Wednesday, October 31, 2018

World News Briefs -- October 31, 2018

DW: Turkey: Khashoggi strangled to death then dismembered

The chief prosecutor in Istanbul has alleged that Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled to death as soon as he entered the Saudi consulate.

Istanbul Chief Prosecutor Irfan Fidan said on Wednesday that Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled to death in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul as soon as he entered the building and his body was dismembered before being disposed of.

Fidan said it was a premeditated operation.

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Khashoggi murder: Turkey gives official details of Saudi writer's death. Khashoggi strangled in planned attack, body dismembered – Turkish prosecutor. Turkish prosecutor: Khashoggi was strangled, dismembered inside Saudi consulate.

King Salman's brother 'returns to Riyadh' amid Khashoggi crisis.

US-backed Syria force suspends anti-IS attacks after Turkey hits.

US backed Syria Kurds accuse Turkey of jeopardizing IS fight.

Syria war: Aid fails to reach civilians in desert camp.

Mattis sets 30-day deadline for Yemen ceasefire. US defence chief demands Yemen ceasefire; peace talks in 30 days.

UN aims to re-launch Yemen peace talks 'within a month'.

Yemeni rebels unveil new missile.


Afghan military leader, 24 others killed in helicopter crash.

China’s top leaders prepare for worse as economy takes hits from US trade war.

Report: U.S. envoy proposed joint inspection of North Korea nuclear sites. North Korea prepares nuclear test site for inspectors.

Asia Bibi's blasphemy verdict: Islamists protest across Pakistan. Asia Bibi's blasphemy verdict, death sentence overturned in Pakistan. Asia Bibi: Pakistan acquits Christian woman on death row.

Vietnam rolls out web monitor to control 'false information'.

Okinawa's new leader speaks about US military bases in Japan.

Crews hear 'pings' from locator beacon of crashed Lion Air plane.


Rebel leader Riek Machar returns to South Sudan for peace ceremony.

South Sudan celebrates new peace accord amid joy – and scepticism.

Nigeria arrests 400 Shia Muslims after deadly clashes.

Nigerian Shiites bury dead after clashes with security forces.

Malawi court halts 'racist' Gandhi statue plan.

President Macky Sall: ‘Senegal doesn’t need any lessons in democracy’.

Tanzania: Anti-gay crackdown in Dar es Salaam.


Brexit deal should be done by Nov. 21, UK's Raab says.

Lavrov confirms Putin, Trump set to discuss INF Treaty at Paris meeting.

Trump faces Election Day deadline on Russia.

US, Europeans say planned Ukraine separatist vote illegal.

Migration to Russia exceeds one million: Influx offsets population decline.

Hungary's top court acquits camerawoman who kicked and tripped migrants.

Rightwinger leads race to succeed Angela Merkel as party chair.


Trump bashes Paul Ryan on birthright citizenship: Focus on holding the majority.

GOP senators press Trump to halt nuclear energy talks with Saudi Arabia.

US indicts 10 Chinese intelligence agents following ‘hack on US and European aviation companies’.

Migrant caravan: More people enter Mexico to join march to US.

'We don't do stunts', Mattis says of troops to border.

Brazil: Bolsonaro plans threaten Amazon, say experts.

Hawaii top court approves controversial Thirty Meter Telescope.


5 freed from Gitmo in exchange for Bergdahl join Taliban’s political office in Qatar.

Russia: Teen suicide bomber targets FSB offices in North Caucasus.

Iraq looks to snuff out ISIL remnants in remote Anbar province.


Lion Air crash: Indonesia to inspect Boeing 737-Max 8 planes.

Pacific Rim trade pact dumped by Trump nears take-off.

Canadian, British lawmakers call for Zuckerberg to talk data privacy.

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