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Saudi Arabia has called the accusations "baseless". However, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde told reporters Saturday at the IMF's annual meeting in Indonesia she still planned to go but would be paying close attention to new information about Khashoggi's disappearance .
  • United States shies away from calling China ‘currency manipulator’

    United States shies away from calling China ‘currency manipulator’

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    Two senior White House officials, who spoke under condition of anonymity, informed reporters that Trump hopes to renegotiate the treaty even as it begins to withdraw from the postal union. "It is often possible for a Chinese company to sell "knockoff" products through online vendors, such as Amazon or Alibaba, to US consumers for less than it costs for American mailers to ship authentic goods".
  • Doorbell cam captures moment toddler is abandoned outside stranger's home

    Doorbell cam captures moment toddler is abandoned outside stranger's home

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    Investigators could not immediately confirm these details. Authorities say they managed to find the child's father and the boy was uninjured and appeared to be in good health. In August, the same sheriff's department issued an appeal after another chilling video showed a semi-clothed woman wearing wrist-ties rushing up to a doorbell in the middle of the night.
  • Brexit Transition Extension 'Probably Will Happen' Says EU Commission President

    Brexit Transition Extension 'Probably Will Happen' Says EU Commission President

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    Tajani said May said she would evaluate an idea to extend the post-Brexit transition period by a year from the current cut-off date at the end of 2020 but that the British prime minister did not say whether she would favour that, or not. Mrs May's future as Prime Minister appears to be staked on the success of her Brexit negotiations - with infighting within her own party threatening her position.
  • Trump Threatens to Use Military to Stop Migrant Caravan at Border

    Trump Threatens to Use Military to Stop Migrant Caravan at Border

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    In a series of tweets Thursday morning, Trump accused the governments of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador of allowing a large "caravan" of migrants to proceed towards the U.S. There are now USA troops deployed on the frontier with Mexico, with National Guard members from Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California working on border security.
  • SocGen CEO cancels attendance at Saudi Arabia investment conference

    SocGen CEO cancels attendance at Saudi Arabia investment conference

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    His Washington Post editor said his final article was a testament to his commitment to a "freedom he apparently gave his life for". "But these governments, whose very existence relies on the control of information, have aggressively blocked the Internet", he wrote in the article published on Wednesday.
  • Top Afghan official killed in shooting, United States general unhurt

    Top Afghan official killed in shooting, United States general unhurt

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    USA military officials confirmed that a US soldier, a contractor and another civilian were wounded in the attack, which occurred shortly after a high-level meeting attended by Miller. "He was seen as crucial to the security of Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban where the group continued to have a presence". There are also reports that the region's provincial governor, Zalmay Wesa, has died of wounds suffered in the attack; Dastageri would neither confirm nor deny those reports to NPR.
  • Hate crimes: Rise in offences linked to religious beliefs

    Hate crimes: Rise in offences linked to religious beliefs

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    The bulletin showed that the majority (76 per cent) of hate crimes in 2017-2018 accounted for race hate crimes, with a total of 71,251 cases having been registered. The Law Commission, an independent body, is reviewing the effectiveness of current hate crime legislation and assessing whether offenses should be added to the list.
  • Saudi king engages with Turkey, US to de-escalate Khashoggi crisis

    Saudi king engages with Turkey, US to de-escalate Khashoggi crisis

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    On 2 October 2018, Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in order to obtain the forms he needed to marry his Turkish fiancée. CNN reports saw investigators, including forensics officers, enter the building, where they stayed for nine hours before leaving. Germany, Britain and France issued a joint statement over the weekend expressing "grave concern" and calling for a credible investigation to ensure those responsible for the disappearance "are ...
  • Deaths Of Missing Wisconsin Girl’s Parents Ruled Homicide

    Deaths Of Missing Wisconsin Girl’s Parents Ruled Homicide

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    Monday and arrived to find her parents dead inside their home. Closs' parents were fatally shot and their deaths have been ruled homicides, Fitzgerald said Wednesday. "If there is something that this community can do, I guarantee you that you'll see, nearly everyone from this town, from the surrounding towns, doing everything they can to help", said Chris Kroeze.
  • Raging floods destroy bridge over Texas river

    Raging floods destroy bridge over Texas river

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    Initially, forecasters expected the river to rise to near-record levels Thursday , but modified their forecast to show the river dropping below flood stage instead. A flash flood warning was put into effect, and forecasters described it as a "very risky situation". No one appeared to be on the bridge, and no injuries were immediately reported.
  • Europe Offers Britain an Olive Branch to Break Brexit Impasse

    Europe Offers Britain an Olive Branch to Break Brexit Impasse

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    The EU is demanding new "concrete proposals" from Theresa May on how to end the deadlock in Brexit talks, warning that a breakthrough may not be possible without further movement from the UK. European Union leaders have recently suggested that the transition period, now due to end in December 2020, could be extended by a year to provide more time for a trade deal to be forged that would make the backstop unnecessary.
  • Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada

    Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada

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    Tom Clarke, an illegal pot dealer for three decades, was also among the first to make a legal sale in Canada when his store opened at midnight local time in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland. Makowsky said the province would take 12 to 18 months after legalization to make a decision on increasing the number of retail stores. British Columbia, which plans both province-run and private outlets, has only one government store 350 kilometres (220 miles) from its biggest city, Vancouver.
  • Australia mulling embassy move to Jerusalem: PM

    Australia mulling embassy move to Jerusalem: PM

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    Australia would be "violating global law" and United Nations security council resolutions if it proceeded with the embassy move, said Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki, who was in Jakarta on an official visit. The NY Times quoted Sarah Lavan, a kindergarten teacher, who was shopping at a kosher bakery in Rose Bay, who said "We're happy and proud of him (Morrison)".
  • Student's cookie recipe may have included grandparent's ashes

    Student's cookie recipe may have included grandparent's ashes

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    Paul Doroshov told CNN. "The district seems a little bit more concerned about protecting themselves than protecting their students", the student's father said. The school district is now working with the Davis Police Department's school resource officer to determine what kind of consequences the students behind the incident should face.
  • Louis woman blocks man from coming into his loft's building

    Louis woman blocks man from coming into his loft's building

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    Two days after the video - which now has nearly seven million views - was posted on social media, Mueller's employer confirmed she was sacked from her job. The woman became known as "Apartment Patty". "But I live here", the woman said. 30 minutes later, police showed up at his door because the woman made a decision to call them anyway.
  • Russia Climbs in Global Competitiveness Index

    Russia Climbs in Global Competitiveness Index

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    Last year, the Philippines ranked 56th, using the 2017 version of WEF's index. In terms of its ranking across specific pillars this year, Bangladesh was placed in the 108th position on the index for institution, 109th for infrastructure, 102nd for ICT adaptation, 88th for macroeconomic stability, 96th for health, 116th for skills, according to Global Competitiveness Report 2018 released on Wednesday.
  • MS toddler found stabbed and dead in oven

    MS toddler found stabbed and dead in oven

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    Carolyn Jones (48) is accused of killing little Royalty at her home on Monday evening. "I've been in law enforcement a long time, 26 years nearly". The grandmother's name is not being released because no formal charges have been filed at this time.
  • Aussie govt blames admin error for 'okay to be white' vote

    Aussie govt blames admin error for 'okay to be white' vote

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    Senate tried to turn things around by playing up the fact that a slim majority voted against the motion, claiming that it proves that the government isn't racist. Senator Cormann did not condemn the motion or One Nation for moving it. It looks something like this, according to Cormann: an internal process that lets senators know just how they should vote on various bills that come up during the day went haywire.
  • Treasury Department worker leaked records on Manafort, Russian spy

    Treasury Department worker leaked records on Manafort, Russian spy

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    For a year, between October 2017 and this month, Edwards used an encrypted application to send electronic images or descriptions of the documents to a reporter, according to the indictment, at times exchanging a large volume of messages. She appeared in federal court in Virginia on Wednesday, where a judge released her into the custody of her parents on a $100,000 personal recognizance bond.
  • Sheriff says missing Wisconsin girl is in danger

    Sheriff says missing Wisconsin girl is in danger

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    James and Denise Closs both worked at the Jennie-O Turkey Store plant in Barron for 27 years. The Closses' daughter, 13-year-old Jayme, is missing and considered endangered. Fitzgerald declined to provide further information about the crime scene, and said the focus now is on locating the teen. Investigators were reviewing surveillance footage from the service station, as well as tape of a mysterious 911 call made from the family's home, Fitzgerald said.
  • Indian union minister MJ Akbar steps down over #MeToo allegations

    Indian union minister MJ Akbar steps down over #MeToo allegations

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    She said MJ Akbar was the man she had written about in a magazine article a year ago, when the Harvey Weinstein scandal in the United States set off an avalanche of #MeToo allegations. Twenty women who worked with Akbar during his days as an editor have come out with allegations ranging from predatory behaviour, sexual harassment to assault.
  • Trial On Harvard Admissions Scandal Begins

    Trial On Harvard Admissions Scandal Begins

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    The lawyer, Adam Mortara, gave opening arguments Monday morning in federal court in a high-stakes trial that has drawn an overflow crowd of onlookers. Another student, James Matthew said, "race can not be removed effectively from an application just because it is so central to so many people's identity".
  • Honduras and Guatemala stop migrants after Trump threats

    Honduras and Guatemala stop migrants after Trump threats

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    Trump announced on Twitter . United States President Donald Trump has insisted that anyone entering the country illegally will be arrested and detained. Last week, Vice President Mike Pence told leaders in the region that the United States stands ready to boost economic development and investment to nations that curb illegal migration.
  • UK PM Theresa May rallies ministers on eve of Brexit summit

    UK PM Theresa May rallies ministers on eve of Brexit summit

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    The stalemate has increased the possibility of Britain leaving the bloc without an agreement, a "no deal" Brexit that could potentially disrupt trade, delay movement of goods, and starve the world's fifth largest economy of investment. Sammy Wilson , the DUP's Brexit spokesperson, said it now believes a no-deal Brexit was nearly inevitable, and described the talks in Brussels as turning into a "battle for the union".