Morning top 5: Turkish opposition parties want recount; INTO conference gets underway

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Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned opponents not to "belittle" his narrow victory in a referendum that will grant him sweeping new powers.

Speaking to reporters in Istanbul, he said results showed a winning margin of 1.3 million votes in what he described as a "historic decision".

Striking a conciliatory tone following the bitter contest, Mr Erdogan called on foreign powers to respect the outcome - which will mean 18 constitutional changes - as he thanked the Turkish people.

He said: "April 16 is the victory of all who said yes or no, of the whole 80 million, of the whole of Turkey of 780,000 square kilometres.

"We would like other countries and institutions to show respect to the decision of the nation."


Pay is set to top the agenda for primary school teachers as the annual INTO conference gets underway in Belfast today.

It comes as students from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to become teachers under a new €2.4 million euro plan being unveiled later by Education Minister Richard Bruton.

Minister Bruton will address delegates tomorrow.


Police are hunting an "armed and dangerous" man who appears to have shot dead a stranger in the street and uploaded it to Facebook.

The suspect, Steve Stephens, is on the run and has claimed to have committed more than a dozen other killings, according to police in Cleveland, Ohio.

The video shows a man pulling over in a car as he says "find me somebody to kill, gonna kill this guy right here. He's an old dude".


A 51 year-old man was injured in a stabbing in Dublin last night.

It happened at Sackville Place shortly before 10pm.

Emergency services found him with what appeared to be a knife wound to his stomach, and brought him to the Mater Hospital for treatment.

Gardaí are investigating the incident.


A leading security analyst said media in the west shouldn't get too excited about the situation between the US and North Korea, after the nation attempted to launch a missile at the weekend.

Declan Power said its encouraging that US President Trump and China appear to be working together on the matter, and that it is "unlikely" America would go to war with North Korea.

Speaking over the weekend, Vice President Mike Pence said the "era of strategic patience" with North Korea is over.


Lawyers for the US state of Arkansas have vowed to overturn court orders preventing them from beginning an unprecedented series of executions this week.

A series of legal challenges has blocked the southern state's plans to execute eight men by lethal injection in the space of 11 days.