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Erdogan says Saudi journalist’s murder ‘thoroughly planned’

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The murderers of Saudi reporter Jamal Khashoggi must be convicted in Turkey , President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, Turkish media reported October 23. The Trump administration and the USA defense industry are scrambling to save the few actual deals in a much-touted $110 billion arms package for Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Mahinda Rajapaksa becomes new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka amid political drama

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Rajapaksa's appointment could be deemed unconstitutional as the uprooted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is yet to formally resign. He also said it was an "anti-democratic coup". This is usually, although not always, the leader of the largest party represented in parliament. Wickremesinghe insisted he was still the legitimate prime minister and that he had no intention of leaving his post. Read More »

Kentucky Supermarket Shooting: US Gunman Opens Fire Killing 2, Say Police

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During the same case, police say Bush shot his cellphone because it wasn't working. Moments later, he claimed that a man walked through the parking lot holding a gun by his side, when he pleaded with Harrell not to shoot him. Stallard is the father of Mayor Greg Fischer's chief racial equity officer, Kellie Watson . He said a man came around the corner and "the look on his face, he looked like he just didn't care". Read More »

Utah Utes track athlete Lauren McCluskey shot and killed

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McCluskey's mother, Jill , said in a statement released Tuesday that Rowland had lied to her daughter about "his name, his age, and his criminal history ". At the time of McCluskey's report, campus police were not able to find Rowland at the address he had supplied to parole officials. McCluskey, who ranks 10th in the pentathlon in school history, was returning home to her apartment after a night class on Monday when she was apparently attacked, her parents said in a statement. Read More »

IB admits its men were apprehended outside Alok Verma's residence

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Since such officials are on routine duties in high-security zones, they carry their identity cards, said top sources in IB. The four men have been identified as Dhiraj Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Prashant Kumar and Vinit Kumar Gupta. This also enables law enforcement agencies to respond immediately to developing situations, he added. "Unfortunately, their presence was projected otherwise", the statement said. Read More »

World's oldest intact shipwreck discovered in Black Sea

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The 2,400-year-old wooden vessel features elements of ship construction, including the mast and rowing benches, that until now have not been preserved on ships of this age. "I would never believe that a ship from the ancient world could be there, 2km below the water and survive", said the team leader, Professor John Adams, who added that "this will change our perception of shipbuilding and navigation in antiquity ". Read More »

NY Times Publishes Short Fiction About Trump Assassination Plot

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The Chinese are regularly listening to Donald Trump's mobile phone calls. The Times' report does claim that American spy agencies have determined that China and Russian Federation are indeed listening in on the president's cell phone calls and using the intelligence they collect to their advantage in instances like trade negotiations. Read More »

Changing story again, Saudi Arabia says killing was planned

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According to the statement, a joint Saudi-Turkish investigative team "indicates that the suspects in the incident had committed their act with a premeditated intention". CIA Director Gina Haspel visited Turkey earlier this week, and was reported by the Washington Post to have listened to recordings alleged by the Turkish to be audio of Khashoggi's murder. Read More »

Turkish police find Saudi consulate car abandoned in Istanbul parking lot

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Turkish officials and reports have suggested that a team of Saudi agents was sent to assassinate him. " Saudi Arabia's [latest] statement about Khashoggi's death appears to be created to insulate Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman from further scrutiny and to prevent full accountability for Khashoggi's killing", the release said . Read More »

California Civil Rights Group Calls Federal Plan Another ‘Attack’ on Transgender People

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President Donald Trump on Monday responded to a report that his administration is considering a narrow definition of sex which would exclude transgender people in civil rights law. The American Academy of Pediatrics , the American Medical Association , the American Psychiatric Association and many others all called for an end to discrimination against those whose gender does not match the sex assigned to them at birth. Read More »

Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media

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While earlier in the week the president questioned whether the audio recording existed and cautioned against blaming Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi's disappearance , on Thursday afternoon his administration abruptly canceled a visit to Saudi Arabia by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to attend a large investment conference hosted by the Crown Prince, whom Turkish officials have reportedly claimed was behind Khashoggi's killing. Read More »

Voting access a focus of Georgia debate

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Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp are in a struggle between Georgia's past and future. "What I've asked for is that you allow those that are legally eligible to vote, to allow them to cast their ballots", she said. Kemp has promised a tax cut, a teacher pay raise (financed by some sort of spending cap), and anti-gang measures, but spent most of the debate as he's spent most of the campaign-attacking Abrams as an "extremist" who wants to raise taxes and let undocumented ... Read More »

Migrant caravan is a national emergency, claims Trump

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Mexico's National Migration Institute says the Mexican government has processed more than 1,000 refugee claims in the past three days. One of the group's organizers, Rodrigo Aveja, told the Washington Post he believes there are "at least 5,600 now, and we expect more to join us" as the group reached almost double the size of the caravan that moved through Central America and Mexico in the spring. Read More »

Large Earthquakes off BC Coast: No Tsunami Warnings, Damage or Injuries

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KIRO 7 reports that this is where the Explorer plate meets the Juan de Fuca plate. It was one of a trio of earthquakes to occur in quick succession on the same fault line. The quakes were a result of the plates moving side-to-side relative to each other, as opposed to the vertical motion that tends to create tsunamis, Tobin said. Read More »

Connecting China, Hong Kong

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If you're not a total wuss when it comes to the heady combo of deep sea, heights and creaking piers, maybe this new bridge might be one you can tackle - as it's the longest sea-crossing one in the world. That claim was put to the test in September, when Typhoon Mangkhut swept through Hong Kong, destroying roofs, shattering windows, and toppling trees. Read More »

Australian Government Loses Majority With Election Defeat

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All of this is before getting to the likely reality that the Morrison government will be dealing with a hung parliament and all the compromises that will involve. The prime minister's statement upset the country's majority-Muslim neighbor Indonesia, which said it might reconsider a major trade agreement with Australia it had been expected to sign this year. Read More »

Jimmy Kimmel Urges Texans To Vote Against Ted Cruz "For Comedy Sake"

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On Monday, President Trump vaguely elaborated on a 10 percent tax cut for middle-income earners that nobody else seems to know anything about. "It all worked out nicely". President, I want to do everything humanly possible to roll up my sleeves and lead the fight in the Senate to deliver on our promises'". "And then it ended and I'll tell you what, nobody has helped me more with your tax cuts, with your regulation, with all of the things ... Read More »

Universal Postal Union official says US withdrawal serious, but can be resolved

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But the U.S. says the discounts put American businesses at a disadvantage. The decision to withdraw was made at the urging of Peter Navarro, Trump's trade adviser, who sees the move as a way to thwart China and an opportunity to challenge the authority of global groups, like the World Trade Organization, that, in his view, fail to give the United States voting powers commensurate with the country's economic stature. Read More »

Israel’s Supreme Court rules BDS supporter can stay

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Justice Neal Hendel, one of three Supreme Court judges who heard the appeal, affirmed in the ruling that while the state has the authority to bar BDS activists from the country, the law was not applicable in Alqasem's case. United States student Lara Alqasem attends a hearing at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on October 17, 2018. Alqasem was scheduled to be deported from Israel on Sunday evening. Read More »