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Saudi explanation of Khashoggi death not credible: British minister
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  • 2018-10-21 11:52:21Z

Saudi Arabia's explanation of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul is not credible, Britain's Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday. After denying any involvement in the disappearance of Khashoggi, 59, for two weeks, Saudi Arabia on Saturday morning said

Chinese police launch manhunt after knife attacks kill three
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  • 2018-10-21 11:45:05Z

Chinese police said on Sunday they were searching for a 30-year-old man after knife attacks in the northern province of Hebei killed three people and injured one. Police in Wenan County, where the attacks took place, published several pictures of the suspect, who they said was a local resident, and

France wants whole truth on Khashoggi killing: finance minister
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  • 2018-10-21 11:43:09Z

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Saudi Arabia's admission that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at its Istanbul consulate was welcome "progress", but urged the kingdom to follow through with a full and transparent investigation. "I note that the Saudi authorities have

Afghans shut out by polling station chaos return to vote
Afghans shut out by polling station chaos return to vote
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  • 2018-10-21 09:11:49Z

Around three million Afghans voted on Saturday, officials said but across the country there were complaints that polling stations remained closed, often because staff failed to turn up. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan issued a statement saying it was encouraged by the high numbers

Trump says U.S. to exit nuclear treaty, Russia says dangerous move
Trump says U.S. to exit nuclear treaty, Russia says dangerous move
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  • 2018-10-21 08:59:07Z

President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States will exit the Cold-War era treaty that eliminated a class of nuclear weapons due to Russian violations, a move an official in Moscow called a dangerous attempt at blackmail. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, negotiated by then-President

3 rebels, 3 civilians die in Kashmir amid battle, clashes
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  • 2018-10-21 08:47:40Z

SRINAGAR, India (AP) - Three suspected rebels were killed in a gunbattle with Indian government forces in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, and at least three civilians were killed in an explosion at the site after the fighting was over, officials and residents said.

Oman welcomes Saudi decisions on 'regrettable' Khashoggi case: ONA agency
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  • 2018-10-21 08:44:34Z

DUBAI (Reuters) - Oman welcomed on Sunday Saudi Arabia's decisions "on the regrettable incident" that led to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the state news agency ONA reported. "The sultanate welcome decisions taken by the kingdom in this regard, insists on the importance

Netanyahu says West Bank Bedouin village eviction delay not indefinite
Netanyahu says West Bank Bedouin village eviction delay not indefinite
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  • 2018-10-21 08:17:11Z

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday his decision to delay the demolition of a Bedouin village in the West Bank was a brief reprieve while efforts are under way to reach a relocation deal for its residents. Israel's decision to raze the village of Khan al-Ahmar in Israeli-occupied

Israel postpones demolition of Bedouin West Bank village
Israel postpones demolition of Bedouin West Bank village

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has frozen plans to demolish a strategically located Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank that have drawn international concern, his office said Sunday. "The intention is to give a chance to the negotiations and the offers we received from different bodies, including in recent days," a statement from Netanyahu's office said about Khan al-Ahmar.

Amid skepticism, Saudi official provides another version of Khashoggi death
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  • 2018-10-21 05:47:51Z

The latest account, provided by a Saudi official who requested anonymity, includes details on how the team of 15 Saudi nationals sent to confront Khashoggi on Oct. 2 had threatened him with being drugged and kidnapped and then killed him in a chokehold when he resisted. A member of the team then dressed

Trump, Europeans call Saudi account of Khashoggi death inadequate
Trump, Europeans call Saudi account of Khashoggi death inadequate
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  • 2018-10-21 05:47:03Z

Saudi Arabia said early on Saturday that Khashoggi, a critic of the country's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, had died in a fight inside the building. Germany called that explanation "inadequate" and questioned whether countries should sell arms to Saudi Arabia, while

American Nathan Chen wins Skate America men
American Nathan Chen wins Skate America men's title
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  • 2018-10-21 05:46:15Z

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Nathan Chen ran away with the Skate America men's title Saturday.

