Category: News

  • Khashoggi murder planned days ahead, says Turkey’s Erdogan

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    The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned days in advance, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told MPs from his ruling party. He said Turkey had strong evidence Khashoggi was killed in a premeditated and “savage” murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October. He also called for the suspects to be […]

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  • Crown prince was unaware of Khashoggi’s death, Saudi foreign minister says

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    “There obviously was a tremendous mistake made, and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover up,” the official said. Saudi Arabia said Sunday that it had formally apologized to the family of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, even as its foreign minister called his killing at a consulate in Istanbul “a rogue […]

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  • Russia nuclear treaty: US warned over threat to scrap deal

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    Russia has condemned US plans to withdraw from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty and threatened to retaliate for a “very dangerous step”. On Saturday, President Trump said he intended to “terminate” the three-decade-old 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. He said Russia had been “violating it for many years”. The deal banned ground-launched medium-range […]

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  • Khashoggi killing: Turkey vows to reveal ‘truth’ on Saudi critic’s death

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    Turkey has vowed to reveal all details about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Saudi Arabia admitted for the first time he had been killed in its consulate in Istanbul. “Turkey will never allow a cover-up,” a ruling party spokesperson said. Saudi Arabia suggested on Friday Mr Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi critic, had died […]

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  • Amritsar: Scores dead as train mows down crowd

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    More than 50 people have been killed and 200 hurt after a train ran into a crowd near Amritsar in India’s northern Punjab state, police told the BBC. The victims were standing on the railway tracks watching celebrations for the Hindu festival of Dusshera, eyewitnesses told BBC Punjabi. They did not hear the train approach […]

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  • Pompeo says the U.S. will give Saudi Arabia ‘a few more days’ for Khashoggi investigation

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    Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin later said that after meeting with Trump and Pompeo Thursday morning, he would not be attending the Future Investment Initiative summit in Saudi Arabia as initially planned. WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday after meeting with President Trump at the White House that the U.S. will […]

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  • Crimea attack: College shooting kills 19

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    At least 19 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a shooting at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea. An 18-year-old student ran through the technical college in Kerch firing at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian investigators say. Officials and witnesses have also spoken of at least one blast caused by an unidentified […]

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  • Searching for More Than 1,000 Missing People After Hurricane Michael

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    More than 1,000 people were still missing on Wednesday a week after Hurricane Michael flattened communities across the Florida Panhandle, killing at least 27. Teams made up of hundreds of volunteers with the Houston-based CrowdSource Rescue organization were searching for more than 1,135 people in Florida who lost contact with friends and family, Matthew Marchetti, co-founder […]

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  • Invictus Games Preparation Underway!

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    Private Peter Brown sustained an injury serious enough to prevent him performing his duties as a parachute rigger in the Australian Defence Force. Yet, he explains, “from the outside looking in, a lot of people wouldn’t know that I shattered my leg.” “Coming from that is the mental side of things,” he said. “Having people […]

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  • Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey widens search for clues to disappearance

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    Turkey is widening its search for clues to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to include the Saudi consul’s Istanbul residence. The consulate itself, where Mr Khashoggi was last seen on 2 October, was searched by Turkish investigators on Monday for the first time. The consul, Mohammad al-Otaibi has now left Turkey, local media […]

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