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Five sentenced to death over killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Five sentenced to death over killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

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Five people have been sentenced to death over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor says.Three more have been given jail terms totalling 24 years after the murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October last year. Saudi Arabia has carried out the trials of the accused in near total secrecy after Saudi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman drew international condemnation for the killing because several Saudi agents who worked directly for him were involved. Image: Jamal Khashoggi entered the consulate to obtain papers to allow him to get married Mr Khashoggi's son Salah said on Twitter that justice has been achieved in his father's case.Saudi Arabia offered a number of different explan...
Saudi sentences 5 to death for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

Saudi sentences 5 to death for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

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A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to death for the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year by a team of Saudi agentsBy ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWYDecember 23, 2019, 10:14 AM3 min readRIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- A court in Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death for the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year by a team of Saudi agents. Saudi Arabia's state-run Al-Ekhbariya TV channel reported that three others were sentenced to prison. All can appeal the verdicts. The crown prince drew international condemnation for the killing because several Saudi agents involved worked directly for him. The kingdom deni...
Jamal Khashoggi’s final words revealed in consulate recordings

Jamal Khashoggi’s final words revealed in consulate recordings

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Jamal Khashoggi's final words were a plea to his killers not to cover his mouth because he suffered from asthma and could suffocate, according to a report.The Saudi journalist was killed and dismembered by a Saudi hit squad at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018. Mr Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident and US resident, had been visiting the consulate to obtain documents he needed to get married. He was killed soon after entering the building.Recordings made before and during the killing were obtained by Turkish intelligence authorities and published on Monday by the Daily Sabah newspaper.According to the report, in the moments before he was killed, Mr Khashoggi had pleaded: "Don't cover my mouth. I have asthma, don't do it. You'll suffocate me." ...
Nuggets make Jamal Murray highest-paid Canadian athlete

Nuggets make Jamal Murray highest-paid Canadian athlete

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July 1 (UPI) -- Jamal Murray will be the highest-paid Canadian athlete in history after agreeing to a contract extension with the Denver Nuggets. Murray's agent Mike George told The Athletic the sharpshooter agreed to a five-year, $ 170 million contract extension. Murray, 22, averaged a career-high 18.2 points, 4.8 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game last season for Denver. The No. 7 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft is averaging 14.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game for his career. Murray's new deal surpasses that of fellow Canadian Andrew Wiggins, the top draft pick in 2014 who agreed to a five-year, $ 148 million pact in 2017 with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Murray had one year remaining on the rookie contract he signed after being drafted out of Kentucky. ...
Watch: Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray throws down thunderous putback dunk

Watch: Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray throws down thunderous putback dunk

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May 8 (UPI) -- Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray came out of nowhere and threw down a monstrous putback slam against the Portland Trail Blazers in Tuesday night's Game 5. Nuggets forward Paul Millsap grabbed a rebound and raced up the court in the third quarter. He drove into the lane and shot a contested layup that bounced off the backboard and the front of the rim. Murray patiently waited and sprinted at the hoop. The guard secured the rebound after his timely jump and emphatically dunked the ball over Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum. The Nuggets held a commanding 110-86 lead with under six minutes left in the fourth quarter. Murray had 18 points (7-of-15 shooting), nine assists and five rebounds in 31 minutes. Murray has emerged as a key contributor for the Nuggets this postseas...