World 22.10.2018 05:00 pm

Turkey says Khashoggi murder in Saudi consulate ‘savagely planned’

The Washington Post contributor, 59, was murdered almost three weeks ago after stepping inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Turkey on Monday said the murder of Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was "savagely planned" as pro-government media published new claims targeting powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing.

Turkey says Khashoggi murder in Saudi consulate ‘savagely planned’
Turkey says Khashoggi murder in Saudi consulate ‘savagely planned’

Turkey says Khashoggi murder in Saudi consulate ‘savagely planned’

The Washington Post contributor, 59, was murdered almost three weeks ago after stepping inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Trump accuses Saudis of ‘lies’ over Khashoggi killing
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Trump accuses Saudis of ‘lies’ over Khashoggi killing

Authorities originally said the journalist had left unharmed, before announcing on Friday that he was killed inside the building in what they described as an altercation. 
Saudis say ‘don’t know where’ Khashoggi’s body is
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Saudis say ‘don’t know where’ Khashoggi’s body is

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said a mistake was made when Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the consulate, and again in the attempted cover-up.
Slovakia may ‘freeze’ ties with Vietnam until kidnapping claims are confirmed
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Slovakia may ‘freeze’ ties with Vietnam until kidnapping claims are confirmed

Slovak officials flatly denied having knowingly participated in the kidnapping, describing claim as ‘a fabrication and sci-fi’.
Bedouin village safe from Israel – for now
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Bedouin village safe from Israel – for now

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has insisted the village will still be razed and the delay is temporary.
Trump wants to ditch nuclear treaty with Russia, who warn of ‘danger’
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Trump wants to ditch nuclear treaty with Russia, who warn of ‘danger’

Trump has been warned against his plan to ditch a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia.
Pregnant Meghan takes break from Australia royal tour
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Pregnant Meghan takes break from Australia royal tour

The princess is resting at home after cutting down on engagements during her tour to Australia.
US DNA tests accused of promoting racism
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US DNA tests accused of promoting racism

While promoters say the tests promote racial tolerance, academics warn they could reinforce stereotypes instead.
Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died, Trump clings to their explanation of how
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Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died, Trump clings to their explanation of how

The Kingdom has changed its tune following intense international pressure and the emergence of evidence, but the US president continues to be determined to see no evil.
Trump calls porn star ‘Horseface’ and senator ‘Pocahontas’
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Trump calls porn star ‘Horseface’ and senator ‘Pocahontas’

Stormy Daniels had a defamation suit against Trump thrown out by a federal judge on Monday.
Massive spider web engulfs Greek lake
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Massive spider web engulfs Greek lake

Unseasonally warm weather prompted hundreds of thousands of tiny spiders to make Lake Vistonida in northern Greece their home.
‘Not worthy of rape’ lawmaker says she fears for Brazil under a president Bolsonaro
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‘Not worthy of rape’ lawmaker says she fears for Brazil under a president Bolsonaro

‘She doesn’t deserve to be raped because she’s very ugly,’ the presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro said.
Trump praises congressman who assaulted reporter
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Trump praises congressman who assaulted reporter

‘Any guy that can do a body slam — he’s my kind of, he’s my guy,’ the US president said at a rally.
Canada’s dagga stores running out of supplies
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Canada’s dagga stores running out of supplies

The amount of orders processed on the second day after cannabis had been legalised smashed all expectations, with long queues outside stores.
Teen gives classmates cookies baked with grandfather’s ashes
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Teen gives classmates cookies baked with grandfather’s ashes

The young baker shared her creations, saying they contained a ‘special ingredient’.
Deadly Crimea college shooting dubbed ‘Russia’s Columbine’
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Deadly Crimea college shooting dubbed ‘Russia’s Columbine’

A 15-year-old boy was the youngest to die after a teenage gunman attacked his college in the Crimean city of Kerch, while at least nine of the dead were minors, authorities said.
Plastic piling up in Japan after China waste ban – survey
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Plastic piling up in Japan after China waste ban – survey

Japan said Thursday it was facing a growing sea of plastic waste with limited capacity to process it after China stopped accepting foreign waste imports.
Facebook launches ‘war room’ to combat manipulation
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Facebook launches ‘war room’ to combat manipulation

In Facebook’s ‘War Room’, a nondescript space adorned with American and Brazilian flags, a team of 20 people monitor computer screens for signs of suspicious activity.
Trump denies covering for Saudis on journalist, says truth out soon
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Trump denies covering for Saudis on journalist, says truth out soon

US president says he expects to learn the truth about the suspected murder of Jamal Khashoggi’s within days.
French minister pulls out of Saudi conference over Khashoggi
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French minister pulls out of Saudi conference over Khashoggi

Khashoggi, who was living in self-imposed exile in the United States where he contributed to the Washington Post, vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.
13 killed, mostly teenagers, in ‘terrorist attack’ on Crimea college
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13 killed, mostly teenagers, in ‘terrorist attack’ on Crimea college

A blast tore into a college canteen in Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday in what Moscow called a ‘terrorist’ attack.
India’s #MeToo minister resigns amid sexual harassment storm
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India’s #MeToo minister resigns amid sexual harassment storm

Accusations against Akbar snowballed last week after a journalist accused him of inappropriate behaviour when the pair worked together in the 1990s.
Israel’s warplanes pound Gaza following rocket fire
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Israel’s warplanes pound Gaza following rocket fire

Israel has launched an offensive on Gaza, holding Hamas responsible for rocket fire from the area despite the organisation condemning it.
India’s Rajasthan hit hard by Zika virus
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India’s Rajasthan hit hard by Zika virus

The World Health Organization has said no vaccine is likely to be available until 2020. 
Turkish media reports indicate missing Saudi journalist may have been decapitated
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Turkish media reports indicate missing Saudi journalist may have been decapitated

Pro-government Turkish media reported it had heard audio recordings of Khashoggi being tortured during an interrogation, having his fingers cut off and then being decapitated.
Canada legalises recreational marijuana
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Canada legalises recreational marijuana

The Cannabis Act makes Canada only the second nation after Uruguay to legalise the substance.

 

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