AKP defeat ends 25 years of dominance over capital and sends shockwaves through country For the first time in his 16 years in office, Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has been punished at the ballot box as his ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) lost control of the capital, Ankara, in fiercely fought local elections. In

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — Deputies say an arrangement between three Florida teens to buy a tactical vest ended with a 14-year-old boy dead and two charged with murder. Lee County Sheriff’s officials say the three teens met Saturday and that J’Martin Hixon had planned to buy the vest he’d seen on an online sale site.

One of Russia’s richest women — who amassed a $600 million fortune as co-owner of the country’s largest private airline — died in a plane crash Sunday. Natalia Fileva, 55, was aboard a single-engine Epic LT that spiraled into a field while on approach to an air strip in the southwestern German town of Egelsbach

Emperor Akihito is stepping down on April 30, in the first abdication in 200 years, bringing his era of “Heisei” to an end. The new era takes effect May 1. The name of the era of Japan’s soon-to-be-emperor Naruhito will be “Reiwa,” the government announced on Monday. Emperor Akihito is stepping down on April 30,

The son of Paul Scholes has been pictured arriving with his father as the teenager prepares to be sentenced for assault. Arron Scholes, 19, was seen entering Tameside Magistrates’ Court this morning after his conviction for beating 21-year-old Robert Kemper. He left his victim with blood shot eyes and bruises all over his face after the

George Clooney has called on the public to boycott nine hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei following the nation’s cruel anti-gay laws that would see any Muslims engaging in adultery and gay sex be stoned to death beginning on April 3. On Wednesday it was revealed that homosexuality will now become a capital offense in

A Sydney man who plotted to kill ‘five to seven’ Australians a month under the orders of Islamic State has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Omarjan Azari, 24, was seen giving a one-finger ISIS salute and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ at NSW Supreme Court during his sentencing on Friday, The Australian reported. Justice Natalie Adams sentenced him to 12

At least 19 people killed, say officials, including six who jumped from 22-floor building Desperate workers have jumped to their deaths as a huge fire tore through a Dhaka office block, killing at least 19 people and trapping others in the latest major inferno to hit the Bangladesh capital. Rescue workers warned the death toll could rise

Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison among estimated 20,000 attending national remembrance service near site of attacks ‘Racism is not welcome here’ – Ardern’s speech in full New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern was greeted with a standing ovation as she took the stage to address a crowd of thousands gathered at Hagley Park for a nationwide remembrance

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A 15-hour standoff at a New Hampshire hotel ended Thursday with three people dead, including two who had barricaded themselves inside a room and shot repeatedly at police and drug enforcement agents. Authorities, including a SWAT team, swarmed the area around the Quality Inn in Manchester, closing off a bustling commercial neighborhood