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Turkey says Jamal Khashoggi imurder in Saudi consulate "savagely planned"

RIYADH:Saudi Arabia has blamed the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on a "rogue operation", giving a new account of an act that sparked a global outcry. Turkey said that the murder of Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was "savagely planned"

 
 
 
Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi was killed inside Istanbul consulate

RIYADH:Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fight in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the country's state TV reports, quoting an initial inquiry,two weeks after his disappearance sparked a global furore.The kingdom also announced the sacking of a top intelligence official Ahmad al-Assiri and royal court media adviser Saud al-Qahtani, both top aides to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who has faced mounting pressure over the Khashoggi affair.

 
 
 
Moscow blames Israel after Syria shoots down Russian military plane

Kremlin blames ‘irresponsible’ Israeli actions for downing of aircraft carrying 15 people.The defence ministry said Israeli jets put the Il-20 plane into the path of Syrian air defence systems  after failing to give Moscow enough warning of a strike on Syrian targets.

 
 
 
Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar over secrets act

MAYANMAR:A court in Myanmar has sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison for violating a state secrets act while investigating violence against the Rohingya minority.Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, who have been held in Yangon's Insein prison since their arrest in December, were charged with violating the Official Secrets Act, a draconian British colonial-era law which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years.

 
 
 
Pakistanis mourn after election rally bombing kills 128

QUETTA:A suicide bomber killed at least 128 people, including a candidate for provincial assembly, and injured more than 150 Friday in Mastung,Pakistan.The Islamic State claimed the bombing.This is the deadliest attack in the country since 2014.The blast came hours after another bomb kille

 
 
 
Koreas make nuclear pledge after historic summit

SEOUL:The leaders of North and South Korea have agreed to work to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons after holding a historic summit.Smiling broadly and exchanging greetings, the two shook hands for a long time, exchanging greetings and looking from outward appearances like old friends.

 
 
 
US, France and UK strike bases, chemical research centres in Syria

DAMASCUS:The US, UK and France have bombed Syrian military bases and chemical research centres in and around the capital.The US, France, and Britain announced a joint operation against Syria's government, a week after a suspected chemical attack outside the capital Damascus

 
 
 
Florida school shooting:17 student killed

FLORIDA:At least 17 people are dead after a 19-year-old former student opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida.The suspect has been named as Nikolas CruzCruz, whose fellow students described him as “troubled,” was arrested without incident in the nearby town of Coral Springs.

 
 
 
9 killed in deadly attack on church in Quetta-Pakistan

Quetta:A suicide bomb and gun attack on a Methodist church in Quetta,Pakistan has killed at least 9 people and 30 injured.Militants stormed the church, which was packed with worshippers at the time.The Islamic State group has said it carried out the attack.

 
 
 
Egypt attack:235 killed in Sinai mosque

CAIRO:Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province, killing 235 people,
A bomb explosion ripped through the Rawda mosque roughly 40 kilometres west of the North Sinai capital El-Arish before gunmen opened fire on the worshippers gathered for weekly Friday prayers, officials said.