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Turkey’s main opposition party candidate took a narrow lead in the capital Ankara in Sunday’s local elections, early results showed, with President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party leading the race in Istanbul. Mansur Yavas of the secularist opposition Republican People’s Party had 49.1 per cent of the vote in Ankara, one percentage point more than AKP former minister Mehmet Ozhaseki, with just under half of ballot boxes opened in the capital.
Unbeaten Oleksandr Gvozdyk retained his World Boxing Council light heavyweight title Saturday with a fifth-round technical knockout of Doudou Ngumbu, who was halted by a right leg injury.
Further details have emerged as to the last-minute strategies employed by some pro-Buhari grassroots campaigners to turn the minds of Northern voters against the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential election.
North Korea on Sunday described the February raid on its embassy in Madrid by a dissident group as a "grave terrorist attack" and urged an investigation into the perpetrators.