincare concern: pollution.
The tensions between the opposing views of Turkey?€?s president will not be resolved by the elections
It has been a momentous week for Turkey - but for reasons that have little direct bearing on today?€?s nationwide elections. In a ceremony thousands of miles away in Forth Worth, Texas, the Turkish air force took delivery of its first Lockheed Martin F-35A joint strike fighter, known as the Lightning II - possibly the best combat jet in the world.
Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, Turkey?€?s president, whose government has ordered 100 F-35s, appears well satisfied with the multibillion-dollar deal. The planes will enable Ankara to project military firepower across the Middle East and beyond. National prestige will be enhanced. It is the sort of thing Erdo?an loves.
Giuseppe Conte presents 10-point plan to solve migration crisis at emergency summit
Italy has warned the future of the EU?€?s border-free travel zone is at stake as it sought to ease the pressure on Mediterranean countries arising from hosting refugees and migrants.
Italy?€?s prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, was speaking at a mini-EU summit in Brussels, where he said a plan from his government presented at the summit represented a paradigm shift in dealing with migration. But his ambitious move to change what he called obsolete EU rules that govern who is responsible for asylum claimants is likely to encounter opposition from other countries.
Former tennis star says as son of refugee he has strong feeling for African continent
Boris Becker has insisted he takes his duties as a diplomat for the Central African Republic seriously, despite the country?€?s foreign secretary saying the tennis player?€?s passport is fake.
The German sportsman is involved in a long-running bankruptcy dispute, but last week his lawyers said that under the Vienna convention he could not be subjected to any legal proceedings without the consent of the British government and ministers in Bangui, because he is the CAR?€?s attaché to the European Union on sporting, cultural and humanitarian affairs.
As populism surges in Europe and America, Sicario 2 cuts through the political babble to show what is at stake
In times of pulverising change and social turbulence, when traditional political categories seem wanting and standard institutional processes falter, reality often manifests itself most vividly in culture and artistic expression.
So it is with Sicario 2: Soldado, which opens on Friday: a pulsing, nerve-shredding thriller set on and around the Mexico-United States border and its infernal plains of suffering, desperation and conflict.
The distinguished historian, this year?€?s Reith lecturer, argues we can never be complacent about global conflict
Many of us - and as a Canadian I certainly include myself - have lived so long in what historians are starting to call the Long Peace that we have come to assume that war is an abnormality. Something that may afflict others, from different cultures in far-off places. War for us, we think, belongs firmly in the past. And it is true that large parts of the world have not had to endure state-to-state wars for decades. The majority of the world?€?s nations have also been spared the scourge of civil wars, although many have known violence from revolutionary insurrection. Stephen Pinker and others have also argued that we are conducting our internal affairs with greater civility and point to declining levels of homicide and physical assault around the globe. (His own country, the United States, is an outlier here with much higher murder rates than in Canada or Europe.)
In my BBC Reith Lectures, I am arguing that we should be careful not to assume that the peaceful parts of the world are particularly virtuous or that they represent a clear trend for humanity?€?s moving away from war. We have been fighting each other for a very long time - as far as we can tell, from the moment we started to organise ourselves and settle down as agriculturalists. And much of the world today is at war: in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, the great lakes district of Africa or Sudan. There are also the ?€?frozen?€? conflicts so favoured by Vladimir Putin?€?s regime - in eastern Ukraine, for example - that at any moment could ignite wider struggles.
Women treated at hospital in Taree come forward to tell of botched operations, high-handed dismissal of complaints and long-lasting trauma
Rhiannon Tull knew one thing when she was pregnant with her first child. She did not want her gynaecologist to be Dr Emil Shawky Gayed. Gayed (pictured below) had a reputation in the regional town of Taree on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, where he worked as a visiting medical officer, consulting in his private rooms as an obstetrician and gynaecologist, and scheduling women in for surgery at the Manning Rural Referral public hospital.
As thousands flee the vicious civil war, families seeking safety in the swamp town of Nyal tell of villagers murdered and their homes burnt to the ground by government forces.
The canoe is barely visible at first, a dark shape moving among the lily pads and grasses in the vast expanse of South Sudan?€?s Sudd marshes.
The little craft is laden with five villagers - faces anxious and tired - and the few possessions they were able to rescue as they fled fighting around the counties of Leer and Mayendit, two days distant by boat.
With a free trade agreement signed, a new era of prosperity beckons for the African continent
In Africa, our biggest threats are also opportunities. By 2035, 450 million Africans will have joined the working age population, more than the rest of the world combined in that time. They will power our economies forward, as long as there are jobs they have the knowledge to perform.
