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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan pushes to create powerful presidency

Turkey's president started campaigning on Saturday for constitutional reforms that would greatly expand the powers of his office, hours after a vote in parliament cleared the way for a national referendum on the issue.

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen calls on Europeans to 'wake up'

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen urged European voters to follow the example of Americans and the British and "wake up" in 2017, at a meeting of right-wing leaders aiming to oust established parties in elections this year.

Hundreds of thousands at women`s anti-Trump marches in US

Hundreds of thousands of people flooded US cities Saturday in a day of women`s rights protests to mark President Donald Trump`s first full day in office.

Bomb kills 11 at Syria-Jordan border camp: Monitor

A car bomb blast killed at least 11 people at a camp for displaced Syrians by the border with Jordan on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

Donald Trump era begins with Obamacare rollback, protests
Donald Trump era begins with Obamacare rollback, protests

Donald Trump began his presidency with a series of seismic policy interventions.

Russia says airstrikes hit ISIS targets in Syria's Deir ez-Zor province: RIA

Six Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor on Saturday, RIA news agency quoted the Russian defence ministry as saying. 

Kremlin hopes for rapport with United States, warns about differences
Kremlin hopes for rapport with United States, warns about differences

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman voiced hope for a constructive dialogue with President Donald Trump's administration in comments broadcast today, but warned that differences will remain.

Italy avalanche death toll rises to five, four more survivors rescued

Five people have been confirmed dead at the hotel demolished by an avalanche in central Italy this week, and nine survivors have been pulled from the rubble, the national fire service said on Saturday.

Police, ruling party hit by attacks in Istanbul
Police, ruling party hit by attacks in Istanbul

An assailant opened fire on a police car Saturday in Istanbul, just hours after two other attacks against the police and Turkey`s ruling party offices, media reports said.

Boat capsizes in East China Sea, one killed, 12 missing

One person was killed and 12 others were reported missing today when a Chinese fishing vessel capsized in East China Sea.

Pakistan blast: At least 21 killed, over 40 injured in Kurram's explosion

An explosion in a busy vegetable market killed at least 21 people on Saturday in Pakistan`s remote northwestern tribal region, an official said.

Turkish parliament approves presidential system, paving way for referendum

The Turkish parliament approved a constitutional reform bill overnight including strengthening the powers of the presidency, paving the way for a referendum expected in the spring which could see President Tayyip Erdogan in office until 2029.

Pakistan market bomb kills 13, wounds 47: Officials

At least 13 people were killed and 47 wounded when a bomb exploded in a market on Saturday in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan`s northwestern tribal belt, officials said.

Donald Trump gives Oval Office a makeover, reinstalls Winston Churchill bust

US President Donald Trump has given a makeover to the Oval Office within hours of moving in to the White House as he reinstalled a bust of former British prime minister Winston Churchill and introduced some other changes.

Donald Trump signs executive order against Obamacare on Day One
Donald Trump signs executive order against Obamacare on Day One

Within hours of taking the oath, new US President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at "minimising the economic burden" of Obamacare "pending repeal", to make good on one of his most impassioned campaign promises of dismantling his predecessor's healthcare law.

British PM Theresa May says Donald Trump `recognises importance of NATO`
British PM Theresa May says Donald Trump `recognises importance of NATO`

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that she believed US President Donald Trump "recognises the importance and significance of NATO", despite him days earlier dubbing the military alliance obsolete.

John F Kelly vows to preserve liberty and uphold rule of law
John F Kelly vows to preserve liberty and uphold rule of law

The new US Homeland Security Secretary Gen (retd) John F Kelly has vowed to preserve liberty and uphold rule of law in his position of having the mandate of country's internal security.

This is what Barack Obama said just before leaving Washington
This is what Barack Obama said just before leaving Washington

Barack Obama said the change didn`t happen from the top down but from the bottom up.

Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US president, vows to put ''America First'' and eradicate “radical Islamic terrorism”
Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US president, vows to put ''America First'' and eradicate “radical Islamic terrorism”

In an inaugural address that was a populist, anti-Washington rallying cry, Donald Trump vowed to pursue "America First" policies.

Rocket fired near Istanbul police headquarters

A rocket was fired near the police headquarters in Turkey`s largest city of Istanbul on Friday but missed the building and there were no reports of casualties, broadcaster CNN Turk said.

Donald Trump to develop missile defense system against Iran, North Korea: White House
Donald Trump to develop missile defense system against Iran, North Korea: White House

The Trump administration intends to develop a "state of the art" missile defense system to protect against attacks from Iran and North Korea, the White House said in a policy position posted on its website on Friday.

US air strike in Syria kills more than 100 al Qaeda members: Defense official

The strike took place just a day before the end of President Barack Obama`s presidency.

Missed Donald Trump`s inaugural address? Read full text here
Missed Donald Trump`s inaugural address? Read full text here

"Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come," said Donald Trump.
 

Donald Trump hopes to see better US-Pakistan relations in future: Envoy

US President-elect Donald Trump has expressed hope for improved relations between Washington and Islamabad, Pakistan's Ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jillani said on Friday.

Ten survivors found in ruins of Italy avalanche hotel
Ten survivors found in ruins of Italy avalanche hotel

Italian rescuers on Friday rescued a mother and son and located eight other survivors in the ruins of a mountain hotel, two days after it was buried under an avalanche.

Donald Trump takes oath as US President: Top 10 quotes from his inaugural speech
Donald Trump takes oath as US President: Top 10 quotes from his inaugural speech

Donald Trump took the oath of office in front of about 800,000 people who braved chilly weather to gather on the National Mall.

Looking forward to working with you, PM Narendra Modi tells US President Donald Trump
Looking forward to working with you, PM Narendra Modi tells US President Donald Trump

The Prime Minister said strength of the India-US strategic partnership "lies in our shared values and common interests".

Melania Trump evokes Jackie Kennedy, Ivanka in white for swearing in

Melania Trump`s Inauguration Day outfit had been the cause of much speculation.

Donald Trump's swearing-in US' 58th presidential inauguration ceremony
Donald Trump's swearing-in US' 58th presidential inauguration ceremony

Donald Trump's swearing-in on Friday was the 58th formal presidential inaugural ceremony since 1789, when US' first president George Washington was inaugurated.

Britain's Prince William to become a full-time royal

William, 34, the second-in-line to the throne, will also base his family in London rather than their current home in Norfolk, eastern England.