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Trump discussed Khashoggi response with Erdogan: White House official

Trump discussed Khashoggi response with Erdogan: White House official

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed how to respond to the killing last month of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, a White House official said Sunday. The conversation took place during a Saturday dinner with heads of state gathered in Paris...

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Erdogan: 15-member hit squad knows who killed Khashoggi

Erdogan: 15-member hit squad knows who killed Khashoggi

Turkish president on Saturday said 15-member hit squad, who arrived at Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, “certainly knows” who killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Speaking to journalists before his flight to France, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “These 18 people or...

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Erdogan, Trump meet over dinner in French capital

Erdogan, Trump meet over dinner in French capital

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump chatted for a while on Saturday during a dinner hosted by the French leader. Erdogan arrived in Paris on Saturday at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron to attend the Armistice Day...

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3 men arrested after cyclist injured by booby trap on path

3 men arrested after cyclist injured by booby trap on path

Three men authorities say set up a booby trap on a walking and bike path in Portland, Oregon, that injured a female cyclist have been taken into custody. KOIN-TV reports that 23-year-old Justin J. Jones, 27-year-old Antonio R. Tolman-Duran and 21-year-old Dakota E. Murphy were arrested...

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Southern California fire burns mobile homes, Malibu mansions

Southern California fire burns mobile homes, Malibu mansions

Two people were found dead and scores of houses from the celebrity mansions of Malibu to the mobile homes of seniors in the suburbs burned in a pair of wildfires that stretched across more than 100 square miles of Southern California, authorities said Saturday. The two bodies were found...

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Exiled Chinese author in Hong Kong urges 'courage' to defend free speech

Exiled Chinese author in Hong Kong urges 'courage' to defend free speech

Dissident Chinese author Ma Jian hit out at threats to freedom of speech Saturday saying it was the "basis of civilisation" after a struggle to find a venue to host his talks at Hong Kong's literary festival. The venue battle fuelled growing concerns that semi-autonomous Hong Kong's...

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Russia summons Austrian ambassador over spy scandal

Russia summons Austrian ambassador over spy scandal

Russian foreign minister on Friday said he was "unpleasantly surprised" by Austria's recent arrest of a suspect in espionage in favour of Russia. Austria had to contact Russia officially for their concerns regarding possible threats to its national security, Sergey Lavrov said at a news...

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Trump signs proclamation limiting migrant asylum

Trump signs proclamation limiting migrant asylum

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a proclamation Friday denying migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally the ability to seek asylum in America. The move is in reaction to the caravans of migrants headed north to the southern border of the U.S., who planned to seek asylum once...

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Istanbul conference calls for tribunal to judge Yemen 'crimes'

Istanbul conference calls for tribunal to judge Yemen 'crimes'

An Istanbul conference under the aegis of Nobel laureate Tawakkol Karman Friday called for concrete measures to end the war in her native Yemen and an international court to judge those charged with crimes during the conflict. The conference, which was organized by Karman's foundation,...

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Swedish official faces probe for Islamophobic remark

Swedish official faces probe for Islamophobic remark

Prosecutors are investigating a top city official in southern Sweden over Islamophobic remarks. Christopher Larsson, vice mayor of the southern coastal city of Karlskrona, is accused of committing a hate crime in a social media posting last year. On Facebook, arguing that...

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US Afghan envoy to visit South Asia, Middle East

US Afghan envoy to visit South Asia, Middle East

The U.S. envoy for Afghan reconciliation will visit Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar with an American delegation later this month, the State Department announced Thursday, amid looming peace talks. Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad's travel will take place from Nov. 8-20 and...

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Khashoggi's fiancée shocked over new death details

Khashoggi's fiancée shocked over new death details

The fiancée of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi expressed shock and sadness Thursday upon hearing the latest reports on his killing. "I'm unable to express my sorrow to learn about [the] dissolving [of] your body Jamal! They killed you and chopped up your body, depriving me and your...

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US to deny asylum to illegal border crossers in immigration crackdown

US to deny asylum to illegal border crossers in immigration crackdown

The United States will no longer allow people who enter the country illegally to claim asylum, officials said Thursday, unveiling a controversial new crackdown on immigration. The restriction on asylum claims will seek to address what a senior administration official called the "historically...

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Italian police make major heroin haul on ship from Iran

Italian police make major heroin haul on ship from Iran

Italian police discovered 270 kg of heroin hidden in a container that arrived aboard a ship from Iran, the biggest such haul for at least 20 years in Italy, police said Thursday. The freighter had set sail from the Iranian Gulf port of Bandar Abbas and stopped off in Hamburg, Germany...

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Khashoggi murder further complicates 'Arab NATO' plan: US sources

Khashoggi murder further complicates 'Arab NATO' plan: US sources

President Donald Trump's strategy to contain Iranian power in the Middle East by forging Arab allies into a U.S.-backed security alliance was in trouble even before the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Now, three U.S. sources said, the plan faces fresh complications....

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Oldest figurative art discovered in Indonesia cave

Oldest figurative art discovered in Indonesia cave

Archeologists discovered a series of 40,000-year-old cave paintings, oldest known figurative art, in the Indonesian island of Borneo. The paintings were found in the Lubang Jeriji Saleh cave hidden behind the cluster of secluded karst mountains located in the East Kalimantan province at...

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Mueller probe not Russia's problem after Sessions sacked: Kremlin

Mueller probe not Russia's problem after Sessions sacked: Kremlin

The Kremlin said Thursday that the Washington investigation into alleged interference by Moscow in the 2016 U.S. election was not Russia's problem, after President Donald Trump sacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "This investigation is a headache for our American colleagues, it has...

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Delhi suffers toxic smog hangover after Diwali firework frenzy

Delhi suffers toxic smog hangover after Diwali firework frenzy

Air pollution in New Delhi hit hazardous levels Thursday after a night of free-for-all Diwali fireworks, despite Supreme Court efforts to curb the smog-fuelling partying. Major monuments including the India Gate and Red Fort were hidden by a toxic haze. Commuters donned masks as visibility...

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