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Erdogan’s AKP poised for win
ANKARA: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AK Party (AKP) took a comfortable lead in Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, according to preliminary partial results, boosting the president’s hopes of extending his 15-year rule. Initial results showed his party leading with 53.8% of 85% presidential votes counted, according to TVS. The initial results had been expected to give Erdogan and his
 
 
Banksy needles France on migrants with Paris mural blitz
PARIS: : The mysterious British street artist Banksy appears to have taken aim at the French government’s crackdown on migrants in a series of new murals in Paris. The world’s best known graffiti painter apparently “blitzed” the French capital over the last few days, leaving as many as six works on walls across the city. None of the works were signed − as has been Banksy’s wont in recent years − but experts told AFP that they
   
Second person dead, 30 arrested, after Ethiopia attack
ADDIS ABABA:Thirty people have now been arrested over alleged involvement in a grenade attack that killed two people at a rally in the Ethiopian capital attended by new prime minister Abiy Ahmed, police said on Sunday. More than 150 were wounded in Saturday’s attack, which took place moments after Abiy had finished a speech in Meskel Square in the centre of Addis Ababa. The rally, attended by tens of thousands, was in support
 
 
France extradites Serb war crimes suspect to Bosnia
SARAJEVO: France has extradited to Bosnia a former ethnic Serb solider accused of taking part in the burning alive of more than 50 Muslim civilians during the country’s 1990s war, prosecutors said on Sunday. Radomir Susnjar, 62, known also as “Lalco,” was identified as living in France by an investigation by Bosnian prosecutors. He was arrested in France in 2014 and released under court supervision before being arrested again
   
Vote will go ahead despite blast: Zimbabwe
HARARE: Zimbabwe ruled out Sunday delaying July elections after a bomb blast at a ruling party rally in which President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly escaped unharmed. Vice President Constantino Chiwenga -- who was among those injured in Saturday’s attack -- said the first parliamentary and presidential polls of the post-Robert Mugabe era would go ahead as scheduled on July 30. “Let me be very clear, nothing will stop the
 
 
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