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    Trump gives Saudis benefit of doubt in Khashoggi's disappearance

    Reuters . Washington, Riyadh | Updated at 11:14am on October 17, 2018

    US president Donald Trump gave Saudi Arabia the benefit of the doubt in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as US lawmakers pointed the...

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    Scuffles break out at Sabarimala temple over entry of menstrual age women

    Reuters . Nilakkal, India | Updated at 03:11pm on October 17, 2018

    Hundreds of police guarded the main gateway to an Indian hill temple on Wednesday to prevent clashes between women of menstrual age entering for the...

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    Saudis agree need for thorough probe: US

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:59am on October 17, 2018

    US top diplomat Mike Pompeo met Tuesday with Saudi King Salman and the crown prince seeking to defuse a crisis over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with American officials saying Riyadh had agreed the need for a ‘thorough’ probe....

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    Pompeo meets Erdogan after talks with Saudis on Khashoggi

    Reuters . Ankara | Updated at 02:05pm on October 17, 2018

    US secretary of state Mike Pompeo met Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Wednesday following talks with Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince about...

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    Clashes after Israel closes Palestinian school

    Agence France-Presse . Nablus | Updated at 01:02am on October 17, 2018

    Clashes broke out in the occupied West Bank on Monday after Israeli forces ordered the closure of a Palestinian school, AFP correspondents said....

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    Swedish Academy names new member after scandal

    Reuters . Stockholm | Updated at 01:15am on October 20, 2018

    The Swedish Academy, the body that awards the Nobel Prize for Literature, picked an expert in ancient Nordic languages as a new member on Friday, a step towards recovering its standing after a sex scandal forced it to postpone this year’s prize....

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    Six dead in fire at Rohingya camp in Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2018

    Six Rohingya were killed early Friday after a blaze tore through an overcrowded camp for the persecuted minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the local fire service said....

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    Bhutan chooses new party to form govt

    Agence France-Presse . Thimphu | Updated at 12:57am on October 19, 2018

    Bhutan’s voters on Thursday gave an overwhelming victory to a new party headed by a surgeon in only the third democratic election held by the Himalayan kingdom, according to provisional results....

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    Maldives court frees Abdul Gayoom

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:43am on October 19, 2018

    A Maldivian court overturned the 19-month jail term of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom on Thursday, a month after the former president’s estranged half-brother and jailer suffered a shock election drubbing....

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    Canada legalises marijuana for recreational use

    Agence France-Presse . Ottawa | Updated at 01:33am on October 18, 2018

    Nearly a century of marijuana prohibition came to an end Wednesday as Canada became the first major Western nation to legalise and regulate its sale and recreational use....

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