Prince Harry inspires athletes as pregnant Meghan trims Australia schedule
Prince Harry inspires athletes as pregnant Meghan trims Australia schedule
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  • 2018-10-21 05:34:03Z

The pregnant wife of Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will cut back her busy schedule as the royal couple enter the last week-and-a-half of their tour to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Meghan curtailed her activities after attending the opening ceremony for the

The Latest: 2 suspects charged in Georgia officer
The Latest: 2 suspects charged in Georgia officer's slaying

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) - The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer (all times local):

Thousands of caravan migrants take shelter in southern Mexico
Thousands of caravan migrants take shelter in southern Mexico
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  • 2018-10-21 04:44:53Z

The migrants pose a tough challenge to the Mexican government's pledge to stop the illegal travelers' plans to press ahead to the U.S. border. More than 5,100 migrants have been registered in three shelters in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Hidalgo, while another 2,000 had camped out for

Afghans shut out by polling station chaos return to vote
Afghans shut out by polling station chaos return to vote
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  • 2018-10-21 04:20:03Z

Around three million Afghans voted on Saturday, election officials said but across the country there were complaints that polling stations remained closed, often because staff failed to turn up. "Those eligible voters who were not able to cast their vote, due to technical issues, deserve the right

Thailand immigrant crackdown eyes
Thailand immigrant crackdown eyes 'dark-skinned people'
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  • 2018-10-21 02:50:27Z

Allegedly aimed at busting visa abusers and illegal migrants, a Thai police operation called "X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner" has raised questions about racial profiling and fears for asylum-seekers caught in its web. The junta that seized power in 2014 justified its power grab by promising stability

Local votes pit Polish nationalists against liberals in key test
Local votes pit Polish nationalists against liberals in key test
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  • 2018-10-21 02:44:27Z

Poles vote for mayors and regional councils in local elections on Sunday pitting centrist opposition candidates against the governing nationalists whose controversial judicial reforms have put Poland on a collision course with the European Union. As campaigning was winding down on Friday, the EU'

Hamilton grabs pole position at US Grand Prix in title bid
Hamilton grabs pole position at US Grand Prix in title bid
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  • 2018-10-20 23:52:08Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lewis Hamilton warned Ferrari and championship rival Sebastian Vettel would be ready to "punch back" at the U.S. Grand Prix after recent poor results.

Saudis Used Mole At Twitter To Track Dissidents For Troll Farm: Report
Saudis Used Mole At Twitter To Track Dissidents For Troll Farm: Report

The Saudi government apparently groomed a mole inside Twitter to keep tabs on

KDP comes first in Iraqi Kurdistan election
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  • 2018-10-20 23:18:39Z

A year after a failed bid for independence, Iraq's Kurds voted last month in a parliamentary election that could disrupt the delicate balance of power in the region. Announcement of the results was delayed for three weeks after the Independent High Elections and Referendum Commission said it received

Detroit police find 63 fetuses in funeral home amid probe
Detroit police find 63 fetuses in funeral home amid probe

DETROIT (AP) - Police removed the remains of 63 fetuses from a Detroit funeral home and regulators shuttered the business amid a widening investigation of alleged improprieties at local funeral homes.

Donald Trump says US to withdraw from nuclear weapons pact due to Russian violations
Donald Trump says US to withdraw from nuclear weapons pact due to Russian violations

Donald Trump on Saturday announced the US is to pull out of a landmark nuclear agreement with Russia, accusing the Kremlin of violating its terms. Mr Trump did not offer specific details on how Moscow had violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, but during the past four years America has repeatedly argued that Russia has been in breach of the agreement with its aggressive actions against former Soviet states in Europe. "Russia has violated the agreement. They have been violating it for many years," said Mr Trump after a campaign rally in Nevada.  "And we're not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement and go out and do weapons and we're not...

Israel delays eviction of West Bank Bedouin village
Israel delays eviction of West Bank Bedouin village
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  • 2018-10-20 21:44:16Z

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday postponed the forced eviction of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, a government official said. The fate of Khan al-Ahmar has drawn international concern after Israel said it planned to raze the village, a ramshackle camp housing 180 residents

Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact
Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact
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  • 2018-10-20 21:04:34Z

ELKO, Nevada (AP) - President Donald Trump said Saturday he will pull the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty because Russia has violated the agreement, but provided no details on the violations.

