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Khashoggi murder: Body ‘dissolved in acid’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow has the death of Jamal Khashoggi impacted the war in Yemen? A top Turkish official has said he believes Jamal Khashoggi's body was dissolved in acid after being cut up.Yasin Aktay said the "only logical conclusion" was that those who killed the journalist in Istanbul destroyed the body "to leave no trace behind".A Saudi national and well-known critic of Saudi
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People Can’t Stop Laughing About Twitter’s Hilarious Election Countdown Glitch

[ad_1] In the final days leading up to the midterm elections, a Twitter mistake got people buzzing.On Thursday, Twitter rolled out a new countdown feature for the #BeaVoter campaign to urge people to vote before it’s too late.But according to the countdown some received, they had plenty of time to bone up on the candidates before cast their ballots.“-17,189 days until Election Day in the Us. Be ready for election
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Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Finds 7-Year-Old Boy Dead of Hit-and-Run at Bus Stop

[ad_1] A 7-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run while waiting for the school bus in Franklin Township, Pennsylvania, on Thursday morning. The motorist who struck the boy apparently did not realize they had hit him and kept on driving, police told ABC News. Their name was not released and its not clear what charges they will face, if any.A school bus driver found the boy's body, Tyrone Area School District Superintendent Cathy
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Netanyahu condemns killing of Saudi journalist but keeps focus on Iran

[ad_1] By Tsvetelia Tsolova and Dan WilliamsSOFIA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Friday condemned the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, but said cooperating with Riyadh against Iran was a greater priority.In his first public reaction, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Khashoggi's death, which has caused global outrage, was "horrendous" and must be dealt with."Yet at the same time I say that it's very important
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How Iran’s Ahmadinejad found meaning in rap

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who once oversaw a ban on Twitter, has now embraced it Iran's controversial former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is having a bit of a moment on Twitter.During his stormy eight-year term in office he hit the headlines for calling the Holocaust a "myth", denying the existence of gay people in Iran - and overseeing a ban on Twitter.But now he's back and
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Pakistan shuts phone networks as Islamists protest over Christian woman

[ad_1] By Mubasher Bukhari and Saad SayeedLAHORE/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan suspended mobile phone networks in major cities on Friday and many schools were closed as Islamist groups protested for a third day against the acquittal of a Christian woman facing the death penalty for blasphemy.The Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of Asia Bibi, a mother of five, and ordered her freed. She had been living on death row
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Italy storms: Five dead as northern villages are cut off

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrees were torn down across a swathe of northern Italy Villages and roads have been cut off by landslides as storms across Italy have claimed five more lives.At least 12 people died earlier in the week as strong winds buffeted large areas of Italy's north and west. Many victims were killed by falling trees.The worst-affected areas were in the far north,
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Google celebrates Day of the Dead with colourful skull-themed doodle

[ad_1] Google has marked Day of the Dead, or El Día de los Muertos, with a colourful skull-themed doodle. SEE ALSO: Google's new Doodle is a terrifyingly addictive Halloween game you can play with friendsDay of the Dead is a holiday observed in cities and towns throughout Mexico, which dates back thousands of years. Per National Geographic, the purpose is "to demonstrate love and respect for deceased family members." To observe the
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Cash-strapped Pakistan at ‘low point’, PM tells China

[ad_1] Pakistan's financial woes have dragged the country down to a "low point", its prime minister told Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday, as he seeks funds from Beijing to stave off a fiscal crisis.Before travelling to China -- one of Pakistan's firmest allies -- Imran Khan said that he was striving to obtain financial aid from two unnamed countries after Pakistan secured $6 billion in funding from Saudi Arabia.His government