But our schools and universities have not kept pace with technology. Over half of all jobseekers have few or no skills, while 41% have qualifications but no skills for the jobs available. The gap is wider still in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Efforts to improve the training and resources available to childminders in Nairobi?€?s Kibera settlement are bearing fruit - to the benefit of all concerned
Three-year-old Joy and her sister Lavine, four, are surrounded by kitchen pots, soft toys and an old wellington boot. It?€?s mid-morning at Kidogo?€?s nursery and preschool, and the sisters are playing in the dramatic centre, a place set aside for children to invent their own games. Each corner of the room is dedicated to a different activity: music, stories, art or a quiet space for reading.
The centre is one of the few quality childcare facilities in Kibera, an overcrowded informal settlement in Nairobi that houses 170,070 people, according to a 2009 national census (although other estimates have put the number significantly higher). Most centres are found in cramped rooms or homes, with one woman responsible for 20 or so children. Ventilation is poor and there are reports of babies being given sleeping pills to knock them out for the day, or children being locked in dark rooms. There?€?s rarely space to play.
As a report highlights the ruinous impact of denying abortion, two medics offer opposing views on the role of personal belief
A rise in the number of healthcare providers who refuse to provide abortion services based on their personal beliefs is having a devastating impact on women and girls around the world, a new study has claimed.
Over the past two decades, at least 30 countries - including, most recently, Ireland, Chile and Argentina - have taken steps to improve access to abortion through legislative changes.
I don?€?t believe it?€?s an accident that the face of these horrific detentions has been overwhelmingly female
There?€?s so much to be angry and terrified about this week, it?€?s hard to know where to start. What?€?s struck me, though, is that in the midst of the crimes this administration is committing against children, they?€?re being quite strategic about who they?€?re sending out to defend themselves.
Sarah Sanders. Kirstjen Nielsen. Ivanka. Melania. White women have been trotted out to explain why children were stolen from their parents and forcibly detained like prisoners - or to applaud Trump?€?s phony executive order, or to feign giving a shit while quite literally stating they ?€?really don?€?t care?€?.
The first lady?€?s ?€?I really don?€?t care jacket?€? isn?€?t the first time she?€?s appeared to have sent a sartorial signal
The internet is arm-deep in jacket-gate. Ever since Melania Trump wore the world?€?s most inappropriate jacket on her trip to a child detention center on Thursday, theories have been swirling as to the first lady?€?s motives.
Populists are exploiting citizens?€? fears while ignoring root causes of migration crises
Like a timebomb waiting to go off, Europe?€?s smouldering immigration problem exploded into a full-blown crisis last week. The US experienced a similar delayed upheaval, after the human consequences of Donald Trump?€?s ?€?zero tolerance?€? border policy became too painful to ignore. The two events are closely linked, the product of systemic international failings.
The longstanding inability of governments to cope with challenges posed by the increased flows of refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants is common to both sides of the Atlantic. The ensuing vacuum has been filled by opportunists such as Trump, maverick fringe parties, andrightwing zealots such as Italy?€?s new interior minister, Matteo Salvini, and the US attorney general, Jeff Sessions.
Polling stations opened on 24 June for the more than 56 million people registered to vote for a new president and parliament in Turkey. It's the biggest ballot box challenge President Erdo?an has faced since his AK Party swept to power more than a decade and a half ago. But Muharrem ?nce, the candidate of the secularist Republican People's Party (CHP), has galvanised Turkey's opposition with feisty performance at campaign rallies . Polls suggest Erdo?an may not decisively win the vote for president - potentially triggering a runoff on 8 July.
Saudi women get behind the wheel for the first time after the kingdom overturns the world?€?s only ban on female motorists. The move is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman?€?s wide-ranging efforts to modernise the conservative oil-rich state - but it has coincided with a crackdown on female activists long opposed the driving ban
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, an early advocate of women driving, released a video of his daughter driving shortly after midnight on Sunday. ?€?Saudi Arabia has just entered the 21st century,?€? he told his granddaughters in the back seat. Women across Saudi Arabia took to the roads at midnight after the lifting of the world?€?s last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem of women?€?s repression in the deeply conservative kingdom.
The New Zealand prime minister and her partner, Clarke Gayford, introduce their newborn to the media and announce her name: Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford.
Neve, derived from the the Irish name Niamh, means 'bright' or 'radiant', and Te Aroha means 'love' in te reo M?ori
Emmerson Mnangagwa has escaped an apparent assassination attempt during an election campaign rally in the southern city of Bulawayo. The incident came hours after a blast struck a large rally by supporters of Ethiopia?€?s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, in Addis Ababa, wounding dozens of people
A bear trapped in a car in California created so much damage to the vehicle that the only way to get the animal out was to smash one of the windows. A police officer broke a window of the Subaru Outback that was parked in Carnelian Bay, before making a hasty retreat. Moments later the bear clambered out
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