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Exclusive: U.S. weighs new warship passage through Taiwan Strait

1 hour 22 min ago
The United States is considering a new operation to send warships through the Taiwan Strait, U.S. officials tell Reuters, a mission aimed at ensuring free passage through the strategic waterway but which risks heightening tensions with China.

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate, Trump says Saudi account credible

2 hours 9 min ago
Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and that it fired two senior officials over his death, an account President Donald Trump said was credible but U.S. lawmakers found hard to believe.

Afghans vote amid chaos, corruption and Taliban threats

3 hours 21 min ago
Afghans began voting on Saturday in parliamentary elections overshadowed by chaotic organization, allegations of corruption and violence that has forced a postponement of the vote in the strategic southern province of Kandahar.

African billionaire abducted in Tanzania returns home safely

3 hours 49 min ago
Africa's youngest billionaire, snatched a week ago off the street outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania, has returned back home safely, the family company that he runs said on Saturday.

Migrant caravan halted on Mexico-Guatemala border, pressure to turn back mounts

4 hours 26 min ago
Hundreds of people in a caravan of migrants that crossed from Honduras into Guatemala tried unsuccessfully to breach the Mexican border on Friday, as local governments began making preparations to disperse the convoy.

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate, Trump says Saudi explanation credible

4 hours 53 min ago
Saudi Arabia said on Friday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and said it had fired two senior officials over the incident, giving an account that U.S. President Donald Trump said was credible.

British royals give gift of dignity to Australia's war dead

5 hours 8 min ago
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, brought the gift of dignity to Australia's war veterans on Saturday, laying a wreath for those who died at an Anzac war memorial.

White House calls for justice in Khashoggi case, lawmakers criticize Saudi statement

5 hours 19 min ago
The White House said on Friday it would press for justice after Saudi Arabia announced that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had died in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul and that 18 Saudis had been arrested in connection with his death.

Trump says Saudi explanation on Khashoggi's death credible

5 hours 19 min ago
President Donald Trump said on Friday that Saudi Arabia's explanation for how journalist Jamal Khashoggi died at its consulate in Istanbul was credible.

Saudi crown prince had no knowledge of 'specific' Khashoggi operation: source

6 hours 9 min ago
Saudi Arabia's crown prince had no knowledge of the specific operation that resulted in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul this month, a Saudi official familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

U.N. secretary-general 'deeply troubled' by Saudi journalist's death

6 hours 11 min ago
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is "deeply troubled" by the confirmation by Riyadh of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death, a United Nations spokesman said on Friday.

Honduran president offers to help return Honduran migrants in Guatemala

6 hours 12 min ago
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Twitter on Friday he had requested permission from Guatemala's government to send civil protection agents to help Hondurans in Guatemala and was seeking transport for those wishing to return home.

White House, noting Saudi announcement on Khashoggi, says will press for justice

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 23:32
The White House said on Friday in a statement it had seen the announcement of Saudi Arabia's probe into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and would continue to press for "justice that is timely, transparent, and in accordance with all due process."

Bolton readies Moscow visit amid U.S. concerns about missile treaty

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 23:16
President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, will visit Moscow next week for talks that may include telling Russian officials that the United States plans to withdraw from the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

Vietnam dissident 'Mother Mushroom' describes prison hunger strikes

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 23:13
A Vietnamese dissident known as "Mother Mushroom" went on hunger strike three times during her imprisonment before Hanoi released her, she said on Friday after arriving in the United States.

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate, fires two senior officials

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 23:07
- Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has died, and said it fired two senior officials over the incident that has provoked an international outcry and strained relations between Riyadh and the West.

Senator Graham says he's skeptical of Saudi explanation on Khashoggi

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 23:07
Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been sharply critical of Saudi Arabia after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said on Friday he was highly skeptical of the Saudi explanation for Khashoggi's death.

Liberia launches investigation into U.S. charity after rape allegations

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 22:58
Liberia's government has launched an investigation into U.S. charity More Than Me (MTM) following allegations that a founding staff member raped several children in its care, government ministers said on Friday.

Saudi King Salman orders formation of committee headed by crown prince: SPA

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 22:44
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the restructuring of the command of the general intelligence agency under the supervision of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the official Saudi press agency said on Saturday.

Fugitive Peruvian judge captured in Spain

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 22:35
A fugitive Peruvian Supreme Court justice accused of leading a criminal group that infiltrated the country's judicial system was captured in Madrid on Friday and held on remand by Spanish authorities.

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