Adelsons Add $25 Million to Their Midterm Campaign Spending
Adelsons Add $25 Million to Their Midterm Campaign Spending

The Las Vegas Sands Corp. chief executive officer and his wife were among the big-dollar donors who lavished tens of millions on political committees during September ahead of the first national elections of Donald Trump's presidency. The couple's latest contribution was to the Senate Leadership Fund, a super political action committee affiliated with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Federal Election Commission filings show.

Ronaldo scores but Juventus
Ronaldo scores but Juventus' perfect start ended by Genoa
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  • 2018-10-20 20:50:14Z

MILAN (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to net 400 goals across Europe's top five leagues.

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Facebook's WhatsApp flooded with fake news in Brazil election
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  • 2018-10-20 19:32:56Z

Facebook has touted efforts to crack down on misinformation on its main platform ahead of the Oct. 28 presidential run-off between right-winger Jair Bolsonaro and leftist Fernando Haddad. Haddad now alleges that businessmen supporting Bolsonaro have been paying to bombard voters with misleading propaganda

The Latest: Many in caravan inclined to take Mexico asylum
The Latest: Many in caravan inclined to take Mexico asylum
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  • 2018-10-20 17:56:53Z

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) - The Latest on a caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States (all times local):

Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced
Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced
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  • 2018-10-20 17:48:05Z

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey will "never allow a cover-up" of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey's ruling party said Saturday, reflecting international skepticism over the Saudi account that the writer died

Sri Lanka to recall peacekeeping commander on UN request
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  • 2018-10-20 17:43:02Z

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lanka's military said Saturday that it will recall its commander leading a UN peacekeeping contingent in Mali, a day after the world body asked him to be repatriated over his human rights background.

Real Madrid loses again after its worst scoring drought
Real Madrid loses again after its worst scoring drought
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  • 2018-10-20 14:58:22Z

MADRID (AP) - Without Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time in nearly a decade, Real Madrid reached the worst scoring drought in its history.

Thousands take to streets in London demanding second Brexit vote
Thousands take to streets in London demanding second Brexit vote
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  • 2018-10-20 14:57:30Z

The protesters waved the blue and gold flag of the EU and held up "Bollocks to Brexit" banners under sunny skies to call for another referendum on the eventual deal on how Britain will leave the world's biggest trading bloc. The march comes as pressure builds on Prime Minister Theresa

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Congo's controversial voting machines start arriving
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  • 2018-10-20 14:52:09Z

Congo's deputy prime minister said on Saturday that tablet-like voting machines for December's election had been made to order and will finish arriving this month, despite suspicions by diplomats and the opposition that they may enable fraud. President Joseph Kabila is due to step down after

A New Type of Treatment Shows Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer
A New Type of Treatment Shows Promise Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

This study offers encouraging evidence

New treatment offers up to ten months extra life for women with deadly breast cancer
New treatment offers up to ten months extra life for women with deadly breast cancer

A new treatment could offer up to ten months extra life for women with one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer, following a successful British trial. Using a combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy, the body's own immune system can be tuned to attack triple-negative breast cancer, scientists found. The research, carried out by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and St Bartholomew's Hospital, also showed that the combined treatment reduced the risk of death or the cancer progressing by up to 40 per cent. Professor Peter Schmid, a professor of cancer medicine at QMUL and the author of the trial, described the results as a "massive step forward". "Triple-negative breast...

Next summit for Trump, North Korea
Next summit for Trump, North Korea's Kim likely after first of year: senior U.S. official
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  • 2018-10-20 13:22:23Z

The next summit meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is likely to happen early next year, a senior administration official said on Friday. "A meeting is likely sometime after the first of the year," the U.S. official told a small group of reporters

Ex-India state official: Most train victims migrant workers
Ex-India state official: Most train victims migrant workers

NEW DELHI (AP) - Most of the casualties in a train disaster that killed dozens of people in northern India were migrant workers, a former state government official said Saturday.

