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Jamal Khashoggi murder: Turkey 'shared tapes' with Saudi, US

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Turkey 'shared tapes' with Saudi, US

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Turkey says it has shared recordings related to the murder of the journalist and writer Jamal Khashoggi with the US, the UK, Saudi Arabia and others.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeated his assertion that Saudi Arabia knew who had killed Khashoggi.Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi rulers, was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.Saudi Arabia has admitted he was murdered there, but denied suggestions its royal family was involved.It had initially maintained the writer had left the consulate unharmed.The Saudis have also denied comments allegedly made by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman describing Khashoggi as a dangerous Islamist.The reported phone call to the White ...
Car bombs, gunfire kill at least 23 in Mogadishu, Somalia

Car bombs, gunfire kill at least 23 in Mogadishu, Somalia

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Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A series of car bombs detonated in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least 23 people, local officials said. Explosions and gunfire erupted in the area around the Sahafi Hotel and the Somali police force's Criminal Investigations Department. Four gunmen, who fired upon civilians from the roof of the hotel, also died. The al-Shabab militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was targeting government officials at the hotel. Among those killed was the owner of the hotel, Abdifatah Abdirashid, whose father, Abdirashid Mohamed, died in a similar attack three years earlier, the BBC reported. A witness told Voice of America the front of the hotel building was destroyed in the attack. Former official Abdi Barre Jibril told VOA that two women ...
France impounds Ryanair plane on tarmac before take-off

France impounds Ryanair plane on tarmac before take-off

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Storms, strikes, computer failures — you can now add "your plane has been seized by the government" to the list of things that can delay your flight. In France, 149 passengers were preparing to take off for London late Thursday when French authorities ordered their Ryanair Boeing 737 impounded. The budget carrier owed money and it was "regrettable that the state was forced" to evacuate the plane, the civil aviation authority said. The passengers had gone through passport control and security and were about to walk on the tarmac to board the plane when airport authorities told them to turn around, passenger Boris Hejblum said. "The airport staff told us there was an issue with the plane," he told The Associated Press in an email. No Ryanair staff members were available, and the only...
One killed in Melbourne knife rampage terror attack

One killed in Melbourne knife rampage terror attack

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A man has killed one person and wounded two in a knife rampage in Melbourne that police are treating as a terror attack. Speaking at a news conference, Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said that the suspect had "family associations that were well known" to police and that he had been known to Australia's security agency."We don't believe there is an ongoing threat at this stage, but certainly we are treating it as a terrorism incident".The attacker, who has not been identified, was originally from Somalia but lived in Melbourne's northwest.He was shot by police and died shortly after arriving at hospital under police guard. Image: The vehicle was alight when police arrived on the scene Witnesses said the man had parked...
Appeals court rules against Trump on DACA immigrant policy

Appeals court rules against Trump on DACA immigrant policy

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A U.S. appeals court blocked President Donald Trump on Thursday from immediately ending an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation, saying the administration's decision to phase it out was arbitrary because it was based on a flawed legal theory. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously kept a preliminary injunction in place against Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Lawsuits by California and others challenging the administration's decision will continue in federal court while the injunction stands. The U.S. Supreme Court could eventually decide the fate of DACA, which has protected some 700,000 people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or came with families that overstayed visa...