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    White House: US ‘saddened’ by confirmed Khashoggi death

    The White House said Friday it was “saddened” after confirmation that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside a Saudi consulate. “We will continue to closely follow the international investigations into this tragic incident and advocate for justice that is timely, transparent and in accordance with all due process,” she said. The US president Donald Trump had reiterated on Friday night the importance of the Saudi-US relations.

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    US sanctions drive Iran to cut off Internet access, replace Apps

    The Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali said that his country is in the process of cutting off internet access, launching instead a national network as the US re-imposed sanctions near in early November, in a move seen by observers that it comes within the Islamic Republic control of possible protests due to further deterioration of economic and living conditions. Last Update: Friday, 19 October 2018 KSA 19:24 - GMT 16:24

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    Iran’s chief prosecutor: Women watching half-naked men play soccer is sinful

    Iran’s Chief Prosecutor Mohammad Jafar Montazeri threatening officials who allow women to enter football stadiums has caused an uproar among Iranian activists. Montazeri, the powerful head of the country’s judiciary, claimed that women should be banned from going to stadiums because it is “sinful” for them to watch “half-naked men play soccer.” He added that action will be taken if they continue to go. Soccer stadiums have been off-limits for women for the past four decades in Iran, a ban that has divided Iran’s political establishment.

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    Ariana Grande's family 'worried' about her following split

    Ariana Grande's family are "definitely worried about her" following her split from Pete Davidson earlier this month. The 25-year-old singer and the 'Saturday Night Live' star called off their engagement after Ariana was left "emotionally unavailable" following the tragic death of her former boyfriend Mac Miller, and although she's keeping herself busy with her work, her loved ones are said to be concerned. A source said: "She's staying strong and focusing on work right now, but her friends and family are definitely worried about her." The 'No Tears Left To Cry' hitmaker returned to work this week to perform 'The Wizard and I' during a taping of NBC's 'Wicked' 15th anniversary special which will

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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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    Putin: We won’t spoil relations with Saudi Arabia unless we have hard facts

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Moscow cannot harm its relations with Saudi Arabia without hard facts. Putin was replying to a question relating to Saudi citizen and journalist Jamal Khashoggi who disappeared in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2. In a discussion forum in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Putin said it was a pity that the journalist had gone missing, adding that Russia would wait for details, according to Reuters. On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump took the same position, criticizing accusations and conclusions surrounding the case of Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment and echoing the Saudis’ request for patience.

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    Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 60 dead

    A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday evening, killing at least 60 people and injuring dozens more, police said. The train failed to stop after the accident on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in Punjab state, said the state governing Congress party politician, Pratap Singh Bajwa. Railway police officer Sukhwinder Singh said Saturday morning that the death toll had risen to 60. Another 50 people have been injured and hospitalized. The Press Trust of India news agency said two trains arrived from the opposite direction on separate tracks at the same time, giving little opportunity for people to escape. The casualties were