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Germany calls into question arms sales to Saudi over Khashoggi death

Germany should not approve arms sales to Saudi Arabia until investigations into the circumstances of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death have been completed, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Saturday.


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Posted 2018/10/20 19:53:43

Return to Egypt revives memories of desert battle for British veterans

For Bill Blackburn, the memories that returned were the flies, the thirst, and the power of the artillery barrage that opened the battle of El Alamein.


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Posted 2018/10/20 19:01:10

U.S.-bound migrant caravan stuck on Guatemalan border with Mexico

Hundreds of Central Americans in a U.S.-bound migrant caravan were stuck on Guatemala's border with Mexico on Saturday as efforts began, under pressure from Washington, to send some home and stop their journey northward.


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Posted 2018/10/20 18:57:14

Guatemala says some 2,000 migrants have returned to Honduras

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said on Saturday some 2,000 members of a largely Honduran migrant caravan have returned home to Honduras, a day after thousands of people in the procession were held up at a Guatemalan border crossing with Mexico.


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Posted 2018/10/20 18:51:32

Long queues as Afghan voters defy election day attacks, delays

Afghans braved chaotic delays outside polling stations and the threat of militant attacks to vote in parliamentary elections on Saturday that were seen as a major test of the Western-backed government's credibility.


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Posted 2018/10/20 18:15:44

Former Dutch prime minister, Wim Kok, dies at 80

Wim Kok, a long-serving former Dutch prime minister widely respected for his consensus-building leadership style, died on Saturday of heart failure, his Labour Party said.


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Posted 2018/10/20 17:44:18

Saudi courts will look at Khashoggi case - justice minister

The case of journalist Jamal Khashoggi took place on Saudi sovereign territory and it will be looked at by Saudi courts when all procedures are complete, Saudi Arabia's justice minister said in a statement issued by state news agency SPA on Saturday.


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Posted 2018/10/20 17:15:44

Hundreds of thousands take to streets in London demanding second Brexit vote

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of the European Union marched through London on Saturday in the biggest demonstration so far to demand that the British government holds a public vote on the terms of Brexit.


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Posted 2018/10/20 17:04:00

UBS warns staff over China travel after banker held in Beijing - source

Swiss bank UBS Group AG. has asked its China wealth management staff to reconsider their travel plans to the country after authorities there asked one of its bankers to delay her departure from Beijing to meet with local officials, a person familiar with the matter said.


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Posted 2018/10/20 17:00:01

Bomb kills 15 at Afghan election polling station

At least 15 people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a Kabul polling station during an Afghan parliamentary election rocked by violence.
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Posted 2018/10/20 13:24:00

Amnesty urges U.N. investigation, independent autopsy in Khashoggi death

Amnesty International said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia's explanation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul appeared to be a whitewash of "an appalling assassination".


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Posted 2018/10/20 12:49:38

Turkey will not have anything covered up in Khashoggi case, AK Party spokesman says

Turkey does not want anything covered up in the case of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, nor will it blame anyone in advance, the ruling AK Party's spokesman said on Saturday.


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Posted 2018/10/20 11:00:29

Record $1.6bn rollover as no one wins $1bn lottery

The jackpot in a US lottery has climbed to a record-breaking $1.6bn (£1.2bn) after there was no winner on Friday night.
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Posted 2018/10/20 10:29:00

Young billionaire freed after kidnapping at gunpoint

A man described as Africa's youngest billionaire has been freed after being kidnapped by masked men at gunpoint nine days ago.
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Posted 2018/10/20 09:23:00

Police clash with migrants desperate to reach US

Thousands of Central American migrants travelling to the US remain stranded on Mexico's southern border with Guatemala after clashing with riot police in an attempt to continue their journey in pursuit of the "American dream".
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Posted 2018/10/20 07:30:00

As royals visit Australia, calls for a republic grow

Australia's prime minister has said he has no plans to hold a referendum on the country becoming a republic, and that he still supports the country's links with the British monarchy.
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Posted 2018/10/20 05:33:00

White House calls for justice in Khashoggi case, lawmakers criticise Saudi statement

The White House said on Friday it would press for justice after Saudi Arabia announced that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had died in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul and that 18 Saudis had been arrested in connection with his death.


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Posted 2018/10/20 01:18:22

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate, Trump says Saudi explanation credible

Saudi Arabia said on Friday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and said it had fired two senior officials over the incident, giving an account that U.S. President Donald Trump said was credible.


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Posted 2018/10/20 01:18:22

Turkey, Saudi Arabia leaders emphasise cooperation in Saudi journalist probe - Anadolu

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi Arabia's King Salman emphasized the importance of maintaining full cooperation between Ankara and Riyadh for investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.


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Posted 2018/10/20 01:01:48

Saudi Arabia says journalist Khashoggi died after fight in consulate

Saudi Arabia said on Saturday preliminary results of investigations showed U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after a fight with people he met there, state media reported.


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Posted 2018/10/19 23:11:42