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'At least 20 killed' in Turkish capital explosions

The blasts occurred outside Ankara's main railway station. Credit: RTV

At least 20 people are feared to have died in explosions in the Turkish capital of Ankara, local media reported.

The blasts occurred ahead of a planned "peace" march to protest against the conflict between the state and Kurdish militants in southeast Turkey.

Dogan news agency video footage showed those involved in the march tending to wounded individuals lying on the ground while hundreds of people wandered around the streets.


Flypasts as North Korea shows off military at parade

There were a number of flypasts during the parade. Credit: RTV

Aircraft flew over Pyongyang in formation as part of ongoing celebrations of the 70th anniversary of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party.

The ceremony is marking 70 years of the ruling Workers' Party. Credit: RTV

One set of aircraft formed the number 70 in the skies above Kim Il Sung Square.

Huge lines of military equipment, including tanks, have also been shown off in the square in front of leader Kim Jong-un.

Military resources were shown off during the parade. Credit: RTV

Casualties feared as explosions rock Turkish capital

The blasts reportedly happened at a road junction in Ankara. Credit: Google Maps

A number of casualties have been reported after two explosions rocked the centre of the Turkish capital Ankara on Saturday.

The Dogan news agency reported that there were many casualties, including fatalities, following the blasts at a road junction.

The cause of the explosions was not immediately clear.

North Korea 'ready to fight any kind of war waged by US'

Kim Jong Un addresses the ceremony. Credit: RTV

North Korea is ready to fight "any kind of war waged by the US", leader Kim Jong Un said in a speech during celebrations to mark 70 years of the ruling Workers' Party.

Addressing troops gathered in Pyongyang's main Kim Il Sung Square, he said: "The party's revolutionary armament means we are ready to fight any kind of war waged by the U.S. imperialists."

A senior Chinese Communist Party official was present at the event as an envoy of President Xi Jinping.

Weather: Largely dry day for most with hazy sunshine

There should be highs of 17C in the sunshine. Credit: ITV weather

Any patchy mist and fog will gradually clear through the morning.

It will then be a largely dry day for most with some hazy sunshine.

However, it will be cloudier in the southeast where a few showers are possible, and some rain is expected in the northwest as well.

In the sunshine it should feel fairly pleasant with highs of 17 Celsius (63F) but there will be a brisk easterly breeze.


Huge parade marks 70 years of North Korea's ruling party

A huge military parade took place in North Korea on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party.

Supreme leader Kim Jong-un attended the ceremony in Pyongyang's main Kim Il Sung Square, which saw troops marching in formation.

Armoured vehicles have also been seen lining the streets of the secretive country's capital.

The start of the ceremony, expected to be one of the largest held by North Korea, was delayed by rain.

Read: 'We are the masters of the world': A rare glimpse inside North Korea

England fans 'backing Wales' as host team bows out

Many England fans will backing Wales as they take on Australia in Twickenham Credit: Reuters

Large numbers of England fans will be backing Wales now that their team is heading out of the Rugby World Cup, according to a survey commissioned by bookmaker William Hill.

Of those surveyed, 24% said they would be following Wales for the rest of the tournament.

England are due to play Uruguay in Manchester late on Saturday, in what will be their final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, but the fixture has lost much of its appeal for fans since England's defeat by Australia.

Wales, meanwhile, are due to play Australia at Twickenham at 4.45pm, and appear able to rely on a good deal of support from England fans.

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