• Saudi Arabia: Khashoggi’s death a ‘regrettable, painful incident’

    Riyadh: An official source at the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday said that King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud had ordered the Public Prosecutor to investigate the circumstances surrounding the “regrettable and painful incident of Jamal Khashoggi’s death”, reported the Saudi Press Agency, SPA. According to the state agency, King Salman, who is the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, also ordered the formation of a committee to review the case and hold all those involved accountable “no matter who they are” and to deal “decisively and comprehensively with any mistake or failure, particularly concerning any citizens, regardless of any considerations.” The source added that, “These

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    Eighteen suspects in Jamal Khashoggi case ‘tried to stage death cover-up’

    The Saudi prosecutor said on Friday that an investigation showed the death of Saudi national Jamal Khashoggi was a result of a physical altercation at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. There are now 18 suspects, all of Saudi nationality, currently in custody and accused of masterminding the killing and attempting to cover it up.

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    British royals give gift of dignity to Australia's war dead

    Britain's Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, brought the gift of dignity to Australia's war veterans on Saturday, laying a wreath for those who died at an Anzac war memorial. The Prince, in military uniform, and his wife, respectfully clothed in a high-necked black dress by New Zealand designer Emilia Wickstead, silently and gently placed the wreath to rest together before fighter jets thundered past. The memorial, in Sydney's Hyde Park, was first opened in 1934 by Harry's great, great uncle and namesake, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. Retired General David Hurley, Governor of New South Wales, said there had been a crowd 100,000-strong at that opening where the Duke unveiled a plaque that

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    Police dash cam shows gigantic spider

    A video has emerged from a police officer's dash cam showing a gigantic spider crawling towards him. The footage was captured in Texas and portrays a terrifying optical illusion in which a huge arachnid is crawling towards a policeman whilst his back is turned to face a driver in a car. In a hilarious twist, the spider crawls across the windscreen of the police car where the dash cam is filming and gives the appearance that it's massive. The Fulshear Police Department shared the scary video to its Facebook page and the clip has since gone viral, with fans sharing the clip and confessing they will have "nightmares" because of the scary video. One user wrote: "Happy almost Halloween! (sic)" Another

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    10-year-old Indian boy wins international wildlife photography award

    Dubai: Some photographs are simply picture perfect. Ten-year-old Arshdeep Singh made India proud by winning the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Asia) award for his photograph, ‘Pipe Owls’. Social media users congratulated him and praised him for his skill. Singh won in the 10-years-and-under category in what is known as the world's most prestegious wildlife photography competition.  According to a report by Indian newspaper Hindustan Times, Singh clicked the award winning photograph outside the city of Kapurthala, Punjab. In the picture, two owlets are seen sitting huddled together, inside a pipe. In the report Singh said: “I often travel to Kapurthala with my father for nature photography.

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    Saudi intelligence official was relieved of his duties

    UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Friday allegations around the disappearance and apparent killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi are “totally inconsistent” with Britain’s values and beliefs, and would be “unacceptable for the United Kingdom.” “What is alleged to have happened is totally inconsistent with our values and what we believe in, and not just the brutality of it - if it happened - but also the fact that he was a journalist,” Hunt said in an interview with BBC Radio 4 on Friday.  While the foreign minister asserted that the British government is “extremely concerned,” its response to Saudi Arabia would have to be “considered” in respect of the strategic relationship between

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    Britney Spears back in Vegas in 2019

    Britney Spears will return to Las Vegas with a new residency next year. MGM Resorts International on Friday said the pop superstar in February will kick off a series of regularly scheduled shows at Park Theater inside the Park MGM casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Spears in a statement says she is happy to be returning to Sin City, which she described as her “second home.” Spears wrapped up a residency at a different Las Vegas venue last year. Tickets for the Britney: Domination show start at $79 (Dh290). They go on sale to the general public on October 26. Concerts are scheduled for February, March, May, July and August. Lady Gaga and Aerosmith also have scheduled residencies at Park Theater.