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Khashoggi was killed inside embassy Pompeo rushes to Ankara for talks

Khashoggi was killed inside embassy Pompeo rushes to Ankara for talks

AFP, Ankara :US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday held talks with the Turkish leadership in Ankara over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Riyadh faced new

Trump won't accept blame if GOP loses House

AP, Washington :Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if his party loses control of the

Scuffles break out at Indian temple town over entry of menstrual age women

Scuffles break out at Indian temple town over entry of menstrual age women

Reuters, Nilakkal, India :Hundreds of police guarded the main gateway to an Indian hill temple on Wednesday to prevent clashes between women of menstrual age entering for the first time

Honduras warned to halt migrant caravan or lose US aid

Honduras warned to halt migrant caravan or lose US aid

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Honduras he will cut millions of dollars in aid if a group of about 2,000 migrants is allowed to reach the United States.A migrant

Irish author Anna Burns wins 2018 Man Booker Prize

Irish author Anna Burns wins 2018 Man Booker Prize

Reuters, London :"Milkman" by writer Anna Burns scooped the 2018 Man Booker Prize on Tuesday, with the Northern Irish writer winning the literary award for her third full-length novel.Set in

At least 30 killed by Hurricane Michael as storm moves through US

At least 30 killed by Hurricane Michael as storm moves through US

Hurricane Michael killed at least 30 people in four states, as the storm made its way through the southeastern United States last week, new local estimates showed Tuesday.Twelve bodies were

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Fighting in Kashmir city killed 4 AP, Srinagar, IndiaAnti-India protests and clashes erupted in the main city of disputed Kashmir on Wednesday after a gunbattle between militants and government forces

Saudi considers admitting Khashoggi died during interrogations

Saudi considers admitting Khashoggi died during interrogations

Saudi Arabia is considering an admission that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died during an interrogation that went wrong, US media reported on Monday.Khashoggi, a Saudi national and US resident who became

Koreas, US-led UN Command discuss disarming border area

Koreas, US-led UN Command discuss disarming border area

AP, Seoul :The rival Koreas and the U.S.-led United Nations Command met Tuesday to discuss efforts to disarm a military zone the rivals control within their shared border under a

Daniels' defamation suit against Trump rejected by US judge

Daniels' defamation suit against Trump rejected by US judge

AFP, Los Angeles :US President Donald Trump scored his first major legal victory Monday against porn star Stormy Daniels, as a federal US judge rejected her defamation suit against him.Daniels-real

Maldives court rejects Yameen's secret witnesses

Maldives court rejects Yameen's secret witnesses

AFP, Colombo :The Maldives' top court rejected on Tuesday three "secret" witnesses offered by President Abdulla Yameen in his petition to have his September election defeat annulled, in what is

US defence chief Mattis says Trump is '100 percent' with him

US defence chief Mattis says Trump is '100 percent' with him

AFP, Ho Chi Minh City :US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump has assured him of his full support, one day after Trump appeared to cast doubt over

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Senate aide pleads guilty to lying to FBIAP, Washington A former Senate intelligence committee employee has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. James Wolfe appeared in federal court in

Saudi Arabia warns against any sanctions over missing Khashoggi case

Saudi Arabia warns against any sanctions over missing Khashoggi case

Reuters, Washington :Saudi Arabia on Sunday warned against threats to punish it over last week's disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as European leaders piled on pressure and two more US

Trump says he is ‘comfortable’ as President despite political battles

Trump says he is ‘comfortable’ as President despite political battles

Reuters, Washington :President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he was "comfortable" in the White House after almost two years in office, despite political storms over

Prince Harry and wife Meghan expecting a baby

Prince Harry and wife Meghan expecting a baby

AFP, London :Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are expecting a baby in the spring of 2019, they announced on Monday as they began a Pacific

May under mounting pressure to rethink Brexit plan

May under mounting pressure to rethink Brexit plan

Reuters, Belfast :British Prime Minister Theresa May was under mounting pressure on Monday to rethink her plan for leaving the European Union after Brexit talks reached a stand-off at the

Imran Khan's party loses seats vacated by him in by-poll

Imran Khan's party loses seats vacated by him in by-poll

PTI, Islamabad :Pakistan's deposed premier Nawaz Sharif's PML-N recovered some ground in the by-elections by eating up the votes of prime minister Imran Khan's PTI, winning four out of 11

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Amnesty researcher abducted, beaten in RussiaAP, Moscow Rights group Amnesty International says its researcher in Russia's North Caucasus has been abducted and beaten while reporting on protests in the region.

Trump explains `eligibility` for those who want to come to US

Trump explains `eligibility` for those who want to come to US

PTI, Washington :US President Donald Trump has said that he wants people with merit, who can help, to enter the country and not sneak inside the border illegally."I'm very tough

No jihadists seen exiting Syria buffer on eve of deadline

No jihadists seen exiting Syria buffer on eve of deadline

AFP, Beirut  :Hardline fighters have yet to begin withdrawing from a planned buffer zone in northwestern Syria, a monitor and an AFP correspondent said Sunday on the eve of the

Trump thanks Turkey for pastor's release, denies cutting deal

Trump thanks Turkey for pastor's release, denies cutting deal

Reuters, Washington :President Donald Trump said on Saturday the release of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson after two years in Turkish custody was a "tremendous step" toward improved relations with Turkey,

US wants ‘regime change’ in Iran: Rouhani

US wants ‘regime change’ in Iran: Rouhani

Reuters, Tehran :The United States is seeking "regime change" in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, adding that the current US administration is the most hostile that the Islamic

Record number of native American women running in US midterms

Record number of native American women running in US midterms

AFP, Albuquerque :No native American woman has ever served in the US House of Representatives. But a trio of female candidates running in New Mexico and Kansas are looking to

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Hopes fade for more survivors of Hurricane MichaelReuters, Mexico BeachThe hunt for missing people in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael early Sunday is turning into a search for the dead,

Riyadh faces `serious consequences` if Khashoggi murder claims true: UK

Riyadh faces `serious consequences` if Khashoggi murder claims true: UK

A FP,  London  :Britain's foreign secretary on Thursday warned that Saudi Arabia faces "serious consequences" if the suspicions of Turkish officials that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered after entering the

US fears of Chinese military base at port are ‘imaginary’: Sri Lanka

US fears of Chinese military base at port are ‘imaginary’: Sri Lanka

PTI, Colombo :Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has rejected US' claim that China might set up a "forward military base" at a strategic port it has leased to the

‘I'm the most bullied person in the world’

‘I'm the most bullied person in the world’

When asked in an interview why she chose cyber bullying as a pet cause, US President Donald Trump's wife had a surprising answer."I could say I'm the most bullied person

Japan pursues China thaw as US-Beijing ties in deep freeze

Japan pursues China thaw as US-Beijing ties in deep freeze

Reuters, Tokyo  :While U.S. President Donald Trump appears to wage a trade "Cold War" on China, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will promote a thaw with Beijing at a summit

Erdogan renews threat of another Syria incursion

Erdogan renews threat of another Syria incursion

AP, Ankara :The Turkish president is suggesting that Turkey's military could soon launch a new operation across the border into northern Syria, in zones held by Syrian Kurdish fighters.Recep Tayyip