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Friend of Jamal Khashoggi: Journalist 'killed in a very barbaric way,' according to Turkish officials

(ISTANBUL) -- In his first sit-down interview with U.S. media, a close friend of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who disappeared after being seen entering a Saudi consulate in Istanbul more than two weeks ago, described to ABC News what he'd been told in briefings by Turkish security officials."I…... Read More

Three dead in Venezuela after widespread outage leaves hospitals without power

(NEW YORK) -- Three people, including a newborn, have died in Venezuela after an hours-long power outage in 16 states left hospitals with no power, a persistent problem in what is already a struggling nation.The explosion of an electrical transformer in the interior of Venezuela left most of the country…... Read More

Meghan Markle makes homemade banana bread for Australian farmers on royal tour

(LONDON) -- Meghan Markle has confirmed while on a royal tour of Australia that she's the type of guest anyone would like to invite over.When the Duchess of Sussex, 37, visited a family-run farm in Dubbo, Australia, Wednesday, she did not arrive empty handed.The duchess brought with her for tea…... Read More

Lone 18-year-old kills 19 people, many of them teens, in shooting and bomb attack at college, Russia says

(KERCH, Crimea) -- At least 19 people, many of them teenagers, were killed, and over 50 others were injured in a bomb and shooting attack at a college in Crimea that local officials said was carried out by a student.Investigators said a lone 18-year-old student at the state polytechnic college…... Read More

Canada moves to expedite pardons for minor marijuana convictions

(TORONTO) -- The Trudeau administration has announced a plan to expedite pardons for Canadians convicted of minor marijuana offenses."We will be introducing legislation to introduce an expedited pardon process, with no fee, for those with previous convictions for simple possession of cannabis," Scott Bardsley, a spokesperson for Canada's Office of…... Read More

Trump: Saudi crown prince 'totally denied any knowledge' of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi

(WASHINGTON) -- Saudi Arabia's young crown prince is again denying any involvement in the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, according to President Donald Trump, who tweeted that he spoke with him and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Tuesday after dispatching the top U.S. diplomat to the region amid…... Read More

US service member killed in fighter crash in Ukraine

(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. military service member was killed in the crash of a Ukrainian Air Force fighter jet in Ukraine on Tuesday. A Ukrainian Air Force pilot was also killed during what the Ukrainian Defense Ministry called "a training and combat flight."The Ukrainian Defense Ministry confirmed in a statement…... Read More

US military says 60 militants killed in Somalia airstrike

(WASHINGTON) -- A U.S. military airstrike in central Somalia this weekend killed 60 Al Shabab fighters, the largest airstrike targeting the al-Qaeda affiliated terror group in more than a year, officials said Tuesday.U.S. Africa Command said in a statement that the strike occurred on October 12 near Harardere, a town…... Read More

Dutch museum invites world to watch Rembrandt restoration

(AMSTERDAM) -- The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam announced plans Tuesday to give the public the chance to see the restoration of a Rembrandt painting next year in a process that will be livestreamed to people around the world.“The Night Watch,” commissioned in 1642 by members of Amsterdam’s civic guard, is Rembrandt’s…... Read More

Russian church breaks away from wider Orthodox community in seismic rift over Ukraine

(MINSK, Belarus) -- Officials from the Russian Orthodox Church have announced that the church is severing relations with the Patriarchate of Constantinople, in what is being seen as one of the biggest schisms in Orthodox Christianity in almost a thousand years.At a synod in Belarus on Monday, Russian Orthodox Church…... Read More

Elephants, drones and cologne employed in hunt for Bengal tiger blamed in 13 deaths

(PANDHARKAWADA, India) -- The crackle of wireless phone static merged with the buzzing of jungle flies as a group of seven men in olive green uniforms combed through the forests around the Indian village of Pandharkawada.The men, most armed with batons and one with a gun, could have been mistaken…... Read More

A robot presented evidence about artificial intelligence to a British Parliament committee

(LONDON) -- A robot named Pepper made history in the U.K. Tuesday as it presented evidence to the Houses of Parliament.Pepper, who is the resident robot at Middlesex University in London, spoke to the Members of Parliament, or MPs, about the future of artificial intelligence in caregiving for the elderly."Good…... Read More

Timeline on the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

(WASHINGTON) -- Since self-exiled Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul this month and vanished, his case has sparked international intrigue and outrage and put leaders of his homeland on the defensive.Here is a timeline of events before and after he disappeared:May 2018: Khashoggi meets…... Read More

At least thirteen people killed as flash floods hit southwest of France

(PARIS) -- At least 10 people have died, one person is missing and five are seriously hurt after heavy rains led to torrential flooding in the southwest of France last night, a spokesperson for the French Interior Ministry told ABC News. On Monday, the spokesperson said the death toll was…... Read More