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Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi murder

November 15, 2018

Saud al-Mojeb says he is seeking death penalty for five accused in connection with Saudi journalist’s killing. NEWS / SAUDI ARABIA   Saudi Arabia’s attorney general is seeking the death penalty for five people who have been charged with ordering and carrying out the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi . Saud al-Mojeb told […]

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Trump pushes out senior advisor after row with Melania

November 15, 2018

  IN SUMMARY Melania Trump made the extremely rare demand for deputy national security advisor Mira Ricardel to be fired on Tuesday, saying “she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House.” The protocol-busting move followed a falling out that press leaks say was partly linked to a dispute over seating arrangements […]

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Monkey kills baby boy in Agra, India

November 15, 2018

  A 12-day-old boy has died after being snatched from his mother and bitten by a monkey in northern India. The infant’s mother was breastfeeding him at home in the city of Agra when the animal entered the house and grabbed him. It left him on a neighbour’s roof with bite injuries after being chased […]

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US trial of Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ gets underway

November 14, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The infamous Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was alternately portrayed at his U.S. trial on Tuesday as a calculating leader of a bloodthirsty smuggling operation that funneled tons of cocaine and other drugs into American cities and a scapegoat for a conspiracy whose actual mastermind bribed […]

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Losing bid for Amazon HQ2 was still a win for Toronto, advocates say

November 14, 2018

Toronto’s failure to land a new Amazon “headquarters” won’t slow the city-shaping tech boom that could still include a major Amazon component, say observers inside and outside the local bid. “This list of 20 finalists was not really a list (of candidate cities) for HQ2,” or a second Amazon headquarters, said Richard Florida, the U […]

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California wildfire survivors leave notes for missing relatives

November 14, 2018

Residents seek answers as statewide death toll climbs to 50, with 228 reported missing in northern blaze. NEWS / US & CANADA   The search for remains of victims in the charred ruins of the northern California town of Paradise was set to expand on Wednesday, while firefighters stepped up efforts to contain the state’s […]

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