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hello, you are watching bbc news. i'm sally bundock. our top story this hour: turkey votes yes. voters narrowly approve a referendum to massively extend the president's powers, and let him stay in the post for another 12 years. our other main stories this hour: america's vice president visits korea's demilitarised zone, as tensions remain high over the north's nuclear ambitions. prince harry reveals how he came close to having a complete breakdown, and turned to therapy, following the death of his mother, diana. also later in world business report: what hard landing? china reveals its economy is growing nicely, so were we worried about nothing?
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we tell you what the experts are saying now about the world's second—biggest economy. chocolate wars. cadbury grapples with a nationwide backlash in new zealand, as it prepares to move its factory there to australia. but first: it was a divisive result, and it ended in a contested result, but turkey's president erdogan has called on his country to respect the result of a referendum he called. the victory, by a narrow majority, gives him sweeping new powers, including the ability to abolish the role of prime minister and dissolve parliament. greg dawson reports. from the flag—waving and the
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fireworks... to the clattering of pots and pans in protest, reaction to this vote reveals how divided turkey is about its future. it is a narrow victory, but it is one that ghastly increases the power of this man. president erdogan will now be able to appoint several vice presidents, hire and fire judges, and can now potentially stay in power until 2029. translation: turkey took a historic decision, and a 200—year—old discussion on its constitutional system. this decision is not an ordinary event. this is the day on which a very important decision has been made. within hours of victory, he raised the idea of a rack referendum on reinstating the death penalty, a move which would kill off turkey's already slim hopes
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of joining kill off turkey's already slim hopes ofjoining the eu. opponents fear the changes amount to i—man rule, without any checks on his power. there are also claims of voter, after it emerged of these 1.5 million votes were allowed to stand, despite not having an official election electoral board stamp. is a member of nato, turkey is viewed by the us and europe as a crucial ally to bring stability in the middle east. but it has been through one of its most volatile periods in recent history. a failed coup attempt, and several terror attacks in the last 18 months. president erdogan says his increased powers will help him restore security, but this was far from a resounding victory, and it is one that leaves this country polarised. ravza kava kci kan is a politician with the ruling
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justice and development party of akp. shejoins me now from istanbul. i assume you are happy with the outcome, but with the concern about the legitimacy of this result, how do you think this really gives erdogan the kind of mandate he wa nted erdogan the kind of mandate he wanted out of this referendum? thank you, and good morning. it is 7am in turkey, and i know it is early for your viewers as well. of course, i am happy, as a member of parliament who worked very hard to make sure that this would go to the people of turkey, and this wasn't something that was passed by president erdogan. we have to make a big correction. this was something that was passed by the turkish grand national assembly, and then presented for referendum to the people of turkey, and that is a major correction. this doesn't give power to the president. erdogan,
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this wasn't tailored for him. but it does give powers and responsibilities to the presidency, making sure that we have a complete separation of powers. and it does not give the power to the president to stop the parliament from working, but it does give the parliament the power to investigate the president, for the first time in turkish history. the parliament will be able to put the president under investigation, as well as all the ministers, and will give the parliament the ability to take them toa parliament the ability to take them to a higher court. this is not something that existed in the turkish council of legislature. if the turkish people decide to vote for someone else in the next election, the same for the turkish grand national assembly, they are more than welcome to do so. these
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are some of the fact that are not being presented, and there is lots of misconceptions about what this referendum was about, and ifind it very u nfortu nate. referendum was about, and ifind it very unfortunate. just on the issue of the results, if there is anything that was not done correctly, that will be investigated. turkey is a full democracy, and if there is any objections, just like that can happen anywhere else, and it did happen anywhere else, and it did happen in previous turkish elections, in this case of the referendum, that will be looked into. and whatever needs to be done will be done. ok, well let's tackle the two issues, then. we will get to the two issues, then. we will get to the votes in a moment, but initially, the constitutional change. as you say, you are arguing that this is a huge step forward for turkey in terms of its democracy. but many would look at this from the outside and perhaps argue that the
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new, sweeping powers that the president will have, whether that be president will have, whether that be president erdogan or a different president erdogan or a different president in 2019, it means that the checks and balances are not there if that president can pick those who are in the area ofjustice, if they can dissolve the parliament themselves, if they can pick their own ministers, their own cabinet. there is too much power in the hands of that one individual. the president cannot dissolve the parliament. he can take, and the parliament. he can take, and the parliament can take, the decision to go for elections. and if either party, the parliament or the president, decide to go for elections, they will go for elections, they will go for elections to a mac —— they both go for elections. most politicians will not take that risk unless there is something urgent or there is something urgent or there is something which isn't working. i am old enough to remember the days of