Thousands turn out for anti-Brexit protest in London
Thousands turn out for anti-Brexit protest in London
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  • 2018-10-20 11:49:13Z

Thousands of protesters were gathering in central London on Saturday to call for a second referendum on Britain's exit from the European Union. London Mayor Sadiq Khan was among those set to address the People's Vote March, which culminates at a rally in Parliament Square. Britons voted to

Comoros says rebels must withdraw by Monday
Comoros says rebels must withdraw by Monday
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  • 2018-10-20 11:43:23Z

The Comoros government said Saturday that rebels on the island of Anjouan had to disarm by Monday and allow the city centre of Mutsamudu to return to normal after a week of clashes. Security forces and rebels opposed to President Azali Assoumani have fought in the narrow streets of the medina quarter

Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $1.6 Billion After Friday's Drawing
Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $1.6 Billion After Friday's Drawing

It's the biggest prize in Mega Millions history.

Russian charged with conspiring to interfere in U.S. congressional elections

Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, 44, became the first person charged with a crime for attempting to interfere in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections, according to a government official with knowledge of the investigation. Khusyaynova was the chief accountant for Project Lakhta, an operation started in 2014 and financed by a Russian oligarch close to Russian President Vladimir Putin and two companies he controls, according to a criminal complaint. The oligarch, Evgeny Viktorovich Prigozhin, and his two companies were indicted in February in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's separate investigation of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election to boost eventual winner Donald...

Readers write: Scottish phrases, more photos, reading habits, learning about the Amazon
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  • 2018-10-20 10:00:03Z

Scottish phrases

African leadership should speak out at the UN, US commercial embargo of Cuba should end, Fan Bingbing's tax practices are not unusual, India's ties with Russia can survive American interference, Women's rights are co-opted for their political impact
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  • 2018-10-20 10:00:01Z

"It is ... disheartening to observe that not even one of the African leaders in attendance [at the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations] plucked up the courage to speak poignant truths to the superpowers...," writes Afam Nkemdiche.

Indian officials exchange blame for train plowing into festival crowd
Indian officials exchange blame for train plowing into festival crowd

Punjab state's Chief Minister Amarinder Singh told reporters on Saturday that 59 people had died with 57 injured in the accident and that an official inquiry would be carried out over the next four weeks. A large crowd had formed near the tracks on the city's fringe for the burning of effigies as part of a major Hindu festival on Friday when the train sped through the gathering in darkness, officials and witnesses said. Grieving relatives and residents, some of whom were still scouring the bloodied fields for belongings of their loved ones, said there was no warning from the train as it rolled down the tracks just as firecrackers exploded in the sky in the annual Dusshera festival.

Ted Cruz's Facebook Live Broadcast Goes Hilariously Awry
Ted Cruz's Facebook Live Broadcast Goes Hilariously Awry

Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) team sure knows how to botch a Facebook Live

U.S., China, others tentatively agree to multilateral air encounter code
U.S., China, others tentatively agree to multilateral air encounter code
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  • 2018-10-20 09:02:16Z

Several countries including the United States and China agreed "in principle" on Saturday to multilateral guidelines to manage unexpected encounters between their military aircraft, joining 10 Southeast Asian nations already in the pact. The world's two biggest economies as well as Australia

Dovizioso snatches Japan pole as Marquez match point looms
Dovizioso snatches Japan pole as Marquez match point looms
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  • 2018-10-20 08:43:40Z

Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso kept his fading MotoGP title hopes alive Saturday by snatching pole for the Japanese Grand Prix in a frantic late dash. The Italian, who realistically needs to emulate his 2017 victory in Japan to delay Marc Marquez's coronation, clocked a fastest lap of one minute,

Sri Lanka 273-7 in 4th ODI vs. England
Sri Lanka 273-7 in 4th ODI vs. England
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  • 2018-10-20 08:41:56Z

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP) - Dasun Shanaka and Niroshan Dickwella hit half-centuries to give Sri Lanka a competitive 273-7 in the fourth one-day international against England on Saturday.

Thousands rally in Taiwan, call for referendum on independence from China
Thousands rally in Taiwan, call for referendum on independence from China
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  • 2018-10-20 08:18:24Z

The rally, one of the largest seen on Taiwan this year, was organized by a group called Formosa Alliance founded six months ago, and the protesters gathered near the headquarters of President Tsai Ing-wen's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Kenny Chung, a spokesman for Formosa Alliance, described

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