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the 1980s and 1990s, when the parliament and the presidency came toa parliament and the presidency came to a deadlock in turkey, and the system didn't work. can i interrupt your moment? sorry to interrupt you, but on the issue of the votes that have been cast, he only got 51%, slightly more than that, in terms of the yes vote. 1.5 million votes did not have an official stamp. angerer, istanbul voted no. so to what extent can the turkish people be sure that there will be a proper investigation —— ankara. there will be a proper investigation -- ankara. i understand your question. first of all, it wasn't president erdogan, or the president who went to vote. it was a constitutional referendum, we have to clarify. so the turkish people, there was a great turnout. we are grateful to all our voters, the ones who voted yes as well are the ones
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who voted yes as well are the ones who voted yes as well are the ones who voted no. so we are happy that there was a great turnout, and there will be investigation if there is anything that needs to be corrected, it will be corrected. this is something that happens in every election, there is always rejections. so we will do that. and one more thing. 51% was enough for brexit. why is it not enough for turkey? weighs turkey being held up toa turkey? weighs turkey being held up to a different yardstick than ever body else? we are going to have to live it back, but we do appreciate your time this morning. thank you for talking to us on bbc world news. have a great day, goodbye. in the next hour we will be getting another view of that on the bbc. we will have continuing coverage on turkey here on bbc world news. until then, do go to our website for more background, including why turkey has been having this referendum, as well as written analysis
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from our correspondents. that is all at bbc.com/news, or download the bbc news app. the american vice president, mike pence, has visited the demilitarised zone in south korea just as tensions remain high following north korea's decision to test fire what's believed to be a medium—range missile this weekend. it failed, but america has said it continues to work on a range of options to deal with the problems. our correspondentjohn sudworth is in the north korean capital, pyongyang where his movements are being monitored and tightly controlled. this flower show, like almost everything else in north korea, is dedicated to its ruling family. this is the stand of national defence industry... and this display is in honour of their abiding obsession, missiles. is it a little strange to have rockets and missiles in a flower show?
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no, not strange at all. there are reports that there was a missile test... yeah. ..and some suggestions that it failed. have you heard these reports? this is not a failure. we will win, and we will have greater successes in the future. there has so far been no mention of the missile on north korean tv. but it is true, every launch, failure or not, takes the military one step closer to its goal. the timing of the latest missile test is significant, coming just a few hours before the us vice president, mike pence, arrived in the south korean capital, seoul. it is a message of defiance from here in pyongyang. its quest to become a fully—fledged nuclear power continues. at its big military parade, it put some of its newest missiles on display. the decades of threats and sanctions against north korea have clearly done little to stop it.
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the president has made clear that he will not accept the united states and its allies and partners in the region being under threat from this hostile regime, with nuclear weapons, and so we're working together with our allies and partners, and with the chinese leadership, to develop a range of options. at pyongyang's zoo, there was a relaxed, holiday atmosphere. the looming crisis seems far from anyone's mind. north korea appears confident that president trump's threats will turn out to be hollow, and that he will conclude, like others before him, that war carries far too many risks. john sudworth, bbc news, pyongyang. steve evans is in seoulfor us. just hearing there from john about
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what is going on in north korea, pyongyang, but we havejust mentioned that mike pence has been to visit the demilitarised zone. has an emotional significance for him because his father fought in that war, but he is they're basically to reassure south of career that what he called the unshakeable bond remains. you may remember before the election president trump, candidate trump then, cast some doubt on the alliance with south korea, saying that south korea didn't pay enough money for american protection. all the message now is the bond is absolutely solid. there does seem to be some shifting in the american position. you got the impression may
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be two weeks ago that the military option was there, and there was a possibility of some kind of attack on nuclear facilities, perhaps, possibility of some kind of attack on nuclearfacilities, perhaps, in north korea, or a missile launch, or something like that. the people advising mr trump now i saying that the military option is not there. certainly not in the immediate future. they are working with their allies, south korea and japan in particular, and also they expect china to do more to rein north korea in. so with the military option taking a backward place, the policy is starting to look a little bit like the obama policy. the big question will be what happens when and if north korea does a sixth nuclear test. we will talk to. thank you, steve, who is based in seoul for us. stay with us on bbc news.
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still to come: up, up and away — we'll tell you about thew flying car that could revolutionise travel. pol pot, one of the century's greatest mass murderers, is reported to have died of natural causes. he and the khmer rouge movement he led were responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million cambodians. there have been violent protests in indonesia, where playboy has gone on sale for the first time. traditionalist muslim leaders have expressed disgust. the magazine's offices have been attacked, and its editorial staff have gone into hiding. it was clear that paula's only contest was with the clock, and as for a sporting legacy, paula radcliffe's competitors will be chasing her new world—best time for years to come. quite quietly, but quicker and quicker, she seemed just
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to slide away under the surface and disappear. this is bbc news. i'm sally bundock. the latest headlines — yes campaigners in turkey celebrate as they claim victory in the referendum. president erdogan says changes to the constitution will now go ahead. america's vice president mike pence has visited the demilitarised zone in south korea just as tensions remain high following north korea's decision to test fire what's believed to be a medium range missile this weekend. police in the us state of ohio are hunting a man they say committed a murder live on social media. officers in the city of cleveland said steve stephens broadcast the shooting of an elderly man
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on the video streaming service, facebook live. russell trott reports. speaking on his phone and broadcasting the conversation live on facebook, this is the moment steve stephens makes an extraordinary confession. dog, i just snapped, dog. ijust killed... that's what i did, i killed 13 people. just moment earlier he got out of his car, approached an hourly man it is thought he didn't know and shot him dead. the violent killing also broadcast live on facebook. his victim, 74—year—old robert woodward and, reports say he had just finished an eastern with his family and was walking home when he was killed. visibly shocked, his son and daughter gave their reaction. this man right here was a good man. and i
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just... i hate he's gone, you know what i mean? i don't know what i am going to do. it's not right. it's not real. i feel like my heart is going to stop. you will be all right. i feel like going to stop. you will be all right. ifeel like it going to stop. you will be all right. i feel like it is going to stop. steve stephens appears in the video to confess to multiple killings but police say so far they are only aware of one death. currently there are no other victims that we know. we have several locations in devon in the post itself will be got information and so itself will be got information and so far, there are no more victims that we know that a tide to steve stephens. we need him to turn himself in. right now, there are two families out there that are hurting. mr goodwin's family and of course there are people out there who care about steve stephens and want to see this not go any further. this isn't the first time a serious crime has been captured on facebook‘s lifestrea m. been captured on facebook‘s lifestream. in january for people
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been captured on facebook‘s lifestream. injanuary for people in chicago broadcast the assault of an 18—year—old disabled man. police are warning steve stephens is armed and dangerous and the fbi have now joined the hunt for him. prince harry has revealed he went for counselling after spending nearly 20 years trying to avoid thinking about the death of his mother. the prince was 12 when princess diana died in a car crash in paris. he told the daily telegraph he only sought help after he reached breaking point. dan johnson reports. with public grief on a scale barely seen before, we got very little insight into how the little boys we re insight into how the little boys were missing their mum. now after two decades are willing to deal with diana's death, prince harry has told the daily telegraph just how big and long—lasting impact was. the daily telegraph just how big and long—lasting impact waslj the daily telegraph just how big and long-lasting impact was. i can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12 and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years has had a quite serious
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effect on not only my personal life but also my work as well. my way of dealing with that was refusing to ever think about my mum because why would that help? it is only going to make you sad, it is not going to bring her back. the prince said boxing help him deal with aggression after he nearly punched someone, and he talked about asking for professional mental health advice. all of a sudden all of this grief i have never processed came to the forefront and i was like there is actually a lot of stuff you only to deal with. it was 20 years of not thinking about it and then two years of total chaos. as i'm sure you know some of the best or easiest people to speak to is a shrink or whoever, americans call it a shrink, someone you have never met before, do sit down on the sofa and say i need advice please listen to me and you let it all out. and you've done that, have you ? let it all out. and you've done that, have you? or than a couple of times. it's great. heads together campaign set up by harry and his
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brother and sister—in—law will be the main charity at next week and's london marathon on. the prince said he has spoken so openly about his own experience in the hope of encouraging others to discuss mental health issues. jose mourinho paid tribute to his manchester united players as his side beat chelsea to dent his former club's title ambitions on sunday. ander herrera and marcus rashford scored the goals which cut chelsea's lead at the top to just four points with only six games of the season remaining. i don't think anyone can doubt about how credit to win the game. this is my pleasure and after manchester city and liverpool victories, putting on the pressure on us, probably waiting for us to lose this match or to lose the two points, we won it and we are still there, fighting. manchester united decided to win
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because they showed more desire than us, more motivation, more ambition to win this game. and, yeah. it's simple. it's simple. liverpool have moved back up to third in the table after beating west brom 1—0 — the only goal of the game scored on the stroke of half—time. a match between french ligue un sides bastia and lyon was abandoned after home fans invaded the pitch. kick—off was delayed by almost an hour as bastia fans tried to attack visiting lyon players during their warm—up. stewards held off fans while players were rushed down the tunnel and a gate closed behind them. lyon were then persuaded to start the match, having initially refused, before further incident caused the abandonment at half—time. ferrari's sebastian vettel won the bahrain grand prix as lewis hamilton's hopes were hit by a penalty for gamesmanship. the brit was penalised five seconds for driving deliberately slowly on pit entry.
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vettel‘s win gives him a 7—point lead over hamilton in the championship after three races of the new season. ronnie o'sullivan is through to the second round of the world snooker championship. the 5—time winner beat qualifier gary wilson 10 frames to seven. his win included the highest break of the tournament so far - a 124. but, after the match, he hit out at snooker‘s hierarchy, following a series of incidents he's been involved him that have got him into trouble with the game's authorities. until now, flying cars have been the stuff of science fiction. for decades, inventors have been competing to make them a reality. now, a dutch start—up say they've done it — all in line with the existing air and road regulations. our correspondent anna holligan takes a visit to the hanger where fancy flying
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machines are stored. built like a gyroplane, the lift comes from this rotor blade on top which is powered by the wind, and the whole forward push motion comes from this propeller at the back. it is powered by a 100 horsepower engine in here, in fact, there are two of them for extra safety. they allow you to travel at speeds of 110 miles an hour in the air, 100 miles an houron the miles an hour in the air, 100 miles an hour on the road and it will take you about ten minutes to get airborne. inside, the cockpits, there is room for two people,
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including the pilot. that there are two things you need to know before you can actually take off in one of these things. one, you need to know what you're actually doing. in the uk, the us and the eu, you will need a private pilot ‘s licence to fly the flying car and it takes a minimum of 25 hours actionable flying experience to get one of those. and then of course there is the price tagged. the most basic model costs $400,000. many of us have dreamt of back to the future coming a reality and this pioneering crossbreed goes on sale in 2018 or we could find out whether that will happen sooner than we had imagined. all see you soon. a few showers continue
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in the morning acros the southern half of the uk but the setup for easter monday is one of high pressure to the west, low to the east. it brings in a northerly airflow and clear conditions to come over the next 24— 36 hours, especially by night and notjust with us, across a good part of northern and eastern europe. let's split the country into two for easter monday because cooler conditions to begin with will be across northern england, ireland. northern ireland should stay dry throughout. a few showers across the eastern half of scotland in particularfor a time, some of those will bring sleet and snow on higher ground, but hail and rain to low levels before sunshine develops widely. the southern half of the uk and here we start off with more cloud and a couple of residual overnight showers here and there. the odd shower through the day pushing through the breeze will not last too long. most places will avoid them and most of the day will be dry with increasing amount of sunshine a developing after a cloudy start. temperature—wise, it will feel pleasant as the sunshine comes out in the afternoon.
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cooler further north, particularly where there are showers and strong winds. here we will chase the evening showers from northern england down across other parts of central and eastern england to take us into tuesday. the sky is clear and the winds feel lighter. the cold conditions to take this into early tuesday and the coldest night of the week in the northern uk. —5 reaching —7 in the countryside. most should avoid a frost across the south. close call but the breeze mayjust be enough but it will be a chilly commute if you are back to work on tuesday. if you have the day off, a lovely fresh spring day in store. a few isolated showers, cloudier into the hebrides, patchy rain later but for many it is sunny. temperatures not overly high but it will feel very nice indeed. high pressure builds in across southern areas as we go into tuesday night and wednesday. as it pushes southwards we allow more off the atlantic in the form of cloud into scotland, keeping temperatures appear to take this into wednesday, clear skies
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in the south and a cold start. the remainder of the week, not much rain around, it will feel warmer by day, but frosty nights will still be a feature and will take effect across the southern half of the uk. this is bbc news. the headlines: the turkish president has narrowly won a referendum he called on his plans to substantially increase the powers of the presidency. unofficial figures gave recep tayyip erdogan just over 51% of the votes. america's vice president, mike pence, has visited the demilitarised zone in south korea, just as tensions remain high following north korea's decision to test—fire what is believed to be a medium—range missile this weekend. police in the us state of ohio are hunting a man they say committed a murder live on social media. officers in cleveland said steve stephens broadcast the shooting of an elderly man on the video streaming service facebook live.
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prince harry has revealed he went for counselling,
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